While many Hollywood elites back the Biden administration and their constant push to get every American to take the COVID-19 plunge, one comedian, actor, and podcaster has been adamantly outspoken. Although famed podcaster Joe Rogan might not consider himself to be political, when CNN accused him of taking horse dewormer to treat COVID-19, he decided to use his platform to have an open discussion about the coronavirus from several different viewpoints. It should come as no surprise, Rogan drew major backlash from his stance, with musician Neil Young giving Spotfiy an ultimatum between him or Rogan. Not only would Spotify side with Rogan, but apparently, celebrities who promote the jab are now speaking up for the podcaster.
On a recent taping on his SiriusXM show, host Howard Stern made a startling revelation when he defended Rogan. Stern said, “I don’t listen to Joe Rogan. I know Joe from 100 years ago. We’re no longer friendly. We were friendly at one point — I just knew him as the funny guy, as a comedian — I knew him before he was on ‘Fear Factor’ actually. I know that his podcast is very popular, they say.” He added, “I am for any performer who can get any money and get paid. I’m happy for any young man or woman who can get paid in show business because so many people do not get paid. So those that can, God bless. It ain’t easy. It’s not an easy road. And attracting an audience is not easy.”
Not only surprising but even shocking given Stern’s stance on the COVID-19 jab and people being reluctant to take it, Joe Behar of “The View” also stood with Rogan. She stated, “We have a First Amendment in this country, we have to stick with it, you can’t just pick and choose when you want to use the First Amendment! I mean I agree that Joe Rogan is a horror. A horror. But the way to counter that, bad speech, is with more speech. The way to counter that is with boycotts.”
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Seeing the dangers of allowing censorship to silence opinions, Stern declared, “I’m against any kind of censorship really. You know, I really am. I don’t like censorship.”
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on January 28, 2022. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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