Glenn Beck said retroactively this week that he wishes he had never hired controversial conservative Tomi Lahren as a media personality on The Blaze.
Beck unleashed his feelings toward Lahren in a podcast hosted by John Ziegler, saying that hindsight is 20/20.
“I would’ve fired [Lahren] the day I met her in the hallway,” he said. “And, that’s no kidding.”
He also made a point to tamp down speculation that Lahren was terminated due to her unveiling of her pro-choice stance on ABC’s “The View” earlier this year.
Lahren came out victorious in a legal battle over what she deemed wrongful termination by the site, blaming her firing entirely on the fact that she has a liberal position on something. However, Beck said this is far from the reason she was fired.
“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,” he said.
Beck isn’t without support on the issue. The Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson detailed in a piece on Lahren’s fall from grace at The Blaze that the fiery blonde was anything but a pleasure to have around. She sought to create controversy at all costs, and it burned out her colleagues.
While there are many things to criticize about Lahren, being thin-skinned isn’t one of them. Some say she was a mastermind at manipulating her followers and couldn’t have cared less what Beck had to say about it.
Lahren posted a provocative photo of herself holding Milo Yiannopoulos’s book, “Dangerous,” with the caption, “Feeling dangerous,” to Instagram and Twitter on Saturday.
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