The thing is, those open to the mysteries include all sorts of high level pols and deep thinkers, but the few skinny little shitheads who know nothing about the topic just get to mouth the popular reactionary opinion like an invisible throng of supporters is continually applauding them. They get on TV because, in the end, the TV suits want this weird shit couched in doubt... only Ancient Aliens rises above, realizing that dismissive 'experts' just sound as outgunned as celibacy-advocating virgins at a Haight Ashbury acid test.
On many UFO, ghost, paranormal programs the skeptics make the usual appearance. Panel shows are great at that. Even if the majority of panelists are witnesses to UFOs or what have you, there's at least one so-called skeptic. The reason for this, producers say, is "balance." The real reason is just as Erich comments; that, "...in the end, the TV suits want this weird shit couched in doubt..." And the pathological debunkers happily oblige.