CNN got owned by Joe Rogan when their chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta admitted the network should not have called the podcaster’s COVID treatment “horse dewormer.”
Gupta should have been more prepared to defend his home network against “The Joe Rogan Experience,” host’s compelling argument that CNN was unjust in repeatedly calling Ivermectin, the drug he used to treat his COVID-19 symptoms, a veterinary medicine.
While Rogan was in the process of questioning Gupta about why people like him, who already had the virus and possess the antibodies should get vaccinated, the conversation devolved into why CNN “lied” that he used “horse dewormer” to make headlines.
Gupta told the host he was glad he had recovered, and Rogan shot back, “You’re probably the only one at CNN who’s glad … The rest of them are all lying about me taking horse medication.”
When Gupta jested that the assertion “bothered” the host, Rogan said, “It should bother you too. They’re lying at your network about people taking human drugs versus drugs for veterinary.”
“Calling it a ‘horse dewormer’ is not the most flattering thing, I get that,” Gupta replied.
“It’s a lie,” Rogan continued. “It’s a lie on a news network … and it’s a lie that they’re conscious of. It’s not a mistake. They’re unfavorably framing it as veterinary medicine.”
“Why would they lie and say that’s horse dewormer?” Rogan questioned. “I can afford people medicine motherf—er. It’s ridiculous! It’s just a lie! Don’t you think that a lie like that is dangerous on a news network when you know that they know they’re lying?”
He continued to press Gupta for an answer. “Do you think that that’s a problem that your news network lies? Does it bother you that the network you work for out and out lied, just outright lied about me taking horse dewormer?”
Rogan was victorious when Gupta admitted that “They shouldn’t have said that,” he “didn’t know” why they did, and he should have asked for the reason “before coming on this podcast.”
Gupta got testy when Rogan played a clip of CNN’s Erin Burnett gleefully referring to Ivermectin as a “livestock drug.”
“I don’t think Erin had glee,” Gupta reacted. “Well, it’s more Brian Stelter who was the gleeful one, the point is that’s a lie,” Rogan countered. “It can be used for humans! I get it,” Gupta snapped back in frustration.
“Not just could be used for humans, is often used for humans along with all the other drugs that I took. All human drugs,” the podcast host pressed “They know it’s a human drug and they lied. It’s defamatory.”
“Yeah, they shouldn’t have done that,” Gupta conceded. “I don’t know if it’s defamatory.”
Rogan went on to attack the network’s credibility in a victory lap. “My point is you’re working for a news organization. If they’re lying about a comedian taking horse medication, what are they telling us about Russia? What are they telling us about Syria? Do you understand that that’s why people get concerned about the veracity of the news?”
Watch the heated exchange here:
Joe Rogan asks Sanjay Gupta if it bothers him that CNN outright lied about Rogan taking horse dewormer to recover from covid. This is fantastic: pic.twitter.com/PEgJqIXhSD
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 14, 2021