Mehdi Hasan

Mehdi Hasan


Columnist, The Intercept. Host, Deconstructed podcast. Presenter, Al Jazeera English TV shows (UpFront & Head to Head). A Brit now based in DC.

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This is not a drill. Here are state Republicans in Georgia openly and proudly beginning the process of taking over elections control and counting in Georgia’s most populous, 2nd-most diverse, and heavily Democratic county.

Watching rightwingers hope for American Olympians to lose and celebrating when they do is another reminder of how fraudulent and conditional the right’s ‘patriotism’ really is.

I’m also impressed by the sheer diversity in the crowd that’s on display (!)

“Having half the population vaccinated and half unvaccinated and unprotected — that is the exact experiment I would design if I were a devil and trying to design a vaccine-busting virus.”

When you elect people like @CoriBush4Senate  to Congress, who comes from a very different background to most other members of Congress, you get very different tactics - and very different results. 👏🏽

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Don’t forget, @Kaepernick7  was lambasted by conservatives, and had his career destroyed, for the imaginary offense, and supposedly unforgivable crime, of ’disrespecting’ the troops. And yet here is Trump calling dead US troops “losers” and there’ll be no backlash from the right.

If you only watch 1 thing tonight, please watch this rather chilling video that my producer, the great & powerful Ivy Green made, putting Trump's lying pro-terror words on Fox over images of the actual violence from January 6th. #mustwatch  @MehdiHasanShow 

Election officials are saying they fear for their lives. The president's son is calling for "total war." The president's former top adviser is calling for the beheading of the FBI chief. But yeah, those of us who talk of authoritarianism & fascism, we're the alarmists, right?

Trump should be remembered as the man who demanded Hillary Clinton be ‘locked up’ while wishing Ghislaine Maxwell ‘well.’

Horrifying. It was bad enough when Palestinians in Gaza weren’t able to get vaccinated, but now to reportedly lose their only coronavirus testing lab is... beyond words.

Let that sink in: the top infectious disease scientist in the US government in the midst of a pandemic needs a security detail because the president’s supporters, egged on by the president - his boss, head of the government - hate him and want him gone.

"The fundamental unavoidable reality at the heart of the [Israel-Palestine] conflict is that there is an asymmetry of power here. One side is the occupier. The other side is occupied." Me, tonight, on why we shouldn't just talk of 'clashes' in Jerusalem:

To be clear: there is no other Western democracy I can think of where armed men in camo and other military-style gear regularly turn up on the streets of cities and towns, who aren't themselves anything to do with law enforcement but who get left alone by law enforcement.

Literally the only Tucker Carlson interview you ever need to watch - with the brilliant @rcbregman . Still makes me chuckle:

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