Andy Rooney strikes again!

James Randi --- Wizard (randi-hotline@ssr.com)
Mon, 18 Dec 1995 14:13:49 -0500

Hello all. This morning brought a pleasant surprise. Syndicated
columnist Andy Rooney, who is also featured on the CBS-TV "Sixty
Minutes" show, had some comments in a column titled "Psychics are
Psychos" in which he dealt with the recent revelation that we spent
$20 million hiring "psychics" to help the CIA and other federal
agencies, all to no avail, of course. He included a very flattering
reference to our 2000 Club, writing:

For more than 25 years, James Randi, the bright, gadfly
magician, philosopher and bubble burster, has offered a
$10,000 reward to anyone who can produce any psychic,
paranormal or supernatural demonstration that he can't
explain or expose. With the help of some fellow-disbelievers
he has recently upped his ante to $440,000, with no takers
so far.

He closes with this typically Roonian comment:

I hope all the psychics foresee getting fired and I hope they
prove me wrong by being right.

I have an idea that this mention of our challenge just might get some
reaction.....

James Randi.