- Mike Lindell urged Fox News to invite him on to discuss the $1.6 billion lawsuit against Dominion.
- MyPillow advertises on Fox News, but relations between the broadcaster and Lindell have soured.
- “Why don’t you report? Fox, report, have me on,” Lindell said during a livestream on his new social-media site, Frank.
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell isn’t happy that Fox News hasn’t written about his firm’s lawsuit against voting-machine company Dominion.
During a livestream for the launch of his new social-media site, Frank, Lindell urged the network to invite him on the air so he could speak about his lawsuit. MyPillow sued Dominion for $1.6 billion on Monday, accusing it of trying to stifle free speech. The suit also repeated debunked conspiracy theories that Dominion facilitated voter fraud.
“Isn’t it big news that MyPillow sued a company called Dominion that is paid for by tax dollars?” Lindell asked, addressing Fox.
MyPillow’s suit follows a $1.3 billion lawsuit Dominion filed against both Lindell and MyPillow in February, after he spread baseless claims that it had developed technology to switch votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden.
“Why don’t you report? Fox, report, have me on,” Lindell said during the livestream. “We can talk about Frank, talk about this lawsuit,” he added, after naming Fox hosts Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, and Tucker Carlson.
Fox didn’t respond to Insider’s request for comment.
In the past, MyPillow has advertised heavily on Fox News, but relations have soured over 2021. Lindell previously told Steve Bannon that he had hired private investigators to find out why Fox News isn’t letting him go on the network.
Fox News has also been sued by Dominion, as well as fellow voting-machine company Smartmatic. They accuse the network of airing baseless segments about the companies’ roles in facilitating election fraud.
Fox News said in a statement earlier this year that it was “proud” of its election coverage and that it would “vigorously” defend itself against the lawsuits in court.
Lindell said during his livestream Tuesday that “Fox has already been sued by Dominion and Smartmatic, so if you’ve already been sued, why would you not want to pour out the evidence that you were talking about before anyway?”
He added that MyPillow was “suing Dominion because they’re suppressing our right to free speech, and it affects you, Fox. It affects all the outlets. Why not have me on?”
Lindell also asked Newsmax and its CEO, Chris Ruddy, to invite him on again.
He even urged CNN’s Anderson Cooper to speak to him. Cooper sparred with Lindell during an interview in August after the CEO pushed an unproven “cure” for the coronavirus.
“I’ll even come on your rotten show,” Lindell said, directed at Cooper, during Tuesday’s livestream.