Of all of the late night television personalities, the guys out there on the tube at one in the morning telling you that you can make money and get fit and extend a certain part of your anatomy, one of the few who’s really on the level is probably Matthew Lesko. Of course, even so, anyone with a ridiculous suit and an infomercial, well, you’re probably going to be thinking it’s a scam, right?
Well, basically, yeah, he’s on the level. All of his information that he provides in those phone-book-thick books, it’s all one hundred percent legit, it’s all straight up, factual and up to date. So on that level, he’s totally trustworthy. If you browse through one of his massive volumes, you’re probably going to find a grant or loan that applies to your situation sooner or later.
It’s also worth noting that the “character” he plays is very much for real as well. He actually wears that Riddler suit all around town and drives a Lexus completely covered in yellow question marks. So while you might assume that someone who acts that wild must be a square in real life, it’s not the case with Lesko. He’s just as eccentric offscreen as he is when talking about FREE MONEY FROM THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT!
Some have actually accused Lesko of plagiarism. When your job is primarily in researching and compiling information for the use of others, “plagiarism” is an odd accusation. OBVIOUSLY he didn’t create all of the grants being offered by the government. He himself admits that he just copies the info from government information.
But is this really any different from a researcher who studies hundreds of books at a library and then compiles it all into a single volume for easy reading? Not really. Browsing through a book from Matthew Lesko takes a lot less time than doing the research on your own.
Whatever the criticisms levied at Lesko and his ridiculous suit and wild antics, his cameo in the Adult Swim series “The Venture Brothers” sums it up pretty well: He helps people get free money from the government, so he can’t be all bad. Crazy infomercials and silly suits aside, the information provided in his books are actually completely sound and sensible, however the presentation on late night TV.
If you’re curious, if you want to know if the whole free money from the government thing is really on the level, just check out the free gift from matthew-lesko.com and see what you have to say about it then.