Truth behind heat on Joe Rogan in explosive, receipt-filled thread: ‘This is a professional political attack’

If the attack on Joe Rogan has felt a little too scripted to be organic, it’s because it is, and the people behind it will make your head explode.

An account on Twitter by the name of “Wokal Distance” has done some digging, and in a well-sourced thread,  reveals that the relentless attempt to remove Rogan from Spotify is “a professional political attack.”

As Wokal shows, on Jan. 30, an account called “PatriotTakes” released a video compilation of Rogan using the N-word, along with the statement: “This is who the right is defending.”

“You see the video in the tweet in pic 1, and patriottakes takes credit for ‘republishing’ the information in pic 2,” tweets Wokal. “That they take credit is important and you’ll see why shortly…”

Wokal then attempts to find out who is behind PatriotTakes. As he notes, on PatriotTakes’ Twitter bio, the account states it is partnered with @MeidasTouch.

“And this is where it gets interesting,” Wokal writes.

Meet Ben, Brett and Jordan Meisales.

“All of them have worked in media and have expertise in understanding and manipulating media,” tweets Wokal. “The most important thing for us is that Brett was a social media manager for Ellen DeGeneres, and is an expert editor.”

Wokal then draws readers’ attention to an article, published Oct. 20, 2020 in Variety, in which the trio of siblings are praised for their viral MeidasTouch videos slamming then-President Donald Trump.

Of particular interest to Wokal is this quote: “That clip and more than a hundred like it — along with a series of outdoor billboards, a radio show and a podcast are the work of MeidasTouch, a political action committee formed earlier this year by brothers Ben, Brett and Jordan Meiselas, who have deep connections to the entertainment industry.”

“Ben, 35, is a litigator and civil rights attorney who represents exiled NFL quarterback Colin Kapernick and led a class-action suit over the disastrous 2017 Fyre Festival; Brett, 30, is a video editor and former head of post-production and social media for ‘Ellen’; and Jordan, 27, is an executive at Steve Stoute’s branding and marketing firm Translation,” the article states.

From this, Wokal reasonably assumes that the N-word video was the work of MeidasTouch.

“BUT WE ARE NOT DONE,” Wokal tweets.

Turns out, MeidaTouch is a Super PAC, and as Wokal points out, that means the advocacy group can raise as much money as they want, from whomever they want, and use it to destroy their political opponents.

“To recap: Meidastouch [sic], a SuperPAC which can collect as much cash as it wants from pretty well anywhere, and is a professional strategy and media firm run by people with deep ties in entertainment, likely had a hand in the N-word video @patriottakes used to attack Joe Rogan,” Wokal summarized, adding, “So the question is… why?”

For that, he refers back to PatriotTakes’ statement, highlighting “the videos have now received millions of views.”

For Wokal, the answer comes down to “clout.” He makes a compelling argument that, because Rogan “doesn’t play by their rules” and “offers his enormous platform to people like Jordan Peterson that woke progressives in media circles really don’t like,” any group who manages to take Rogan down “would be able to swing a very large stick.”

“And that’s what this is ultimately about,” tweets Wokal. “It’s a play for power.”

It’s hard to argue with his logic, especially when he seems to have struck a nerve.

A trip to Wokal’s Twitter page shows yet another lengthy thread, correcting MeidasTouch “misinformation” in a Bartsool Sports stream discussing Wokal’s initial thread.

And for his enlightening efforts, Wokal has received a lot of support and amplification from a lot of impressive Tweeters, including North Korean human rights activist Yeonmi Park, Frank Luntz, and Dr. Jordan Peterson, himself.



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