With podcaster Joe Rogan continuing to keep his show an open platform for all types of discussions, some among the left have called for the show to be taken down from Spotify. Throughout the life of the show, Rogan has had hundreds of guests, ranging from numerous fields. But among all the people that have shared a conversation with him, the left has taken issue with two episodes that included Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone discussing COVID-19. Since the controversial episodes were posted, many liberals, including musician Neil Young, have called for Rogan to be de-platformed for spreading misinformation. Not remaining silent, Rogan recently uploaded his own video, asking the question – what is misinformation?
In the video, featured below, Rogan decided not to hide from the backlash he is receiving for hosting both doctors. It was strange to the host as he stated, “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.” Rogan added, “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.”
Not only defending both doctors who have come under extreme criticism for going against the COVID-19 agenda, Rogan said, “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. They would ban you from certain platforms. Now, that’s accepted as fact.”
Listing off a few examples, Rogan noted, “If you said, ‘I don’t think cloth masks work,’ you would be banned from social media. Now, that’s openly and repeatedly stated on CNN. If you said, ‘I think it’s possible that COVID-19 came from a lab,’ you’d be banned from many social media platforms. Now, that’s on the cover of Newsweek. All of those theories that at one point in time were banned, were openly discussed by those two men that I had on my podcast, that have been accused of [spreading] ‘dangerous misinformation.’”
While Rogan is standing up for his right to have simple conversations with people he is interested in talking with, the host did understand the need to add a “disclaimer” at the beginning of episodes that may be controversial.
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