One year ago, in October 2011, I wrote a post titled "Is The Long Island Medium For Real?" I wondered whether or not Theresa Caputo, star of the TLC show, was using the technique known as cold reading. We all know that reality TV is not really real — conversations are edited out, producers arrange set-ups, the very act of being in front of a camera changes a person's behavior. In addition, it seemed to me that Caputo was, as someone once accused John Edward, "hustling the bereaved." Since that post, I have received a steady stream of emails from people either attempting to contact Theresa Caputo, or shaming me for not believing in Theresa Caputo. These messages have arrived more than once a month for the last 12 months.
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