Thanks to the often controversial statements from hosts like Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, Fox News has an advertiser problem. Many companies see the network as too toxic to sponsor. So a huge numbers of the spots on Fox are from My Pillow.
The founder of My Pillow, Mike Lindell, is a massive Donald Trump fan. Lindell attended to Stop the Steal rally in Washington DC yesterday. And while he may be willing to advertise on Fox, the pillow entrepreneur also implicated the network in a conspiracy against the president. Fox News, said Lindell, helped to rig the election against Donald Trump.
“We cannot give up ever on this,” Lindell told rally-goers. “This fraud is real. It’s of epic proportions that this election was stolen.” He followed with a nonsensical rant about the algorithms he had been looking at.
The My Pillow founder then went on attack against Fox. “They were going for everything. They were going to take everything we had. Why do you think Fox declared Arizona with only 14% of the vote in? They already knew what they did! They were in on it! I’m serious, they had to be on it! [And] they should all go to prison when they are found out.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of C-SPAN:
"Why do you think Fox declared Arizona with only 14 percent of the vote in? They already knew what they did! They were in on it!" — Mike Lindell accuses Fox News of conspiring to defeat its own meal ticket pic.twitter.com/JiAJc3ICvi
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 12, 2020
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.