Is Joe Rogan a Menace to Public Health?
Well, is he? According to a “coalition of scientists, medical professionals, professors, and science communicators spanning a wide range of fields such as microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, and neuroscience,” the answer is most definitely yes.
The group, consisting of 270 individuals, recently penned an open letter to Spotify, home to “The Joe Rogan Experience,” one of the biggest podcasts on Earth.
They want Spotify executives “to take action against the mass-misinformation events which continue to occur on its platform.” According to the experts, “Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy.”
The strongly worded letter is heavy on moral outrage, accusing Rogan of damaging “public trust in scientific research” and sowing doubt in the credibility of “data-driven guidance offered by medical professionals.”
In reality, it’s a lot easier to point the finger at Mr. Rogan than it is to point the finger at one of their own—like Dr. Anthony Fauci, for example. Let me ask you the following: who has done more to harm the public’s trust in scientific research, Rogan or Fauci, a man who appears to have lied under oath?
Right now, there’s a concerted effort to take down the influential comedian, podcaster, and UFC commentator. But Rogan has been here before. He is resilient. He has overcome bigger obstacles than a harshly worded letter signed by members of the scientific community. In the past, he has been labeled “racist” and “misogynistic.” As I have shown in a previous essay, he is neither.
In truth, Rogan is not a menace to public health. He is a menace to the mainstream narrative—especially the narrative around COVID-19 and the threat it poses to society at large.
On closer inspection, the real menace to society are the peddlers of fact-free information and fear. The latter, a known suppressor of the immune system, has been weaponized to keep the masses compliant and largely housebound. The same, of course, could be said for the former. One can respect what Rogan stands for without being a fan of his podcast.
Is Joe Rogan a Menace to Public Health? The Epoch Times