Post by Mr. Jon Donnis on Mar 25, 2018 13:48:41 GMT
Pick a psychic, any psychic.
For the sake of this article, I will use the word psychic as a catch all word to describe anyone who claims psychic, paranormal or medium powers. So please no comments about me not knowing the difference.
One of the problems I face, is that I receive a lot of messages, either by email, or through social media. They usually go something like this.
"Have you heard of psychic Bob McBobberson, he is such a fraud, I wish you would expose him."
(Disclaimer: Bob McBobberson is a made up name, however if there is a real world, self proclaimed psychic by that name, I guarantee you he is a fake.)
I then face a dilema, if that psychic is a small time internet only psychic, with a few hundred followers, if I expose him, and put his name on this site, I will inadvertently give him publicity, and he can then claim to be in the same league as many of the big name psychics I have exposed.
I have literally seen psychics use being exposed on this site, as a badge of honour to say to their followers to gain sympathy. So as you can imagine, the last thing I want to do is help give a psychic publicity, even if I am exposing them along the way. You see believers will see such an article, and not read it, they will instantly dismiss it because it is written by me and published on this site. And clearly that is not a good thing for me, or for skepticism in general.
Post by Mr. Jon Donnis on Mar 29, 2018 19:38:23 GMT
Well I have been threatened countless times, but they never go through with it. As long as you speak the truth and can back it up, there is nothing they can do. However there are ways to word things to avoid libelling someone.
So for example.
Psychic Berek Makora is a fraud = Libellous It is my opinion that Berek Makora is not speaking to the dead = Perfectly fine.
You can really be sued for an opinion, but if you leave things open, present your argument and let the reader make up their own mind, that is the safest way.
When Sally Morgan sued the Daily Mail, the Daily Mail settled with her. NOT because they were wrong, NOT because Sally Morgan could prove she could talk to the dead, their mistake was they couldn't prove the method of which they claimed she was cheating. So to avoid a costly trial whereby the DM would be put on trial, they paid her off with a few hundred grand I believe.
Sally Morgan would never have had to defend herself, her claims, or anything. That is the only reason she sued them.
A bad ass who will beat you like he's using the fists of god.