Her pro-abortion stance had nothing to do with her dismissal.
That’s what conservative talk radio host and TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck told Mediaite’s John Ziegler in a podcast conversation about video commentator Tomi Lahren.
Ziegler brought up Lahren’s name about 28 minutes into the interview, referring to her as a “fire-breathing Trump supporter with sex appeal.”
“I would’ve fired [Lahren] the day I met her in the hallway,” he said. “And that’s no kidding.”
He said that until recently he only served in an advisory capacity in the media outlet he created and had no control over employment at The Blaze.
“Up until — what? — two months ago I had nothing to do with The Blaze,” Beck said. “I neither hired nor fired. I would give my opinion, but I self-sequestered myself in a stupid idea of that way they can have their own credibility and their own problems and I don’t affect them and they don’t affect me.”
Beck went on to say that in his advisory capacity he told TheBlaze’s management team “from the beginning” that it should sever ties with Lahren, but that advice was ignored for months.
Months later he eventually received a phone call in which he was told they were about to do exactly that. He’s not sure what the reason was, except that it had nothing to do with her appearance on “The View,” in which she announced that she was pro-choice on the abortion issue, an admission that left conservatives enraged.
She was suspended from TheBlaze shortly after that appearance.
Beck told Ziegler that notwithstanding the timing of her dismissal from the organization, it had nothing to do with her pro-choice stance. In fact, he said that his first hire was a conservative black woman who was also pro-choice.
“What I have a problem with is somebody who will change their point of view, or that will say absolutely crazy red-meat things and not have any intellectual firepower to back it up.”
Lahren’s “Final Thoughts” video commentary was described as anger-filled by “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah during her appearance on the Comedy Central show.
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