Wow, James Van Praagh was on recently...So Noory found a Sylvia Browne substitute.
Going off on a quick tangent, did anyone catch the Sylvia Browne incident about the Miners who were trapped? It happened a few years ago live on Coast. She said that she knew they would indeed be found. Although she didn't say they'd be found "alive" explicitly, if you listen to 'how' she said it, you'll agree that she meant "alive." Of course this was AFTER the breaking news had come in that they were found.
At any rate, when the news came in a few minutes later that all were dead but one, she outlined the fact that she hadn't said they'd be found "alive," but just "found."
Noory actually defended her on this point for quite awhile before finally giving in to callers/fastblasts that were calling her on her bullshit.
Back to Van Praagh... Who the hell in this day and age can actually consume the bullshit from people like he and Sylvia? I mean come on, it's already been demostrated by psychologists that you can bullshit your way into sounding like an authentic psychic. In fact, they probably do a BETTER job than the charlatans like Van Praagh.
For instance, Praagh actually began a conversation with a caller asking him if he worked in a garden. The caller said no. Then Praagh asked if there was a garden near him....again the reply was no. Then Praagh tried to link the garden to his mother or someone else in the family. He said that person was standing in a 'garden' now. (can't remember the exact specifics, only paraphrasing here).
At this point, the guy agreed that his mother liked to garden (but didn't seem impressed by Praagh, thankfully).
Alright then, what are the odds that some senior woman who has passed on was fond of gardening? Pretty damn high. If you let these guys continue long enough, they will ask YOU more questions than you do of them, and eventually extract enough information to piece together some decent (albeit GENERAL) information that makes the person feel as if they are indeed psychic and viewing the other plane of existence or whatever.
It's perfectly fitting that Noory has this jerk on as the new resident psychic medium.
How F***ing shameful.