New Gig, Same Schtick: Ousted MSNBC Host Takes Anti-Israel Demands To The Guardian
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 11: Mehdi Hasan attends the Muslim Public Affairs Council Covention: Authentic Voices For Principled Changed at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles on November 11, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Recently-ousted MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan, formerly of “The Mehdi Hasan Show,” joined The Guardian U.S. — and used his first column to call on President Joe Biden to “stop the bombing in Gaza.”

“I have been poring over columns in the Guardian since I was a teenager. Now I get to write some of my own in what is perhaps one of the busiest and biggest news years of my lifetime,” Hasan touted his new gig in a statement to news outlet Semafor. “It’s a huge honor and a privilege.”

“Mr President, make the call. End this genocide,” Hasan demanded in the sub-headline of his column.

Hasan then proceeded to lay out a case against Israel, mentioning the atrocities committed by Hamas terrorists against Israeli civilians only once — and burying it in paragraph 22 of 27: “Biden, like millions of Americans and others around the world, was understandably horrified by the terror endured by Israelis on 7 October.”

“But where is his horror over the ongoing terror in Gaza?” Hasan immediately pivoted, relying solely on the numbers published by the Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry. “Over the two Palestinian mothers being killed there every hour or the 10 Palestinian kids having one or both of their legs amputated every day or the one in four Palestinians literally starving in Gaza right now?”

He then claimed that a phone call from President Biden to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu would be all it would take to bring about an immediate ceasefire.

“We know Biden has the power to stop Netanyahu from killing Palestinians en masse in Gaza because … he has done it before. In May 2021, Israel bombed the strip for 11 straight days, killing more than 100 Palestinians, including 66 children,” Hasan wrote. “Then as now, Netanyahu rejected calls for a ceasefire – from Hamas, as well as from France, Egypt and Jordan.”

“But guess who he couldn’t reject? Yes, the president of the United States. ‘We need to accomplish more,’ pleaded Netanyahu when Biden called him on 19 May, according to the journalist Franklin Foer. The president’s response? ‘Hey, man, we are out of runway here. It’s over,'” Hasan continued, adding, “Two days later, a ceasefire was announced. And, less than a month later, the Israeli prime minister had been ejected from office.”


Hasan has a long history of attacking Israel and defending well-known anti-Semitic members of Congress like Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Hasan, who previously worked for Al Jazeera, has also defended anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns.

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