When browsing the internet, I often come across things I agree with and thing that I disagree with. Rarely do I run into any sort of argument that truly baffles me, and it finally happened.
I was looking up recent topics that are currently pretty contentious and I came across a video clip from Fox News regarding the fad known as “the tide pod challenge”. This video clip was of a segment titled “Tomi Lahren’s Final Thoughts” where Tomi Lahren talks about certain issues that are occurring in the United States. As mentioned before, Lahren seems as though she is talking about this “tide pod challenge” but later turns around and starts talking about much more, and in far too little detail.
Lahren’s tactics for explaining why this fad occurs is not filled with any sort of supportive evidence or greater analysis, she basically just says “this is why” and uses large labels. She bashes her own generation for having bad ideas after praising it. She labels the tide pod challenge as a political and parenting issue but says nothing about how or why. Lahren primarily uses contrast between modern day society and parenting methods and more “traditional” methods.
Lahren’s biases show through very clearly and even uses it as a point of attraction for viewers who agree. She has an obvious bias for more traditional thinking and ideas. At the end, Lahren says “The Left, which dictates popular culture, brainwashes young people into believing they live in a world where 64 gender options are up for selection. Everything is free. Beyonce is a God Queen, and eating detergent is funny.” which just brings up completely irrelevant information for the sake of making her non-factual argument, seem more valid in the eyes of those who agree with her views because it is juxtaposed with other contentious topics. These references to other topics shows that she has a very strong bias and is more interested in getting people on her side than sharing news with viewers.
Overall, Tomi Lahren’s inconsistency with topics, lack of supportive evidence or any deeper analysis, and focus on gaining fans over reporting news, makes it tough for me to see why anyone would listen to her for real news.
One of my final thoughs: I don’t even know if she actually thinks these things, she could be an act to please a crowd for all I know. Either way, she is interesting to observe.
LINK TO ARTICLE: http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/26/tomi-lahren-tide-pod-challenge-pay-attention-parents-and-do-better