February 20th, 2014

Mehdi’s Corporate Paymaster Censors Critics

In a change from side-boob and upskirt shots, Mehdi Hasan is frothing about ‘corporate welfare’ (geddit) over at the Huffington Post. He’s attacking the media for being complicit with large companies and banks:

“They are aided by their friends, allies and outriders in the right-wing media echo chamber, who have never had to endure the indignity of turning to payday lenders or food banks in order to survive.”

Which is odd given that Mehdi is aiding his corporate paymasters by censoring comments about the tax status of the Huffington Post’s parent company directly below his rant. Guido has been trying to leave the following comment all day:

“AOL turned over £56,801,000 last year yet manage to pay only £9,000 in corporation tax. How so? Could it be because HuffPo is losing money or that its UK owner, AOL Limited, repatriates profits to escape paying its dues in the UK to the Luxembourg-registered AOL Europe Société à responsabilité limitée. If Mehdi cared about the millions in corporate profits being exported by multinational corporations he wouldn’t work for one of the worst exemplars”

Sadly that inconvenient truth does not fit Mehdi’s agenda.


50 Comments

  1. 1
    Charlie's Dead says:

    Never trust a d’harb.

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    • 35
      Spartacus says:

      if the tax rate here was lower, maybe they would pay the tax here instead

      a reasonable amount or nothing?

      simples??

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      • 42
        Anonymous says:

        Spartacus,it wouldn’t matter how low the tax rate was;they just do not intend to pay tax.

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        • 49
          Jacky Treehorn says:

          Well they obviously are but not here. So it would be better something rather than nothing. How is that hard for lefties to understand?

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  2. 2
    The Left says:

    Hypocrisy – it’s in our D-N-A.

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  3. 3
    best I can come up with says:

    Guido turns Big Bad Wolf and Blows at Huff

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  4. 5
    Alan Rusbridger's secret branesell says:

    Yeah!

    He should come and work for the Gaurdian if he’s against tax evasion!

    Oh, hang one a sec…

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  5. 6
    Newsfox says:

    If you wanted to work for an ethical corporation then chances are you’d be out of work most of your life.

    Is Guido suggesting we all do that because I’m sure you were telling us to ‘get on our bikes’ and get to work the other day….

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    • 9
      The Left says:

      Hint: Think hypocrisy.

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    • 12
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      Mehdi and his fellow lefty hypocrites should set up their own businesses with their own money and then pay the full whack of taxes to the state.

      How about all these lefty wankers pay 75% income tax to show solidarity with their socialist comrade Hollande.

      No? Thought not :-)

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  6. 8
    Amit Phander says:

    I just took a crap. Reminded me of Mehdi as it made my eyes burn like the hell he’s going find.

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  7. 11
    Merde Hasan says:

    You are all cattle.

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  8. 13
    George Galloway says:

    Syrian father asks Israeli doctors: Save my son, he’s all I have left http://dlvr.it/4zJNnY

    Long live the State Of Isr*el.

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  9. 14
    Danielle Stevens says:

    Mehdi? Hypocrisy? Are you sure?

    Mind you, we live like animals according to Mehdi because we do not subscribe to his kiddy fiddler sky pixie.

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  10. 15
    Penfold says:

    Poor ole Mehdi seems to have had a recurrence of Footinmouthitis.

    I suggest he take to his ottoman and remain שטיל

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  11. 16
    Dear Mr. Dacre, says:

    The Huff Po are notorious for moderation / censorship.

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  12. 17
    SpAd says:

    Few things have been funnier than watching the career of Mehdi Hasan, this gobby, swivel-eyed sellout, disappearing up its own fundament.

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  13. 20
    anon says:

    Access Denied
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    http://order-order.com/2014/02/20/6-photos-of-venezuelan-socialism-in-action/

    Access has been blocked because, this site falls under following category:
    Tru-View has categorised this page as Offensive & Tasteless.

    The Trust has deemed that access to this category is inappropriate. Please contact the IT Service Desk if you believe this web page is categorised incorrectly.

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    broderick crawford says:

    Upper clas who have ” never had to endure the indignity of payday loans and food banks .. ”

    Not true … Boris had to ask Dave for a sub at Bullingdon Club on several occasions when he had exhausted his quora of bread rolls !!

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  17. 38

    Overdraft protection from the Food Bank.

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  18. 43
    Slave Labour! says:

    Hypocrisy.

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  19. 44
    Jimmy says:

    I’ve noticed this before. Do all righties think that corporation tax is levied on turnover or is it just Guido?

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