All the Good News the NYTimes would like to write about.

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My office mate Jennifer had a NewYorkTimes sitting on her desk stating that the Iraq war ended. Could it really be? Could this month get any better? It turns out, it’s a special edition NYTimes that covers all the good news the NYTimes would like to write about: nytimes-se.com. On their online version it reads:

This special edition of The New York Times comes from a future in which we are accomplishing what we know today to be possible.The dozens of volunteer citizens who produced this paper spent the last eight years dreaming of a better world for themselves, their friends, and any descendants they might end up having. Today, that better world, though still very far away, is finally possible — but only if millions of us demand it, and finally force our government to do its job. …

UPDATE: It’s an elaborate hoax. Read all about it here.

6 Comments leave a comment below

  1. i guess the link doesn’t work…

  2. I love the idea behind this. Such an uplifting and encouraging move on their behalf. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Did they actually print it on newsprint? I really wish I could see a copy in person! I’ve been trying to get on their site all morning, but it’s still down.

  4. p.s. You know this wasn’t done by the NYTimes, right? It’s not actually a special edition…
    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/12/pranksters-spoof-the-times/

  5. A similar project “Good News” was popular a while ago:
    http://www.fugue.com/pics/goodnews.html

  6. Made a post on my blog (http://www.bleinagel.org/index.php/2008/11/iraq-war-ends-new-york-times-fake/)

    Thanks for posting it. You should keep that printed one. I would love to have one.

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