Ever heard of Kevin Trudeau? He's the guy with the ubiquitous infomercial presence, the guy you always see on tv promoting various lines of junk products. After noticing that his latest book, "Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About," is being featured prominently at both my local Borders and Barnes & Noble as a bestseller I had planned on doing a post exposing Trudeau for the fraud and sham that he is. My working title was 'Things Kevin Trudeau Doesn't Want You to Know About'.
But I waited too long, apparently, as I see that Salon has a feature today called What Kevin Trudeau doesn't want you to know about. The Salon article details Trudeau's lack of scruples and his willingness to lie to people in order to steal their money. Trudeau is the worst kind of huckster - he's the kind that knows that what he's selling is garbage, he just doesn't care if its false or harmful (e.g. sunblock causes cancer.)
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