I love watching cold readings crash and burn. That is exactly what happened to Char Margolis on WGN recently.
I love her admonition that the skeptical anchor can’t be close-minded after she failed. I wish he would’ve asked “What’s the difference, in this case, between being close-minded and just not accepting a failure as a success? Open-minded and gullible are not the same thing.”
And her last bit of “you have to be nice to me”. For one, he wasn’t mean. He just pointed out that Margolis failed and wanted her to take responsibility for failing. That’s not mean.
Having said that, Margolis manipulates people and lies for a living. Nobody needs to be nice to that kind of person.