The Yes Men versus some really stupid French politicians

Overview

In 2007, we set up a fake TV studio and convinced a powerful French politician he was on right-wing American talk show. Among other things, deputy Patrick Balkany said: "There are no poor people in France. There are people who choose to be homeless - but we feed them, we house them, we wash them...." Click here for the video—now subtitled in English!

And another, even more over-the-top experiment with the media avidity of politicians, here (and below).