Have you been offered big money?
Yeah, [companies] have wanted to give me contracts or whatever... which is all legit, as long as it follows certain sets of guidelines. If I wanted to just take someone’s money, I could have done it several times over. I wouldn’t be very wealthy. It wasn’t a fabulous amount of money, but I could have gotten enough money to get myself a car from just saying, “Yeah, sure, I’ll write this article, or I’ll promote it.” I never promoted myself. I’ve never made it a point to try to solicit anyone to give me money, but I’m sure if I hustled more, if I was more self-promotional, I’m sure I could have roped somebody else into it and said, “Hey, look, I can write about your company,” and scammed someone of money.
Have you ever found yourself at odds with other editors?
Oh yeah, constantly. When I first started, I would get into conflicts with editors who had different political opinions about topics related to the Western Sahara. Sometimes, it came from a clash of values. I would have that happen with editors from Morocco, who were writing about Western Sahara regularly. I don’t write as much about it [anymore], so it doesn’t come up as much.