Joe Rogan’s grudge toward CNN seems to be alive and well. Internet personality and UFC commentator found himself in CNN’s crosshairs earlier this year when he revealed how he opted to treat himself when he got sick with Covid-19. CNN opted to put a particular spin on the matter and earned themselves a place on his bad side. In spite of the conflict Rogan invited Sanjay Gupta on his podcast and had interesting conversations with the CNN correspondent.
“Do you think that’s a problem that your news network lies,” Rogan asked. “Dude, they lied and said I was taking horse dewormer.”
“Yeah, yeah yeah, they shouldn’t have said it was horse” dewormer, Gupta responded. “If you got a human pill, because there were people who were taking it, the veterinary medication, and you’re not obviously because you got it from a doctor, so it shouldn’t be called that.”
But the grudge didn’t end there. With the mounting pressure on Rogan over how he covered the pandemic on his podcast followed more scrutiny. Additionally, Don Lemon denied CNN was wrong in their coverage of Rogan.
“…is a drug that is commonly used as a horse dewormer. So it is not a lie to say that the drug is used as a horse dewormer. I think that’s important- and it’s not approved for COVID, correct?”
As soon as Rogan responded, the gates practically opened and it was open season on him in the mainstream media. In spite of everything, he persevered thanks to the number of subscribers he brought to Spotify.
But the grudge is still alive and well. Rogan recently posted the following clip on his profile on instagram. Rogan called out CNN’s coverage of war torn Kyiev – coupled with a commercial. The post was captioned “WE LIVE IN A COEN BROTHERS MOVIE”.
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Coverage of Ukraine was interrupted by a tasteless commercial for Applebees. Rogan previously self described his political leanings as leftists but has been skewering right, particularly in the last couple of years. Regardless of his leanings he has been willing to call out ridiculous behaviors on both sides of the cultural wars – in particular.