Aggregating Skeptical Thought

Schirmer’s Shame

James Randi’s JREF has a great post about one of the swindlers from The Secret called David Schirmer. He was busted by an Australian TV show called A Current Affair.

Here’s David Schirmer’s rebuttal

 Technorati Skeptic


Filed under: Internet, Religion

6 Responses

  1. Peter says:

    The show known as ‘A Current Affair’, which I have seen a number of times (including the Schirmer story), is not exactly the place to find accurate and unbiased information. This show sets a new benchmark when it comes to trashy tabloid ‘journalism.’ However, even though this is the case, it is an encouraging sign to see a major TV network screen a story (in prime-time no less) that attempts to expose the lies and idiocies of ‘The Secret’. ‘What the Bleep do we Know’ should be given the same treatment.

  2. Skeptigator says:

    I appreciate the comment. I agree ‘A Current Affair’ isn’t exactly Nova but it is important that some of the more blatant frauds are exposed in a more public fashion. Especially if that will lead more people to question the validity of some of the other absurdity of ‘The Secret’.

  3. AV says:

    Interestingly, Channel Nine (which produces ACA) initially backed The Secret documentary, but eventually pulled out.

  4. John says:

    There has now been 3 episodes on ACA, and they can all be seen here, and a lot more about the biggest conman Australia has seen for a while, and we have The Secret to thank for his exposure. So at least it was useful for something! Love or hate ACA, it is performing a community service in this case…..this guy needs to be put away as he has caused more than financial hardship to a lot of people, men and women.

  5. Skeptigator says:

    Awesome thanx for the link John. Australians rock… I wish I knew someone in the American media that could get this out to a broader audience than just us grumpy skeptics 😉

    I’ll keep doing my small part.

  6. Julie says:

    Schirmer is being investigated in Australia for fraud. He has cheated, lied, deceived, manipulated, sexually assaulted and stolen from people for his own gain. He is also blaming BOB PROCTOR for his problems publicly and is now squealing because he’s caught.

    This guy needs to go to jail, the sooner the better. He has no intentions of paying the people he has stolen from back. He was supposed to pay some back on Friday and it has not been done. Wonder what he’ll whinge about now when the court cases and media get onto him.

    Poor fat little bastard, he must have peanuts for brains because most intelligent people would not let anyone get away with what he’s done. Apparently he thought they would if he threatened them enough. The threats have reached a limit it seems and Schirmer is now paying the price of stupidity and greed.

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