Night after night the television is clogged with these advertisements for Psychic Hotlines and every night one or two stations switch over to Psychic Hotlines where these people stage ‘real’ calls – usually poorly rehearsed and often duplicated and have gone from responding in general statements to absolutes.
Each one states in tiny letters ‘for entertainment only’ but from the vast amount of these rip-off programs preying on the superstitions and fears of the ignorant, the money must be good and the suckers plentiful. I do believe that there are true psychics, though I think those live mainly in Cassidaga, Fla., a small, quiet, once barely known city of psychics.
I doubt if there are more than two or three actual psychics on television hotlines. I’m suspicious as hell over Kenny Kingston, who seems to have a whole mass of ‘psychics’ doing the actual work while he lends his name and time to the scam he owns.
Should such programs be allowed to rip people off daily? Should they be allowed to continue to give false hope to desperate people? Hell, we have enough problem with the greedy, selfish television evangelists who will take every last cent you have in the name of religion and line their own pockets with it.
Does freedom of speech mean that we have to let such people prey on us? Time and time again, on talk shows and even on crappy programs like Rikki Lake, phone psychics or ex-phone psychics have admitted that it is all a scam and they are trained to psychologically read a caller.
Does freedom of speach mean that the rest of us have to let such con artists make the rest of us look stupid to the other nations of the world? How many people actually believe what these people say and then are let down or ruin their lives because of it?
What do you think? Should they be stopped?