MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell had a tantrum on Tuesday after Fox News denied him a platform on which to peddle his fraudulent voter conspiracy theories and essentially suggested the conservative network was being "in" on a conspiracy against former President Donald Trump supporters.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell blasted Fox News for not giving him a platform to peddle his baseless voter fraud claims,… https://t.co/SdJVEgwRcc— The Daily Beast (@The Daily Beast) 1616527400.0
Lindell and Fox News are both the subjects of defamation lawsuits by voting companies after they perpetually promoted baseless claims the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.
Last month, Smartmatic slapped Fox News with a $2.7 billion libel lawsuit for spreading false information about the voting company rigging the election, and another voting company, Dominion, sued Lindell for $1.3 billion for a similar allegation.
Because they are both being sued, the pillow mogul was somehow under the impression Fox would have no additional legal jeopardy by inviting him on air.
In a conversation with far-right talk radio host Eric Metaxas, Lindell wanted to share an issue that was nagging him.
"I want to say one thing here, there's things that don't make sense everybody. Let's just talk about Fox."
"You're already sued. It's too late to close the gate, the cows are out of the barn. Why can't people go on there and say their free speech then? You're already sued, Fox!"
"What are you have, what, are you gonna get double-sued? What's the matter with you? And I will say that straight-out, it makes me, I'm so, you know — what are they, in on it? I don't get it. Is it a fake lawsuit?"
You can watch the clip of his rant against Fox News, below.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell goes all in on attacking Fox News. “What’s the matter with you...what, are you in on it”… https://t.co/peFnKTV6lI— Zachary Petrizzo (@Zachary Petrizzo) 1616520939.0
Twitter put in their two cents over Lindell's dramatic lamentation.
@ZTPetrizzo How many times has Mike been sued? Cuz his lawyers would tell him to shut the hell up right about now.— Anti-Capybaran League (@Anti-Capybaran League) 1616521674.0
@ZTPetrizzo What happens when you get off drugs, but the drugs don't want to get out of you! Mike Lindell happens! 😶— Unstable Impotus Fool (@Unstable Impotus Fool) 1616547102.0
@ZTPetrizzo Don't know if FOX is in on "it". Waiting for Smartmatic 2.7 billions lawsuit to reach the courts. He m… https://t.co/EWDwKtA8Jq— happygolfer (@happygolfer) 1616536108.0
@ZTPetrizzo Gee, thing that”don’t make sense” to the pillow man, make a lot of sense to everyone else. The lawyers… https://t.co/EZOHmEjkNM— Tim Eble (@Tim Eble) 1616590353.0
@ZTPetrizzo This man is bat shyt crazy...— Blu Innocence (@Blu Innocence) 1616548240.0
A choice wording in his rant got razed.
@ZTPetrizzo Boy he has bad luck in the Thinking department doesn’t he? Yeah , Buddy they can be “Double Sued”— HadENOUGH (@HadENOUGH) 1616579622.0
@ZTPetrizzo I hope you all get double sued 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😂— America Is Done. (@America Is Done.) 1616575487.0
@ZTPetrizzo Ah yes, this is how double jeopardy works— Joe Don Sandwich Artist (@Joe Don Sandwich Artist) 1616523098.0
@ZTPetrizzo Double secret probation— Chris Jeane (@Chris Jeane) 1616521069.0
@ZTPetrizzo *types "doublesued" into pornhub search*— ice.cream.assassin (@ice.cream.assassin) 1616561195.0
A familiar gesticulation did not go unnoticed.
@ZTPetrizzo He’s even doing the same jazz hands as the former one. Are we absolutely sure that they didn’t clone w… https://t.co/uva3A6K7nL— No apple no life (@No apple no life) 1616570046.0
And while on the subject of hands, this user thought the reason for Lindell being snubbed by Fox was a reach.
@ZTPetrizzo That last grasp https://t.co/KzX1ntBwzB— perreaoult (@perreaoult) 1616545078.0
@ZTPetrizzo The insanity of the insane following the insane😩— Helene17 (@Helene17) 1616549440.0
MyPillow commercials predominantly remain to air on Fox's most-watched show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, after more than two dozen blue-chip advertisers jumped ship from the primetime show because of Carlson's inflammatory comments on immigration.
Fox has yet to respond to one of its largest sponsors having a meltdown against the network.