Joe Rogan Blasts CNN over COVID Reporting: ‘They Lost a F**kload of Credibility’

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 02: Joe Rogan anchors the broadcast during the UFC 276 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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Joe Rogan has blasted CNN for its reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic, telling guest Russell Brand that the network “lost a fuckload of credibility.”

During Thursday’s episode of his podcast, Joe Rogan referred specifically to CNN’s decision to frame the drug Ivermectin — which Rogan took to battle COVID and touted on his podcast — as a “horse de-wormer” when in fact the medication has been used by humans for decades.

“They were calling that ‘horse de-wormer’ to try and mock me because they knew that I was unvaccinated and I kicked COVID very quickly and they did not want that narrative out there,” he said.
“And they were beholden to their handlers. They were beholden to the people that give them exorbitant amounts of money in advertising revenue and they fucking followed in-line, and they all piled on, and they lost a fuckload of credibility from it.”

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Rogan also called out CNN’s decision to alter his appearance on television.

“They changed my filter and turned me yellow on television. Like they took the original video of me and ran it through a filter to make me look horrible,” Rogan said.

“They did some wild shit but that wild shit that they did cost them their credibility.”

Last year, CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta admitted that CNN should not have framed Ivermectin as a horse drug during an appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

“Does it bother you that the news network you work for out and out lied? Just outright lied about me taking horse dewormer?” Rogan asked Gupta.

“They shouldn’t have said that,” Gupta replied.

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