Zitat des Tages von Joey Skaggs:
But my favorite work is always my next piece.
If I'm successful in fooling a wire service, I don't really have to do anything else to promote the story.
Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice.
My challenge as a satirical artist is how to present ideas to people to enable them to question and reexamine their beliefs. My hope is, that my work provokes people to look at things in a new way.
I learned more complex ways to manipulate the manipulators, to bring attention to issues about which I felt passionate.
What do we believe? Why do we believe it?
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.
But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions.
When I create a false reality, I always try to create a plausible structure to help convince people.
Most important to any fake story is a plausible, realistic edge with a satirical twist that is topical.
It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled.
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.
I've always been a fine artist.
Any journalist worth his or her salt wouldn't trust me.