August 16th, 2012
I was fond of the over-the-top, ridiculous, and funny Priceline commercials featuring William Shatner, but they killed him off earlier this year. There have been commercials since then featuring people recalling his memory and price-saving deeds. Maybe you’ve seen this very recent one:
What I didn’t realize when I first saw this was that the medium in the spot is Theresa Caputo, a “real” medium from TLC’s tv show “Long Island Medium.” If mediums like her were real, they could prove it and make a million bucks, but they never have and, the spirits tell me, never will.
They’re charlatans, frauds, deceivers, and opportunists who seek to profit based on the superstitions and hopes of the bereaved. Caputo is just the latest in a long sequence of frauds preying on unfortunate believers to part them from their money and to give them false closure. Jonathan Edward, Syvia Browne, etc., etc., etc.
Honestly, I didn’t mind the commercial when I first saw it. I’m a fan of contemporary fantasy. But I am not a fan of agrandazing or rewarding evil liars with additional fame and fortune. It’s bad enough that she has a tv show that has recently been renewed. Ugh. When it dies, and I hope it is soon, I hope no one tries to talk to it.
What do you think of the commercial? Is her star waxing or waning? Does it make people more or less likely to believe in mediums?
On a closely realted note, some spam that got through the filter last month (twice!) for a “free medium reading:”
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Please forgive me for eliminating the links in the above free offer. Caputo, Edward, and the others of their ilk, deserve prosecution like Miss Cleo. They aren’t real, but their clients and viewers are, and, unfortunately, real gulliable.
We’ve got rovers exploring Mars as we speak even while some conspiracy freaks question the Apollo moon landings, while other people are still turning on tv to watch fakers pretend to talk to the dead.
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