AP Punk’d with Fake GE News Release

From Yahoo news:

General Electric Co, embroiled in controversy over its low 2010 U.S. tax bill, was the target of a bogus press release claiming that it would donate billions of dollars to the federal government.

The official-looking release, complete with the GE logo and slogan “imagination at work”, said that GE would send its $3.2 billion tax refund from 2010 back to Washington.

The Yes Men, an activist group known for issuing hoax statements claiming major attitude changes in corporate America, said it sent the release in an e-mail to media outlets on Wednesday.

George Washington Owes $300K to the Library?

Yep.  Old George checked out a couple of books from the New York Society Library in 1789 and never brought them back.  The resulting fees total over $300,000:

On Oct. 5, Washington took out “Law of Nations” and Vol. 12 of the “Commons Debates,” reports the New York Daily News. The loan was carefully noted on a ledger, but the return was never marked. Both tomes were due to be returned by Nov. 2, 1789.

Read more HERE.

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