John Edward’s New Psychic Website “Infinite Quest” Scams the Gullible

John Edward, the “psychic” and “biggest douche in the universe,” has started a website to scam gullible people called Infinite Quest.

What pseudo-scientific categories are discussed on the site? Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, Psychic, Reincarnation, etc. Just like his TV show, it targets people who are depressed and vulnerable, who would rather get false hope than reality, and who are ready to throw their money at the first con artist who shows up.

There’s free membership and paid membership. The “IQ Membership” is the one that requires you to pay money. (Ironically, one would think people with higher IQs would avoid joining the website altogether…)

Here’s all you need to know about the site. The Terms of Use has a disclaimer — a “limitation of liability” — that reads:

JECO PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT… THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE…

In other words, they can make up whatever bullshit they want, and if they’re wrong, you can’t do anything about it.

The entire second section of the Terms of Use is called “Not Healthcare Advice” and urges you not to take their recommendations seriously. Instead, you should ask your doctor before doing anything they say. Which they’re making up, anyway.

Edward appeared on Sean Hannity‘s show (are you surprised?) to promote the site.

Check out some of Hannity’s hard-hitting journalism:

HANNITY: See, I actually think there’s — there could be a good side to what you’re doing in terms of entertainment. I think hypnosis is entertaining. I believe it’s real. I also think that you might be able to give comfort to people, to think that that loved one is sending a message. And whether real or not, it could be comforting.

What I worry about [are] the people that would take advantage of people that are psychologically, spiritually, emotionally vulnerable. [Hemant's note: Does Hannity have *any* idea who he's talking to at this point?]

EDWARD: And that’s why it’s important to raise your awareness, so that you understand what’s real and what’s not real. But you know, if you’re going to see a psychic, and the psychic is telling you what to do, not a good place. No psychics shouldn’t be telling you what to do. They should be providing you insights, and then you choose based upon your own God-given ability of free will as to what’s going to happen or what you’re going to choose to do.

HANNITY: … And I hope you use [your gift] for good. And not like some of these hucksters. These people in New York are nuts, you know, that supposedly do this for a living…

The other psychics are all hucksters, but the biggest one of all, the guy you’re interviewing, he gets off scot-free. Right…

You *know* Jon Stewart would have taken Edward down in an instant.

(via Portland Skepticism Examiner)

  • http://hoverfrog.wordpress.com hoverFrog

    it’s important to raise your awareness, so that you understand what’s real and what’s not real.

    That’s very clever. He’s not saying that he’s doing this, merely that it is important. We can all agree with that if not the implication that he’s dealing in reality.

    No psychics shouldn’t be telling you what to do. They should be providing you insights, and then you choose based upon your own God-given ability of free will as to what’s going to happen or what you’re going to choose to do.

    I love how he appeals to a supernatural authority to support another supernatural authority. If g0d says it’s OK then psychics must be real.

    Makes me want to facepalm.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jleslie.wroe Jleslie Wroe

      I’ll drink to this! And yep; “providing you insights and choosing based upon … free will…” . Good going, hoverFrog(!)

  • http://seantheblogonaut.com Sean the Blogonaut

    @hoverfrog,

    well we are talking about a guy that uses misdirection for a living :)

  • LaVey

    well we are talking about a guy that uses misdirection for a living

    Edwards or Hannity?

    Seems like they’re in similar businesses.

  • Cypress Green

    You *know* Jon Stewart would have taken Edward down in an instant.

    …and that’s why he’s not on The Daily Show! I guess his psychic insight told him to go with Hannity!

  • Richard Wade

    And whether real or not, it could be comforting.

    In a demonstration of how even a broken clock can be right twice a day, Hannity Insanity has (accidentally) captured the essence of all faith in the supernatural.

  • http://www.scoutingforall.org Brian Westley

    John Edward was on the Daily Show Dec 4, 2001, and I don’t remember Stewart really taking him on, which disappointed me. This was when Edward had a show on the Sci-Fi channel.

  • Thilina

    And i thought the internet had enough bullshit on it already.
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    Penn and Teller’s Bullshit had a ecent episode on astrology, that spits in the face of these guys.

  • http://www.tarocchino.com TarotGamePlayer

    I’ve had the disappointment of seeing the big douche on ABC’s The View. This episode was a disgrace. It was nothing more than an infomercial for that website. Infinite Quest was a paid sponsor of this program. Tarot was made for card games, not for divination. Tarot game players are using the internet to take on the psychic industry for distorting the history of this playing card deck. So, now FoxNews gets into promoting this racket. The American media should be ashamed.


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