The battle between Tomi Lahren and Glenn Beck’s media company, the Blaze, continues to heat up, even after the two sides agreed to a non-disparagement agreement that should technically keep them from speaking poorly of each other in public.
The most recent revelations in the ongoing legal dispute continues to paint a very ugly picture of former Blaze host, Tomi Lahren. Over the last few months many pieces have been written that paint the rambunctious host as “difficult” to work with, volatile, and even downright vindictive and the latest story from on the feud continues that theme.
The Daily Caller is now reporting that everything we’ve heard about Lahren’s difficult personality is true, and even worse than originally reported. The DC reports that Lahren “butted heads” with other network personalities, that she cared more about getting attention than about making sure that she was getting positive attention, that her show was poorly received and not bringing in the expected revenue, that her work ethic was poor, that she was racially insensitive, and that she was dishonest.
One of the biggest problems with Lahren, sources said, was that she didn’t seem to care what people were saying about her as much as she cared that they were talking about her. “At least they’re talking about me,” sources quoted her as regularly saying.
Lahren became more polarizing as she grew in fame and realized she could go viral by being divisive, sources said. “She was always trying to chase that next million-view video,” one said.
Despite her success on Facebook, Lahren’s show performed relatively poorly on live TV, struggling to keep regular viewers and advertisers, the sources said. The Blaze’s countersuit against Lahren noted that “several advertisers reported that Lahren was difficult to work with and that their advertisements performed poorly on her show, which resulted in lower than expected advertising support for Lahren.”…
Off camera, Lahren was a “diva” who expected royal treatment to the extreme, sources said…
Lahren’s work ethic was also problematic, sources said, and she would often refuse to work morning hours.
“She’s just not a pro and has ambition above her skill set and attitude,” another source said. “She created a toxic atmosphere and was not easy for people to work with.”
From the sound of it, Lahren was lucky that she wasn’t fired much sooner. While her pro-abortion comments on the View wasn’t the primary reason for deciding to finally cut ties with her, I have to imagine that her decision to criticize the Blaze’s own viewers as “hypocrites,” probably made it easy for Beck to finally end their working relationship. The real question is, will Lahren be able to find another network willing to risk bringing her on knowing how difficult she was for the Blaze?