Yes, but you see hundreds of baseball players. How many magician's do you see weekly with a tv show? Not many. If there were tons and he was doing a lot better, by that I mean if there was tons of magicians on TV and he was the big star, then I would say it is unfair because he has an advantage and is doing it in an unfair way. Also, even if there was a Copperfield forum, I think the last thing people would do is accuse him of camera tricks and stooges, even if he used lots of camera tricks.
He is cheating, it's wrong no matter what. He is cheating the audience's time, they are watching what they believe to be real illusions, when in fact they are not. It' makes the art impure by cheating. I'm an athlete, if I knew someone was using steroids to beat my team, I'd be furious. Also it takes away from other magicians, how can we compete with his TV illusions with our real illusions? I mean, I don't care if a guy goes on TV and do some really great magic and make me look bad, as long as he does it in a fair way. But when Angel goes on Tv and do camera tricks and make me and others look bad, it's unfair.