Tears On MyPillow: Lindell Whines Over Fox News Ban
When Fox News won’t have someone on to talk about election fraud when they scream that they have “hours of footage” and conclusive proof, you need to assume two things: they don’t want to get into any more trouble for pushing The Big Lie, or they just don’t want to be associated with that person. Since this is Fox News, always assume that second thing. And when the person who’s screaming is MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, assume that siding with Fox News isn’t the wrong thing in this particular situation, although it won’t feel particularly right.
One of the few people who’ll still speak to Lindell on the air where others can hear them is far-right talk radio host Eric Metaxas. Speaking on his Tuesday show, Lindell tore into Fox News for refusing to let him on air to peddle his voter fraud conspiracy theories — and demanded to know if they are “in on it.”
Both Lindell and Fox News are subjects of defamation lawsuits by voting companies against claims they promoted about election fraud, and Lindell seemed to be under the impression that these suits meant there was no additional legal jeopardy Fox had for inviting him on.
MyPillow's Mike Lindell tells me he's hired Alan Dershowitz to "countersue" Dominion Voting Systems for supposedly violating his constitutional rights. The lawsuit will likely be filed next week, Lindell says.
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“I want to say one thing here, there’s things that don’t make sense everybody,” said Lindell. “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?”
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
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