Newsweek reaches all-time low with 100 mpg scam ad

If I told you that you that I could sell you a device that would allow you to get 100 miles per gallon or more in your car, you'd write me off as a con man, right? I sure hope so.

Unfortunately, Newsweek magazine, once the primary source of news for millions of Americans, has demeaned itself by accepting advertising from a company making such a fraudulent claim.

The company running the ad, Energy Empire, claims its pre-ignition catalytic converter can increase mileage nine-fold through the hocus-pocus of "Using magnetic and electrical reaction to break down the fuel molecules into their elemental state."