Wow, this day truly is one depressing example of modern political discourse after another. Either you believe Candace Owens badly misspoke when answering a question (highly likely), or you maintain that she’s a black white supremacist who thought Adolf Hitler was an OK guy and approves of the Holocaust (much less likely).

And now we have Mehdi Hasan trying to smear Rep. Dan Crenshaw as the moderator of an Islamophobic Facebook group. Of course, he had to get in a counterpunch after Rep. Ilhan Omar described 9/11 as “some people who did something.”

Why Hasan thought he needed to smear Crenshaw in order to defend Omar is a mystery to us … but a lot of people are willing to forgive a lot of things she says.

According to, it was our good friend and Nation contributor Sean McElwee who tweeted after Crenshaw’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live”: “Inspiring: click here to watch this vet prove that moderating white supremacist forums is okay if you did war stuff.”

Verdict: False

Crenshaw was a member of a large conservative group called “Tea Party” on Facebook. Media Matters exposed examples of conspiracy theories and prejudiced remarks being posted by some of the group’s administrators and members, but it did not characterize the group as a white supremacist or neo-Nazi group.

Crenshaw shared videos from his campaign in the group, but Media Matters did not report that he posted or showed support for any anti-Muslim or conspiracy theorist content. He left the group in August 2018 following publication of a Media Matters post about congressional candidates in the “racist” group.

So some nut posts something on a huge Facebook group and every member is responsible for it?

Whoa, is that an old video of Hasan saying non-muslims and atheists live like cattle, and homosexuals are like pedophiles? It is.

These exchanges are from a couple of weeks ago, before the Crenshaw post.

At least we know the first person to jump in to shield Omar from her frankly disturbing description of 9/11 thought he could do it by attacking Crenshaw … it’s a bold strategy, Cotton.