MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell made the abrupt announcement on Thursday that he’s pulling all of his advertisements off of Fox News. It was time. Hopefully Lindell’s courage will give you and me the courage to finally stop behaving like the battered spouse of Fox News.
If you’ve already cut the cord and abandoned Fox News, then this message obviously isn’t for you. As for the rest of us – myself included – it’s time to stop making excuses for the black eyes, missing teeth and cigarette burns on our arms. Fox News abuses its conservative audience, and we have to stop taking it.
Why is Mike Lindell cutting ties with Fox News? He wanted to run an ad about an upcoming cyber-symposium that he’s paying for in August. It’s going to feature some computer and networking experts talking about the 2020 election. Fox News refused to air the ad.
The ad was extremely benign in order to meet Fox News’ ridiculous new standards. The reason behind the symposium, according to Lindell, is that it’s going to be the big reveal (at long last) of all of the cyber-evidence that he’s compiled over the last seven months that definitively prove that the 2020 election was in fact rigged. The ad that Lindell wanted to run on Fox News absolutely does not mention any of this. It’s just an ad for a geeky cyber-symposium. It barely even mentions the fact that it’s about the 2020 election, and Fox News refused to air it anyway.
Mike Lindell is therefore yanking his $50 million-a-year ad budget off of Fox News and taking it somewhere else. Fox News is so committed to the fiction that Joe “My Butt’s Been Wiped” Biden and Kamala Harris are supposed to be in charge of the country right now that they won’t allow even a whisper of facts about the 2020 election to hit their airwaves.
I’ve got an idea for a different ad that Fox News could air: “How to Throw Away $50 Million with This One Weird Trick!”
What does Fox News have to offer us these days that we can’t find elsewhere? Let’s review.
Greg was funny once upon a time. But when the news broke that a student from Covington Catholic High School in a MAGA hat had racistly abused a proud Indian by smirking at him, Greg Gutfeld threw young Nick Sandmann under the bus. He behaved exactly like the rest of the mainstream media by condemning all of us “Oh how dare you MAGA racists.” I haven’t been able to watch him since then.
Judge Jeannine Pirro
Pirro took the money. The Fox News muckety-mucks told her to shut up about the olen-stay election-way or she’d get fired like her friend Lou Dobbs (remember him?). So, Pirro shut her mouth, took the money and kept her job. We all know she did.
Oh, Sean. I’ve been watching you since the earliest days of Fox News, when you were still “Hannity and Colmes”, and you were an occasional fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh. Those were the days.
But Hannity’s tiresome schtick from his continuous guests with “insider information” and “breaking news” about how John Durham was going to indict James Comey and Barack Obama “sometime before Friday” over Russiagate got a little old after the 50,000th re-run. Did you not realize you were being played the whole time by people who were either lying or running a psy-op against your viewers?
Tucker is the hardest one for me to quit at Fox News. I’m still mad at him for throwing Sidney Powell under the bus in January. And frankly, I wasn’t really impressed that he finally did one segment on voter fraud in Georgia in July. The rest of us carried the water for eight months, Tucker, and you only jumped in at the very end. I guess I’ll have to catch clips of his show elsewhere though, because I’m not going to put another nickel in Fox News’ pocket by watching him live. Too bad. And I’ll still probably vote for him for president when he runs in 2036, after the Trump-DeSantis years come to a close.
Everything Else on Fox News
Ugh. Everything else on Fox News these days feels like trying to watch Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, only with a slightly less masculine host.
That’s it. I’m cuttin’ the cord. Mike Lindell has inspired me to walk away from Fox News’ abuse. There’s still time for you to get out, too!