Newsmax Cuts Ties With MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell
Newsmax, the far-right news channel, has cut ties with MyPillow CEO and conservative conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell.
Lindell has suggested that Newsmax is merely worried about “competition” with Frank Speech, his own live-streaming site. “We had Newsmax call up, and they canceled all their ads on Frank Speech,” Lindell said.
Lindell also jokingly blamed Newsmax’s decision on his co-host Brannon Howse. “I’m blaming this one on you, Brannon [Howse]. They said a different reason. They said you’re too much competition for them,” he said.
Howse hosts an evening program during which he frequently backs Lindell’s far-fetched theories and makes derogatory comments about immigrants.
“They said it wasn’t because of Dominion, which they [had] proven,” Lindell said. “They just said they’re not going to put ads up because they said it’s a competitive brand,” referencing a lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Lindell over his 2020 election fraud claims.
He continued: “It’s kind of, like, weird. I guess it’d be, you know, advertising another station on a station. But, you know, that’s too bad because for me this is about saving our country. It’s not about any competition with Newsmax or anyone. It’s about getting our voices, so we can get the word out.”