Fox News host Laura Ingraham was back on the air this week despite the continued attack on her advertisers by hate-filled liberals. Only one Ingraham advertiser strongly stood by the Fox Newser and boy did America reward that company with an avalanche of new business.
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell was the only major advertiser from the Laura Ingraham show who publicly stood by the Fox host even as a long list of other advertisers bowed to liberal demands that they abandon her after anti-gun Parkland punk David Hogg launched an advertiser boycott at the instigation of the liberal secret money backers that are controlling him.
Despite the fact that Lindell bucked the liberal boycott, he has announced that his sales have stayed strong.
“My Pillow sales are strong. I am blessed to have loyal customers and grateful for all the support,” Lindell said in a note to Daily Caller.
Lindell’s thanks to his customers came after he decided to stand strong for Laura in a tweet where he told customers that he “did not take my advertising down from @IngrahamAngle and @FoxNews, nor do I intend to.”
— Mike Lindell (@realMikeLindell) April 2, 2018
— MyPillow (@MyPillowUSA) April 2, 2018
While liberals jumped to their own Twitter accounts to attack My Pillow for daring to buck the left-wing boycott, many thousands of more real Americans jumped up to support Lindell and his company and buy more My Pillow products.
Lindell was swimming upstream against the liberal tide with his support of Laura Ingraham, of course.
Two weeks ago, Ingraham got in a knock-down-drag-out with anti-gun punk David Hogg when she made a very mild joke about the student’s whining that he had been turned down by a group of colleges he wanted to attend.
David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018
Instead of taking it in stride, the kid went Hogg-wild and attacked Ingraham where it would hurt the most — in her pocket book. Hogg jumped to his overheated Twitter account and posted a list of Ingraham’s advertisers and then urged his mind-numbed fans to contact them to tell them that their support of Ingraham was a step too far.
Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that #
Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers
4. @Allstate & @esurance
6. @RocketMortgage Mortgage
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
Now, let’s realize what happened REALLY here. Hogg didn’t come up with this idea on his own. Nor did he research this list of advertisers all on his own. His shadowy, anti-gun, big money, left-wing handlers did all that leg work for him and then told him to launch his boycott effort. He certainly didn’t come up with any of this all by his own widdle self, that is 100 percent for sure.
After all, as he keeps telling us whenever someone attacks him, “he’s just a kid.”
Anyway, in the few days after Hogg’s tweet, Ingraham’s advertisers began to pull ads from her Ingraham Angle show. Perhaps unsurprisingly — but certainly disappointingly — Ingraham jumped back on Twitter and apologized for her slap at the anti-gun punk.
Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland. For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David…(1/2)
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018
True to his reputation as a shrill little punk, Hogg refused to act like an adult and accept Ingraham’s apology. Indeed he called it insincere and told his left-wing army to continue attacking Ingraham and her advertisers.
I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I️ in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. https://t.co/H0yWs4zMGk
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
The list of advertisers announcing that they pulled ads from the Ingraham Angle includes Jenny Craig, Nutrish, Hulu, TripAdvisor, Wayfair, Expedia, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, and Office Depot.
Again, disappointedly, Ingraham then announced that she is taking a week’s vacation for the first week of April.
Fortunately, Fox News has came to stand beside its employee, as Breitbart News reported:
Fox News has reiterated its support for conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham, as advertisers threaten to leave the show over criticisms she made of Parkland School shooting survivor David Hogg.
“We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts,” Jack Abernethy, co-president of Fox News, said in a statement to The Los Angeles Times.
“We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children,” he continued.
As The Washington Times’ Cheryl K. Chumley noted, this isn’t just an attack on Ingraham:
Lest you fail to see the larger war: This isn’t just an attack on Ingraham. This is an attack on America’s entire free society, on cherished God-given and constitutional freedoms. Hogg is a tool. The Hogg-Ingraham matter is a battle. But both are part the larger leftist-driven chill on American freedom that’s being waged right now — and that’s the war all free-minded ought to be fighting.
As to the anti-gun punk, Hogg claims that he is brilliant enough to be doing all his activism all on his own.
Sure you are, kid. Sure you are.
Anyway, that was then… as I noted, Lindell was swimming against the left-wing tide, but, then again, he is used to that. He has been doing that for decades since he launched his company and took it from struggling to a major success despite a nagging drug habit and the attacks by the Obama-enthralled Better Business Bureau that tried to destroy him.
A new retrospective of his tumultuous life published this month by the Washington Post reveals one of the most inspiring personal stories ever. Lindell went from zero to hero with a belief in God and a dogged determination to beat his demons and succeed.
In the beginning of the April 6 article, Lindell notes that in 2008 he was at his lowest point ever due to a massive, out-of-control crack cocaine habit.
Indeed, his habit had become so dangerous to his health that even his drug dealers all ganged up on him and refused to sell him any more drugs until he got himself right. Lindell was on the verge of death from his habit and so was his My Pillow company.
Lindell started his drug abuse in the early 1980s and, as he jumped from one business idea to the next, his unsettled life was reflected in his addictions. But in 2004 he finally lit on the idea that would eventually save his life.
Lindell says that he realized that literally no one ever had a truly comfortable pillow and he set about making one. He eventually developed what would become My Pillow, but even as he finally arrived at his defining invention, he was still suffering his addictions and still waiting for his defining moment.
Finally, by 2009 Lindell said that his addiction to drugs was so bad that if a change was not made immediately he would not live much longer.
“I had one prayer that night,” he told CNBC last September. “God, I want to wake up in the morning and never have the desire again. … I woke up the next day — and you’ve got to realize this is years of crack addiction — I go, ‘Wow, something’s different.'”
Finally, with his trust in God renewed, he began to get past his addiction. By 2011 he had grown his business from five employees to over 500. But the Better Business Bureau was not so willing to give Lindell the space he needed to grow his business.
In 2017, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota downgraded MyPillow’s rating from an “A+” to an “F” supposedly because the company’s informercials were “deceptive.”
As the Washington Post wrote:
“Among other issues, BBB has attempted to persuade My Pillow to discontinue their ‘buy one get one free’ (BOGO)/other discount offers without success,” Dana Badgerow, president and chief executive of BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota, said at the time in a news release. “Continuous BOGO offers, which can then be construed as an item’s regular, everyday price, violate not only BBB’s Code of Advertising — which all BBB Accredited Businesses agree to abide by — but also other state and national organizations’ rules.”
Lindell blamed the sudden attack on his conservative politics and his support for Donald Trump.
The My Pillow guy was also hit by a series of lawsuits by left-wing prosecutors from California:
Prosecutors from nine California counties hit My Pillow with a lawsuit for running deceptive ads about the health and healing properties of the products. In 2016, the company settled the claims with $1 million in civil penalties, NBC News reported.
Despite the left’s best efforts, though, My Pillow is still growing and now earns about $300 million in annual revenue.
And that is the sweetest finger in the left’s eyes ever!