Sally Morgan has mentioned on Twitter that the press coverage and reaction to the allegations that she cheated at one of her shows is akin to ‘a modern day witch hunt’.
I personally find this comparison to be distasteful and wonder how Sally can view herself as a victim of a ‘witch hunt’ when it she who brings it upon herself by refusing to provide evidence of her alleged abilities.
That is after all, all that those of us who are skeptical of her claims are asking; we want Sally to prove that she can do what she says she can do – and personal testimonies don’t count because those people can be potentially misled by trickery (whether Sally is aware she is using it or not.)
Being asked to prove that you can do what you claim you can do is in no way similar to being persecuted for being non-religious, poor, weird or for being considered as ‘cunning women’ or ‘witches’ by local people. People were hung for their non-crimes, and based on the word of eye-witnesses whose reliability wasn’t that credible.
Those of us who doubt Sally Morgan and her claims are not the bad people unless we persecute her for her beliefs and I truly hope that nobody is doing so. Having watched Sally Morgan on television though I know that she lumps those who doubt her abilities all together as cynics and bad people who she doesn’t have to respond to. That’s a bad assumption to make because as the person making huge claims she is the very person to has to answer to her critics. Turning a blind eye to valid criticism and questions helps her make a whole other point about herself…