Tomi Lahren, host of Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network, argued this week that Beyonce’s tribute to Black Lives Matter and the Black Panthers at the Super Bowl was unfair to “little white girls” who like her music.
“First it was hands up, don’t shoot,” Lahren complained during her Tuesday show. “Then it was burning down buildings and looting drug stores, all the way to #OscarSoWhite. And now, even the Super Bowl halftime show has become a way to politicize and advance the notion that black lives matter more.”
According to the host, Beyonce was “ramrodding an aggressive agenda down our throats, and using fame and entertainment value to do so.”
“Congratulations, Beyonce, you made your statement,” she continued. “The Super Bowl, the most watched event on television. A game that brings Americans of every color, background and political party together. A game where black fans cheer next to white fans.”
“Good for you, you made headlines. You’re just like President Obama, Jada Pinkett Smith, Al Sharpton and so many others just can’t let America heal, keep ripping off the historical Band-Aid. Why be a cultural leader when you can play the victim, right?”
Lahren added: “White people like your music too, white people buy your songs on iTunes, memorize your lyrics and admire your talent and beauty.”
According to the host, “little white girls want to be like you just as much as little black girls do.”
“But instead of recognizing that, you rather perpetuate the great battle of the races,” Lahren ranted. “Your husband was a drug dealer. For fourteen years, he sold crack cocaine.”
“Talk about protecting black neighborhoods? Start at home,” she concluded.
In a column on Wednesday, Hip Hollywood’s Eric Berry blasted Lahren’s remarks as “total lunacy.”
“What Tomi gets, but will not admit because she’s a paid GOP troll, is that the #BLM message has always been ‘Black lives matter’. Not more. Just matter,” he wrote. “Beyonce and so many others like her are not using their voices to abolish slavery, or lobby congress to establish a 15th Amendment, so the ‘historical bandaid’ line is nutter (not to be confused with utter) nonsense.”
“Lahren’s real issue with Beyonce’s militant dance off with Bruno Mars becomes apparent: that being what gives this Black entertainer the right to publicly denounce the unjustified murders of Black civilians instead of entertaining me.”
Watch the video below from The Blaze.
Vindman blows up Jim Jordan’s smear of his service by reading glowing performance review
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Tuesday shut down an attempt by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to question his service to his country by reading a glowing performance review given to him by former National Security Council staffer Fiona Hill.
During his questioning, Jordan quoted testimony from fellow impeachment inquiry witness Tim Morrison, who said he "had concerns about Lt. Col. Vindman's judgment" and said those concerns were also shared by Hill.
Jordan asked Vindman why his colleagues would question his judgement -- and the lieutenant colonel proceeded to read directly from Hill's final performance review of his work.
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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin came away impressed by the two officials' testimony, and he said they made a significant dent into the Republican Party's strategy to defend Trump.
"There was a sound you can hear during a lot of the testimony today, which was Republican talking points disintegrating, like crystals falling apart," he said.
‘I’m an American’: Lt Col Vindman laughs off GOP counsel’s attempts to question his loyalty
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman laughed off questions about an offer by a Ukrainian official to serve as that country's defense minister.
The Soviet-born Vindman, who emigrated to the U.S. as a child and later served in the Iraq War, agreed that a Ukrainian official had offered him the government position three times during an official visit for the inauguration of the country's new president, Volodymyr Zelensky.
"I don't know (why the position was offered), but every single time I dismissed it," Vindman said. "Upon returning I notified my chain of command and the appropriate counter-intelligence folks about the offer."