We see far too little of this in the mainstream media:

(Via The Bronze Blog and Memoirs of a Skepchick.)

Anderson Cooper is da man!


  1. #1 BigHeathenMike
    January 21, 2007

    First of all, love James Randi. Seondly, Sylvia Browne is badly in need of a car fire. Thirdly, I hope Anderson Cooper gets a wild hair up his ass about this and starts getting national attention for ripping “psychics”.

  2. #2 Mike the Mad Biologist
    January 21, 2007

    “The Montel Williams Show.” ‘Nuff said.

  3. #3 clone3g
    January 21, 2007


    I’m predicting obstruction of justice and other charges in her future.

  4. #4 BigHeathenMike
    January 21, 2007

    Oh, and Orac, I got tagged with a “five things abotu you” meme thing that I’m passing along to you, ’cause we’d all like to know more.

  5. #5 isles
    January 21, 2007


    Now to get Cooper interested in the chicanery of David Kirby. Someone who gives a bad name to journalism.

  6. #6 Keanus
    January 21, 2007

    Curious about Sylvia Browne’s claim that she doesn’t charge, I visited her website. There she states that she will do a reading over the phone for $750 and her son (who’s been a psychic since birth) will do the same for $450 (I guess he doesn’t yet have broad band to god). Either session will run approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Oh, and the website also says “Other “psychics” tell people that their problems are caused by the person’s own negative blocks, curses, evil entities, demons, or karmic retribution. Do not believe these things. They do not exist. Only a fraud will tell you such things.” I wonder if she offers phone sex on the side.

  7. #7 Arrow
    January 21, 2007

    Unlike what the man in the video said, Silvia brown is not reprehensible, the idiots who believe her are.

  8. #8 Davis
    January 22, 2007

    I’m a little disappointed that Sylvia’s claim to have helped solve so many cases was never challenged.

  9. #9 Justin Moretti
    January 22, 2007

    Don’t worry, Davis. It’s a start. There’s only so much you can do in one hit; and to be fair, this case was the topical one right now.

    BigHeathenMike: “A wild hair up his ass…” Oh, gotta love that. Poetry in motion. You’ve made my night.

    Keanus: I wonder if she offers… After seeing her now, who’d bother?

    clone3g: Perhaps not obstruction of justice, but there’s got to be some sort of offence they can charge her with for wasting the Force’s time, surely?

    A real delight to watch.

  10. #10 Davis
    January 23, 2007

    There’s only so much you can do in one hit; and to be fair, this case was the topical one right now.

    I’m sure no matter how much she had gotten smacked down, I would have complained about it not being enough. 🙂

  11. #11 Adria
    January 23, 2007

    Anderson Cooper just got some respect back that he lost last year after his non-skeptical piece on ‘indigo children’. Really, I stopped watching CNN after I saw that – so thanks for linking to this, or I never would have seen it.

  12. #12 Whatisup
    January 30, 2007

    We all saw how dangerous her so-called predictions can be, especially to those who really believes in this stuff. If you cannot rely on her predictions, what is the use of it? By the way, looking through people’s comments on various sites, it seems she is most of the time wrong, rarely right? SHE IS A FRAUD! she might have some psychic powers which she uses to bullshit through all these years, but I can bet 80-99% of the time she has just been lying through her teeth.
    She is simply evil. I know there are people with some (?) gifts out there, but Sylvia? It is just so clear that she is a fraud, and people like Montel William are just as at fault to support Sylvia, because it’s people like that who gives her popularity and enables her to continuously deceive people. It’s understandable when you don’t know what the truth is, but it is deplorable if he continues to support her after all this.

    We should all send Montel William letters to stop him from putting her on air. This is a grave matter. She is really dangerous!

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