Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan blasted the media for suppressing the New York Post’s report about Hunter Biden’s laptop during the weeks leading up to the 2020 election.
“They don’t just love a story, they love a narrative,” Rogan said on his Saturday show. “And they’re willing to ignore facts to push that narrative. That’s what scares me.”
While he believes there “are objective journalists” working at liberal news outlets, but doesn’t “necessarily know” if they’re reporting all the facts. “I think it’s safe to say that some f–kery is afoot,” he commented.
The New York Times quietly admitted that the emails published by the New York Post in 2020 were authentic recently, after the mainstream media dismissed the laptop as a right-wing conspiracy and social media platforms disallowed posts about the article to be shared at the time it was published.
“We remember from the debates with Trump bringing it up to Biden, and Biden saying it’s bulls–t, and it’s a lie,” he remarked. “It’s a flat out lie, everybody knew it was a lie. The New York Post had that story that was banned from Twitter, which was just outright crazy.”
“They set a precedent and that precedent is you can stifle information that makes you uncomfortable, you can stifle discussions where people have points of view that you don’t agree with,” Rogan accused. “And you think you’re right. So you think you should be able to stop those points of view. That is not the way to do it.”
He noted that if a “hardcore Putin-type leader” was ever elected, the media and social platform’s selective censorship of information could impair “legitimate journalists” trying to expose coruption.
“And this is the problem that I had with, like, the New York Post article on the Hunter Biden laptop being suppressed,” he continued. “It’s not that I’m a Trump supporter. I’m not I didn’t vote for him. I didn’t vote for any Republican ever in my life.”
“But you’re looking at something that’s real information, and you’re hiding it from people because you don’t like the result that you think is going to come out of that information. That’s not how we’re supposed to be doing things,” Rogan concluded.