Posted on February 05, 2005 at 01:01 PM
If you're a night owl that can't sleep you know who I am talking about. For others, you may have seen him on TV, adorned in various loud, multi-colored suits, covered with question marks, squawking about how the government will give you free money to pay credit card bills, go back to school, pay your rent, etc... And yes, Matthew Lesko has started a blog.
Currently, he is being investigated by the New York State Consumer Protection Board. He has probably realized, like many, that blogs are an effective form of communication and will use the blog platform to further promote himself and refute the claims that the NYCPB has made against him.
Being a person who has never read one of his books, I can only look to Amazon.com to see what others are saying about his latest free money book. I am always skeptical about reading reviews on Amazon.com. It is hard to tell the intentions of some reviewers, whether they are leaving a glowing review of an obviously bad book or if they have an axe to grind, intentionally bagging a book that has received critical acclaim. One reviewer left a link to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance website that lets you search government grant programs, which I assume is similar to those offered in the Lesko book. (Conspiracy Theorist Note: Look at the CDFA website's URL. Why is it an IP address and not an actual Domain Name? Why are they making the information so hard to find?)
Still can't picture who I am talking about? Maybe this will help: