One of the problems with the fight against pseudo-science is that some of the of the areas painted with that brush actually do have science to back them up, specifically, ESP and so called energy healing. The effects are small but have consistently ended up showing a larger than random effect since the original Rhine Institute (now the Rhine Research Center and no longer directly associated with Duke University) experiments back before WWII. The evidence is there and has been there for decades. Research protocols are often strict and well designed. Another research body, the Institute of Noetic Sciences on the west coast is conducting legitimate research that shows that at least some of the so-called pseudo-science has something behind it.
So we have the situation in which legitimate kooks make outlandish claims that are somewhat supported by real research. That obviously taints the real research by association. We also have the situation in which non-believers, so-called rationalists, make unsubstantiated claims of pseudo-science against legitimate research, which, in turn, makes the non-believers the pseudo-scientists.