BBC Watchdog misses point completely
We're back to flogging that 'psychic' dead horse.
Last week's edition of the BBC Watchdog programme included a segment which outed 'Mrs Adams,' a 'psychic' who cons gullible clients out of thousands of pounds by claiming they need 8ft incense candles to repair their cracked auras.
Some very worthy reporting, thank you BBC.
But, I'm a little worried that presenter Julia Bradbury referred sympathetically to the 'genuine psychics out there,' while a spokesman from the UK office of Trading Standards and Consumer Affairs muddied the waters further by talking about 'bogus psychics.'
Can't they see that the phrase 'bogus psychics' is a redundant tautological superfluity (see what I did there?), and by that I mean that all 'psychics' are transparently bogus.
Sadly, the BBC Watchdog site headlines this story as 'Fake Psychic,' singular, as if there were only one.
The programme treated Mrs Adams as if she were simply a dodgy plumber, one who gives ordinary hard-working plumbers a bad name.
Tell the truth, Watchdog: all 'psychics' are patent frauds who charge people for non-existent services, albeit sometimes unknowingly, I'll grudgingly admit.
Just like the idiots in American Idol auditions, these kitchen Nostradami truly believe they have the 'talent'. Come to think of it, so do their clients, so I guess no one is really being fooled after all.