OAN’s James Meyers
12:35 PM – Thursday, November 30, 2023
Leftist host Mehdi Hasan’s Sunday night program “The Mehdi Hasan Show” on MSNBC has been canceled.
MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin will reportedly take over Hasan’s Sunday program time slot, as he is looking to expand his role in the media company.
Hasan will lose his weekend show and his show on Peacock’s streaming service, however, he will stay at the network as a “fill-in host” and “on-camera analyst.” Hasan joined MSNBC in 2020 after working at Al Jazeera and the left-leaning outlet The Intercept.
The canceled host has been known for his outlandish remarks in the past.
In 2009, he boldly compared non-Muslims to “animals” and insinuated that homosexuals were “pedophiles”and “sexual deviants.” However, in 2019, he eventually apologized for his past comments, saying that it was “dumb offensive ranty stuff” and admitted that he had said “extreme-sounding things.”
Recently, Hasan has also been one of the most vocal critics of Israel and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) while the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas continues.
In an internal memo sent out by MSNBC president Rashida Jones, she maintained that this will be a positive move for the network.
“As we emerge from a multitude of historic events these past months, we have an opportunity to build on our accomplishments and keep the momentum going into 2024 and beyond,” Jones wrote.
“Hasan will remain at the network, bringing his much-needed insight and expertise to MSNBC viewers as a Political Analyst and fill-in host,” Jones added.
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