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cultural vandal | by maryann johanson

because superstition is more fun when it’s predatory

TLC, the cable network that used to be called The Learning Channel but which had to change its name because it suddenly realized that it offered no programming with any educational content, continues its slide into rubbernecking idiocy with Paranormal Court (via SouthCoastToday.com):

Robert Hansen, a psychic medium famous among people gullible enough to believe in psychic mediums, will mediate disputes between family members squabbling over possessions left behind by the deceased. Hansen goes right to the source and communicates with the “owners” to set things straight.

This is the network, remember, that features series about people with 19 kids, people who willingly put themselves forth to be berated about their clothing, people who sex up their toddlers for money and fame, and other freaks shows. And now it includes people who are so sadly desperate and grief-stricken enough — as well as greedy and materialistic enough — to let a charlatan con them… not to mention the con man revolting enough to take advantage of them.

This has been your WTF Thought for the Day.



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