Friday, February 05, 2021

Newsmax Cancels "My Pillow Guy"

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Tuesday, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell appeared on the conservative Newsmax channel for a live interview with anchors Bob Sellers and Heather Childers to talk about the current "cancel culture" in America and how it's affected he and his business.

It did not go well---the interview blew up, with Sellers walking off the live set.

Both Lindell and Newsmax are conservative. What could go wrong?

A closer look is troubling.

Be informed, not misled.

You may be interested to know that former Vice President Mike Pence has joined the Heritage Foundation as a "distinguished visiting fellow" and will be speaking and writing on behalf of traditional, conservative,   biblical values and principles.

The Hill, not necessarily a conservative publication, is reporting, "A Newsmax host on Tuesday walked off camera in the middle of an interview with My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell after the businessman and vocal supporter of former President Trump refused to stop voicing unsupported claims of fraud in the 2020 election."

While Sellers and Childers tried to direct the interview to only talking about the "cancel culture," Lindell was intent on coming back to the subject of "fraud" in the 2020 election.

Sellers tried to shout him down, but Mike kept talking. Finally, Sellers read a prepared statement over Mike's voice saying: "Let me read you something."

Then he read this: 

"While there were some clear evidence of some cases of vote fraud and election irregularities, the election results in every state were certified, and Newsmax accepts the results as legal and final, the courts have also supported that view."

Unable to redirect Lindell's comments Sellers became frustrated and finally walked off the camera.

Heather Childer's then got a little control of the interview, asking: "Could you make an argument that this could be temporary," referring to his being banned from social media.

Lindell replied, "No, I want this to be permanent because you know what? They did this because I'm revealing all the evidence on Friday of all the election fraud of these machines."

Today is the "Friday" Lindell was referring to. We'll see what happens.

Why would Newsmax, who markets itself to the conservative audience as a reliable conservative source of news, not even allow Lindell, or anyone else, to say they believe there was fraud in the 2020 election? 

The ripple effect of the "cancel culture."

Ironically, what Newsmax was wanting Lindell to talk about was what Newsmax ended up doing.

Dominion, the company supplying the voting machines, has threatened Lindell with legal action, writing in a letter that he has been a leader of a "misinformation campaign" against their company.

Yesterday I wrote in this Faith and Freedom Daily article about the developing demand for President Biden to create a "Reality Czar" or "Ministry of Truth" person who will lead the government in deciding what is and what is not acceptable speech and beliefs about issues that are deemed to be "extreme" by those in charge. If you didn't read it or hear our discussion about it on the radio, please read it. It's informative.

We'll see what Lindell offers up today. We'll also see if Dominion follows through with their threat of suing Lindell, who is now worth at least hundreds of millions of dollars---perhaps more.

Dominion has already filed a $1.3 billion defamation suit against Rudy Giuliani over his similar claims about the company in defense of Trump.

Yesterday afternoon, Smartmatic, the company that supplies software for the Dominion voting machines, filed a lawsuit against Fox News and their parent company over "comments made on the network suggesting that the company participated in fraudulent activities during the Nov. 3 election."

The lawsuit is seeking $2.7 billion for defamation and disparagement and it accuses Fox News of "fomenting" a "disinformation campaign against Smartmatic."

Smartmatic has identified "100 false statements and implications" made on Fox's airwaves about the company and its services, which has damaged its business and future prospects.

Fox News personalities Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs, and Jeanine Pirro were directly named in the suit as well Fox News guests, and lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani.

Just last week Newsmax published an online promotion supporting Lindell following reports that several companies, including Kohl's and Bed Bath & Beyond, had stopped selling My Pillow products.

However, by Tuesday night, Newsmax TV had Lindell back on their program "Rob Schmitt Tonight" saying he thinks Newsmax "is great."

Clearly, the radical Left is pressuring conservative voices, trying to silence them. 

And apparently this is not really about "Truth" or "Reality," it's about control.

Democrat lawyer charges that New York election was "marred by faulty voting machines."

That's right. Marc Elias, the Democrat election lawyer who represented Democrat challenges in the 2020 election, alleged in a court filing this week that a "close congressional race in upstate New York was marred by faulty voting machines."

Elias alleges that there were "substantial errors and irregularities in the conduct of the election" that his Democrat client lost to a Republican.

This Democrat is making the same claims that Republicans are making. Why is one claiming the same being sued and destroyed, while the other is at best ignored, and at worst supported and enabled?

Citing alleged discrepancies between votes counted by hand and votes counted by ballot machines, Elias argued that "the error rate, extrapolated across the entire district, could mean that thousands of votes were improperly counted by machines."

Elias is also representing other Democrats, making the same argument.

If his name sounds familiar, it's because Elias was responsible for hiring the research firm Fusion GPS on behalf of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Convention Committee, which produced the fraudulent "Russia dossier" on then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.


Elections have consequences. We have entered what can only be described as an era of confusion and deceit. What can we do?

When the disciples asked Jesus what the sign of His coming would be, His answer was, to a degree misunderstood, because they too lived in an age of confusion and deceit.

In Matthew 25:4-14, Jesus identifies several things that all who live in the end times---or "beginning of birth pangs" will face. Those challenges include phony christs, conflict, natural calamity, persecution, cynicism, and anti-Christian currents in the culture.

Jesus says the proper response to all of this is to "endure" ---"stand true to the end."

Therein is the power of God for times like these. 

To survive the deception of it all is to be informed culturally and biblicly. And to be faithful. Despite the subtle siren voices and the shouts of the powerful, God will lead His people---those who truly follow Him--- to see through the distortions, the perversions of Truth and the silken deceptions of our times.

Be of good courage. God is in control. Trust Him.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful.