The Yes Men and their friends have been stepping up an all-fronts attack on the Koch brothers for their funding of conservative political causes. Among other creative assaults this week, the Yes Men launched a mock website to humiliate Koch-owned Peabody Coal, and, on Wednesday night, a "guerrilla drive-in" movie in New York's esteemed Lincoln Center, where one of the buildings has recently been renamed after David H. Koch.
Here's a public confession from Mark Read of The Other 98% on how that second operation was executed. For a reporter's eye view on these anti-Koch activities, see a post by Allison Burtch here.
“Uh, you’re kidding right?”
“No, really, we’ve gotten away with crazier stuff. You just have to look like you know what you’re doing. Like you belong here.”
We were standing in front of the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln center, at about 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. My friend Andrew had roped me into helping out with a “Guerilla Drive-In” that he and his cohorts from The Other 98% were coordinating, in partnership with the people at Brave New Foundation. I had volunteered to be part of “The Sticker Team,” meaning I would be one of four people that would put ladders up on the face of the theater building and place a nine-foot-long thought-bubble sticker above David Koch’s name that read “I’m the Tea Party’s Wallet.”
keyboard shortcuts: V vote up article J next comment K previous comment