Donald Trump Jr. commented that Joe Rogan is an existential threat to the mainstream media — a reality driving the current pressure to cancel the podcaster.
The host of “The Joe Rogan Experience” — one of the most popular podcasts in the world — recently welcomed scientists Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone to discuss the failures of mainstream COVID-19 policy — moving progressives and celebrities to try to censor Rogan by pressuring Spotify to sever its relationship with him. Some of the attempts are arising from Rogan’s use of the n-word in past podcast episodes, wherein he was often quoting others or speaking about the word generally.
Trump Jr. responded to the news on Instagram, posting a graphic showing that Rogan draws several times more viewers than CNN’s primetime audience. “If they can cancel [Joe Rogan] they can cancel anyone… and that’s always been the point.”
“You must all submit and obey. If you think the Leftist overlords trying to cancel Joe has anything to do with racism you haven’t been watching… when that inevitably fails they’ll probably go to old standby Russia Collusion,” he explained. “Stand with Joe now or it’s only a matter of time before they come after you or your loved ones for speaking out of turn.”
“If any of this was actually about racism they [would have] gone after the other thousand or social celebrities that did far worse than quoting someone using a bad word,” he observed. “Those celebrities all get a pass because they’re not a threat to the system.”
For example, bestselling author Don Winslow tried to cancel Rogan for using the n-word — even admonishing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for supporting Rogan — even though the word appears at least 57 times throughout Winslow’s own books.
“Dear [The Rock], You’re a hero to many people and using your platform to defend Joe Rogan, a guy that used and laughed about using the N word dozens of times, is a terrible use of your power,” Winslow tweeted at Johnson. “Have you actually listened to this man’s many racist statements about Black people?”
Johnson responded: “Dear [Don Winslow], Thank you so much for this I hear you as well as everyone here 100%. I was not aware of his N word use prior to my comments, but now I’ve become educated to his complete narrative.”
As dozens of Rogan’s podcast episodes disappeared from Spotify, Rumble — a free speech alternative to YouTube — offered Rogan $100 million for a four-year deal.
“Dear Joe,” Rumble chief executive Chris Pavlovski wrote in a statement. “We stand with you, your guests, and your legion of fans in desire for real conversation. So we’d like to offer you 100 million reasons to make the world a better place.”
“How about you bring all your shows to Rumble, both old and new, with no censorship, for 100 million bucks over four years?” Pavlovski continued. “This is our chance to save the world. And yes, this is totally legit.”