MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell claims Fox News canceled him company’s commercials and he has no idea why but suspects that the network is trying to silence him after he hired former Fox Business host Lou Dobbs.
“Fox News has canceled MyPillow, and I don’t have the reasons why yet, I can only, you know, say well, the caucuses are coming on Monday, they know my brand is branded right with our great real president, Donald Trump, you know, maybe it’s because I brought Lou Dobbs over to my Lindell TV network this week and – but, everything is just, very alarming and suspicious,” Lindell told Steve Bannon on his War Room podcast on Thursday.
“It’s just, it’s disturbing. It’s disgusting,” he added.
But, a Fox News spokesperson said Friday that the network paused their relationship with MyPillow because Lindell hasn’t paid for any ads that ran on the network since August 2023.
“As soon as their account is paid, we would be happy to accept their advertising,” Fox spokeswoman Irena Briganti said, according to the Associated Press.
But, Lindell said Fox News is “100% lying.”
He acknowledged that his company owes the network about $7.8 million but said that is within his credit line with the network. He said Fox allowed him 12 weeks of credit until it cut that to eight weeks recently.
Lindell insisted Friday that Fox News canceling his ads “has nothing to do with money” but rather, the network is trying to silence him because he is “concerned about helping save our country and secure our election platforms.”
Fox News was one of MyPillow’s biggest advertising outlets and losing that market will be a massive blow to Lindell who has already lost millions after promoting lies about the 2020 presidential election.
Several big-box retailers, including Walmart, MyPillow’s biggest distributor, has pulled his company’s products from their shelves.
Lindell is also facing defamation lawsuits from voting machines companies Dominion and Smartmatic. Lawyers who were defending him in those cases quit over million of dollars in unpaid legal bills.