MSNBC's Shuster Tickled Pink by Green Hoax

<p>MSNBC's David Shuster declared yesterday's fake Chamber of Commerce presser at the National Press Club the &quot;Best prank of [the] week&quot; on <a href="http://twitter.com/DavidShuster/status/5027772978" target="_blank">his Twitter page</a> shortly before 5:30 p.m. EDT today. He added a link taking readers to the left-leaning blog <a href="http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/10/video-real-chamber-spox... target="_blank">Talking Points Memo</a>.</p><p>A group of liberal environmentalist activists punked some journalists by throwing a press conference claiming to represent the Chamber of Commerce. In the fake presser, the pranksters claimed that the Chamber was reversing its opposition to so-called cap-and-trade legislation.</p><p>In a follow-up Tweet,<a href="http://twitter.com/DavidShuster/status/5027823977" target="_blank"> Shuster added:</a></p><blockquote><!--break--><p>Funny how the &quot;real chamber of commerce&quot; guy mad about the &quot;hoax newser&quot; wouldn't answer climate change questions</p></blockquote><p>No word if Shuster would find American jobs lost due to cap-and-trade regulation to be equally &quot;funny.&quot; </p><!--break-->

Ken Shepherd
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