You should be forgiven if you’ve never heard the name Tomi Lahren. But you’ve all known women, or more accurately girls, like her at some point in your life. I knew one like her in college. Her name was Kim, and she was thin, pretty, and arched her back while she walked to make sure male eyes were on her. A friend of mine dated her for six months. It took him a year to recuperate from the emotional battering he received. After college and a stint as an intern for then-US Representative Kristi Noem, Miss Thang hosted her own show for the fascist “news” network OANN. College girl Kim posed, bridled, and talked dirty because she knew the boys liked it. Tomi posed, bridled, and engaged in political dirty talk, making headlines in 2015 when, after a Muslim shooter killed four arines in Chattanooga, accused then-President Obama of being “more concerned with Muslim sensitivity than the honor and sacrifice made by those Marines.” From there she moved on to Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze, where her ranting and pouting gained her even more views by the dirty old men who make up the majority of conservative television viewers. She finally landed at — surprise! — Fox News, where she hosts her own show on Fox’s ancillary streaming network Fox Nation. Her years of compiling street cred with one bigoted, poisonous rant and tweet after another came to a head Monday, April 27, when she posted the following tweet (now deleted, because we all know that once you delete a tweet, it instantly disappears from everyone’s memory like it never happened): She wrote, “Compliance starting to look a whole lot like willful slavery #ReopenAmerica” Only an ignorant racist like Tomi Lahren could write such a thing without being satirical. People, of course, did not instantly forget. Why did you delete your willful slavery tweet, Trash? — Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) April 27, 2020 Why did you delete the tweet from earlier Tomi? Afraid you gonna join Diamond and Silk? — alCapp (@al5252) April 28, 2020 Lahren’s bosses at Fox Pravda are fine with her and other commentators cheering on the ReOpen protesters, but have reminded them to advise their listeners to observe social distancing while storming their state’s governmental offices demanding that they be allowed to scarf up their chili cheese fries in their favorite restaurants’ dining rooms. Tomi’s false equivalence of social distancing/quarantining and slavery is particularly pernicious. Let’s compare the two, drawing on a list written by actress Melissa Chambers: Slavery is when you are torn from your homeland and your family, shipped against your will to a foreign country, sold to the highest bidder, forced to work for a “master” who brutalizes and tortures you if you dare speak like a human being, and denied your freedom. You can be raped. You can be lynched. Your family can be sold into slavery away from you. You are less than an animal in the eyes of your “owners” and of society. Social distancing and quarantining? You keep six feet from the neighbors and the people you’re shopping with. You wear a mask. You stay home, play in the yard, complete puzzles with the kids, defeat a new level of Fallout, go for walks around the neighborhood, eat too much, and binge-watch television. Chambers sums it […]
Tomi Lahren is the Fox News “it girl” who frequently appears on the network to give America her “final thoughts”—thoughts which tend to be cruel, simple-minded and even overtly racist. She fancies herself as a tough talking conservative, owning us...
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