In her first night as an official Fox Reports contributor, the sociable phenom popularly nicknamed ‘White Power Barbie’ was welcomed with a slavering undertone of aging-male bonhomie.
“That’s a fill of crap!” Tomi Lahren exclaimed on Fox News with her typical mix of outraged certitude and barnyard bluntness.
She was showing her insights on the FBI’s rationale–that there’s negligible open public desire for Hillary Clinton’s ageing emails–for rejecting a Freedom of Information Function obtain same.
Ratcheting up her indignation over a concern that curdled long ago–yet is one of the Fox Media Channel’s heavy motifs–Lahren added that the idea that Clinton’s “privacy somehow trumps our right to know” was untenable and that the FBI would be well encouraged to turn on the thousands and thousands of her missing messages. “I’m sorry–your personal privacy rights are out the home window,” she resolved the former secretary of state and unsuccessful Democratic presidential applicant.
Then arrived a lot of chatter about prosecuting Clinton and throwing her in jail. Lahren vowed that she wouldn’t stop pressing the e-mail case until the Democrats and advertising halted bleating about Russia, Russia, Russia.
And so the attractive, luxuriantly blond-tressed South Dakota native–whose popular nickname, matching to her IMDB site, is “White Electric power Barbie”–spent her first nights on Wednesday’s installment of Hannity as an official Fox Reports contributor.
The 25-year-old Donald Trump acolyte–a phenom on cultural advertising whose Facebook videos (in which she recites her furious screeds against famous brands Black Lives Matter from what looks like the driver’s seat of an well-leathered luxury sedan) boast more than 4 million followers–has finally absent totally legit.
She’s snagged a presumably rewarding gig on the Trump-friendly wire network–which will most likely require her to relocate to NY from Dallas, where until five months ago she’d managed an eponymous television show on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze–after manifesting her genius for self-dramatization and career-enhancing controversy.
Lahren’s showbiz credits include her issue from the liberal South African comedian Trevor Noah in the Daily Show previous December–more temperature than light, with Noah slyly puncturing her flimsier statements when not giggling and rolling his eyes–and then, best of all in conditions of savvy branding, the riveting point in time when Beck summarily sacked her from Blaze, prompting a fusillade of unpleasant litigation, after she continued The View in March and declared herself and only abortion rights.
On Wednesday nighttime, both Hannity and Geraldo Rivera–Lahren’s supposedly liberal adversary, like Lahren, appearing remotely–effusively welcomed her to the (possibly dysfunctional) Fox Media family with a slavering undertone of aging-male bonhomie.
The 55-year-old Hannity warned Rivera that he was heading, for clear reasons, to ask Lahren first, and the 74-year-old, mustachioed Rivera (by his own consideration, a voracious girls’ man in his day, with a lascivious glint in his eyes) said that if he were working the show, he’d also let Lahren obtain the ball rolling.
“I’m gonna go to her first on a regular basis,” Hannity threatened.
“I would desire so,” said Rivera, who–let’s be honest–looks miraculously well-preserved. “So would I.”
“Welcome to the Fox News Channel,” Hannity added. “Our audience is very familiar with you–you’ve been on a huge amount of times before.”
“Welcome, Tomi,” Rivera crooned. “Although I naturally disagree with a lot of her political positions, I think she has brains, she’s reasonable, and she’s received, most importantly, if you ask me therefore you, true grit.”
Yet Lahren smirked, shook her mind in mock astonishment, and rolled her eye when Rivera argued that Hillary Clinton’s e-mails were old news of no importance–“Enough already!”–and that Republicans and Trumpkins only broken themselves by constantly taking them up. He talked about SC Rep. Trey Gowdy as having destroyed his political prospects and just-resigned Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz as having “destroyed his career” because of his Clinton email obsession.
“It didn’t destroy his profession,” Hannity chimed in. “He’s at Fox.”
Exactly like Lahren.