Folks, when it comes to leadership, one thing is for certain: the true test of it is when someone goes through a crisis. With that being said, we can be certain that Mike Lindell, formerly known as the “My Pillow Guy” is a paragon of leadership. What is Mr. Lindell up to now? Well, apparently he has decided to pull his ads from Fox News.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Lindell’s decision stemmed from a dispute over an ad that he wanted to run in regards to a cyber symposium he was hosting in regards to the subject of alleged fraud in the 2020 election.
“It’s unfortunate Mr. Lindell has chosen to pause his commercial time on Fox News given the level of success he’s experienced in building his brand through advertising on the No. 1 cable news network,” Fox News said in a statement, as noted by AdWeek.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the ad in question was going to directly take on the issue of election fraud.
Lindell continues to be zealous in his efforts to convince Americans that there was fraud in the 2020 election. He feels that the voting machines in many of the states in our country only contributed to the problem.
As a result of his bold stance, Mike Lindell has been sued for defamation by Dominion Voting Systems. Moreover, Fox News is also being sued, both by Dominion and Smartmatic, another company that manufactures voting machines.
This isn’t the first time that Fox News has suffered from temporary ad stoppages as a result of various controversies, but My Pillow is not your run-of-the-mill advertiser. AdWeek pointed out that My Pillow has aired over 990 spots on Fox’s prime-time shows, which is more than any of their other advertisers.
Of these ads, over 540 of them were on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” alone.
Lindell told the Wall Street Journal that he had spent $50 million with Fox News in 2020 and $19 million to date with the network in 2021.
The My Pillow CEO has said that his dogged claims of election fraud have resulted in several retailers dropping his product lines.
Nonetheless, Mike Lindell continued to promote his cyber symposium, which is scheduled for August 10th to the 12th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Lindell has become well-known for framing this election as “crooked” and he has called it the “biggest crime ever,” according to KSFY-TV.
The MyPillow CEO has said that his election fraud claims have resulted in retailers dropping his products.
“I want these cyber forensic experts all here,” he declared, adding that he knows that when experts examine what he is going to present,“they’re going to validate it just like I had cyber experts validate all this, OK?”
Lindell is going to live-stream this event.
“And I do believe that will be one of the most-watched events in history,” Lindell said. “We’re going to run on one screen. The whole election … constant, you know, because it’s a stream of information.”
In May, Mike Lindell filed a response against the countersuit filed by Dominion, and his lawyers said that the Epoch Times has reported that a caller has made threats against Lindell and they have used the company’s call center number to do it to boot!
In March, Lindell noted that he was in fear for his safety.
“I absolutely move around to undisclosed locations,” he said. “I haven’t been back to Minnesota, and anybody out there that is looking for me, I haven’t been back there in two months,” he added. “I can’t go back there.”