In a tweet issued Monday, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced that he will not cave to demands by foul-mouthed teen demagogue David Hogg and his allies at the George Soros-funded Media Matters and will not pull his advertisements from Laura Ingraham’s Fox News program.
— Mike Lindell (@realMikeLindell) April 2, 2018
Ingraham, as we and others reported, triggered the teen tyrant after she made reference to a news report about his rejection from four different colleges.
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
This prompted Hogg and Media Matters to start a campaign aimed at her advertisers. Some, like Hulu and Rachael Ray’s Nutrish, dutifully obeyed and yanked their ads from Ingraham, sparking calls for boycotts.
Ingraham apologized, but Hogg rejected her apology, instead demanding that she repudiate Fox News and later suggesting that she be fired from the network. Fox, however, said they would not bend to his will and will not fire her.
“We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts,” said Jack Abernethy, co-president of Fox News. “We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children.”
Reaction was pretty much what one might expect:
Then there’s no chance I’ll ever buy one.
— Tinyelvis (@pinmoneyclub) April 2, 2018
Reading these replies is so sad. People are pledging to support My Pillow now only because he wouldn't pull his advertising from a news show host that bullied a teenager that's trying to stop more kids from dying in school.
— CScottSilver (@CScottSilver) April 3, 2018
Good to know, I was going to buy some of your pillows to see if they really worked, I just found them at Fred Meyers this week, I will not now. Thanks for letting me know you are one of those kind of Christians.
— Mary Elizabeth 2Ω3Ω (@OldSoul_1111) April 3, 2018
Well, looks like I’m going to be sleeping on a my pillow!
— ⬅️ I Made that! (@jMOTOrist) April 2, 2018
p.s. best pillows we have ever owned!! We are picky pillow people and it took use years to find these great pillows. Thanks for making a great pillow and thanks for standing up to BULLIES!
— Dana 🇺🇸 (@DanaJo114) April 4, 2018
Thank you Mike! I will most definitely be placing an order with your company.
— Steve Smith (@blackhemi67) April 4, 2018
It’s easy to tell the responses from Hogg’s acolytes…
Kudos to Lindell for not caving into the demands of a petulant, profane attention-seeker and those who wish to silence anyone with whom they disagree.
- Why we cannot afford to ignore teen tyrant David Hogg
- Teen tyrant David Hogg on Laura Ingraham: ‘I would love to see her go’
- Washington Times op-ed: ‘David Hogg would’ve made a good brownshirt’
- Support Laura Ingraham? Here’s a short list of companies to boycott for caving in to David Hogg, Media Matters
- Open letter to David Hogg: Grow up or shut up