Joe Rogan, Rogan, Biden discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
What's the controversy over Joe Rogan's podcast really all about? Now, Joe Rogan is, well, he's not a conservative. He is a fellow who doesn't go with the establishment. He's a fellow who asks questions. He's a fellow who likes to learn, he puts guys on his podcast, he doesn't mind putting guys from widely across the political spectrum. It's not clear what Joe Rogan's own politics are at one point I think he said he voted for why I wanted to vote for Bernie Sanders. I know that he wasn't an enthusiast of Biden. In fact, he memorably described Biden as going with Biden as kind of going on a hike with a guy with a very dim lightbulb that was about to go out. Flashlight. And this is the intolerable Ness if I can coin a word of Joe Rogan is that he doesn't play from the official, while sheet music. And this is why the left is determined to get him. He also has a wide reach of big influence the number one podcast really in the country. And so they want to bring Joe Rogan to heal. And this all started with a couple of hundred medical professionals and now some of them were just med students. This wasn't really the best and the brightest of the medical community, but nevertheless, they dash off this letter to Spotify, Joe Rogan is putting out misinformation, I guess this has to do with Rogan's interview with Malone, the virologist and the epidemiologist who is a partial inventor of the mRNA technology. And this is a guy who Malone, who's not, again, on board with the CDC on COVID. And so they want to get Joe Rogan's podcast pulled off of Spotify. And then Neil Young, the musician jumped on board and goes, I'm gonna pull my music from Spotify and Spotify is like, okay, and now others have piled in Joni Mitchell, apparently Bruce Springsteen Crosby, Stills & Nash. Now, if you notice most of these guys are like 75 year old rockers, we're not talking here about the biggest stars of music today. They've been a little bit silent about all this, but this pressure from the left for these people to join in. At one point, I saw something with the effect of the obamas are now using their leverage with Spotify to pull Rogan. Now, Spotify is proving to be a little bit weak need on this. They have so far not given into the idea of polling Rogan, but they've agreed to well, we're going to set aside a special fun for marginalized groups. They've taken down. Apparently, more than a hundred episodes of Joe Rogan's podcast. Now, some of this has to do with the old days. Apparently Joe Rogan had some time used the N word, not as if he was using it himself, but quoting people and so on. He's interviewed Gavin mcinnes, founder of the Proud Boys, he's interviewed Alex Jones, Milo yiannopoulos. So Rogan is not allergic to having people with bold and even outlandish views on because he wants to hear him out. He's got this kind of inexhaustible curiosity, and I think that's a good thing. That's a good thing in our debate. We should have that sort of thing in America. And obviously it appeals to people because Rogan has a kind of young demographic an ideologically quite diverse audience. By the way, this is why Spotify paid Joe Rogan a whole bunch of money to bring his podcast over to Spotify. So this is really not about misinformation. It's not about the N word. Let's remember that the antifa do Joseph rosenbaum used the N word in his confrontation with Kyle rittenhouse. The left didn't seem to mind that at all. Howard Stern, the shock jock, who's now a major leftist, but stern in his old days used the N word all the time, used a vulgarity, used all kinds of derogatory racial epithets. Nobody's making claims against Howard Stern or demanding that he be taken down. So all of this is nothing more than a selective and staged indignation of a kind were very familiar with. And I'm worried that Spotify will collapse in the face of this pressure. Here's the text of Spotify CEO Daniel ek has noticed his own staff, and you just I'm just gonna read a line or two because you get the tone, quote, Spotify team. There are no words, first of all, whatever something goes, there are no words. You know the guy's lying because he's acting like he's so deeply troubled. He's unable to find the correct. There are no words I can say to adequately convey how deeply sorry I am for the way that Joe Rogan experienced controversy continues to impact each one of you not only as some of Joe Rogan's comments incredibly hurtful. I wanna make clear they do not represent the values of this company. I know the situation leaves many of you feeling drained, frustrated, and not unheard. So what this is is a weak need CEO responding not to the genuine outrage, but the pretend outrage. This is a performance and the left realizes you put on the performance, you get the CEO to jump, and then you use that weakness. You prey on it. You recognize that that weakness shows that the CEOs and invertebrate, he doesn't have a backbone, what's required is more pressure to get him to yield and given all this and this is in a way a sorry testament to the state of our culture these days, I fear for the future.