Amy E. Price / Getty Images for SXSWPollster Nate speaks onstage at “The Signal & The Noise” event during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 10, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (Amy E. Price / Getty Images for SXSW)
By Kelli Ward
Published November 16, 2020 at 12:28pm
In the 1990s, a company called the Psychic Friends Network supplied fancy infomercials and a $3.99/minute 1-900 number to let Americans chat with “real psychics” on the phone. The company brought in well over $100 million a year before eventually going down in flames under charges of fraud and bankruptcy.
But for all of its faults, the Psychic Friends Network may have done a better job of predicting the future than our country’s national media pollsters.