Nielsen Online said Newsmax.com was the most trafficked conservative website with approximately 4 million unique visitors monthly. A 2010 study released by Nielsen reported that Newsmax.com was the number one site for conservatives in the U.S., making it one of the most influential conservative news sites in the nation.
Alexa Internet statistics for Newsmax.com indicate that the readership consists mainly of Internet users over the age of 45, which aligns itself to the average age of Republican leaning voters, as gathered by The Pew Research Center.
A profile on Newsmax in The New York Times described the company as a "potent force" in U.S. politics and noted the company's headquarters had become a must stop for Republican candidates seeking the party's 2012 nomination.
So when Newsmax describes Sierra Madre (not Pasadena or Arcadia let me hasten to add) as one of America's Top 25 Christmas Destinations, you know a lot of people will see it. And now you will as well. Here is how the article kicks it all off (link).
So where, you are anxiously asking, does Sierra Madre fit in this pantheon of Christmas Greats? What position does it hold amongst all of these legendary locations. What if I told you it was Number 10? Would you dare believe me? Here's the proof.
Now perhaps you noticed the phrase, "Life-size Nativity scene?" The one that certain dark forces in this town are attempting to replace with things as nutrition-free as a "permanent year-round holiday tree?"
Well, now Sierra Madre has another reason for not doing something quite as stupid as that. It is not what the town has now become famous for, nor what America wants to see.
I'm not exactly sure where the road with the 154 Christmas trees is, Altadena I've been told. Not Sierra Madre. And the rumor I'm hearing is this article first appeared in an Autoclub magazine called Sunset. A much smaller venue I suspect.
But the Chamber of Commerce really needs to get all over this one anyway. They're still around, right?