Glenn Beck heats up ‘The Blaze’, fires Tomi Lahren
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2017 — “Constitutionalist” and political pundit Tomi Lahren was cut from Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze” after being suspended for making comments on “The View” in which she called pro-life Republicans hypocrites.
Pundits have said that the decision to cut Lahren was to “remind the world of his [Beck’s] conservative principles by sidelining Tomi after she insulted conservatives by calling them hypocrites.”
Lahren had gained fame for her strong remarks about millennials, liberals, and “snowflakes.” Lahren’s contract was set to expire in September and many are speculating about whether she will now appear on Fox News.
During her time on “The Blaze,” Lahren hosted a segment “Final Thoughts” where she discussed sensitive issues such as Black Lives Matter and radical Islam. Lahren’s fan-base began to attack her following her comments last week. Some of her followers claim she sold out for the approval of the ladies of “The View” and said she was just seeking attention.
Following Beck’s decision to suspend Lahren, she fired back saying, “I speak my truth. If you don’t like it, tough. I will always be honest and stand in my truth.” Lahren appears to have kept a positive attitude, tweeting inspiration quotes and later asked if there’s anything good on TV, with the hashtage #TeamTomi.
Lahren’s comments received a harsh rebuke from Glenn Beck:
“I would disagree that you’re a hypocrite if you want limited government and yet you want the government to protect life of the unborn. It’s very, very clear … But it takes intellectual honesty, and it takes a willingness to actually think these things through and to do more than just read Twitter or Facebook to get your news and your political opinions.”
Lahren may have a hard time finding a job because of her comments, which are widely viewed as anti-Conservative. Her strongest talent has been to master social media in a way that gets her message out without having a major media network filtering her comments, but that form of messaging does not guarantee a paycheck.