Don’t anticipate to see MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan showing on Fox News anytime quickly.
On the newest episode of Mediaite’s “The Interview” podcast, launched Thursday, Hasan stated he has turned down affords to be a visitor on each Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham’s prime time Fox News exhibits. And he revealed why he doesn’t wish to be “any part” of the broadly watched conservative community.
Hasan advised Mediaite editor-in-chief Aidan McLaughlin his major purpose just isn’t eager to legitimize the community, whose prime time personalities particularly push conspiracy theories and stump for ex-President Donald Trump.
“There’s something called a hygiene test,” Hasan defined.” You must have a hygiene check in your private life and your profession. And for me, Fox News doesn’t meet that hygiene check.”
“I can’t go on a channel that pumps out what is akin to white nationalist propaganda every night, COVID denialism with tens of thousands of people, including friends of mine, who passed away,” Hasan continued. “I can’t go on a channel that, you know, demonizes Muslim women who are in Congress as somehow un-American or anti-American.”
Hasan described Fox News’ prime time exhibits as “just propaganda.”
“During the Trump era it was state TV. And now it is just, you know, pushing, it’s QAnon adjacent,” he stated. “You look at Tucker Carlson now basically carrying water for the QAnon conspiracy, which the FBI thinks is a domestic terror threat. So no, I don’t want to be part of any of that.”
Listen to the total episode beneath. Hasan’s feedback on Fox News begin on the 25-minute mark:
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