Podcast host Joe Rogan grilled CNN medical expert Sanjay Gupta during an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” this week over whether he thought it was a problem that CNN falsely claimed that Rogan took horse dewormer to combat COVID-19.
Gupta acknowledged that the false claim “bothered” Rogan, to which Rogan responded, “It should bother you too. They’re lying at your network about people taking human drugs vs drugs for veterinary–”
“Calling it a horse dewormer is not a flattering thing,” Gupta responded. “I get that.”
“It’s a lie. It’s a lie on a news network,” Rogan responded. “And it’s a lie, that’s a willing, that’s that’s a lie that they’re conscious of, this is not a mistake.”
“Yeah,” Gupta acknowledged.
Some of Rogan’s other top lines on the matter from the interview included:
“Why would you say that when you’re talking about a drug that’s been given out to billions and billions of people. A drug that was responsible for one of the inventors of it making, winning the Nobel Prize in 2015. A drug that has been shown to stop viral replication in vitro. You know that, right? Why would they lie and say that’s horse dewormer? I can afford people medicine, motherf***er. This is ridiculous. It’s just a lie. But don’t you think that a lie like that is dangerous on a news network when you know that they know they’re lying. You know that they know that I took medicine–“
“Do you think that’s a problem, that your news network lies?”
“But my point is, you’re working for a news organization. If they’re lying about a comedian, taking horse medication, what are they telling us about Russia? What are they telling us about Syria? Do you understand that that’s why people get concerned about the veracity of the news?”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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