Who gave the best political rant of 2017: Tomi Lahren or Laura Ingraham? | The Tylt
Who gave the best political rant of 2017: Tomi Lahren or Laura Ingraham?
To many, 2017 has been the year of political opinions. Everyone—from athletes to actors to country singers—has had something to say about the current political climate. But it has also given politicos the chance to shine and unleash their greatest political rants to date.
Political personalities on both ends of the spectrum have seized the moment, becoming rock stars in their own right as politics take center stage. From seasoned commentators to rising stars, The Tylt wants to know who you think delivered the best political rant of 2017.
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Love her or hate her, Tomi Lahren made a huge splash in 2017. Lahren rose to prominence during the 2016 election after making viral videos, which gained her more than 4.5 million Facebook followers. Lahren graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2014 where she earned a B.A. in broadcast journalism and political science. After serving as an intern for Congresswoman Kristi Noem's Rapid City office, Lahren was given the opportunity to host her own show called Tomi on TheBlaze.
While she was fired from TheBlaze earlier this year for making pro-choice comments, Lahren has since become a regular contributor on Fox News and a national political star. At only 25 years old, Lahren has proven she's not somebody to mess with.
Lahren has always been known for her no-nonsense approach to her political rants, and as a Fox News contributor, Lahren hasn't held back one bit. One of her best politirage moments came in the form of a take down of NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem.
"And here's the thing about the First Amendment, free speech and freedom of expression--Democrats, kneelers and leftist mainstream media hacks listen up--free speech isn't just saying what you want to say, it's also hearing what you don't want to hear.
Your protest doesn't get a safe space. It doesn't get bubble wrap. You want to get political? Fine, put it out there, disrespect the country. But don't for one second think people like me are gonna let it go unquestioned. No. I'll be happy to remind you what that flag and anthem mean because maybe, just maybe, it's bigger than you and your temper tantrum."
But Lahren isn't the only blonde on Fox News full of politirage. Radio-host-turned-television-star Laura Ingraham has worked in the political-media-industrial complex for over 30 years. The "queen of conservative talk radio" recently landed her own Fox News show The Ingraham Angle, where she claims she is the champion of "heartland America."
Ingraham worked as a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan in the 1980s before attending law school and clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In the 1990s, she was a commentator for both CBS and MSNBC before launching her radio show The Laura Ingraham Show in 2001.
Ingraham has long defended people of faith, and felt hostility toward religion was partly responsible for the Texas church shooting that left 26 people dead. Ingraham attacked liberals for demeaning "thoughts and prayers" in the wake of tragedy.
"The hostility to faith infects the popular culture. There is militant secularism moving throughout the country that not only disparages people of faith, but targets them because of it. Entertainment and media elites caricature people like those in that church in Sutherland Springs, as intolerant, backwood yahoos and Bible-thumpers. When they're actually among the best of America.
If you pay close attention, these elites are not only trying to politicize this tragedy, but they're disparaging the faith of the people killed in those pews."