Well, I for one didn't know Ricki Lake was still around.
Never trust a talk show when it comes to most topics, especially not something as nuanced and/or forbidden and/or so easily scapegoated as Satanism or the occult. It's about ratings, not about being informative or helpful.
And, as talk shows go, Ricki Lake and Maury Povich are especially prone to wallowing in swill and scandal. (And, of course, Jerry Springer, but everybody knows how bad his show is.)
"Gentlemen, the verdict is guilty, on all ten counts of first-degree stupidity. The penalty phase will now begin."--Divine, "Pink Flamingos."
"The strong rule the weak, and the cunning rule over all." HS!