Podcaster Joe Rogan has slammed CNN by arguing that the network was exposed for telling “blatant lies” during its coverage through the pandemic.
During an episode of his show “The Joe Rogan Experience,” the host took aim at CNN while speaking with his guest, British comedian, actor, and fellow corporate media critic Russell Brand.
In 2021, Rogan, who isn’t vaccinated, was publicly open about contracting Covid.
He posted videos on social media at the time to detail the treatments he was receiving that helped him quickly overcome the virus.
As part of his treatments, Rogan took the award-winning anti-viral medication ivermectin, which he credited for his speedy recovery.
However, CNN, which is sponsored by vaccine maker Pfizer, smeared Rogan over his treatments and even doctored a video of him to make him appear sick.
Did CNN purposely make Joe look sick with their coloring? CNN says Joe Rogan praises horse dewormer.
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“When you had CNN and MSNBC and all these different cable news network shows, calling it horse dewormer when it was a drug that won the Nobel Prize for the inventor of it,” Rogan said to Brand.
“It’s a drug that has had billions, literally billions of prescriptions filled.
“It’s a drug that saved lives and drug that’s on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines, and for them, to have the gall, and to have the sheer audacity to just out and out lie to people about what a medication is.
“And it’s used on humans far more than it’s used on horses.”
Rogan said that CNN pushed the narrative because they were “beholden to the people that give them exorbitant amounts of money in advertising revenue.”
“And they f***ing followed in line, and they all piled on,” he said.
“And they lost a f***load of credibility from it.
“Yeah, I mean, if you look at the way people who saw that, how many people saw that, and go, ‘Oh, my God, they’re just lying. They’re just lying.’
“Like it, there’s no excuse for that.
“You can’t imagine a scenario where they really thought I was taking horse medication.”
“And then they changed my filter and turned me yellow on television,” Rogan said of CNN doctoring a video of him to make him look sick.
“Like they took the original video of me and ran through a filter to make me look horrible.
“It’s really, they did some wild s***.
“But that wild s*** that they did cost them their credibility, I just don’t think they understood the landscape when they were doing that.”
Joe Rogan blasts CNN for blatantly lying about Ivermectin and labeling him a conspiracy theorist. pic.twitter.com/bDtLyskr8m
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