Bernie Sanders’ campaign team recently released a video clip of Joe Rogan saying that he’ll probably vote for Sanders, and apparently the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have now descended upon us mere mortals.
So why has this little event angried up the blood of the commentariat?
Rogan has previously made some offensive jokes and comments.
YOU KNOW, AS COMEDIANS ARE WONT TO DO.
Despite being a lifelong liberal, a handful of edgy words is enough to disqualify Rogan from the Cult of Woke, which is now calling for Sanders to refuse the endorsement of the host of one of the most popular and influential podcasts in the world.
Probably because this cult is built on a foundation of radical inconsistency and Victorian mania.
What these pundits/pukes don’t understand is that Joe Rogan is not a political scientist, a politician, or a columnist. His modus operandi is having unscripted, hours-long conversations with a wide range of people in which anything can be said.
And that’s part of the fun of The Joe Rogan Experience — you never know when an episode is going to create headlines for some throwaway moment. Remember the rowdy news cycle that occurred when when Elon Musk went on the show and smoked pot?
Rogan continually says that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, that he’s simply asking questions, and that he just likes talking to interesting people, even to those he disagrees with. He’s actually quite smart, but is unafraid to ask the questions that most of us of the hoi polloi are too embarrassed to ask out loud and dig a little deeper into heavy, complex issues. In that way, he’s a bit of a blue collar scholar.
The actual clip that’s been passed around by the Sanders campaign is less than a minute long, and yet it was enough to provoke a firestorm of opinions from the usual suspects. Here’s a soupçon of the fainting couch reactions to this useless clamor: