Just as the horrific Long Island Medium returns for a new season on TLC, the subject of “psychics” has jumped back into the headlines thanks to story about the three women kidnapped and held hostage for ten years. So-called celebrity psychic Sylvia Browne appeared on the Montel Williams show in 2004 afterAmanda Berry, one of the women rescued, disappeared, and informed her mother that Amanda was dead. The Skeptics Society was quick to remind everyone about this very wrong prediction (among countless others) and hopes to expose “the whole despicable profession.” We’ve always wondered how normal educated people like Larry King, etc, could interview “psychics” on their shows and keep a straight face. The Long Island medium is just another con artist taking advantage of vulnerable people. Why are these fakes given credence on TV?