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CNN has launched significant attacks on podcast star Joe Rogan for months, suggesting he be fired for past remarks and even comparing some of his past rhetoric to the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot.
Here are 10 of the most incendiary hits on Rogan from the Liberal Network.
Joe Rogan’s comments are like another January 6
A CNN editorial on Sunday compared to by Joe Rogan past use of the “N-word” in several episodes of his Jan. 6 Capitol Riot podcast, before the outlet changed the title by removing the analogy.
The article, which is classified as an analysis, was originally titled “Joe Rogan’s use of the n-word is another January 6 moment.” The analysis opened by noting that Rogan “didn’t join a mob” and rushed and degraded the Capitol, before making the comparison nonetheless. CNN has since changed the headline to read, “Why ignoring Joe Rogan’s use of the n-word is so dangerous.”
But what Rogan and those who defend him have done since video clips of him using the n-word surfaced on social media is arguably just as dangerous as what a mob did when they took to the streets. stormed the US Capitol on January 6 of last year,” the official told CNN. writer John Blake wrote.
The title drew widespread attention and criticism for being overdone. Rogan apologized for his past language but added that it was taken out of context.
Opinion piece: Rogan is far-right because his guests are sometimes far-right
Last month, CNN published an opinion piece, “Don’t Pretend You Don’t Know What Joe Rogan Is,” by Peniel E. Joseph, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, who said that Rogan is far-right because he occasionally has far-rights guests on his podcast.
“Far-right conservative support for Rogan belies the myth that his show represents common ground or reasonable common ground uniting average Americans not tied to the left-right spectrum of American politics,” Joseph wrote. . “This myth reflects the lies Americans tell themselves about race, democracy, free speech and capitalism.”
Joseph went on to claim that Rogan’s fans are unaware of his wealth, his perspective “often skews the far right” and he’s mastered the ability to trick listeners into thinking he’s relatable.
“His independent perspective often skews far-right (as evidenced by some of his guests, including Roseanne Barr, Ted Nugent, Ben Shapiro, Candace Owens and Steven Crowder),” Joseph wrote.
CNN attacks Rogan, says he used horse dewormer
Rogan provided CNN with plenty of content when he shared with his listeners last September that he had contracted COVID and used several drugs in his treatment, including ivermectin.
CNN was all over the controversial admission after the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged consumers not to use ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19.
CNN mocked Rogan with sarcastic chyrons and several segments claiming he took a “horse wormer” to treat the coronavirus.
CNN’s Don Lemon once the podcast star took a drug ‘designed to deworm cattle’. Another time, Jim Acosta invited Dr. Anthony Fauci to discuss the situation as the on-screen graphic read, “Joe Rogan says he took widely discredited cattle drug for COVID.”
Rogan will eventually go up against CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who admitted it was inappropriate for the network to claim that Rogan took “horse wormer”.
“They’re lying on your network about people taking human versus veterinary drugs,” Rogan said when Gupta appeared on his podcast.
“Calling it a ‘horse dewormer’ isn’t the most flattering thing, I get it,” Gupta conceded.
“That’s a lie,” Rogan pushed back. “It’s a lie on a news network…and it’s a lie they’re aware of. It’s not a mistake. They present it unfavorably as veterinary medicine.”
Gupta pointed to the ‘sarcastic’ statement released by the FDA saying, ‘You are not a horse. You are not a cow,’ to encourage people not to take ivermectin, but Rogan remained persistent in denouncing CNN’s coverage of a drug. which was “given to billions and billions of people” and resulted in a Nobel Prize.
“They shouldn’t have said that,” Gupta later admitted.
CNN’s official statement attacks Rogan as overly sensitive after tearing up network attacks on his use of ivermectin
In a highly unusual move by a news agency, CNN offered a defiant response to Rogan after he accused the network of “lying” about his use of ivermectin during his recovery from coronavirus.
JOE ROGAN FORCES DR. SANJAY GUPTA MUST ADMIT CNN WAS NOT CALLED HIS COVID TREATMENT ‘HORSE DEWORMER’
“The heart of this debate was deliberately confused and ultimately lost,” CNN Recount Erik Wemple of the Washington Post. “There has never been a question of ivermectin dosing between livestock and humans. The problem is that a powerful voice in the media, which by example and through its platform, has sown the doubt in the proven and approved science of vaccines while promoting the use of an unproven treatment for covid-19 – a drug developed to ward off parasites in farm animals.”
