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All-caps commentator and Fatherland’s End catalog model Tomi Lahren has only been a part of the Fox News family for a couple of days, making her first, Eliza Doolittle-like descent along the grand staircase into Sean Hannity’s hellmouth. But she’s already proving why she’s one of today’s most respected journalists among people who despise journalism, using her debut to openly admit that Fox’s relentless harping on Hillary Clinton’s emails is just a spite-fueled distraction from the investigation into Donald Trump’s Russian ties.

“How about we make a deal?” Lahren said Wednesday night. “How about when the mainstream media stops covering Russia day in and day out, maybe we can drop the Hillary email scandal. But until then, I think I’m going to stay on it.” That’s our Tomi! Always speaking truth to the power that, whoops, sustains her, and in the process revealing that truth to be disingenuous, sloganeering bullshit based in nothing more than baiting her easily riled fan base into buying more dumb hats! Stay triggered, snowflakes!

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Anyway, presumably looking to establish cause for her inevitable firing and safeguard itself against another lawsuit, Fox News highlighted her quote and shared it with social media.

It didn’t take long for others to point out that covering the ongoing investigation of a sitting U.S. president isn’t quite the same as shouting into the night about the emails of a private citizen who’s now just trying to peddle her depressing book in peaceful defeat. Or that it’s ludicrous to suggest that the network and host who are repeatedly endorsed, by name, by said U.S. president represent a brazenly rebellious alternative to the “mainstream.” Or that Lahren had—seemingly unwittingly—posited that Fox News’ pursuit of Clinton isn’t about seeking justice for Lahren’s heroic “friends who spent a few hours in Benghazi” at all, given that she would abandon it today in exchange for no one ever reporting on Russia again.

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Anyway, admitting that her new employer is nothing but a propaganda arm charged with propping up foils solely to counteract actual stories that are harmful to the state is certainly an embarrassing misstep, and one that will surely have deep repercussions should our world completely reverse course overnight.

 

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