One of the things he meant was that the question of whether we can mean is a trap, and also an addiction. A sense of fraudulence, of falling short of authenticity, is endemic to contemporary man, just as it is endemic to contemporary art. But it is not the only thing that is endemic to him or his art. It can exist alongside generosity, freedom and truth.
It's going to take a while, but I'm going to prove to you that the nexus where television and fiction converse and consort is self-conscious irony. Television regards irony the way the educated lonely regard television. Television both fears irony's capacity to expose, and needs it.