All they had to do was tweak the terminology a bit, and voila: instant credibility.


Because the speaker, an impostor from a satirical group known as the Yes Men, spoke in the thick jargon of international public policy, his call for “full private stewardry of labor” seemed like just another NGO nostrum…

[I]n true Borat fashion, the audience at the University of Pennsylvania seemed to go along with the idea. The only question from the audience, apparently, was what employers would do with slaves — or, rather, stewarded labor — who were too old to work. The biotech industry would solve the problem, the speaker assured.

It took them ten years, but they finally got revenge for the Sokal Affair.

Thanks to Slublog for the tip.

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