MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell confirmed this week that he’s ended his feud with Fox News and has returned his ads to the network, though he still says that his relationship with Fox News is tenuous and the former goodwill between the two entities is on the rocks.
A report by The Washington Times stated that Lindell says the relationship is still on the rocks following Lindell’s decision to pull his advertising away from Fox in July after the channel’s refused to run ads promoting his online platform frankspeech.com and his three-day Cyber Symposium on 2020 presidential election fraud.
“I still think Fox has done more damage to our country than all other media outlets combined,” Mr. Lindell told The Washington Times on Friday. “It’s the same relationship. I think they’re horrible.”
Conflict between the conservative icons happened over the summer and ended with Lindell pulling all of his My Pillow ads from the network, which accounted for one of his biggest means of customer acquisition.
As a result, MyPillow reportedly lost $1 million per week in revenue, and the company’s CEO didn’t pull any punches during his symposium in South Dakota, featuring evidence that a Chinese-based hack assisted President Joe Biden in taking the 2020 presidential election.
“Shame on you, Fox,” Mr. Lindell said during his opening remarks at the symposium. “Disgusting that they haven’t talked about this election. At least we know where CNN and all these terrible outlets come from. At least they attacked, and then we can at least get the word out.”
Lindell also commented on the process he went through to attempt to get his ads on the network, saying that he was repeatedly rejected with four different ads, and was eventually told he “couldn’t use the word frank or frank speech in the ad.”
The broadcast reached an estimated 40 million online viewers and roughly 500 in-person attendees including Republican state and municipal lawmakers, according to the Examiner.
“It’s disgusting what they’ve done,” Lindell said. “I think all the hosts that are on Fox have turned their back on the country.”