Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan)

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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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Washington DC

2010-04-07 16:57:33

COVID is killing non-white people earlier. For people <65, the median age of a non-white person who died was 31. For white persons, it was 44 years. Likewise of older people was 10 years than whites people.

MAY 20: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) brags coronavirus outbreak “hasn’t happened.”

JULY 12: Florida reports 15,299 coronavirus cases, the largest single-day increase of any state ever, even beating California (11,694 in July) and New York (11,571 from April 15).

MAY 20: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ( @Ron DeSantis) brags coronavirus outbreak “hasn’t happened.” JULY 12: Florida reports 15,299 coronavirus cases, the largest single-day increase of any state ever, even beating California (11,694 in July) and New York (11,571 from April 15).

Cases reported *today* in Florida: 15,300 cases All-time cases in South Korea: 13,417 cases

Florida reported 15,000 NEW CASES of coronavirus today, a record for any state. Disney World is open The Governor refuses to require people to wear masks in pubic

So, which reporter will ask Pence about this? Hold his feet to the fire? All I see on Twitter are damning incorrect quotes from Trump, Pence, Kushner, and co but very rarely do I see them getting challenged to deal with those quotes.

Mike Pence in a late April radio interview.

“I believe by early June we’re going to see our nation largely past this epidemic.”

“If you look at the trends today, that I think by Memorial Day weekend we will have this coronavirus epidemic behind us.”

Mike Pence in a late April radio interview. “I believe by early June we’re going to see our nation largely past this epidemic.” “If you look at the trends today, that I think by Memorial Day weekend we will have this coronavirus epidemic behind us.”

"Trump aides are working to balance his need for adoring crowds against the plague conditions he did so much to unleash. The imperatives of satiating his megalomania are bumping up against the consequences of his depravity and incompetence." My latest: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/10/trump-comes-face-face-with-one-his-greatest-fears/

Here, Blackman claims he didn't know he was sharing a platform with Hopkins &amp; Vance despite being on the agenda

But
- He chose not to say anything even when he apparently did find out
- Even now he chose not to apologise

Given his history, this is all the more unacceptable 2

Here, Blackman claims he didn't know he was sharing a platform with Hopkins & Vance despite being on the agenda But - He chose not to say anything even when he apparently did find out - Even now he chose not to apologise Given his history, this is all the more unacceptable

History of Bob Blackman MP: 1. RTed Tommy Robinson 2. Hosted anti-Muslim extremist in Parliament 3. Shared fake news from anti-Muslim site 4. Shared an anti-Muslim Facebook post 5. Was part of anti-Muslim Facebook groups 6. Shared platform with Hopkins & Vance *No action taken*

NEW: Tory MP Bob Blackman was exposed sharing a platform with Katie Hopkins & David Vance ICYMI he has a long history linked to Islamophobia inc RTing Tommy Robinson  @Conservatives #StayAlert claim a "zero tolerance" policy: we know what that really means (thread) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-bob-blackman-katie-hopkins-muslim-counc...

life comes at you fast 2

life comes at you fast

Our update is published. Testing plateaued this week for the first time since mid-May. Cases rose to record levels anyway. Hospitalizations increased; Florida's new  reporting made the numbers jump. Deaths moved up this week—the first time we’ve seen a weekly rise since April.

Our update is published. Testing plateaued this week for the first time since mid-May. Cases rose to record levels anyway. Hospitalizations increased; Florida's new reporting made the numbers jump. Deaths moved up this week—the first time we’ve seen a weekly rise since April.

This ER doc is documenting all the NOT OLD people who've died from COVID19 in an effort to get people to take the virus more serious. One of the more recent threads is about a child who brought the virus home to both parents and both are now dead. PLEASE RT

🧵As an ER doctor, I’ve seen firsthand #COVID19 indiscriminately young people. This ongoing thread is dedicated to the 1000s between 18 and 45 killed by COVID &amp; ignored by Trump

@realDonaldTrump:[They] don’t talk about deaths, because deaths are WAY down

🧵As an ER doctor, I’ve seen firsthand  #COVID19 indiscriminately young people. This ongoing thread is dedicated to the 1000s between 18 and 45 killed by COVID & ignored by Trump  @Donald J. Trump:[They] don’t talk about deaths, because deaths are WAY down

New cases, yesterday: UK: 820 Japan: 410 Germany: 224 South Korea: 35 These countries combined have the same population as the United States. Cumulative cases: 1,489 US cases, yesterday: 61,719

The fact that we are still facing major coronavirus testing shortfalls in July 2020 proves, as I’ve said before, that the disastrous testing rollout was not the consequence of particular technical decisions or issues but a complete and utter lack of public health infrastructure.

Mohamed Amghar was a 40-year-old software salesman in the final stages of interviewing for a new job in November 1996 when, in his telling, his future boss made a request that left him speechless: "You’ll have to change your name to 'Antoine'.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/world/europe/france-racial-discrimination-workplace.html

Imagine if our government had bailed out the American people the way it bailed out corporations.

This picture should be in the dictionary next to the word failure

This picture should be in the dictionary next to the word failure

Trumps campaign appears to believe he has won the election by putting on a mask, which raises the question of why they resisted this tactically brilliant political move until after 133k deaths 2

Trumps campaign appears to believe he has won the election by putting on a mask, which raises the question of why they resisted this tactically brilliant political move until after 133k deaths

He could try legalizing marijuana (we’re over policed), canceling student debt (we have more debt than anyone) or making healthcare free (we’re disproportionately dying of COVID).

Young Black voters say they aren't enthusiastic about a Joe Biden presidency

Young Black voters say they aren't enthusiastic about a Joe Biden presidency https://yhoo.it/2ZPycDq

Roger Stone. Found guilty by a jury on 7 federal criminal counts. No jail time.

Kalief Browder. Accused of stealing a backpack. Couldn’t post bail. Spent 3 years at Riker’s awaiting trial. Ultimately committed suicide after released.

We have two justice systems in our country. 2

Roger Stone. Found guilty by a jury on 7 federal criminal counts. No jail time. Kalief Browder. Accused of stealing a backpack. Couldn’t post bail. Spent 3 years at Riker’s awaiting trial. Ultimately committed suicide after released. We have two justice systems in our country.

“So this is one of the world’s leading Muslim cable-news commentators being iced out because he upset Trump and Jeff Zucker.” “Exactly” https://www.thedailybeast.com/reza-aslan-reveals-how-cnns-jeff-zucker-and-trump-canceled-him-over-a-...

 @Mehdi Hasan “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth." 1984 Orwell

Trump before (screen cap on left)

Trump's propagandists now (screen cap on right, h/t @mehdirhasan) 2

Trump before (screen cap on left) Trump's propagandists now (screen cap on right, h/t  @Mehdi Hasan)

25 years after Srebrenica, Muslim lives have never been as devalued as they are now: genocide in China, ethnic cleansing in Burma, repeated chemical attacks & extermination by torture in Syria. In 25 years, we will probably reflect on this era of unchecked impunity with horror.

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