NY Times reporter: Media should spend more time ‘thinking about why so many people trust’ Joe Rogan ‘instead of us’

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.

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:

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