Throughout his performances, Magician, Hypnotist, Illusionist, Armchair Psychologist and Showman Derren Brown typically advances a skeptical POV. Uri Geller, in contrast, claims to bend spoons, "By the sheer force of his powerful mind–powerful, that is, compared to those of the dopes who bought his line of baloney.
Yet a page on Derren Brown’s Channel 4 website compares the 2 performers and even contains ads for 2 of Uri’s books.
Specifically it notes:
I’m not outraged by the preceding so much as puzzled. Why does the website draw a parallel between overt trickery and claims of paranormal powers? Is this an example of editorial advertising? An intern project gone awry? If it’s mere promotional fluff, I’d say it’s buried pretty deeply in the website. What gives?