Have a listen:
Having said that, I think Rick was taken out of context. I listened to the entire radio show. It's painful, but I do it for my readers so they don't have to.
My interpretation is this: "Because I hoaxed in the past, people said my story would never go mainstream, but it has."
I'm not defending Rick. This is what I think he meant. Dyer is a big boy, so he can clear the air on this himself. Many people think this was a Freudian slip. It very well could have been, but without further evidence, this is as inconclusive as Freezer Boy's tent video.
Everyone has an opinion on this so I wanted to give my point of view.