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Right-wing demagogues scam the elderly with dubious investment schemes and quack cures
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By Pat Cunningham
July 23, 2013 5:10 p.m.



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Alex Seitz-Wald BLOWS THE WHISTLE on some famous, but unsavory, characters:

If the late social critic Eric Hoffer is correct in his often quoted (inaccurately, it turns out) adage that “every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket,” then the conservative movement is well onto the third phase of that life cycle.

Last week, preeminent conservative blogger and Fox News contributor Erick Erickson [above] was busted hawking a pricey but dubiously valuable financial advice newsletter to his readers in an ad that turned out to be lifted from a previous ad for ...

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