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August 1, 2022

Joe Rogan Blasts Catholic Church

Controversial podcaster Joe Rogan recently made incendiary comments about the Vatican, saying it was “filled with pedophiles and stolen art.”

Rogan’s remarks came during a recent episode of his immensely popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

Rogan pontificated on “why isn’t everybody really freaking out about” the Catholic Church’s crimes.

“I was just in Italy, and one of the things that’s nuts is the Vatican is a country,” Rogan told his guests Francis Foster and Konstantin Kisin. “It’s a country filled with pedophiles. It’s a country filled with pedophiles and stolen art.”

“It’s a small, like hundred yard — Like what is it? A hundred acres, I think,” he continued. “Yeah. It’s a hundred acre rather, a country inside of a city filled with pedophiles.”

“This is why I love America, man,” said Kisin, a fellow podcaster. “Cause in the UK, we have libel laws. So if you say something like that and you then have to be able to prove it, otherwise you can get sued.”

“Well, you can kind of prove that,” Rogan responded, adding that Pope Benedict XVI “was wanted in other countries for crimes against humanity.”

“I mean like what he was doing was really evil. He was moving offenders to other places and one of them he moved a guy that went on to molest a hundred deaf kids,” he continued.

“I mean, this guy was already molesting, and then they say, well, let’s just instead of trying him and removing him from the church, we will just move him to a place where people can’t hear.”

July 10, 2022

Joe Rogan Declines Presidential Podcast Guest: ‘I Don’t Want to Help Him’

Podcaster Joe Rogan said that former President Donald Trump is not welcome on his controversial show, The Joe Rogan Experience.

During a recent interview on the Lex Fridman Podcast, Rogan said he’s declined to have Trump as a guest on his podcast multiple times.

“I’m not a Trump supporter in any way, shape or form. I’ve had the opportunity to have him on my show more than once, I’ve said no every time, I don’t want to help him, I’m not interested in helping him,” Rogan said.

Rogan, 54, also called the former president a “polarizing figure” and “an existential threat to democracy itself.”

“So many people felt like they could abandon their own ethics and morals and principles just to attack him and anybody who supports him,” he said.

When asked if Trump would win the presidential election in 2024, Rogan said Trump would be “running against a dead man,” referring to President Joe Biden.

You can watch the full interview below:

February 8, 2022

Rumble Offers Joe Rogan $100M to Ditch Spotify

Rumble, a video sharing platform popular with conservatives, offered podcaster Joe Rogan $100 million to ditch his exclusive contract with Spotify and bring his show to their service instead.

“We stand with you, your guests, and your legion of fans in desire for real conversation,” Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski said in a letter posted to Twitter.

“So we’d like to offer you 100 million reasons to make the world a better place. How about you bring all your shows to Rumble, both old and new, with no censorship, for 100 million bucks over four years?”

“This is our chance to save the world. And yes, this is totally legit,” Pavlovski added.

Rogan has been the center of controversy in recent weeks over interviews with scientists who critics claim spread dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines.

Spotify announced that it would add content advisories to episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience that deal with the coronavirus. In 2020, Rogan signed an exclusive deal with Spotify that was reportedly worth more than $100 million.


Rumble offers Joe Rogan $100 million to bring show to video platform

February 4, 2022

White House Urges Spotify to Take Further Action on Joe Rogan

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Spotify should do more to address COVID-19 misinformation.

At her daily press briefing, Psaki was asked about Spotify’s decision to add disclaimers to podcast episodes about the coronavirus amid the ongoing controversy over Joe Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

Psaki responded by saying the administration hopes that “all major tech platforms and all major news sources” exercise vigilance when it comes to information on the coronavirus. She said the disclaimer is a “positive step,” but the White House wants every platform to “do more” to call out “misinformation.”

“Ultimately our view is that it’s a good step, it’s a positive step, but there’s more that can be done,” Psaki said.

Her comments come as multiple musical artists removed their music from Spotify to protest Rogan’s episodes about the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines. Rogan has previously suggested that young Americans aren’t at risk and don’t need a vaccine, but he’s also said, “I’m not an anti-vax person. I believe they’re safe and encourage many people to take them.”

Rogan addressed the controversy in a video posted to his Instagram account.

“If there’s anything that I’ve done that I can do better is have more experts with differing opinions, right after I have the controversial ones,” he said. “I would most certainly be open to doing that. I would like to talk to some people that have differing opinions on those podcasts in the future. We’ll see.”

He went on to say that while he schedules his guests, he does not “always get it right.” 

Rogan also noted that his intention with the show has always been “to create interesting conversations and ones that I hope people enjoy,” adding, “I’m not trying to promote misinformation, I’m not trying to be controversial. I’ve never tried to do anything with this podcast other than to just talk to people.” 


White House urges Spotify to take further action on Joe Rogan: ‘More can be done’

January 28, 2022

Spotify Removes Neil Young’s Music After ‘Fake’ COVID-19 Information Ultimatum

Famed rock musician Neil Young gave Spotify an ultimatum: they can either have his music or Joe Rogan’s podcast. Young wrote a letter to the streaming platform’s management team earlier this week, citing the podcaster’s “fake information” on COVID-19 vaccines.

“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform. They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both,” Young wrote.

“I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines — potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them.”

Spotify sided with Rogan, whose show, The Joe Rogan Experience, boasts an estimated 11 million listeners per episode.

“We want all the world’s music and audio content to be available to Spotify users. With that comes great responsibility in balancing both safety for listeners and freedom for creators,” a Spotify spokesperson said in a statement.

“We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from Spotify, but hope to welcome him back soon.”

Sen. Rand Paul celebrated Spotify’s decision in a tweet, changing the words to Young’s song “My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue.”

“Bye Bye, Hey Hey, Neil Young is gone today. It’s better to boycott than to just obey. Bye Bye, Hey Hey,” he wrote, adding, “Seeya @Neilyoung.”

Paul continued, calling Young’s “Ohio,” written in the aftermath of the Kent State massacre, “one of the greatest protest songs of all time.”

“Free speech is kinda important also,” he concluded.


Spotify sides with Joe Rogan after Neil Young ultimatum

October 18, 2021

Joe Rogan confronts CNN’s Sanjay Gupta over network ‘lying’ about COVID treatment

Podcast host Joe Rogan confronted CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, over the network’s coverage of ivermectin, accusing CNN of “lying.”

Rogan, who is not vaccinated, said he took ivermectin in addition to receiving monoclonal antibodies during his bout with the virus earlier this year.

Gupta was a guest on an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” earlier this week. He told Rogan that he was glad he made a recovery.

“Thank you. You’re probably the only one at CNN who’s glad,” Rogan responded. “The rest of them are all lying about me taking horse medication.”

“That bothered you,” Gupta said.

“It should bother you too,” Rogan said. “They’re lying at your network about people taking human drugs versus drugs for [animals].”

Gupta conceded that referring to his treatment as “a ‘horse dewormer’ is not the most flattering thing.”

“It’s a lie on a news network,” Rogan replied. “And it’s a lie that they’re conscious of. It’s not a mistake. They’re unfavorably framing it as veterinary medicine.”

Rogan went on to specifically reference CNN’s Erin Burnett for referring to the treatment as a “livestock drug” with “glee.”

“It can be used for humans! I get it,” Gupta said. Later acknowledging “they shouldn’t have done that.”


Joe Rogan takes on Sanjay Gupta over CNN ‘lying’ about COVID treatment

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