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June 3, 2004

Astroturf alive and well

by Feòrag

United Kingdom: Church groups have been spotted trying to orchestrate a campaign against a Channel Four programme because their members were stupid enough to complain about a show which had not been broadcast yet.

In the offending programme, sceptic Derren Brown debunked séances - something you'd think barking mad fundies would approve of.

He assembled 12 students in a London house and told them that another 12 students had died there years earlier in a suicide pact.
They were shown photographs of each of the 12 dead and asked to choose one which they felt drawn to. Almost all chose a girl called Jane.
Using a Ouija board and other spiritualist paraphernalia, the volunteers attempted to contact Jane and were spooked when the board spelled out a message from her.
They believed they were communicating with her spirit -- but at the end of the programme Brown revealed the suicide story was a hoax and Jane was alive and well.

Hundreds complain over TV 'séance' show - Ireland Online, 3rd June 2004.

Posted in Hypocrisy at 11:18. Last modified on September 28 2006 at 23:42.
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1: Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge | June 3, 2004 3:19 PM

Haha, this is tres' funny. Its just a tough time figuring out who is more daft.

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