(trendingpoliticsnews) – MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan and independent journalist Matt Taibbi got into a heated exchange over Taibbi’s Twitter Files reporting and past MSNBC news coverage.
Hasan criticized Taibbi for his refusal to reveal his Twitter Files sources when testifying in front of Congress and suggested he is a bad journalist. In his opening monologue, Hasan accused Taibbi of just “doing PR work for the world’s richest man.”
Taibbi fired back by accusing MSNBC of reporting on “fake Russian hit stories.”
“The hilarity of this coming from MSNBC, which did nothing but vomit up fake Russian hit stories that came straight from the FBI for six consecutive years, you guys still haven’t apologized for it.”
Hasan deflected by saying he was not working at the network during the time MSNBC dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop as Russian disinformation.
Taibbi defended his reporting in the Twitter Files, saying they are “going to hold up over the test of time, unlike your Russian story.” Taibbi continued, criticizing Hasan for downplaying the Hunter Biden story.
“I don’t think I’ve ever written about the Hunter Biden story, so maybe you should apologize for putting words in my mouth. You said at the beginning I put words, I never said a word about the Hunter Biden story,” Hasan claimed.
However, one Twitter user posted examples of Hasan discussing the Hunter Biden story in a “minimizing” manner.
“Even if every word of the New York Post ‘reporting’ on Hunter Biden is true, every word of it, it still wouldn’t equate to one percent of the corruption stories involving Trump, Trump family members, Trump administration members, or Trump administration members’ family members,” Hasan wrote in an Oct. 2020 tweet.
Watch the full interview: