Joey Skaggs Quotes

19 Joey Skaggs quotes:

"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."
"Any journalist worth his or her salt wouldn't trust me."
"My art became very public."
"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."
"Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice."
"If I'm successful in fooling a wire service, I don't really have to do anything else to promote the story, because the media will feed off of itself. They all assume the original author did his or her homework."
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"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."
"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."
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"What do we believe? Why do we believe it?"
"I learned more complex ways to manipulate the manipulators, to bring attention to issues about which I felt passionate."
"I've always been a fine artist."
"Most important to any fake story is a plausible, realistic edge with a satirical twist that is topical."
"The media's job is to question a premise."
"When I create a false reality, I always try to create a plausible structure to help convince people."
"If I'm successful in fooling a wire service, I don't really have to do anything else to promote the story."
"But my favorite work is always my next piece."
"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."

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