So the fact that the media all jump on a story in a similar fashion is not surprising. The opposite, when a voice cuts through to say something different or original, is surprising.
I wanted to use the Internet because while fact and fiction are so easily manipulated and blurred, it has also become an ubiquitous and supposedly reliable source for information.
King of the world wouldn't be enough. I'd have to be god of the universe (the Wizard of Oz would suffice).
When I create a false reality, I always try to create a plausible structure to help convince people.
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.
Revelation is the most important aspect of the process. That's the point where consciousness can change.
Any journalist worth his or her salt wouldn't trust me.
Other times you can use a calendar to predict the kinds of stories the media is looking for.
I want people to be amused or amazed but fooled.
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.
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.
My art became very public.
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.