Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, has begun the process of crying about being persecuted for his beliefs in overthrowing the democratically elected president. According to NBC News, Lindell says he has been dropped from Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s. Newsweek says that H-E-B and Wayfair have also dropped Lindell’s special brand of bullshit.
Is this because Lindell has not stopped promoting the blatantly false story that the election was stolen from Donald Trump by magic? Is this because Lindell, last week, was photographed with notes from a meeting with the soon-to-be-ex president of the United States that seemed to bullet point sedition and martial law and the end of a peaceful transfer of power? Probably. There are numerous reasons to cut ties with Mike Lindell, but the voter fraud stuff is likely going to be litigated, and Mr. Pillowbrains is going to need to use some of his money for lawyers when that happens.
For example, Dominion Voting Systems, the company maligned by right-wing misinformation, has reportedly sent a letter to Lindell threatening a lawsuit for promoting the misinformation that their systems were used to perpetuate a historic fraud on the American public. Lindell, like a good charlatan, is going full-on overthrow of the government, doubling down and telling CBS news that “I want them to sue me. Please. Because I have all the evidence, 100%. I want all the American people and the world to see the horrific things that these [Dominion voting] machines are capable of and what they did to our country and what—they’re allowing other countries to steal our election and just to hijack our election.”
NBC News asked Mr. Lindell about the imminent lawsuit from Dominion and Mikey Pillow’s “evidence.” NBC reports that Lindell sent them an email with what MyPillow man claimed would be “one page of the proof.”
The email did not include an attachment. When asked if he had mistakenly omitted it, Lindell sent another email with an empty attachment and a third with screenshots of illegible text.
Lindell has been supporting the lies of Fox News for a long long time. The fact that he has stepped forward to become so actively seditious in his pursuits to help overthrow our government is not surprising. Over the past year, Lindell has really begun to come back out of his fraud’s shell, hocking snake oil COVID-19 therapeutics, and any other drivel the Trump administration’s cabal of hucksters were promoting to profit off the pain and death they’ve fostered.
Forbes reports that one of the groups leading the charge to have Lindell’s fraud punished in the marketplace is Sleeping Giants, who “have also lobbied Walmart, Amazon and Lowe’s to stop stocking MyPillow products.”
Enjoy Seth Meyers making fun of what might otherwise make you weep.