Following the November election, people in MAGA world were desperate to spare Donald Trump’s feelings. It wasn’t Trump’s fault he lost, they claimed, there was something squirrelly with the voting machines.
After Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in 2012, Democrats began to plan for the next election in 2016. They could have not imagined, at that point, that they would be running against a failed businessman and reality TV star.
For a number of years, Fox News has been losing sponsors left and right. Thanks to constant offensive comments from Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro, the network is too toxic for most companies to touch.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced his company would countersue Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion after Dominion filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Lindell and the company in February.
“This lawsuit is brought in support of the marketplace of ideas and to remedy the grave harm that has been suffered by MyPillow as a result of Dominion’s suppression of speech and attacks on the Company,” the suit states.
What we need to recognize is that when returned these verdicts will not just tell us about these individual cases; they will foretell whether we are moving toward a political culture of accountability to the nation’s stated ideals.
Fox News has long had an advertiser problem. Thanks to hosts like Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro, sponsors can at time leave the network in droves.
And for the last four or five years, there has always been one company that was willing to fill the gap. It seemed sometimes that My Pillow was responsible for half the ads on the network.
But that won’t be the case much longer according to CEO Mike Lindell. Furious by the networks refusal to let him on air to peddle his lies, Lindell recently ripped the network. And during an appearance on The Eric Metaxes Radio Show, the My Pillow guy wondered if Fox was “in on it.”
The host wound Lindell up by slamming Fox in his question to the pillow CEO. Metaxes asked, “Lawsuits can be used as a way to silence people. They can be legitimate. But they can also be used as a way to silence people. And I’ve noticed that Fox and other people, rather than face the thing, they just say, We’re not gonna talk about that, we don’t want to get sued. That’s what’s happening in America.”
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell goes all in on attacking Fox News. “What’s the matter with you…what, are you in on it” Lindell said. pic.twitter.com/pXjMrTFekR
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) March 23, 2021
Dominion Voting Systems has sued MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for $1.3 billion, arguing that Lindell defamed the company by promoting the baseless conspiracy theory that falsely claimed Dominion conspired with foreign powers to rig voting machines to stop former President Donald Trump from winning the 2020 general election.
The company seeks more than $651 million in punitive damages as well as a further $651.7 million in compensation from Lindell. Dominion’s claim is about four times MyPillow’s annual revenue.
“As a result of the false accusations disseminated to a global audience by Lindell, his allies, and like-minded media outlets… Dominion has suffered unprecedented reputational and financial harm, and its employees’ lives have been put in danger,” the company’s lawsuit read.
The lawsuit was imminent: In January and February 2021, Dominion warned Lindell that they planned to sue him for his role in peddling election disinformation.
“You have positioned yourself as a prominent leader of the ongoing misinformation campaign,” Dominion wrote in a letter last month.
Shortly afterward, Lindell told The New York Times that he welcomed Dominion’s lawsuit.
“I would really welcome them to sue me because I have all the evidence against them,” he said. “They sent this letter a couple of weeks ago. They’re lying, they’re nervous because I have all the evidence on them.”
Shortly after he inspired an insurrection, Twitter permanently banned Donald Trump from their services. Many of Trump’s most ardent supporters, though,m have still been able to use the website.
Mike Lindell, the founder of My Pillow, might be Trump’s biggest fan. And he has become increasingly unhinged since the ex-President lost the election back in November.
And thanks to his increasingly crazy tweets, Lindell was banned from Twitter on Tuesday. Before his ban went into action, the pillow entrepreneur says, the website hacked into his account and retweeted things with his permission.
Lindell made the comments during an interview on the Bernie and Sid Show. He began, “Well I’ve been fighting Jack Dorsey and Twitter and Facebook and you wouldn’t believe that about two weeks ago, or three weeks ago when I, when they had that new evidence of the [voting] machine fraud, I put that up on Twitter.”
The unhinged pillow salesman continued, “
Now they took my Twitter down there for about seven or about 12 hours, when it came down I put it up again. And this time, I want everyone to listen to this, they took my Twitter, or they took me off of Twitter, but they left my account up there and they were running it.”
Ben Carson, President Donald Trump’s Housing and Urban Development Secretary, used an unapproved herbal supplement to treat Covid-19 following a recommendation from Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow.
Lindell has recommended that people should take
oleander extract to treat coronavirus symptoms. Carson told The Washington Post that his symptoms disappeared within hours of taking it.
After golfing, Trump tweeted that he is holding a Sunday news conference when he is expected to push an unproven virus treatment.
My Pillow's Mike Lindell gave Trump a $100,000 donation, so he was allowed to speak at the coronavirus briefing where he claimed that God put Trump in office.