Thursday, August 25, 2022

Our loudest election denier is a television carnival barker

I know that my British friends think they know how crazy we are, but they don't know the full scope of sheer nut-jobery. Let me introduce you to Mike Lindell. If you look up Mikey on the interwebs, you get this mini-description.

Michael James Lindell, also known as the My Pillow Guy, is an American businessman, political activist, and conspiracy theorist. He is the founder and CEO of My Pillow, Inc., a pillow, bedding, and slipper manufacturing company. Lindell is a prominent supporter of, and advisor to, former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Read that last sentence. The My Pillow guy is and advisor to exPresident Trump. What are Mike's qualifications to advise the ex-most powerful man in the country? 

Mike sells pillows via commercials on Fox News. Since he is a prominent advertiser and donator to Donald Trump, he was able to convince Fox News to promote his loony-tune ideas on how Trump really did win the election. He hasn't shut up since.

Because he is the minorest of celebrities, but a celebrity none the less, he was promoted on Fox News as an expert. Trump had very few celebrities on his side at the end. And Mike is still hawking theories about how Trump was robbed.

He has had 3 or 4 specific times he has held a rally, telethon or news conferenced where he has pledged to revel the truth about the election. This first couple of times people showed up, but no new news was released. So the press and people just tuned him out.

And so he has to get louder and more desperate to get news.

This might embarrass a normal person, but Mike knows he is persecuted. And Trump still takes his phone calls. He has been promised a position in the next administration* and so is now going even louder and harder on Trump approved bullshit. 

And yes, his pillow commercials are still one. Sometimes during his appearances on Fox News.

*I totally made the position thing up, but it sounds right. It seems truthy.

1 comment:

  1. Kudos to Walmart, Target, Costco, Kohls, and all other chains that have stopped selling the My Pillow products in their stores due to his claims of fraud in the 2020 election. And shame on anyone who believes he is qualified to advise on fraud, election integrity, politics, or anything other than sub-par pillows.


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