Articles and thoughts by Peter Holslin


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So reports Page One of the curious “New York, Saturday, July 4, 2009” edition of “The New York Times” I obtained tonight.

The lead article, by Jude Shinbin, reports: “WASHINGTON – Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom were brought to an unceremonious close today with a quiet announcement by the Department of Defense that troops would be home within weeks.”

It continues: President George W. Bush, “noted that the Iraq War had resulted in the burning of many bridges. ‘Yet our history with allies runs deep,’ he said, ‘and we all know that friends forgive friends for anything. Or nearly.’ A spokesperson for the French Ministry of Defense confirmed that France would assist the U.S. withdrawal. ‘The U.S. helped the Soviet Union defeat Hitler. We do recognize that.'”

Also in this issue, columnist “Thomas J. Friedman” announces his resignation: “I have no business holding a pen, at least with intent to write. … to have been so completely wrong about so huge a disaster as what we have done to Iraq – and ourselves – is outrageous enough to prove that people like me have no business posing as wise men, and, more importantly, that The New York Times has no business continuing to provide me with a national platform.”

Keep your eyes out for a copy of the “Times” that might be floating around the streets near you…

Update, 11/12, 1:07 pm:

The real Times notes that the infamous Yes Men have taken credit for the fake newspapers. In a statement issued today, they wrote: “In an elaborate operation six months in the planning, 1.2 million papers were printed at six different presses and driven to prearranged pickup locations, where thousands of volunteers stood ready to pass them out on the street.”


Written by Peter Holslin

November 12, 2008 at 3:50 am

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  1. What is this fake NYT I was handed out on the street? Who produced it?I am curious why there is no disclaimer on the front.


    November 12, 2008 at 1:56 pm

  2. The person handing it out, when queried where this was coming from, would only say it was a secret…


    November 12, 2008 at 2:25 pm

  3. Got a copy…can’t figure who put it out, but it’s great! It’s not just about Iraq it’s a paper full of hope…the upper left hand box states “All the News we Hope to Print”, and the weather forecast includes “Clouds, part, recent gloom passes…strong leftward winds….Tomorrow, a new day.”Even the “ads” are great…I can’t tell who published it though, was it sanctioned by The Times??Do yourself a favor and find a copy and hold onto it.


    November 12, 2008 at 2:25 pm

  4. chr15

    November 12, 2008 at 2:29 pm

  5. Nothing like a nice dose of liberal propaganda to start your day. :rollseyes:Anyone who thought that socialism isn’t alive and well – think again. Welcome to the United Socialist States of America – where hard work, perseverance, and initiative (remember the old saying about ‘pulling yourself up by your bootstraps’?) are rewarded by demonization and being taxed to death.Be afraid….be very afraid.


    November 12, 2008 at 2:32 pm

  6. Kevin and I had a feeling it was Mark Larrimore that made a fake website. But if you got a copy…hmm maybe not then.There’s something in there about the New School. If it’s not on your copy its on the website:


    November 12, 2008 at 4:59 pm

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