Advertiser Who Stuck with Ingraham Gets Huge News


This is one businessman who can sleep at night.

Mike Lindell, the founder and CEO of MyPillow, made major waves last week when he very publicly announced he wanted no part of a campaign to pull advertisers from conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham’s “The Ingraham Angle” show on Fox News.

Lindell was just putting a target on his own back for liberal activists to attack, but the news he got this week might have made it all worthwhile.

According to The Daily Caller, Lindell issued a statement Monday declaring that his pillow sales have remained “strong” despite liberal calls to boycott his product.

“MyPillow sales are strong. I am blessed to have loyal customers and grateful for all the support,” Lindell said in the statement.

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In a sane world, that wouldn’t even be a question.

Besides making and selling a product people want to buy, Lindell has a personal story that should inspire all Americans — no matter what their political opinions are.

As a CNBC profile reported last year, Lindell was nearly destroyed by an addiction to crack cocaine before he achieved the success he now enjoys.

He’d lost his marriage, he lost his home. He’s said that at one point in 2008 he was awake for two continuous weeks binging on the drug.

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But in 2009, he started changing his life — convinced that the power of prayer had relieved him of his addiction.

Now, he’s the CEO of a company that employs 1,500 people, sells a product that’s become a virtual household name through relentless advertising. And he’s a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump.

So when Ingraham’s show became a target of a boycott by gun grabbers supporting David Hogg, the boy wonder of Broward County, Lindell knew exactly which side he was on.

His refusal to join an advertising boycott of Ingraham’s show led to liberals going after him specifically. (The idea that a former loser and drug addict could become a successful conservative businessman has to drive the progressives crazy.)

Twitter posts like this started making the rounds:

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Of course, that got support from the left. Liberals are nothing if not consistent in their hatred of Trump and anyone with the fortitude to resist their mob rule.

But Lindell has gotten support from the other side too.


Here’s the thing.

Liberals spent so much time during the eight years of the Obama administration politicizing every aspect of American life that they’ve even turned what pillow Americans buy into a political debate.

It’s not only exhausting, it’s an insult to the very idea of an America where freedom of speech, the free exchange of ideas, are the bedrock of the country. As even generally liberal talk show host Bill Maher pointed out Friday on his HBO show “Real Time,” the way liberals are trying to use boycotts in the Trump era “is the modern way of cutting off free speech.”

For Lindell and entrepreneurs like him, the only answer is to continue with the practices that have made them successful in the first place — putting out a product people want to buy, and sticking by the principles of their company, including advertising on a show liberals love to hate.

Whatever problems might come up, having a conscience clear from standing up to the liberal crowd generally makes it easier to sleep at night.

And healthy sales don’t hurt either.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.