Actually, he was responsible for several prank calls on Lindell's show.
The joker Ron Blackman is apparently an old hand. He has a podcast called The Macron Show and usually uses "social engineering and spoofing of caller IDs" to soften a target and make it more prone to skull digging.
According to Blackman, Frank Speech and Lindell were easy grades.
Blackman was preparing to prank the MyPillow boss for weeks, and the original plan was to register a bunch of new usernames with Frank Speech and use them to drive the pro-Trump pillow seller during his 48-hour kickoff Events with the title “Frank-a-thon. "Despite the eagerly anticipated launch, the site had immediate problems on Monday with many users unable to log in and set up their profiles.
Not only is Lindell easy to fool, Blackman said, but the prank calls have been made particularly easy thanks to Brannon Howse, co-host of the MyPillow CEO, an election conspirator and right-wing speaker.
"This guy is dumber than a bag of stones," Blackman said of Howse. "He's the reason I got to Lindell so easily yesterday."
Blackman says he got Howse's personal cell phone number from his public Facebook page, which made it pretty easy to call the show. Blackman first aired while pretending to be a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. "I just told her (the assistant) to give me Mike's number and she did it without thinking, ”Blackman told the Daily Beast. “And it 100% proves that he didn't even have a plan for his big live stream. He totally winged it. I'm sitting there with his iPhone on his desk, praying someone good will call to support him. "
As for the Trump call, Blackman says he faked a number from Mar-a-Lago. "I knew for sure that I had about a second to say what I wanted before Lindell panicked and hung up. I used a Donald Trump soundboard that said 'hello everyone' to reel him in, and then i yelled my website name so at least everyone who heard it knew where to find me so that we could hijack all of their effort and time and use it to make a prank call show instead of their website apply. "
And here is Blackman's handiwork:
Kimmel also had a little more fun at Lindell and Frank's expense on Tuesday night.
In the meantime – and sorry if that bury the Lede – nothing seems to be working on Frankspeech.com at the time of this writing, other than the live feed from the baby monitor, which we all use to ensure Lindell doesn't choke death on a Lego.
This is what the page looked like on April 21 at 10:15 a.m. PT:
Given that Lindell had planned to make its website available to everyone on Monday and VIPs last Thursday, this can only be viewed as unfortunate. (So for Lindell. It's a blessing for democracy and comedy.)
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new "FRANK" social media platform was due to be released at 9:00 am EST – but it's not looking good right now! pic.twitter.com/3DdszJydsB
– Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) April 19, 2021
Gee, It's almost like this guy doesn't have any relevant experience in television production or launching social media platforms.
People who are stupid enough to believe Lindell, but not stupid enough to believe that this is the way he wanted to start his great free expression website, complain.
Mike Lindell's new social platform "FRANK", CEO of MyPillow, was due to launch their "VIP" option last night, but didn't get off the ground. Users stayed up until 3 a.m. while others tried to get in touch with Lindell. pic.twitter.com/w4kbkgiPoi
– Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) April 16, 2021
And for a while earlier on Wednesday, the site was completely offline.
Because that's exactly what you want people to see when you launch a new product that you've been hyping for weeks: on a page that claims the website is undergoing "scheduled maintenance."
There's always FrankSocialMedia.com, courtesy of the folks at The Good Liars.
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