Is Townhall Promoting Fake Megyn Kelly News…and a Scam?

This appears atop the newsletters page of townhall.com at 3:40 pm ET today:

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What appears to be the lead story is actual a link to an external site. Yes, the Megyn Kelly link is an advertisement, though not so mentioned. And it leads to Health-E News where you can read the heretofore secret reason Megyn Kelly left Fox News:

A source close to Megyn revealed that the star was not concerned about making millions of dollars, in fact, Megyn’s main concern was that Fox News was so demanding, it was interfering with her secret side business. “Megyn has been hard at work on her own company for many years but she was finding it harder and harder to devote time to it due to the pressure of her job with Fox News,” her close friend revealed.

Investigations have revealed that Megyn Kelly is in fact the CEO of skincare company LuxAllure which has become a cult favorite over the past year. Their two hero products the LuxAllure Ageless Moisturizer and the LuxAllure Eye Serum have garnered a mass following after receiving rave reviews about their anti-aging properties online.

A series of photos follows, each with a glowing (and dubious) quote about Megyn and her “magic cream,” followed by a special offer: “Claim yours now before they’re all gone!” and a series of faux Facebook comments rhapsodizing about the magic cream. Buried at the bottom of the page, in tiny grey-on-gray type, is a series of disclaimers that the site is an advertisement, completely with a “marketing disclosure” and an “advertising disclosure,” like “Any photographs of persons on this site are models” (clearly that’s not true), “Before/after images used on this site are not real,” and so on.

This sounds suspiciously like how Joy Behar left The View because she was hard at work on her own line of skin care products (more details on how this con operates here). Needless to say your Cable Gamer could find no evidence that Ms. Kelly is a secret skin care CEO, or that the anti-aging cream being hawked in her name is anything more than another internet rip-off. This is not a new scam; it’s been around for years. So why is Townhall.com promoting it?

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4 comments

  1. Reginald Arford

    Why is TownHall.com promoting it? Well, it’s an advertisement. Presumably, TH is getting paid for running it; that’s how ads work.
    Of more interest is Megan Kelly’s involvement: IS she the CEO of this cosmetics firm? If so, that’s bad; if not, that’s worse. Are her name and image (and reputation) being used without her consent, or is she aware of this?

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  2. Jeri Holder

    Yes, I saw this then I saw another head story similar. So I Googled it and it looks like there are many doing this with Megan Kelly as the woman who is either the CEO, endorses, or tried it and now loves it. Extremely sickening these companies do this. luxallure is one and the new one I saw today was Beautelift Anti-aging complex. Before we buy , I suggest you Google to to see if the ads are fake. What a shame! Jeri

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    • Reginald Arford

      Well, we don’t know for sure that they are “fake”. It’s possible that Ms. Kelly (etc.) has endorsed or somehow approved of this stuff. She doesn’t seem to mind their use of her name & image for their promotion. If she did, there’d be legal action.

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