Anderson Cooper and the MyPillow Guy Got Scrappy on CNN

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If you watch television, you haven’t been able to escape MyPillow creator Mike Lindell, whose commercials are omnipresent. It appears as though he’s also an investor in oleandrin, and had the treatment pitched to President Trump.

Today, Lindell did an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. The two got scrappy as they went back and forth about Lindell’s belief in the drug. United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson’s name also kept being brought up:

It seems safe to say that no minds will be changed from this exchange.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. Cooper berates Lindell for not being a scientist or medical doctor…all while Cooper is also not qualified to speak as an authority on medical studies or drug effectiveness. Two can play at that game. This…is CNN.

  2. Ask yourself: why is Anderson Cooper devoting a 30 minute segment to defenestrating Mike Lindell, a private citizen who touts a ‘cure” for Covid? The one and only answer: Trump. Lindell is a vocal supporter of Trump, Trump is the font of all Eeeeevil, destroying the Trump surrogate hurts Trump by association. Or so goes the thinking.

    I agree with Mick above: My Pillow guy — well intended, no doubt — does not fare well here. I’m certainly not persuaded. But that’s not really the point. Have you ever seen Anderson Cooper confront a Dem or progressive as aggressively as he does this out of his depth entrepreneur (who has an incredibly inspiring back-story, btw), on any issue? Of course not. See, I have no problem with Cooper, or any other “journalist” (we’ll pretend they still exist in the MSM) grilling somebody over dubious claims. But this strictly is a one way ratchet. If you’re going to waste a half hour of prime time enfilading someone who, let’s remember, heads up no government agency, makes no policy, is not a doctor — but you give warm tongue baths to officials like, say, Mario Cuomo, who actually killed thousands of people with his insane “Stick the sick in skilled nursing homes, what could go wrong?” edict, and is now setting a Guinness world record in gaslighting by taking a victory lap for his “leadership” — then you have less than zero credibility.

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