The ongoing feud between Joe Rogan and CNN continued this week with the acclaimed podcast host smashing the left-leaning cable network. During a recent episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” with author and mathematician James Lindsay, Rogan slammed CNN for disseminating “propaganda.”
Rogan and CNN have been engaged in a squabble ever since the network claimed that he used “horse dewormer,” when he actually took a human dose of ivermectin that was prescribed by his doctor in one of many treatments he utilized after being infected with COVID-19. Several CNN personalities repeated the claims that Rogan took “horse dewormer,” which caused the podcaster to ask, “Do I have to sue CNN? They’re making s**t up!”
Even Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple skewered CNN for its reporting on Rogan’s usage of ivermectin, claiming that CNN’s coverage “sounds more like the work of an advocacy group than a journalism outfit.”
Last month, Rogan needled CNN’s low ratings, “I think CNN is realizing that their ratings are dogs**t, [with] these highly polarizing editorial personalities like Stelter and Don Lemon.”
Earlier this month, Rogan accused CNN of distorting video of him announcing that he had COVID-19 to allegedly make him appear significantly more “sick.”
This week, Rogan took CNN to task yet again.
Rogan called the network’s opinion-based anchors “knuckleheads.”
“Well, they have to know that they’ve destroyed their business,” Rogan said of Jeff Zucker’s network.
Lindsay tagged the statement by adding, “They have no credibility left.”
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Rogan then noted that one former CNN producer was charged with enticing mothers and underage daughters to engage in unlawful sexual activity, and another former employee is under criminal investigation for accusations involving “potential juvenile victims.”
Rogan mentioned a report from last week that said CNN’s ratings plummeted by a whopping 90% in the first week of the new year. He added that the scandals aren’t the cause of the massive decline in viewership.
“Most people don’t know that, though, most people aren’t aware of it,” he said of the allegations against the producers and the firing of primetime star Chris Cuomo.
Lindsay added, “Their programming sucks,” to which Rogan replied, “It’s not just that it sucks, but it’s preposterous.”
Rogan continued to blast CNN, “It’s also the smugness in which they disseminate propaganda.”
“People know that they’re full of s**t, and they’re doing it with a smugness and it turns people off,” he declared. “It would turn people off even if they were accurate.”
Rogan also said that the cable network has “an extreme lack of understanding of human nature.”
He pointed out that CNN discussed “shaming people” for not following COVID-19 restrictions and protocols.
Rogan said, “What are you f***ing saying? You’re on the ‘news’ and you’re talking about shaming people?”
In September, Don Lemon encouraged his viewers to “start shaming” unvaccinated “stupid” people, and to stop “coddling them.”
You can listen to the entire “The Joe Rogan Experience” episode with James Lindsay below.