CNN Asks ‘Psychic’ About Missing Plane


The Dr. Drew Pinsky show on CNN Headline News actually managed to be worse than it usually is when a guest host interviewed a “psychic” about the missing Malaysian plan. That “psychic” made the absolutely baffling claim that “psychics” must avoid “hard, concrete evidence” in order to do their job correctly.

Guest host Lynn Berry told Hutt that her skepticism was deserved. With that said, she proceeded to invite a psychic to weigh in with their thoughts on what happened to the passengers on board MH370.

“Naturally, I don’t have hard, concrete evidence,” Lisa Williams confessed. “I think any psychic who has hard, concrete evidence can’t do their job correctly.”

“They’ll just work off what they know,” she continued. “I tend to work off what I don’t know.”

Well sure, that’s always the best way to determine the truth, ignore concrete evidence. This con artist says she’s “reading” for families and friends to contact passengers. And here’s her theory:

Williams said that her powers are telling her that some of the passengers are still alive and are being held in an undisclosed location. She added that she knew this because she was attempting to contact MH370′s lost passengers for their living relatives.

“I do believe that it actually crashed, and I see a lot of trees,” Williams revealed. “I think there is a larger organization behind this that is leading us off track with this debris.”

And she came to that conclusion by deliberately ignoring the evidence, so you know you can trust it.

Comments

  1. Larry says

    I knew this would happen. CNN has been on the missing plane story 24/7 since it happened. After interviewing the same people 7 or 8 times and getting nothing, showing the same videos of a patch of ocean 30 or 40 times, they’ve finally run out of things to do so its now time to send in the clowns for their 15 minutes of fame.

  2. matty1 says

    Well it’s true you can’t be a successful psychic if you care about getting the facts right. By successful I obviously mean financially not in terms of accurate predictions. Also how many trees are there in the Indian Ocean?

  3. scienceavenger says

    “I think any psychic who has hard, concrete evidence can’t do keep their job correctly.”

    FTFY.

  4. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    “I do believe that it actually crashed, and I see a lot of trees,” Williams revealed. “I think there is a larger organization behind this that is leading us off track with this debris.”

    Lots of trees?

    In the Southern Indian ocean!?*

    We’re now pretty certain flight MH370 ended there :

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-25/malaysian-authorities-announce-mh370-lost-southern-indian-ocean/5328552

    Although no wreckage has been recovered just yet far as I know at time of typing this.

    Science delivers if not closure then at least some and ever increasing amounts of real knowledge.

    This “pyschic” is delivering nothing but cruel raised hopes based on nothing real and preying on the victims of a tragedy for her own publicity and ends.

    The families and friends of victims of disasters like these deserve better. The media should treat such ‘pyschics” with the disdain and contempt they deserve.

    * I’m pretty sure she wasn’t talking about kelp forests which even then grow only in relatively shallow water from what I understand and NOT anywhere in the vastness of the and depths of that isolated, empty of all but salt water and waves part of our globe.

  5. Sastra says

    “Naturally, I don’t have hard, concrete evidence,” Lisa Williams confessed. “I think any psychic who has hard, concrete evidence can’t do their job correctly.”
    “They’ll just work off what they know,” she continued. “I tend to work off what I don’t know.”

    Actually, this is a valid point if the psychic’s “job” happens to be the James Randi Million Dollar Challenge. Yes, it is important to control for a psychic just working off of any hard, concrete evidence if you’re testing for psychic abilities.

    Does Williams think doing her job “correctly” involves persuading skeptics? Maybe, if the definition of “skeptic” is pretty loose and includes “new converts who are easily impressed.”

  6. Trebuchet says

    My dear, sweet wife, to my sorrow, has HLN on pretty much all day long. She has at least learned not to watch Nancy Grace when I’m around because I do nothing but gripe all the way through the show.

    Of course, CNN’s 24/7 coverage of MH370 is a liberal conspiracy to cover up Benghazi. Just ask Billo Reilly.

  7. mobius says

    I’ll make my own “psychic” prediction. The plane will never be found and what happened will remain a mystery.

    There.

  8. ianeymeaney says

    And of course there is a banner ad for real PhD psychics at the top of the page. Irony much?

  9. Trebuchet says

    HLN has all this morning been covering the case of Micky the pit bull, who mauled a toddler nearly to death. A judge is deciding whether Micky should live or die. THIS JUST IN: “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio has come forward and wants to adopt the dog. The public needs to be protected from vicious animals like that. And from the dog too, of course. HLN in general, and Nancy dis-Grace in particular, LOVE Sheriff Joe.

  10. freehand says

    The dog actually may not be especially dangerous. As it is, the court ordered that it be defanged. Apparently it was chained in the fenced-in back yard of a house where somebody was providing day care for preschoolers. The kids were running around, and the 4-year old ran into the dog’s range (and some reports indicate that he grabbed the dog’s chewing bone).
    .
    Those kids and that dog should never have been in the same yard.

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