‘MyPillow’ Guy Mike Lindell and Fox News resume operations | Entertainment
Politics make strange bedfellows – and this dramatic pair has plenty of pillows.
MyPillow founder and rabid conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell ended his two-month tiff with Fox News Thursday with a one-minute commercial that aired on the midday show “America Reports,” according to The Daily Beast.
In his new post, Lindell avoids the kind of voter fraud rhetoric that puts him and Fox News in the crosshairs of billion dollar lawsuits and brings up the subject of “culture cancellation.”
“Hello, I’m Mike Lindell,” said the mustached seller. “The cancellation culture has not only affected myself and MyPillow, but millions of you. “
Canceling culture – the process of being avoided because of some sort of scandal – is a popular topic on Fox News. Lindell used his new ad to promote a book he wrote as well as his pillow brand.
To thank viewers for their continued support, Lindell is offering “some of the best prices ever seen on MyPillow products,” with a sales package that includes his new tome and a set of Bible-themed pillows that he claims. , normally sell for $ 219, but can now be yours for the bargain price of $ 99.98.
Lindell claimed in July that her split from Fox News was the result of the right-wing cable channel’s refusal to promote its “Cyber Symposium.” The 60-year-old Minnesotan used the event to continue his unsuccessful campaign to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
“Shame on Fox News!” he told the Daily Beast over the summer. “When I was told they would not be showing the ad, I said to cut the Fox ad immediately and indefinitely.”
During this interview, My Pillow Guy criticized Fox News for “being part of the cancellation culture” and swore he was “done with them.”
Fox News didn’t seem overly concerned with her claim, calling it “unfortunate” that Lindell decided to “pause her advertising time” on the network. After a brief chat with off-brand right-wing media more receptive to his baseless Election Day conspiracy theories, Lindell returned to Fox News, where he was welcomed home.
In July, Lindell told the Wall Street Journal, owned by Rupert Murdoch as Fox News, that he spent $ 50 million advertising with the popular conservative cable network in 2020. He is believed to be one of the biggest boosters from Fox News.
Shortly after Lindell announced he was taking a hiatus from Fox News, watchdog Media Matters followed up a series of video clips showing various channel experts shamelessly praising Lindell for his successes. It included a snippet of prime-time star Tucker Carlson calling Lindell “possibly the most famous face of Fox News.”
Lindell’s arrangement with Fox is not a one-sided affair. Lindell claims he was losing $ 1 million a week when he split from the rating giant.
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