Podcast host Joe Rogan sat down with CNN’s so-called ‘medical expert’ Sanjay Gupta during an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” and Rogan tore Gupta and the network apart over a major lie they have been pushing.
Rogan, who recently contracted COVID-19, took Ivermectin among other things to treat the virus and 5 days later tested negative. CNN, meanwhile, pushed the claim that the popular podcast host was taking “horse dewormer” to fight the virus.
Gupta acknowledged that the false claim “bothered” Rogan, to which Rogan responded, “It should bother you too. They’re lying at your network about people taking human drugs vs drugs for veterinary–”
“Calling it a horse dewormer is not a flattering thing,” Gupta responded. “I get that.”
“It’s a lie. It’s a lie on a news network,” Rogan responded. “And it’s a lie, that’s a willing, that’s that’s a lie that they’re conscious of, this is not a mistake.”
“Yeah,” Gupta acknowledged.
Rogan then asked why the network would make such a claim about a drug that has proven to be safe and effective. “Why would you say that when you’re talking about a drug that’s been given out to billions and billions of people. A drug that was responsible for one of the inventors of it making, winning the Nobel Prize in 2015. A drug that has been shown to stop viral replication in vitro. You know that, right? Why would they lie and say that’s horse dewormer? I can afford people medicine, motherf***er. This is ridiculous. It’s just a lie. But don’t you think that a lie like that is dangerous on a news network when you know that they know they’re lying. You know that they know that I took medicine–“
While Gupta attempted to deflect in his response, Rogan hammered the clearly nervous CNN contributor again asking, “Do you think that’s a problem, that your news network lies?”
Gupta’s response to that: “Well, I don’t.”
Rogan then continued questioning Gupta on the issue and got him to admit that the network was wrong in claiming that he had been using a horse dewormer as medication.
Later, Rogan then brought up a much bigger issue about CNN’s tendency to lie at will. “But my point is, you’re working for a news organization. If they’re lying about a comedian, taking horse medication, what are they telling us about Russia? What are they telling us about Syria? Do you understand that that’s why people get concerned about the veracity of the news?”
At another point in the conversation, Rogan then shifted to discuss the risk – or lack thereof – of children becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.
“With a breakthrough infection, untreated, you’re probably more vulnerable than the average child, who is not vaccinated, who gets COVID,” Rogan told Gupta. “Like, people have died who are double vaccinated. In fact, there was a guy who just won an Emmy. The odds of that happening to a healthy child are very, very low.”
“Very low,” the doctor agreed.
“Theoretically, you would be more vulnerable than a young child would be,” the podcast host said, continuing to illustrate his larger point. “You vaccinated would be more vulnerable of a breakthrough infection than a young child would be, statistically speaking, right?”
Rogan continued, “… You’re not worried about catching it because you’ve been vaccinated and you think it imparts a certain amount of protection.”
“What I’m saying to you is, I think that ‘not worry’ is the same feeling that a lot of people have about their children,” he continued. “They’re not worried about their healthy children catching it for the same reason you’re not worried about catching it being vaccinated.”
Author: Jack Stevenson