“The only thing CNN did wrong here was bruise the ego of a popular podcaster who pushed dangerous conspiracy theories and risked the lives of millions in doing so,” the network added.
Wemple appeared shocked by the statement, saying “it sounds more like the work of an advocacy group than a journalism team.”
JOE ROGAN ADDRESSES SPOTIFY SCANDAL IN FIRST STAND-UP SHOW SINCE CONTROVERSY :: ‘I TALK S— FOR A LIVING’
CNN guest asks Spotify to sever ties
On February 6, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” featured a large on-screen chyron asking, “Should Spotify sever ties with Joe Rogan?” Host Brian Stelter noted that the streaming platform had yet to take action against Rogan before asking his guests if Spotify would just keep Rogan on the podcast or if his transgressions were “so horrific” that the society should go ahead and sever ties.
“I think it’s so awful that it should cause them to cut ties with him,” Insider reporter Claire Atkinson replied.
“I’m all for free speech, people should be able to say things other people don’t like. It’s an incredible transgression. It’s hard to believe Spotify hasn’t listened to every episode before to do this $100 million deal,” Atkinson added as Stelter replied, “Yes! in the background.
“I think it’s going to be a tough week for Spotify,” Atkinson said.
Stelter then checked his phone to see if Spotify cut ties with Rogan during the segment.
“They still don’t say a word about it,” he said.
Jim Acosta suggests Rogan should be fired for an n-word edit’
CNN has forgiven some of its personalities’ missteps over the years, excusing Chris Cuomo’s many ethical lapses until he was finally fired in December, and welcoming Jeffrey Toobin back to the airwaves after his masturbation incident. Zoom in 2020.
But leftist anchor Jim Acosta – the network’s former chief White House correspondent – suggested Rogan should lose his job after a montage of him using the ‘n-word’ on his show was posted by an affiliate account far left PAC Meidas Touch. .
“You and I both know, that compilation right there…that would be enough to put anybody out of work,” he said on Feb. 5. “To me, it seems untenable to have this kind of video surface, this kind of compilation surface, and keep your job.”
Acosta, apparently still sparked by a tweet from five-day-old Meghan McCain mocking her dismal grades, also fired back at her in triumph over Rogan’s comments video.
Stelter complains that CNN is more reliable than talk show stars like Rogan who ‘make it up as you go’
CNN’s left-leaning media correspondent Brian Stelter strongly criticized Rogan and complained earlier this month that his fans don’t trust “real newsrooms” like CNN.
“Not all opinions are created equal,” Stelter said. “You think of big newsrooms like CNN who have health departments, offices and operations working hard to verify information about COVID-19. And then you have talk show stars like Joe Rogan who are content piloting it, who are inventing it as they go.”
“And because people like Rogan trust people who don’t trust real newsrooms, we have a tension, a problem, far bigger than Spotify, far bigger than any single platform. “, added Stelter.
Stelter was ridiculed for shooting Rogan’s credibility from his CNN perch.
CNN’S BRIAN STELTER ROASTED TO COMPLAIN ABOUT AMERICANS TRUSTING JOE ROGAN ON HIS OWN NETWORK
CNN anchor admits she doesn’t know what to do about Rogan
In an unusual presentation for a news anchor, Alisyn Camerota appeared to shrug her shoulders about what to do about Rogan during a show last week.
“I admit I’m at a loss for ideas on what to do about Joe Rogan,” she said. “I’m officially out of ideas.”
Curious critics wondered what exactly Camerota was supposed to do about the podcast star. She went on to say that her big platform also gave her “personal responsibility.”
CNN turns to researcher who explains his appeal, warns he’s still dangerous and popular
CNN was so perplexed by Rogan’s enduring popularity that it turned to a researcher last week to explain to its audience why his is so much bigger.
Gabriel Wisnewski-Parks, a researcher at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro who claims to have watched “hundreds of hours” of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” told CNN Business, “What makes it so magnetic to his audience is his very vocal resistance to tribalism,” citing Rogan’s many guests of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro and Info Wars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones at right and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and of progressive icon Cornel West on the left, saying “this really resonates with people.”
Wisnewski-Parks said Rogan remained potentially “dangerous” due to his entrenched audience, but also cautioned against censorship. The CNN report lamented that Spotify is sticking with it for the time being, despite its “false statements and racist language”.
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Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Hanna Panreck contributed to this report.