Apparently, the thought of going bankrupt isn’t enough to scare CNN into truth-telling. Yet, somehow I though Jeff Zucker’s resignation would’ve changed that.
Instead, the nearly defunct network is doubling down in their feud with the immensely popular podcaster, Joe Rogan. For the past few weeks, there has been a movement to kick Rogan off Spotify. I’m not sure anyone listens to Neil Young or Joni Mitchell anymore, but, nonetheless, they pulled their music from the streaming service. They say it’s because Rogan spreads “misinformation” regarding the WuFlu, and especially the use of Ivermectin. I have another theory. I’m guessing that when your fanbase died alongside the seventies, attacking the nations most popular podcaster, with a net worth of more than $100 M, gets you in a few headlines.
It’s a lot like attacking Trump. It’s just a game to get some social media traction. And CNN couldn’t wait to get on board with the naysayers. But Joe Rogan isn’t taking kindly to the slander. And as I wrote a few days ago, there is a big chance Rogan will sue the least trusted #FakeNews network, and it would crush them.
I previously reported:
As 2021 wrapped up, CNN found itself riddled with scandal. Whether it was about Chris Cuomo or his perverted producer who was caught sex-trafficking a nine year old girl, the network’s lack of competence was on display.
The New Year didn’t ring in any good news either. In fact, it seems things are getting worse. CNN lost 90% of it’s 2021 audience!
Keep in mind, the network has been going downhill for a decade or more. And when Trump branded them the Fake News Network, he sealed their fate.
I read that CNN’s anchor, Alisyn Camerota said: “Well, I’ll admit, I’m out of ideas for what to do about Joe Rogan, I’m officially out of ideas.” I’m slightly embarrassed to say I don’t even know who she is. Or maybe she’s the one who should be embarrassed. Remember, these people once called themselves the most trusted name in news. Now, they’re the least viewed name in news. I think my first grade granddaughter gets more hits on her YouTube channel.
Then Brian Stelter went on air, whining and complaining that Rogan is trusted far more than CNN. And you know this exchange wouldn’t be complete without a Twitter war.
Tweeters Weigh In, Roasting Stelter
Critics took to social media to blast Stelter, with some calling his complaints “laughable,” and others accusing CNN of creating propaganda rather than reporting the news.
“The ‘newsroom’ that pushed 4 years of Russia collusion and ‘mostly peaceful’ protests, or downplayed stories such as covid’s origins, can’t figure out why people started tuning them out,” wrote Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., while Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich joked that she couldn’t stop laughing at Stelter’s comments.
One critic argued that Rogan’s track record on getting facts about the pandemic correct was better than Stelter’s, while another declared that Stelter was “beyond parody.”
“I trust perhaps everyone else in the world more than I trust the propaganda press/TV. No one has decisively proven their untrustworthiness more than our corrupt media,” Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway wrote. Meanwhile another critic said they’d “rather trust random names from a phone book than ‘newsrooms’ like CNN.”
Meanwhile, Rogan had choice words for CNN and others attempting to censor him.