My Letter to A&E re: Psychic Kids
Here's the letter I wrote as part of a campaign organized by the Skepchicks. If you want to join and contact them about this horrible, exploitative program, here's their deets:
Online: You can use the form here to send them an electronic message.
Phone: (212) 210-1340
A&E Television Networks
235 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
I want to talk about the program "Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal". I would have to think quite hard to find another program that is as despicable as this particular show.
I do not understand how a network could, in good conscience, show children who, at best, have vivid imaginations and, at worst, have actual psychological problems, and subject them to people who indulge their fantasies. You, as a network, are responsible for putting delusional adults in a position of authority, in charge of "coaching" these kids so they can deal with their "powers", all for money and entertainment.
I want no part of this show and if the moral standing of your network allows children to be exploited by charlatans and insecure "communicators", then I want nothing more to do with A&E.
This show needs to be taken off the air immediately.