It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled.
Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice.
Most important to any fake story is a plausible, realistic edge with a satirical twist that is topical.
But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions.
It would make life much easier if I could have total faith and not question everything all the time, but I can't do it and I won't do it.
When I create a false reality, I always try to create a plausible structure to help convince people.
I learned more complex ways to manipulate the manipulators, to bring attention to issues about which I felt passionate.
We function in a pack mentality. This is our tribe. And this is how we are exploited - sold a bill of goods and a household of products.
Most reporters who come to me get their stories directly from press releases. Very few do what one would consider to be their professional duty.
My art became very public.
The media's job is to question a premise.
Any journalist worth his or her salt wouldn't trust me.
But my favorite work is always my next piece.
I've always been a fine artist.
If I'm successful in fooling a wire service, I don't really have to do anything else to promote the story.
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