Hasan said on Sunday night there’s no point in interviewing a “bad-faith actor” as “it doesn’t achieve anything other than give them another platform from which to spout their bile and normalize their awfulness.” Smith, co-founder of the new digital outlet Semafor, interviewed Carlson via remote connection to a media conference last week.
And he commented that Carlson had the “audacity and shamelessness” to claim he’s never lied on his show.
Carlson ― who has in the past admitted to lying ― asked Smith to find an example of him lying.
“It’s actually not that hard, because there are so many,” Hasan said ― and he brought receipts:
So remember that interview last week that Ben Smith did with Tucker Carlson?
Tonight on the @MehdiHasanShow, I did a deep-dive into Carlson's answers (evasions?), his actual views, and what I would have asked him had I done the interview.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) July 11, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.