Long Island Medium renewed again: When will psychics share their gift with science instead?

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Long Island Medium Renewed for a Third Season

TLC has renewed its hit series LONG ISLAND MEDIUM for a third season.

The network has ordered 16 half-hour episodes for season three, set to premiere September 2012.

To-date, season two is averaging 1.9M P2+ viewers.

With a waiting list of over two years, Theresa Caputo has turned numerous skeptics into believers as she helps countless individuals connect with their loved ones on the other side.

Tip: Ghost TV blog

I’ll make no bones about how much I dislike this show. It’s silly, shallow and presents a pathetic sense of “reality” to people. Why is it renewed? It is ragingly popular in terms of cable TV ratings much like the equally craptastic Finding Bigfoot program.

See this piece to reveal that TV is about what sells as entertainment, not reality.

The James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) named Caputo this year’s Pigasus performer of the year for her psychic showwomanship. Once again we ask: SHOW the world, do good for the world, take the JREF Million Dollar Challenge, Theresa! If you don’t, it tells us you like the money too much and prefer the celebrity culture instead of helping us understand. Putting yourself on a TV show year after year instead of truly sharing your “abilities” with the world by participating in scientific study speaks volumes about what we should think about the Long Island Medium and ALL celebrated psychics.

  11 comments for “Long Island Medium renewed again: When will psychics share their gift with science instead?

  1. Scott Godlewski
    May 2, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Who needs Randi’s money when you can get your own show? Actually, I think I can talk to the dead, too. I’m calling Discovery right now.

  2. Massachusetts
    May 2, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    I think the most scary one, not in a paranormal sense, was the one with Chip Coffee training kids to be psychics and mediums. I’ve never seen the long Island Medium show. I get the impression that women are more into it than men, and that women are more into psychics in general and astrology too, than men are.

    Is that a true generalization? If it is, what is it about women that makes them more interested in this stuff from the get go, and perhaps more vulnerable to the downside of such uncritical beliefs? Is it that they respond so strongly to the emotions presented in the drama that it eclipses a the logical debunking urges that many men tend respond with?

  3. May 2, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Not sure. The idea of “intuition” is pushed strongly for women more so than men. Many people with psychic “feelings” (mostly women) will call themselves “intuitives”.

  4. Massachusetts
    May 4, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    That’s a good point. Perhaps then they feel like they are living up to a gender expectation, like a guy feels he has to be strong so he’ll talk about himself and visualize himself as big and strong, or an aggressive risk taker, whether or not that’s really the case.So the women are “intuitive” because they feel they are supposed to be, and wouldn’t feel like a real woman unless they were.

    So the male psychics don’t consider themselves intuitive, or at least don’t use that word? Do they say something else? That difference is interesting sociologically, I think.

  5. Massachusetts
    May 4, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Maybe women’s “intuition” was pushed because for thousands of years in traditional societies (including western ones) formal educated and therefore the logical process wasn’t taught to women. Since they were excluded from lots of educational opportunities, and in fact told they were not capable of pursuing that kind of logical, fact-based thought process in many cases, they embraced intuition, which is sort of the opposite of the formal logical process.

    I’m not saying that intuition at some level doesn’t exist. I think it’s something like when you get a hunch and it’s not based on a clear and obvious piece of evidence, but there’s something you’ve obviously picked up on in the situation. Like if someone keeps suggesting that you go with them in their car and it just feels creepy, and later you find out that he kidnapped and murdered someone. There wasn’t necessarily any one thing that told you he was creepy and to be avoided. Someone might claim that’s a psychic ability, but more likely the intuition is recognizing more subtle cues that something was off with the guy, like nobody else you’ve met keeps pushing in that way, or his tone of voice was off, or several such things that add up to “creepy” and you register the end result, but the process by which you arrived at that determination isn’t clear in a strictly A to B to C logical sense.

  6. Massachusetts
    May 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    I know a woman who reads her horoscope and she’s very excited about it. But she seems guilty about it too if people challenge her. She’s sort of like “I don’t care, it’s fun.” But she seems to take it to heart more than someone would if it was just entertainment. It’s like the emotional content and effect is more important to her than the intellectual reasons to put on the brakes, even though she can understand those reasons. She chooses not to, almost the way someone will choose to smoke a cigarette when they know it’s not healthy.

  7. John Lechago
    May 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    The “learning” channel features this show?

  8. Jen
    May 13, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    My mother saw Theresa a while back. The woman is amazing and absolutely 100% legit. Seems like you have to have it happen to you or a close friend \ relative to believe it. Yeah they have scam artists out there, but psychics are a real thing and Theresa happens to be one.

    Good for her!

  9. Dan
    May 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    I can appreciate you taking the time to come here and support her, but there’s simply no such thing as talking to the dead or psychic abilities in general. If you think she’s legitimate you and others who believe in her should want her to be allow outside tests to prove her abilities and prove once and for all that she’s the real thing. But of course she won’t allow that to happen because she knows all her fame and money would disappear when she is shown to be a fake. As you say, scam artists are out there, but unfortunately some of them are better at tricking people than others.

  10. Brenda Frank
    June 3, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    I watched about 10 minutes of Caputo’s act on Dr. Oz. I was amazed at the audience’s amazement. She literally polled the audience for info, for ex: Out of an audience of probably several hundred, she wanted to know, “Had someone lost a mother, grandmother, or aunt in the last 2 years because she was getting the “Mother spirit” speaking to her. It was doubtful in that size audience there wouldn’t have been someone with a loss like that. I watch her closely simply ask questions to which people in the audience responded. When asked what the spirit thing was about by Dr. Oz she contradicts herself by saying some people die tragically or before they should have and so are troubled and hang around after death, but then she says, “They want their families to know they are at peace. Can’t have it both ways Theresa.

  11. jamie
    December 10, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Anyone’s info can be goggled or found via internet , friends

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