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1619 Project Founder Says Joe Rogan Is Guilty Of ‘Open Racism’
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 05: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Nikole Hannah-Jones, Teri Williams and Trymaine Lee at SiriusXM Studios on November 05, 2019 in New York City.
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New York Times journalist and 1619 Project founder Nikole Hannah-Jones accused podcaster Joe Rogan of “open racism.”

The host of “The Joe Rogan Experience” came under fire from the Left after hosting prestigious scientists Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone, who challenged the mainstream narrative on COVID-19. Progressive celebrities and commentators are attempting to censor Rogan by pressuring Spotify to sever its relationship with him.

Nikole Hannah-Jones — the journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for centering American history upon the African slave trade — joined the throng on Sunday evening. In a since-deleted tweet, Hannah-Jones said that Rogan’s audience does not mind his “open racism.”

“Joe Rogan is what he is. We in the media might want to spend more time thinking about why so many people trust him instead of us,” New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg wrote on Twitter. 

“With respect, I don’t get this,” she replied. “We need to understand why millions of Americans don’t mind the open racism? It’s not a mystery. Been reporting on it for years. So, what do we do with that?”

Indeed, Hannah-Jones is something of a one-trick pony when weighing in on current events — blaming conservatives and those willing to challenge the Left’s agenda as racists. 

For instance, she claimed that Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal proves the validity of her work. “In this country, you can even kill white people and get away with it if those white people are fighting for Black lives,” Hannah-Jones tweeted after the verdict. “This is the legacy of 1619.”

“But Trayvon Martin deserved to die because he fought back against an aggressor with no weapon. This is the legacy of white supremacy in action,” she emphasized in another tweet.

As for Rogan, baseless slander from Hannah-Jones and other progressives are not hindering his work.

“The podcast has been accused of spreading dangerous misinformation, specifically about two episodes, a little bit about some other ones, but specifically about two,” Rogan said on Sunday. “One with Dr. Peter McCullough and one with Dr. Robert Malone. Dr. Peter McCullough is a cardiologist, and he is the most published physician in his field in history… Both these people are very highly credentialed, very intelligent, very accomplished people and they have an opinion, that’s different from the mainstream narrative. I wanted to hear what their opinion is.”

“I had them on and because of that, those episodes in particular, those episodes were labeled as being dangerous, they had dangerous misinformation in them,” Rogan continued. “The problem I have with the term misinformation, especially today is that many of the things that we thought of as misinformation just a short while ago are now accepted as fact, like, for instance, eight months ago, if you said, ‘if you get vaccinated, you can still catch COVID and you can still spread COVID,’ you’d be removed from social media, they would they would ban you from certain platforms.”

“I’m interested in finding out what the truth is. And I’m interested in having interesting conversations with people that have differing opinions,” he added. “I’m not interested in only talking to people that have one perspective. That’s one of the reasons why I had Sanjay Gupta on, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who I respect very much, and I really enjoyed our conversation together. He has a different opinion than those men do. I had Dr. Michael Osterholm on at the very beginning of the pandemic, he is on President Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board. I had Dr. Peter Hotez on, who is a vaccine expert. I’m interested in finding out what is correct and I’m also finding out how people come to these conclusions and what the facts are.”

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