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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In case you think Boebert is the only one - here’s Steve King who served 18 years in Congress for the GOP and who Ted Cruz picked to be his 2016 campaign co-chair.

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Guy who makes money off of coal also gets to dominate a Senate committee hearing on it. What would you call this in another country?

Do you have questions about #Omicron , the new Covid variant? Post them in the replies below and I'll try and ask them live on air tonight to my expert guests: virologist @angie_rasmussen  and vaccinologist @PeterHotez . The @MehdiHasanShow , tonight on @peacock , from 7pm ET.

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"Will there be any consequences for Boebert? Or, will Islamophobia continue to remain one of the last acceptable forms of bigotry in Washington D.C.?" From my monologue on the @MehdiHasanShow  tonight, on Lauren Boebert's vicious attack on Ilhan Omar:

The @washingtonpost  and @nytimes  do great journalism but let’s be clear: democracy doesn’t just die in darkness, it dies thanks to normalizing headlines like this:

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Have you heard of 'prison gerrymandering'? I'm ashamed to say I hadn't heard of it until very recently. It's shocking, it's crazy, it's so blatantly racist and anti-democratic - so please do watch and share my monologue on prison gerrymandering:

Some personal news: I'm writing a book! It's called "How to Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking." You're gonna read it, right, when it comes out in 2023? 😉

The mother of the accused Michigan school shooter wrote an open letter to Trump in 2016: "As a female and a Realtor, thank you for allowing my right to bear arms."

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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.

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

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?

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 

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.

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.

Anyone who watches my show knows I am as critical of Manchinema as the next person - if not more so! - but why do we give *50* GOP senators a pass? Why aren’t they constantly being asked by reporters why they don’t support popular & necessary measures on climate or paid leave?

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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