Mike Lindell breaks with Fox and marries his company with libel lawsuits

Mike Lindell breaks with Fox and marries his company with libel lawsuits

Mike Lindell breaks with Fox and marries his company with libel lawsuits

All is not well in Wingnutistan! Mike Lindell and his beloved Fox are SPLITSVILLE after the network refused to air advertisements for the Pillow Man “cyber symposium” next month, which will “prove” that the election was stolen with his beloved PCAPS.

The Wall Street Journal was the first to break the news that MyPillow would stop advertising on Fox immediately after their loonytunes confab plug was rejected.

“I’m throwing everything away!” Lindell yelled at him Lounges Zachary Petrizzo, who is he with basically obsessed. “Fox [News] denied the [cyber symposium] announcement, and based it on ‘pending litigation.’

Well if they would do Do that. Like Lindell, Fox is already being sued for Domain voting systems and Smartmatic, and Fox executives are probably not that keen on giving airtime to a guy who publicly accuses companies of breaking the law on a daily basis.

“Dominion Voting Systems is destroying a lot of the evidence,” Lindell said. The office Khaya Himmelman.

Let’s speculate that a major firm that has hired serious and expensive attorneys to file billions of dollars in lawsuits is highly unlikely to be “destroying much of the evidence.” That would be really stupid. It’s not as fucking stupid as explicitly linking your pillow company to a doomed political smear campaign, depriving it of any ability to claim that it operates as a separate entity from its manic founder and is therefore immune from seizure. from your creditors in a defamation lawsuit. But still … stupid.

And speaking of bullshit here it is the man himself yelling “What a shame on Fox News!” in an interview with Brannon Howse, the director of his crazy election movies about a chyron announcing a deal on his pillows. You know, in case it wasn’t clear yet that the company and the man are the same. On behalf of Dominion and Smartmatic, Thomas Clare and Erik Connolly salute you, sir! (Probably.)

Lindell told the daily which spent $ 50 million to run MyPillow ads on Fox in 2020, and another $ 19 million already this year, representing a significant portion of ad sales for the Tucker Carlson show. And even though the network would be very well With no other penny in ad revenue, given that it gets most of its money from streaming fees, the $ 50 million loss is nothing. Still, Fox is sure Lindell is only hurting himself by picking at the spots.

“It is a shame that Mr. Lindell has chosen to stop his commercial time on FOX News given the level of success he has experienced in building his brand through advertising on the number one cable news network,” he said. a spokesman.

As for the ad, it’s just Lindell pumping his symposium and pillows against your basic Jesus-lion-eagle-flag background. Good luck telling the court that your company has nothing to do with the defamation claims against you when your own ad copy reads: “To help support this cyber symposium event, I am offering some of the best prices on products. MyPillow “.

No one but Lindell really believes anything will come of his “cyber symposium.” its wacky theories it has already been like that widely discredited that it is hardly worth using pixels to prove once again that it is all nonsense. Doug Ducey and Brian Kemp, the governors of Arizona and Georgia whom Lindell has accused of various acts of perfidy, will not travel to Sioux Falls so that the pillow pad can park them in the front row to explain “why they stopped the truth, “as Lindell fantasized about Himmelman. The Supreme Court will not jump into action to overturn the “Absolutely 9-0” election.

But no further demonstration that Lindell is whipping outright nonsense will change anyone, least of all his.

As Anne Applebaum writes in The Atlantic:

What will happen when the utter, all-American ideological certainty predicted in a Lindell dream runs into a wall of skepticism, disbelief, or worse, disinterest? If history is something to go through … nothing. You don’t want anything to happen. You will not admit that you are wrong; will not stop believing. You will not understand that you were scammed out of the millions you have spent “validating” false data. (You have to admire the salesmanship of the tech scammers who convinced you of all this, assuming they exist.) You won’t understand that your company is having trouble with retailers because so many people are repulsed by their ideas. You will not understand that people attack you because they think what you say is dangerous and can lead to violence. Instead, he will criticize the perfidy of the media, the left, the communists and China.

He certainly won’t stop believing that Trump won the 2020 election.

But along the way, he will have convinced millions that American democracy does not work. Not because the Electoral College usually grants the presidency to the person who gets the fewest votes. Not because both houses of our legislature have been screwed up, one due to a historical anomaly, the other deliberately. Not because a party is in a battle to the death to maintain minority rule by suppressing the vote. But because crazy fairy dust lies are more fun than admitting your boy lost.

And it’s funny, because Mike Lindell is a funny clown, of course. But also, it’s not funny at all.

[WSJ / Salon / The Dispatch / The Atlantic]

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