Mehdi Hasan

Mehdi Hasan

Host, @mehdihasanshow on @MSNBC and NBC's @peacockTV. Also now on Mastodon:

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At what point do reporters confront Republican lawmakers and candidates over the fact that their de facto party leader and only declared presidential candidate so far keeps promoting QAnon, which the FBI has considered a domestic terror threat? Why is this not a bigger story??

“Is this truly about human rights, or is it that Western pundits can’t stomach the idea that an Arab Middle East country will host the World Cup?” asks my colleague @AymanM ⁩

"I am just fed up of these Republicans who served under Trump... then distanced themselves from Trump in order to sell a book, but still won't rule out supporting him again in 2 years time! I am fed up of their cowardice." Me to @AymanM  on Pence & Barr:

"InshAllah." My response to @AymanM  tonight, in our @MSNBC  live handover, when he asked me if #England  are going to bring it home. #WorldCup2022  😉

Finally, some relevant advice from Chomsky: “My own concern is primarily the terror...carried out by my own state… It is very easy to denounce the atrocities of someone else. That has about as much ethical value as denouncing atrocities that took place in the 18th century.”

Hard to disagree with @ParkerMolloy ⁩’s breakdown/analysis here.

What’s worse? That Cornyn seems to have signed his tweet as Ted and Heidi (was this a copy and paste job gone wrong?) or that it’s still up online hours later? 🤔

This is perhaps the best piece I have read in a while on Musk and why he’s doing what he’s doing. 👇🏽👇🏽


Hey US media folks, here, I would argue immodestly, is how you interview a Trump supporter on Trump's lies:

Cruz is a graduate of Princeton and Yale, a lawyer, a senator, the multimillionaire husband of a Goldman Sachs executive, who sends his kids to an exclusive school, but sure, let’s listen to him on ‘elites’!

So folks have been comparing the weird @GMB  morning show interview with the climate activist in the UK with *that* scene from #DontLookUp . So we at the @MehdiHasanShow  put them side by side & the results are.. astounding. Reality mirroring art! Watch:

Think of people around the world tonight who need Twitter to get their voices heard, to document human rights abuses and injustices, to get attention, expose war crimes, and more. All of them could be about to be cut off because the world’s richest man wanted to own the libs.

Most Americans - including educated, informed Americans; including people working in politics and the media - still don’t understand how close we are to fully losing our democracy in the next year or two.

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?

1. It's astonishing how wrong so many of the predictions of a 'red wave/tsunami' were. I for one am fed up with pundits and commentators getting things so, so wrong & then just... moving on. So here's a thread/reminder of some of the worst midterm predictions. Read/share/enjoy:

Fox and the Republicans are losing their minds over Joe Biden calling MAGA "semi-fascist." But they'd never call their political opponents "fascists," right? Right?? You'll be shocked, shocked I tell you! Roll the tape: