Dr. Wily always seemed like something of an attention grabber.
He is what my friend would call an "Attention Whore".
Well, if you count MMPU as canon, then he announced his plans on TV, but not in the original game.
oh god, if that trend continues we'll live in a world where only investigative reporters can safely roam the streets, I don't want to live in a world like that.
well,it's good i'm taking up a career as a news photographer!
Publish Or Perish
Its kind of a law in the scientific community, "Publish or Perish."
Wily would never get credit if all the naysayers who claimed one day robots would rise up and kill us all could look at the carnage and say "I was right!"
If everyone assumes the robots went bad on their own then Wily's ransom demands for stopping the robots just seem like another scientist saying "I can fix this!"