Leftists are trying to cancel podcast host Joe Rogan due to comments he made critical of mainstream media and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
During a podcast with scientist Bret Weinstein that was recorded on Tuesday and aired on Thursday, Rogan said mainstream media was ignoring Biden’s “cognitive decline.”
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“I’m seeing this one thing that I keep hearing over and over again from people on the Left that really disturbs me – it’s this concession that what you’re voting for is the Cabinet, you’re voting for the Supreme Court, you’re voting for someone who’s not going to reverse Roe vs. Wade,” Rogan said, the Daily Wire reports. “That’s what I keep hearing from my friends on the Left. They’ve basically just made this concession in their head like, ‘Hey, you know, this is what I’m voting for now.’ And the news media on the Left has completely ignored all of these Biden speeches that clearly show some sort of cognitive decline.”
He continued: “Like David Pakman, who I respect a lot, he was kind of arguing against it, that it didn’t show his decline. I was trying to look at it in a way that made sense, I was trying to be rational about it. I’m like, ‘Okay, maybe he’s just exhausted, or maybe this, or maybe it’s pressure.’”
Lol @ people who think they can cancel Joe Rogan.
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Rogan said he has tried to give Biden every benefit of the doubt, but has failed to justify the pattern of his actions.
“Sometimes people get really tongue-tied and panic under pressure, and words come out all f**ked up. That is possible. But there’s a trend,” Rogan explained. “If you go back to when he was a younger man, that trend didn’t exist. You’re seeing a change. The idea that as you get older you become less comfortable with the media, less comfortable with speaking publicly, that doesn’t jive with me. That doesn’t make any sense.”
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“We’re canceling Joe Rogan”
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Weinstein similarly criticized the Democratic Party, saying: “How dare the Democratic Party do this to us again at this moment.”
“Well they did it to us before this moment happened, that’s the thing,” Rogan responded, noting Biden was chosen by the Democrat Party before current events. “They did it to us before COVID, they did it to us before the looting, and before the demonstrations.”
Breitbart News reports Rogan previously said he would back Trump over Biden, in a then-hypothetical match-up:
Rogan’s remarks come after the comedian revealed in April that he would rather vote for President Donald Trump over Biden in a hypothetical general election match-up. In March, Rogan mocked the 77-year-old Biden’s repeated gaffes as “not a normal way to communicate unless he’s high as f**k,” and predicted that the president is “going to eat him alive” in November.
Watch the full clip of his comments by clicking here: Joe Rogan Experience #1494