You had to know she wouldn’t be merciful. She couldn’t just go away.
The unprincipled millennial token, Tomi Lahren, who enjoyed flash-fame on Glenn Beck’s network, The Blaze, has come stomping back, demanding reparations for what she claims was “wrongful termination” by the network.
To recap, Lahren was booted from the network after appearing on “The View,” which is already the equivalent of sitting at the table of the enemy, if you’re a conservative, and voiced the very liberal position of being pro-choice.
The flighty child added insult to injury by declaring conservatives “hypocrites” for being pro-life.
After some testy comments on social media from the boss, Lahren found herself abruptly bounced.
According to Lahren’s suit, filed Friday in Dallas County, The Blaze cancelled Lahren’s show after she made the controversial statement on The View. But The Blaze wanted to keep paying Lahren, the suit says, “presumably hoping they could find an exit strategy to sanitize their unlawful conduct” in breaking Lahren’s employment contract, which was to continue through Sept. 30.
The hubbub surrounding Lahren’s comments was orchestrated to “inflate Beck’s profile, from what has become a mediocre following, all at [Lahren’s] expense,” the suit alleges.
There’s no doubt that Lahren has a following.
She’s young, plays up her looks to distract from her mind-numbing lack of actual principle, and jumped the Trump train early enough to scoop up a lot of alt-right support.
The alt-right thrives on lack of actual knowledge, and she is their low-info goddess.
With all that taken into consideration, it’s no wonder that her departure would whip up some waves.
Her suit against her former employer also claims that a producer from The Blaze accompanied her to her appearance on “The View,” and that the producer praised her appearance, saying nothing about her pro-choice comments.
“No one told [Lahren] that her statements on The View were either improper or inappropriate; and, indeed, that [Lahren’s] point of view is just that — her point of view and freedom of expression,” the suit says.
Beck and The Blaze knew of her pro-choice position, which she had expressed before, and “never took any issue with it,” the suit says.
Lahren’s bosses ordered her to “go dark” and stay silent on social media, the suit says, and her coworkers placed yellow caution tape spelling an ‘X’ on Lahren’s dressing room door. The Blaze terminated her work email account.
Beck may or may not have known she was pro-choice. Did she not likewise know that her employer was a pro-life conservative, and that as he has sought to create a haven for conservative thinkers with The Blaze, that maybe the last thing they needed was for one of their more popular personalities to go on national TV and speak against one of the core principles of conservatism – the right to life?
People like Lahren never think that far ahead.
She’s very much from the “Me! Me! Me!” generation, and she really doesn’t get what it is to be a part of a team or to work towards a common goal, where she isn’t the focus nor is she the mission.
Giving her a platform was a mistake.
In a real show of where we are as a society, she’s also suing for control of her Facebook page, which boasts 4.2 million followers.
Then of course, there’s the issue of court costs and fees, which she wants The Blaze to pay for.
Lahren is still young, and she will likely find some alt-right home to ply her wares, in time.
Until that happens, however, Glenn Beck and The Blaze will have to find a way to extricate themselves from this particular headache, and I wish them luck.