Mike Lindell has returned to Fox News after pulling his ads over the summer from the network, but now they are refusing to allow any new ad that is about Lindell’s website called ‘FrankSpeech’:
BUSINESS INSIDER – After angrily pulling all his commercials from Fox News this summer following a spat with the network, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell seems to have changed his tune.
According to a new report from The Daily Beast, the tables have turned, with Fox now turning down Lindell.
Lindell told the outlet he first approached Fox just weeks after cutting ties, in an attempt to mend the advertising relationship and promote his new social media network, FrankSpeech.
He has since pitched at least four commercials to Fox, all of which have been rejected, according to The Daily Beast.
Fox News confirmed to the outlet that as recently as this week, it had rejected two ads from Lindell, though it did not provide reasoning for the decisions.
But Lindell told Insider that Fox doesn’t like the content at FrankSpeech.com.
“Fox is only turning down ads that have frank or frankspeech in the title,” Lindell said in a message.
He told The Daily Beast that at first Fox did not want any mention of the cyber symposium or election fraud, but that commercials he pitched without these factors were also turned down.
“They said I couldn’t mention the words ‘Frank’ or ‘FrankSpeech,’” he told The Daily Beast Thursday. “It was the fastest reply we’ve gotten. But if I removed the words ‘FrankSpeech’ it might have cleared, but it would have just been a MyPillow ad, which I said I’m not doing! Outrageous!”
Fox News did not immediately reply to Insider’s request for comment.
Clearly Fox News doesn’t want to have anything to do with Lindell if he’s not selling his pillows, but he’s made clear he’s not running anymore MyPillow ads on the network. Fox News won’t say why they are refusing him, but it’s pretty clear that they think he’s a conspiracy theorist and don’t want to be associated with him in this regard.
I suspect if Roger Ailes was still running the network, this wouldn’t be the case.