actually, you're semi-wrong about the decepticons speaking with the media.
the decepticons have spoken to the media numerous times and our bbq is usually covered by channel 3 news here in town. when dave b was hit, the newspaper covered it. we were also in the gazette for an article on gas prices, the culture, etc. dan and simon have been in at least one magazine that i can recall.
i also seem to recall the chicago and some other branches have also spoken to media before as well.