MyPillow’s suit follows a $1.3 billion lawsuit Dominion filed against both Lindell and MyPillow in February, after he spread baseless claims that it had developed technology to switch votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden.
“Why don’t you report? Fox, report, have me on,” Lindell said during the livestream. “We can talk about Frank, talk about this lawsuit,” he added, after naming Fox hosts Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, and Tucker Carlson.
Fox didn’t respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Fox News said in a statement earlier this year that it was “proud” of its election coverage, and that it would “vigorously” defend itself against the lawsuits in court.
Lindell said during his livestream Tuesday that “Fox has already been sued by Dominion and Smartmatic, so if you’ve already been sued, why would you not want to pour out the evidence that you were talking about before anyway?”
He added that MyPillow was “suing Dominion because they’re suppressing our right to free speech and it affects you Fox, it affects all the outlets, why not have me on?”
Lindell also asked Newsmax and its CEO, Chris Ruddy, to invite him on again.
He even urged CNN’s Anderson Cooper to speak to him. Cooper sparred with Lindell during an interview in August after the CEO pushed an unproven “cure” for the coronavirus.
“I’ll even come on your rotten show,” Lindell said, directed at Cooper, during Tuesday’s livestream.
CEOs like Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella are among the top 100 most overpaid CEOs, according to a new report from As You Sow.
It’s no secret that CEOs of S&P 500 companies make good money. However, As You Sow’s list doesn’t rank by the size of a CEO’s salary. Instead, the corporate responsibility non-profit uses different metrics to identify whether or not a CEO is being overpaid.
To do this, the study took three main factors into account: the amount of extra dollars a CEO receives based on past company performance and pay, the number of shareholders who voted against a CEO’s pay package, and the ratio comparing the executive’s compensation to the company’s median employee pay. The latter was weighed less heavily.
Coincidentally, the highest salary on the list happens to belong to the most overpaid CEO: Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai, who receives a pay of $280,621,552, according to the report. To compare, the median pay of Alphabet workers sits at $258,708, which is a CEO to worker pay ratio of 1,085 to one.
Pichai is being paid an excess of $266,698,263, according to As You Sow.
To compare, the median employee pay at Facebook is $247,883. This amounts to a CEO to worker pay ratio of 94 to one, lower than both Microsoft and Alphabet’s.
However, the list wasn’t just dominated by tech leaders. Bob Iger, the former CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Lachlan Murdoch of Fox Corporation, and Miguel Patricio of the Kraft Heinz Company were all listed among the top 30 most overpaid CEOs.
And according to the study, companies that have consistently graced the list are performing worse than those that have never been mentioned. As You Sow has published this report annually since 2015, and nine CEOs have made the list every year, amounting to a total pay of $2 billion. However, these nine businesses have seen a lower annualized shareholder return compared to S&P 500 companies that have never made the overpaid CEO list.
These nine companies include: Discovery, Walt Disney, Comcast, AT&T, Goldman Sachs, IBM, McKesson, Ralph Lauren, and Regeneron.
This consistent overpaying of CEOs can signal several concerns, specifically “poor accountability, weak governance, and lack of concern for shareholder interests,” the study notes.
However, this overcompensation issue may soon be changing as more shareholders are beginning to vote against these hefty CEO paychecks, according to Rosanna Landis Weaver, the report’s author.
“We might be going into a spring where we see higher votes against pay, particularly at companies that try to insulate their executive compensation from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Weaver told Insider.
These were the top 30 most overpaid CEOs, according to As You Sow’s new report: