OAN to Show 3-Hour Movie from MyPillow CEO
CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell released a three-hour documentary on his baseless allegations of voter fraud, which this week led to an on-air row between Lindell and presenters at Conservative Newsmax.
The film, titled “Absolute Proof,” will be available on cable TV, online and airing for 12 hours on One America News Network.
The Conservative Channel, which in recent months has broadcast false election statements, issues a warning on Lindell’s film indicating that it is pay and “opinion only” programming.
He also distanced himself from Lindell’s statements about Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic USA, two voting technology companies that have been at the forefront of conspiracy theories promulgated by former President TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats sound the alarm over loss in Connecticut suburb Abbott Laboratories orders employees to dispose of COVID-19 testing equipment promptly Sunday shows sneak peek: chaos in Kabul hampers US evacuation efforts United PLUSsupporters of.
Dominion Voting Systems threatened to sue Lindell in January over its claims.
Smartmatic earlier this week continued Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiKinzinger on GOP lawmaker’s bomb threat statement on Capitol Hill: ‘Evil’ foreign lobbyists donate to M in 2020 election: FEC watchdog report raises concerns regarding foreign money in US politics MORE and Sidney Powell, two of Trump’s former attorneys, Fox News and three of his hosts for calumny in a $ 2.7 billion case, accusing them of spreading false allegations about the company related to the elections.
Liberal group Media Matters noted the warning and the fact that OAN would air the film for 12 consecutive hours.
OAN is showing MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s documentary on how the election was stolen for twelve straight hours today.
Here is the disclaimer at the top stating that this is paid, “opinion-only” programming, and OAN does not endorse statements regarding: Dominion / Smartmatic. pic.twitter.com/pm4CaduJXc
– Matthieu Gertz (@MattGertz) February 5, 2021
Conspiracy theories surrounding the election were at the center of a pro-Trump mob attack on Capitol Hill last month that halted Congressional certification of Electoral College results.
The riot underscored the danger caused by conspiracy theories. Five people died in connection with the riot, including a Capitol police officer. A number of officers were seen in videos attacked by members of the crowd.
Lindell’s baseless allegations of electoral fraud led to his Twitter deletion.
Earlier this week, a Newsmax host left a live interview with Lindell, apparently out of fear that the CEO of MyPillow would make fraudulent election statements.