Biden, to me, is like having a flashlight with a dying battery and going for a long hike in the woods, it is not going to work out. It’s not going to make it. – Joe Rogan
That quote may not be the only reason that the establishment is after Joe Rogan’s podcast on the Spotify website. His three-hour daily marathon has not been kind to the President (and many other politicians).
He once said he liked Donald Trump for reelection – compared to Biden – but he also endorsed Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders before they dropped out of the 2020 Presidential primary. Rogan then said Rand Paul would do a great job, and on election night he admitted to voting Libertarian.
The Left doesn’t seem to care about Rogan’s liberal credentials, which include support of same-sex marriage, gay rights, women’s rights, recreational drug use, universal health care, and universal basic income.
But he doesn’t perfectly follow the entire current establishment party line. Rogan endorses gun rights, freedom of speech, ending “cancel culture” and an aberrant American foreign policy.
His critics recently went crazy when Rogan interviewed Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Peter McCullough, who both questioned aspects of children wearing masks, forced vaccine mandates, arbitrary quarantines and the repressive culture that has followed the spread of COVID-19:
The podcast has been accused of spreading ‘dangerous misinformation,’ specifically about two episodes — a little bit about some other ones — but specifically about two. One with Dr. Peter McCullough and one with Dr. Robert Malone, Rogan said.
Dr. Peter McCullough is a cardiologist, and he is the most published physician in his field in history. Dr. Robert Malone owns nine patents on the creation of mRNA vaccine technology, and is at least partially responsible for the creation of the technology that led to mRNA vaccines.
Both these people are very highly credentialed, very intelligent, very accomplished people, and they have an opinion that is different from the mainstream narrative. I wanted to hear what their opinion is. I had them on, and because of that — those episodes in particular — those episodes were labeled as being ‘dangerous,’ they had “dangerous misinformation” in them.
Spotify Co-Founder Daniel Ek responded to the censorship campaign on Sunday announcing “content advisory” that is just a mishmash of CNN, ABC, BBC, Politico, Anthony Fauci and other mainstream sources:
We are working to add a content advisory to any podcast episode that includes a discussion about COVID-19. This advisory will direct listeners to our dedicated
This resource provides easy access to data-driven facts, up-to-date information as shared by scientists, physicians, academics and public health authorities around the world, as well as links to trusted sources.
This new effort to combat misinformation will roll out to countries around the world in the coming days. To our knowledge, this content advisory is the first of its kind by a major podcast platform.
The problem I have with the term ‘misinformation,’ especially today, is that many of the things that we thought of as ‘misinformation’ just a short while ago are now accepted as fact. Like, for instance, eight months ago, if you said, ‘If you get vaccinated, you can still catch COVID and you could still spread COVID,’ you’d be removed from social media.
And then Rogan stepped back, and perhaps ruined his independent reputation forever:
It’s a strange responsibility to have this many viewers and listeners. It’s very strange, and it’s nothing that I prepared for, and it’s nothing that I ever anticipated.
I am going to do my best in the future to balance things out. I’m going to do my best, but my point of doing this is always just to create interesting conversations and ones that I hope people enjoy.
Poor Joe seems not so fearless in the face of the media and the establishment opposing him.
Better to remember him this way: