- Mike Lindell withdrew all of his ads from Fox News in July after he failed to air his ad for the cyber-symposium.
- Since then, Lindell has presented at least four ads to the network, he told The Daily Beast.
- Fox News continues to reject them, despite MyPillow’s previous status as one of the network’s biggest sponsors.
After angrily removing all of his Fox News ads this summer following an argument with the network, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell appears to have changed his tone.
In July, Lindell, who at the time was the biggest sponsor of Fox host Tucker Carlson, said he was shoot your ads because the network refused to broadcast an advertisement for its cyber-symposium. Lindell claimed the symposium would prove voter fraud, but after the event that happened in August, he was fired by cyber experts.
Lindell said he was withdrawing his ads “immediately and indefinitely,” saying “shame on Fox” for refusing to air the ad for the symposium.
“It is unfortunate that Mr. Lindell has chosen to suspend his advertising time on Fox News given the level of success he has had in building his brand through advertising on the number one cable news network,” the network said in a statement to Matthew Loh from the insider at the time.
But according to a new report from The daily beast, the tables turned, with Fox now refusing Lindell.
Lindell told the outlet that he first approached Fox just weeks after severing ties, in a bid to mend the ad relationship and promote his new social media network, FranckSpeech.
He has since presented at least four commercials to Fox, all of which were rejected, according to The Daily Beast.
Fox News confirmed to the outlet that as recently as this week it rejected two commercials from Lindell, although it did not provide reasons for the decisions.
Lindell told the Daily Beast that at first Fox didn’t want any mention of the cyber symposium or voter fraud, but the ads he ran without these factors were also turned down. He said the network doesn’t like the content shared on FrankSpeech.
“They said I couldn’t mention the words ‘Frank’ or ‘FrankSpeech’,” he told The Daily Beast on Thursday. “It was the fastest response we got. But if I had deleted the words ‘FrankSpeech’ it might have gone away, but it would have just been a MyPillow ad, which I said I didn’t. not! Outrageous! “
Lindell was a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump and a strong supporter of conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, even as he faces lawsuits from Election Technology Companies Dominion and Smartmatic.
Fox News and some of its hosts have also been targeted by the lawsuits on their election cover.
Lindell and Fox News did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.