Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Comment: Marc Ecko has posted on his official website a video of him supposedly tagging the aircraft referenced as Air Force One when the PotUSis onboard.
Considering the official disclaimer on the website states "Marc Ecko Enterprises does not condone illegal activity, acts of vandalism, or the destruction of other people's
A number of errors in detail identified the airplane shown in the video as different than the one actually used for transporting the President from place to place. News accounts later carried explanations about how the perpetrators created the video clip:
"I wanted to do something culturally significant, wanted to create a real pop-culture moment," said Marc Ecko of Marc Ecko Enterprises. "It's this completely irreverent, over-the-top thing that could really never happen: this five-dollar can of paint putting a pimple on this Goliath."
Ecko acknowledged that his company had rented a 747 cargo jet at San Bernardino's airport and covertly painted one side to look like Air Force One. Employees signed secrecy agreements and worked inside a giant hangar until the night the video was made. Ecko declined to say how much the stunt cost.
"It's not cheap," he said. "You have to be rich."
Bridis, Ted. "Air Force One Subject of Internet Hoax." Associated Press 21 April 2006.