Joe Rogan, UFC commentator, stand-up comedian and host of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, had some choice words for the mainstream media and their loss of credibility as well as viewers on the Thursday episode of his podcast. Rogan was specifically responding to CNN’s Brian Stelter over Stelter’s panic that more people watch shows on YouTube than watch his CNN show, which has suffered a gigantic drop in ratings.
Rogan talks to a wide variety of guests as well as speaks on many different topics on his podcast, in this episode, he had on guest Kyle Kulinski, progressive commentator, radio host and co-founder of Justice Democrats. During this discussion, the podcast host recalled a panel discussion on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” back in January when a guest sounded the alarm that certain YouTube personalities that have more viewers than CNN “as if it was some horrible thing.”
“They didn’t even understand the way they were describing it,” Rogan said on his podcast. “They were describing it as if they’re entitled to viewers. They were saying, ‘There are people on YouTube right now that get more views than this show.’ This is because the market has spoken and your show’s f—in terrible. Well, Brian Stelter’s show keeps slipping and slipping and slipping in the ratings.”
The guest, Kulinski, noted that Stelter was “the worst,” to which Rogan responded, “So is Don Lemon’s. It’s the same thing. Everyone knows they’re not real. They’re not real humans.”
Kulinski knocked Stelter for “outright calling for censorship” under the guise of combatting the spread of conspiracy theories,” which the commentator said Stelter and others “use that for f—ing everything.”
The duo then dismantled the CNN host for his sycophantic interview with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who he infamously asked what the media “gets wrong” when covering the Biden administration.
“How about Brian Stelter talking to the press secretary, ‘What are we doing wrong? What are we doing wrong?’ Like, hey motherf***er, you’re supposed to be a journalist,” Rogan said.
“And they wonder why they get no views,” Kulinski said.
“But it’s not even that,” Rogan replied. “They’re obviously being told a certain amount of what to do. And maybe he’d be an interesting guy if he had his own f—in podcast that you can rely on his own personality and be himself. I don’t know. I can’t imagine doing that gig.”
It is worth noting this was not the only criticism of the interview as journalist Glenn Greenwald also had some thoughts on the interview. The interview is just another instance of where journalists of the mainstream media are essentially hogtied or unwilling to ask tough questions in a way they were overjoyed to ask of President Trump or any of his Press Secretaries.
Even the President himself is sheltered from going off the cuff when taking questions from the media. As Fox News reported, Jen Psaki admitted in a CNN podcast that President Joe Biden taking impromptu questions from reporters “is not something we recommend.”
Unfortunately, it is becoming ever more apparent of the left’s bias in the way they cover certain stories, providing cover for Democrat politicians in a way they would never for Republicans. Its not even so much as cover as it is deliberate misrepresentation of the facts, as has been proven time and time again.
The left-wing media often times refuses to cover stories that may cast their side in any kind of disparaging light, Hunter Biden is a prime example. Whether it be his lying on a form to illegally obtain a firearm or his excessive use of the N-word, the left and even his own father, President Biden are willing to look the other way. A luxury that would never be afforded to Trump or any on the Republican side.
It is perhaps this, among many other reasons, Brian Stelter and hosts of shows just like his across MSNBC or CNN have lost credibility over the past year alone. These outlets seem to be content with assuming the American people are too stupid or incurious to know the difference between the truth and fiction.
Even in the face of the stories they clearly got wrong about Trump these outlets remained defiant, most recently the story on whether or not Trump tear-gassed “peaceful” protesters to clear his way for a bible photo-op.
The shows on such networks as MSNBC and CNN thrived off their negative coverage of Trump and now that he is out of the White House they are scrambling to find a new match box to try to reignite their ratings. Brian Stelter has reverted to constant attacks on Fox News and Tucker Carlson in order to try and keep his show afloat, a tactic that does not seem to be working very well for the TV host.
Most Americans can see through the media’s lies and the more they are caught cuddling up to the White House or misrepresenting facts the more turned off the American people get. The American people are not stupid and as much as the mainstream media would hate to admit it, Trump and the polarization he brought with him were the reasons for their 10 minutes of fame. Without him, they are forced to try and find a new boogeyman and their inability to do so honestly pushes them further and further into obscurity.
It is becoming ever more apparent that so called “journalists” are now activists instead, protecting their own and misrepresenting the opposition in order to try and damage the credibility of those they disagree with and in terms of the past election, try and sway the American people’s vote. Joe Rogan is no right-winger by any means, the self described “center-left” podcast host is an individual who recognizes the length his reach extends. He tries to be responsible and disciplined with that influence, a trait that many in the “news” industry would be wise to adopt themselves.
If not, the mainstream media outlets will continue to see this exodus of viewers for alternative means of receiving the information they so desperately need and want.