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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Newsmax Tries to Cash In on Gandolfini's Death
Topic: Newsmax

A June 20 article on Newsmax's health website, by Charlotte Libov, touts how the death of actor James Gandolfini via heart attack is "tragically common," quoting a doctor saying, "When you’re on vacation, you don’t eat the same way that you do when you’re at home. People tend to indulge, and that can lead directly to a heart attack."

Scattered throughout Libov's article are links reading, "These 4 Things Happen Right Before a Heart Attack — Read More." These lead to a 35-minute video video featuring the doctor quoted in Libov's article, Chauncey Crandall, providing "startling presentation" about heart attacks.

This leads into a page where one can subscribe to Crandall's Heart Health Report -- published, of course, by Newsmax, where Crandall serves as "medical editor" -- and receive all sorts of freebies in the process.

It's a bit crass for Newsmax to try to make money on Gandolfini's death, but Newsmax has always been about trying to fleece its readers by capitalizing on whatever's in the news.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:21 PM EDT

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