Once again, Bill Moyers nails it with giving some attention to some people who are doing great work and trying to draw attention to how screwed up our democracy is with the corporate takeover of our government. If you missed it, Bill Moyers interviewed Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum aka The Yes Men about the work they've been doing, and the interview is truly shocking.
From Bill Moyers' web site:
THE YES MEN
Bill Moyers gets in on the joke with two impersonators who use satire to make serious points about media consolidation, journalism, business ethics, and separating fact from fiction in a world of spin......
....The Yes Men have impersonated representatives from Halliburton, Dow Chemical, Exxon, and others, giving public presentations aimed at exposing what they believe to be discrepancies between how these groups want to be seen and how they really act. They call this process, "identity correction."
While some criticize them for deception and call their hijinx unethical, they argue "these kinds of [corporate and political] wrongdoings are at such a scale - they're so vast compared to our white lies that we think it's ethical."
For a portion of the video of that interview, there's more here....
Here's some of the interview:
Here's the second half:
Here is a link where you can watch the entire video on PBS's web site and read the transcipt:
Bill Moyers Journal: The Yes Men
To find out more about what The Yes Men have been doing, here is a link to their site: The Yes Men
I'm going to keep this one short and sweet and let the video speak for itself. I just wanted to see that it got shared and that people were aware of the inverview and hopefully spread the word on it. All I can say is "Priceless" is exactly the word for what these guys have done and keep up the good work, and I hope more people join them in these sort of activities just as the You Tube generation has taken off with putting politicians on record for their absurdities and excesses with every citizen potentially having a camera in their hand and becoming a citizen journalist.