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.