Originally Posted by splatbass
"Catfish" directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost joined HuffPost Live host Alicia Menendez via webcam Thursday to discuss whether the Manti Te'o hoax was indeed a "catfish." Both Schulman and Joost were not surprised by the idea that Te'o could have been fooled by an online girlfriend.
"It's totally plausible to us having seen lots of these stories," Joost told HuffPost Live, "that this is something that he could get roped into and believe in."
"People have a remarkable ability to deceive themselves when they really want to believe something's true," he continued.
Schulman told Alicia that his gut tells him Te'o isn't in on the hoax, saying the linebacker is probably "a naive open-hearted guy who really fell for this girl."
Good to know that we have these two experts on the case. They certainly couldn't be attention seeking here at all.