A New York Times reporter seemed to prove again how the mainstream and left-wing media continue to show a stunning lack of self-awareness.
New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg thought the media ought to take a moment to self-examine in the wake of the latest attacks on podcaster Joe Rogan. The host of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and mixed martial arts fan has gotten under the skin of the left with his bold views on COVID-19 and vaccinations
But media talking heads continue to blast him for allegedly peddling “misinformation” rather than spend the time discussing Rogan’s comments with him or listening to the information being shared on his show by guests such as Dr. Robert Malone, an infectious disease specialist and expert on mRNA technology used in vaccines.
“Joe Rogan is what he is,” Rosenberg tweeted Sunday.
“We in the media might want to spend more time thinking about why so many people trust him instead of us,” he added.
Joe Rogan is what he is. We in the media might want to spend more time thinking about why so many people trust him instead of us.
— Matthew Rosenberg (@AllMattNYT) January 30, 2022
Rogan shared his thoughts on the latest controversy involving Spotify in an Instagram post. He stood behind decisions to have on guests whom others may disagree with, noting that their opinions were worth hearing.
“I’m going to do my best, in the future, to balance things out…I’m going to do my best,” he said. “But my point of doing this, always, is just to create interesting conversations and ones that I hope people enjoy.”
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Meanwhile, Rosenberg’s suggestion that the media “spend more time thinking” was met with unsurprising mockery on Twitter:
If it takes longer then two seconds to figure out, you’ve got it wrong.
— J (@ARaised_Eyebrow) January 30, 2022
Not a great mystery. It’s painfully obvious to most that the corporate media outlets are, by and large, actively trying to manipulate people. It’s insulting, and boring.
— Patrick Harris (@popeofscientism) January 30, 2022
I’ve never heard Joe Rogan podcast, honestly it’s about time for me to find out more about who he is and what he’s talking about. But that’s completely irrelevant to the fact that I don’t trust any entity that you refer to as “us”. Starting with NYT.
— Queen of Hearts (@QueenOfHeartsSF) January 31, 2022
Those same mainstream journalists still haven’t figured out why Americans voted for Trump over Hillary.
They have their ‘approved ‘narrative and will write their stories accordingly…
— mke394 (@mke394) January 31, 2022
but on the flip side, matthew rosenberg (whoever he is) displayed some seriously respectable self-reflection and insight
— Javi 🦺 (@jrusso691) January 30, 2022
Narrator: And yet none would. Later, they would call Matthew a right-wing extremist for this fair, self analyzing perspective https://t.co/WYmngPMdvt
— 丨Ҝ乇T- The woods are lovely, dark and deep (@IKantEvenToday) January 31, 2022
Joe Rogan’s audience does not “trust” him blindly.
He has no hard agenda. He informs, entertains, and brings on a wide variety of guests.
He does not shove his ideology in your face. That’s the difference between Rogan and the corporate press. https://t.co/edO4UCgMgV
— Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com (@JordanSchachtel) January 31, 2022
We don’t need to trust @joerogan. He’s not telling us what to think. He’s simply interviewing people, letting us decide for ourselves whose views make sense.
Totally different from media pundits preaching their propaganda at us every day from the same @dnc talking points memos.
— Geoffrey Miller 🔍 (@primalpoly) January 31, 2022
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