Code Pink today pulled off a hoax that pulled in Politico and a number of other news outlets when it ginned up a fake release, saying that Blackwater USA was creating a new "Department of Corporate Integrity" that would put the "mercy back in mercenary." That should have been a tip off.
"We do some silly things, but we didn't do that," said Anne Tyrrell, who is actually a spokesperson for Blackwater USA.
"We got a lot of international press," said Code Pink's Desiree Fairooz, most recently in the news for confronting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with fake blood on her hands. "It was a spoof."