And a response to the cable news pundit’s dishonest reporting on the DHS and his ugly identity-based accusations.
Damn. Do not get on the wrong side of Lee Fang. Great work.
Ever think about making a wiki of people like this? "Legion Of Hypocrites"?
It would be nice to have an easy resource to quickly prove to others when a pundit or politician is full of shit.
I like how you fight back! This guy needs to be called out, and you are doing just that.
You just made my day. I knew Hasan’s background and penchant for ad hominem. But the plagiarism was new info. My only criticism of Taibbi was showing up to a machine gun fight with a pocket knife. You brought a bazooka and an Apache gunship.
Don’t sleep, unless you can research and write while dozing.
There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.
I converted from free to paid subscriber after reading this one!
Keep up the heat on those condescending, intolerant, morally bankrupt media jackals.
Taibbi: The hilarity of this coming from MSNBC which did nothing but vomit up fake Russia-gate stories that came straight from the FBI.
Hasan: I wasn't here during that period so I have nothing to apologize for.
Wish more pundits would point out that Hasan didn't bother to deny Matt's claims against MSNBC......
This article is so thoughtfully put together. I saw Hason as an arrogant narcissist that prides himself at winning an argument at all cost (loathsome qualities) I saw Matt as someone who naively thought his discoveries and research were going to be explored. It was a set up by someone that doesn’t deserve to be in the same room as Matt.
Oh great, another facts-first substack I have to subscribe to. This site is killing me
Brutal. Not gonna lie though, when I read the title I thought this had something to do with BDSM. Now I have "Mehdi Hasan" and "pro-spanking" forever associated in the worst way.
A bit relieved that the actual work he ripped was a disciplinary argument for hitting your kids, especially after reading his appalling "conservative" cover letter. Yeesh.
Fantastic writing, as usual, and a perfect header image for the article. "Win Every Argument" is a title that lets you know exactly what's going on here. It's not about truth, or justice and it's certainly not about what's best for humanity. It's about dominating your opponent. It's the kind of title that will appeal to narcissists and appall people who still dare to believe in the cooperative spirit of democracy.
I'm happy to see you publishing the truth and I'm so happy to see the community here. Thanks for being a light in this darkness Lee!
You got a subscribe from me. Awesome substack writers going to make me broke.
Wow, devastating, you really got his number. A true hypocrite, a loyalist to liberal elites, with shoddy, dishonest work. After all his preening about integrity and accountability, always smearing those with whom he disagrees, it’s good to see you respond substantively to his ludicrous attack on you. And of course, he still refuses to address the evidence of the govt/ngo/social media cooperation to censor and shape information that he seems so keen to deny or obfuscate. But as you point out, these sorts of positions are required for a liberal pundit. Look forward to more reporting from you. Are there more twitter files stories in the oven? Has Musk really shut down the access, as his comments last week suggested?
Thank you, Lee. I wrote a comment yesterday on your first post when I subscribed to your substack. I can't tell you how much it means to see these bullies get a metaphorical kick in the slats.
Forensic dissection. If it were anyone but Mehdi, I'd be feeling sorry for him right now.
I just signed up. Looking forward to reading more of your work.
Just having someone confirm my impression of Hason is worth the $$. He is such an obnoxious BULLY.
Pure gold. I'm running out of time in the day to read all the Substackers to which I now subscribe but this article made your writing a must! Thanks for being a real journalist.