Laura Ling, a Chinese American TV journalist, became world-famous when she became the subject of the news herself -- as a prisoner in North Korea. I personally remember this because she is my cousin. It was a frightening time for us all.
It'd just be heartwarming to see you use all of this negative attention to your advantage, unless you feel like this Charlie Brown thing is working for you. Give me a call when you're ready to plot and scheme.