Radio Host Joe Rogan Squares Off Against Dr. Fauci in COVID Fight

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Joe Rogan gets high ratings for his radio show because he’s a little bit crazy and he’s not afraid to get controversial. 

He’s also very intelligent, funny and insightful. 

Rogan was born in 1967 in New Jersey and went on to become a famous UFC interviewer before launching his spectacularly successful radio show. 

However now Rogan is in the crosshairs of Dr. Tony Fauci and the Biden Administration because.

As 100 million Americans have received the vaccine so far, but Biden and Fauci would prefer it’s all of them.

Rogan recently said it’s not important for healthy young people to get vaccinated, and with a platform his size a lot of people are listening. 

Fauci went ballistic. 

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‘You Can Get Infected And Will Get Infected’

Jumping at Rogan’s optimism, Fauci accused him of selfishness and said Rogan was taking an ignorant view of how COVID works. 

“You’re talking about yourself in a vacuum. You’re worried about yourself getting infected and the likelihood that you’re not going to get any symptoms. But you can get infected, and will get infected, if you put yourself at risk,” Fauci said. 

White House communications chief Kate Bedingfield weighed in as well with a cheap shot, mocking Rogan for not being a physician. 

“Did Joe Rogan become a medical doctor while we weren’t looking? I’m not sure that taking scientific and medical advice from Joe Rogan is perhaps the most productive way for people to get their information,” Bedingfield said. 

The absolute arrogance of these people is breathtaking. So you shouldn’t get your advice from a plain-speaking guy like Rogan, but you should get it from Fauci who’s changed his tune every ten minutes for over a year now and lied so many times about COVID that it’s literally impossible to remember his latest backtracking?

The sad thing is that the White House’s bullying got to Rogan, who went back on his comments on his show. 

“I’m not a doctor, I’m a f—ing moron, and I’m a cage fighting commentator … I’m not a respected source of information,” Rogan said. 

Why Does the White House Care About Rogan?

The White House cares about Rogan because he has one of the top podcasts on the planet. It gets almost 200 million downloads per month, and has such a big reach that it’s hard to overstate just how influential it is. Biden’s speeches on YouTube, by contrast, get a few thousand views and have Comments Turned Off. There may be a little bit of simple jealousy at play here too. 

People are simply sick and tired of listening to the lies of the Biden Administration and the hypocrisy of Faucism has worn out its welcome. Enough is enough. 

You have to be careful here, though. A lot of these establishment progressive types are masters at enticing people with approval and peer pressure. COVID vaccine expert and dean of Baylor University National School of Tropical Medicine Peter Hotez, for example, gave Rogan a bit of slack, saying he’d just slipped up. 

“It’s not so much that Joe Rogan’s a comedian, he’s very popular with people sort of leaning on the conservative side, especially young people. And that’s the group that we have to reach, especially young men,” Hotez said, adding he’d reached out to Rogan to make sure he gets it right next time.

Translation: we want your audience onboard so we’re willing to play nice with you if you walk back what you say and join our side. 

One good thing is that at least Rogan isn’t censored yet, although his groveling apology is still disappointing.