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Author Topic: Out Of the Broom Closet: NBC News Story  (Read 556 times)

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Out Of the Broom Closet: NBC News Story
« on: October 24, 2017, 06:22:50 pm »
A story on the site of local NBC affiliate channel 4 in Washington, DC:

Out Of the Broom Closet: Wiccans and Witches in their Own Words

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Witches have repeatedly captured Americans' imaginations. “The Craft" and the “Harry Potter” series are all hits, along with television shows like “American Horror Story: Coven." But the visibility can create problems with perceptions. “This Halloween version of witchcraft” has made people assume about what Thorsen's practices are, she said.

“Those are fantastical interpretations of what a witch is, but there is a little bit of truth to it,” Thorsen said.

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Edit To Add: Found via Drudge Report.
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Re: Out Of the Broom Closet: NBC News Story
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 04:43:43 pm »
A story on the site of local NBC affiliate channel 4 in Washington, DC:

Out Of the Broom Closet: Wiccans and Witches in their Own Words

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Note: Stories on local station sites such as this one are often ephemeral. It may no longer be accessible after 30 days or so.

Edit To Add: Found via Drudge Report.

I swear some version of this article has been coming out every October since at least 1995.

...and goddamn American Horror Story is awful.

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Re: Out Of the Broom Closet: NBC News Story
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 05:19:42 pm »
I swear some version of this article has been coming out every October since at least 1995.

Ah, but in October 1995 they didn't have Harry Potter as clickbait....

...and goddamn American Horror Story is awful.

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Re: Out Of the Broom Closet: NBC News Story
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 11:19:09 am »
I swear some version of this article has been coming out every October since at least 1995.

I see your 1995, and raise you 1980. With the same 'at least' caveat; my guess is it goes back to the '60s. Possibly the '50s - well, certainly the '50s; articles and documentaries about Gardner's covens survive. But the 'every October' part likely didn't get consistent until media outlets could count on finding some 'real life witch' to interview.

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