More details emerged November 13 about the phony issue of The New York Times distributed to commuters this week by an alliance of liberal activist groups and volunteers.
- Andy Bichlbaum, co-founder of Yes Men, a group partially responsible for the prank, told the New York Post that small donations funded the bulk of the event’s $100,000 cost.
- New York Magazine reports that while activist organizations got most of the credit for the stunt, many of the individuals who authored the paper are media members, including a few from the derided newspaper itself. “There were a few people from the Times – we can’t tell you who they are,” Steve Lambert, an organizer, told New York. “They’re respectable journalists.”