Sunday, June 16, 2024

Pillow Talk: Conspiracy Theorist Mike Lindell Sneaked Back onto Twitter and Thrown Off Again


Mike Lindell got stuffed again by Twitter.

The right wing conspiracy theorist had been banned by Twitter permanently for helping to incite the January 6th insurrection. He was gone, and not allowed to return.

But this afternoon Lindell decided to try and come back. He started a new account called @MikeJLindell. Within two hours Twitter banned him again, permanently.

This is the second time Lindell tried to sneak back onto the platform after being permanently suspended. The first time was in February 2021 after his initial suspension.

Of course, Lindell posted a video announcing his return. I don’t think he knows the meaning of “stealth.” Instead, he bragged about sneaking in, and was immediately snuffed out.

This comes as Twitter is being purchased by Elon Musk, who may or may not reinstate the cranks and dangerous propagandists that Twitter chucked out, including Donald Trump. Maybe Lindell thought Musk was going to rescue him this time. But even Elon Musk needs to sleep sometimes, and he knows MyPillow is like sleeping on a log, not like one!

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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