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Column: What happens to businesses
when their CEOs become extremists?

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Posted By: voxpopuli, 1/21/2021 9:55:48 PM

Mike Lindell is discovering the downside of becoming known as a right-wing crank. Or so the My Pillow chief executive claims. He says that in recent days, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's and Wayfair have dropped his product. Lindell is convinced their decisions are related to his continued support for Donald Trump's claims of a rigged election, telling Yahoo Finance that the retailers were pressured by “left-wing groups that attack with bots and trolls."


misleading title.. thought it was about zuckerberg/bezos/gates

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grackle 1/21/2021 10:09:39 PM (No. 669769)
I'm sure the author will quickly file a balancing addendum, citing Dick's Sporting Goods' plummeting sales after the CEO made gun control his hill to die on. And Starbucks' bathroom policy. What's that? Extremists only come from the right? Oh.....
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kate318 1/21/2021 10:37:13 PM (No. 669795)
Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg are killing free speech, promoting left-wing violence and tampering with elections, and Mike Lindell is the extremist?? Democrats are a sick, sick lot.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 1/21/2021 10:48:56 PM (No. 669806)
The LA Times understands this well. They went from being a highly respected newspaper to being an extremist dooshebag nothingburger rag.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Namma 1/21/2021 10:56:14 PM (No. 669818)
I’ll buy My Pillow products. I’m done shopping at kohl’s. BBB and way fair. Dpne
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley 1/21/2021 11:19:57 PM (No. 669838)
Lindell is not stupid. He knows that when any business takes a political stand, it risks angering half the people who might spend their money there. He must have figured it was worth it, and nobody should be surprised.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: seamusm 1/21/2021 11:25:24 PM (No. 669841)
Lindell is not an extremist. But he HAS risked his business survival by hitching onto the conservative star. We deplore those businesses who have pandered to the left. Mike simply bet on the wrong horse and is now paying the price. I hope he and his MyPillow business recovers.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ragu 1/21/2021 11:52:50 PM (No. 669864)
I saw on RSBN Mike Lindell say that yes, some companies are not ordering from him, but his business is up because of sales from "regular people." He discusses his visit with President Trump in the WH, plus much more.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: J. Arthur Brown 1/22/2021 1:03:17 AM (No. 669895)
The headline applies more to Messrs. Zuckerberg and Dorsey, who have already cost their shareholders tens of billions of dollars. I've never shopped at either Kohl's or BB&B in my life, but I immediately bought two king sized pillows online from My Pillow when I read about their nonsense. I suspect that My Pillow will continue to do very well indeed. I
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DonQuijote 1/22/2021 1:07:29 AM (No. 669897)
Had purchased items from Kohls a few weeks ago, and returned them all yesterday. Will not shop there again.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: pmcclure 1/22/2021 1:22:42 AM (No. 669919)
Absolute garbage!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/22/2021 2:02:39 AM (No. 669940)
I will never do any business with any of these 3 businesses.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DCGIRL 1/22/2021 4:36:27 AM (No. 669989)
Okay 75+ million, you know what to do. Stop providing support and shop elsewhere. When the Trump supporters stop shopping at Kohls, BB&B, Wayfair, etc. these companies will crash and burn. I have stopped shopping on Amazon and don't forget Pinterest.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: pros7767 1/22/2021 7:31:40 AM (No. 670074)
Just bought some items from BB&B a few days ago. Heading back today to return the ones I haven't used, with an explanation to the manager as to why they are being returned For a company that is barely above water, this is a very stupid decision, especially since it is a national company with many stores in conservative areas.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 1/22/2021 7:42:42 AM (No. 670090)
He might want to cross check his conclusions with Goya.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: clayusmcret 1/22/2021 7:48:03 AM (No. 670098)
The headline immediately made me think of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter....then I saw it was by the LA Times and suddenly I knew better.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: udanja99 1/22/2021 8:38:51 AM (No. 670161)
I’ve never bought any MyPillow products but have always had tremendous respect for Lindell. As a recovering alcoholic of 33 years, I find his recovery from crack addiction to be amazing. Yesterday I went to his website and bought pillows for my husband and for our guest room. No need to go to any other source for them. Let’s do for him what we did for Chick-Fil-A. I seriously doubt that he would turn on us the way the Cathy family did.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: paral04 1/22/2021 8:56:12 AM (No. 670183)
"Right Wing Crank"?. The writer of this article isn't biased is he? I took back a gift that my daughter sent me that she bought in Bed, Bath and Beyond. No more transactions with that fascist outfit for me. Wayfair and Kohls are included in my boycott. Fair minded people should do the same. Restraint of trade is against the law but we have seen that the judges are in the tank with the NAZIs so justice will not be served. Our only recourse is not to do business with any of these companies. 74 million people is a lot of purchasing power. Let them feel the pain.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: marlon 1/22/2021 9:18:17 AM (No. 670219)
First I will say this; I was skeptical and held off buying a My Pillow. I had read reviews and some people had said the filling had a strange odor. I bought mine at Walmart and actually opened the box first and didn't detect any oder so I bought them. A year later, best pillows ever, hands down. Second, I have not purchased a Tyson chicken product in over 20 years and counting since I learned of there corruption with the Clinton crime family. So you can bet these three stores are off my list as are many more.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: moebellini3 1/22/2021 9:35:09 AM (No. 670240)
This trash was posted by voxpopuli, the code word for illiterate.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mike22 1/22/2021 2:05:35 PM (No. 670670)
I say buy some direct from My Pillow to support Lindell and Trump. You might really like them. And they are having a sale. It is the only pillow I use these days. I don't need to shop in BB & B, Wayfair or Kohl's anymore. I have been buying direct, meeting or beating brick and mortar stores and Amazon. Not as convenient, but so what. I have time.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: NorthernDog 1/22/2021 3:31:14 PM (No. 670775)
JC Penney has jumped on the bandwagon too. It's incredibly stupid of struggling retailers to ditch a profitable product just to appease some losers with a social media account.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 1/22/2021 11:53:00 PM (No. 671160)
Even if you don't buy My Pillow, at least send an email of support. Going to the Kohl's web page, you can't find a way to email them. I think I have gone there twice since they moved to this area. Lousy customer service because of who they hire.
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