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Monday, July 16, 2007
NewsMax Scaring Folks Into Buying Radios
Topic: Newsmax

As we've noted, NewsMax is trying to cash in on recent reported terrorism threats by trying to get its readers to buy crank-operated radios. A July 16 article details the sales NewsMax has seen -- and the further scare tactics it's employing, as indicated by its headline, "Terror 'Chatter' Extremely High -- Prepare":

 Our recent e-mail news alert shattered sales records for our emergency radio — one every  home must have in the case of a terror attack or other catastrophe.

Just a  few years ago, Manhattan lost their electricity and millions of people had  no idea what happened.

Those  with emergency radios like the Kaito Emergency Radio, however, knew exactly what was happening.


Homeland  Security Chief Michael Chertoff believes a terror incident could happen  this summer. Other news reports indicate al-Qaida is back to full strength  and terrorist chatter is at an all time high.

Take  Homeland Security's advise and get your family an emergency radio.

NewsMax still hasn't reconciled this crass sales pitch with the Bush administration's claim (as reported by NewsMax itself) that there is no imminent terrorism threat against the United States.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:05 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:48 AM EDT

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