The fight for our fundamental right to free speech wages on, but this time (thank god) Joe Rogan is fighting back.
Podcaster Joe Rogan pushed back during an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience when he called the recent cancel campaign against him as a “political hit job.”
Speaking with comedian Akaash Singh, Rogan said the recent N-word compilation video was used by the left as a kill shot to take him out and end his podcast. Not being able to convince his millions of listeners to tune out, this video was their only method to finally ruin Rogan.
But they failed.
“In a lot of ways, this is a relief,” Rogan said. “That video had always been out there. This is a political hit job.”
Joe Rogan says he's feeling "relief" after apologizing for a viral video showing him use a racial slur on past episodes of his podcast.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 9, 2022
Over the past week, Rogan took a lot of criticism from conservatives for apologizing over the video, but he rejected their critiques.
“You should apologize if you regret something. I do think you have to be careful not to apologize for nonsense,” Rogan said.
“Over time, people will understand you,” Rogan responded. “They know you. If you misstep, they know what you’re trying to do – you’re not a vicious person, you’re just trying to be funny.”
On Monday, former President Trump weighed in on the controversy and told Joe Rogan to stop apologizing.
“Joe Rogan is an interesting and popular guy, but he’s got to stop apologizing to the Fake News and Radical Left maniacs and lunatics. How many ways can you say you’re sorry? Joe, just go about what you do so well and don’t let them make you look weak and frightened.”
— Kristina Wong 🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) February 8, 2022
Rogan also took criticism from conservatives when he agreed to have Spotify add “content advisory” warnings to episodes that deal with the coronavirus while pledging to moderate himself.
As of right now, Rogan appears to have survived the latest campaign to cancel him, with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek saying he would not boot the popular podcaster from the platform for fear of the “slippery slope” of cancel culture.
“I want to make one point very clear — I do not believe that silencing Joe is the answer,” Ek wrote to his employees in an open letter over the weekend.
The unfortunate reality of today’s clown world is that, at least for now, the Left seems to control the mainstream narrative.
But we have a feeling that’s all about to change.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth