The following assertion was transcribed from a podcast statement posted by Joe Rogan on Spotify on Sunday evening, January 30th. The video clip is the very first community reaction by Rogan following Neil Young’s selection to remove his entire catalog from Spotify, citing COVID-19 misinformation on The Joe Rogan Working experience podcast.
Hello there friends!
I needed to make a movie addressing some of the controversy which is been heading on above the earlier couple of days. And very first of all to say thank you to everybody that sent like and guidance. I actually, really value it, and it’s been really good to listen to from you.
I wanted to make this video clip very first of all mainly because I consider there’s a whole lot of men and women who have a distorted perception of what I do, probably centered on soundbites or centered on headlines of content articles that are disparaging. The podcast has been accused of spreading ‘dangerous misinformation,’ specially about two episodes. A small little bit about some other kinds, but exclusively about two: 1 with Dr. Peter McCullough, and one with Dr. Robert Malone.
Dr. Peter McCullough is a cardiologist and he is the most revealed health practitioner in his subject, in background. Dr. Robert Malone owns 9 patents on the creation of mRNA vaccine engineering, and is at minimum partially accountable for the generation of the technology that led to mRNA vaccines.
Both of those these people today are very hugely credentialed, really clever, very attained people, and they have an belief that is various from the mainstream narrative. I needed to hear what their feeling is. I had them on, and due to the fact of that, those episodes in individual — these episodes had been labelled as getting ‘dangerous’ — they experienced ‘dangerous misinformation’ in them.
The problem I have with the phrase misinformation, specially right now, is that several of the factors that we thought of as misinformation just a small even though in the past are now acknowledged as simple fact. Like for instance, eight months ago if you reported, ‘if you get vaccinated you can continue to capture COVID, and you can however unfold COVID,’ you’d be taken off from social media. They would ban you from particular platforms. Now, that’s accepted as truth.
If you mentioned, ‘I do not think fabric masks work,’ you would be banned from social media. Now, which is openly mentioned and repeated on CNN.
If you said, ‘I consider it’s feasible that COVID-19 came from a lab,’ you’d be banned from many social media platforms. Now, which is on the deal with of Newsweek.
All of those people theories, that at one particular issue in time were banned, have been overtly discussed by individuals two gentlemen that I experienced on my podcast, that have been accused of ‘dangerous misinformation’. I do not know if they are suitable. I really do not know, mainly because I’m not a health care provider and I’m not a scientist. I’m just a individual that talks to individuals and sits down and has conversations with them.
Do I get issues mistaken? Unquestionably I get things improper. But I try out to right them. Anytime I get anything erroneous, I test to right it, since I’m interested in telling the real truth and I’m fascinated in finding what the real truth is. And I’m interested in having interesting conversations with people that have differing opinions.
I’m not fascinated in only speaking to people today that have a single point of view. That’s a person of the causes why I experienced Sanjay Gupta on, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who I regard extremely a great deal and I genuinely enjoyed our conversation with each other. He has a different belief than these males do.
I experienced Dr. Michael Osterholm on at the really beginning of the pandemic. He is on President Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board. I had Dr. Peter Hotez on, who is a vaccine qualified. I’m interested in finding out what is proper, and also locating out how people today come to these conclusions, and what the specifics are.
Now, for the reason that of this controversy — and I’m certain there is a lot of other points heading on behind the scenes with these controversies — Neil Youthful has taken off his audio from the platform of Spotify. And Joni Mitchell, and seemingly some other men and women want to as perfectly.
I’m incredibly sorry that they sense that way. I most undoubtedly do not want that. I’m a Neil Young fan, I have normally been a Neil Young enthusiast. I’ll explain to you a story at the end of this about that.
A single of the items that Spotify wants to do that I agree with, is that at the starting of these controversial podcasts, specifically the kinds about COVID, is to place a disclaimer. And say that you ought to discuss with your medical doctor, and these persons and the thoughts that they convey are opposite to the opinions of the consensus of authorities, which I consider is extremely critical.
Certain, have that on there. I’m quite joyful with that. Also, I imagine if there is anything at all that I’ve completed that I could do much better, is have far more industry experts with differing views appropriate soon after I have the controversial ones. I would most surely be open up to doing that. And I’d like to communicate to some individuals that have differing thoughts on the podcast in the upcoming. We’ll see.
I do all the scheduling myself, and I don’t constantly get it ideal. These podcasts are unusual due to the fact they are just conversations. And oftentimes I have no idea what I’m gonna speak about until I sit down and communicate to persons. And which is why some of my concepts are not that prepared or fleshed out, simply because I’m literally having them in true time. But I do my most effective, and they’re just conversations, and I imagine that is also the attraction of the demonstrate. It’s one of the items that helps make it fascinating.
So I want to thank Spotify for staying so supporting throughout this time. And I’m very sorry this is going on to them, and they’re taking so substantially heat from it. And so now, the Neil Younger story.
Very first of all, I’m not mad at Neil Young, I’m a big Neil Young supporter. I have usually been a Neil Younger enthusiast. When I was 19, I was a protection guard at a place identified as Good Woods in Mansfield, Massachusetts. It’s an outdoor live performance amphitheater, and Neil Young was participating in there.
And it was the final working day I worked there. I quit throughout the Neil Young concert. The job was kind of nuts, simply because a whole lot of occasions fights broke out and things, and I consider I possibly obtained $15 an hour. And I was not about to get defeat up for $15 an hour.
So I would bring a hoodie with me every time I labored. So in situation the s—t hit the admirer, and it obtained as well ridiculous, I would just put my hoodie on and go away, and cover up my stability outfit — my safety shirt. So, a single working day through a Neil Youthful concert — the amphitheater, the way it’s set up is there is a lined location outdoors that has seats, and then there’s a garden spot powering it. And the lawn spot, all through the Neil Younger concert, they bought a minimal rowdy. It was cold out and they began bonfires.
So they experienced these raging fires on the garden and we had been meant to put these fires out and end them. So we tried out for a minimal whilst, but then brawls started breaking out, and it began acquiring mad. And I was like, ‘f—k this,’ so I set my hoodie on, I zipped it up, and I remaining. And I drove house. And as I was driving house, I was singing, ‘keep on rockin’ in the no cost world!’
That was my last working day on the occupation. I really do not imagine I even gathered my last test.
So no hard feelings toward Neil Young. And absolutely no tricky feelings to Joni Mitchell. I like her as well, I enjoy her new music. ‘Chuck E’s in Love’ is a terrific track.
I do not know what else I can do in different ways, other than maybe check out more durable to get people today with differing views suitable afterwards. I do believe that that’s vital. And do my most effective to make absolutely sure that I’ve investigated these topics, the controversial types in specific, and have all the pertinent facts at hand before I examine them.
Yet again I’m not making an attempt to endorse misinformation. I’m not trying to be controversial. I have hardly ever tried using to do something with this podcast other than just talk to men and women, and have appealing discussions. I didn’t system it, I simply cannot believe it’s as thriving as it is. It was under no circumstances actually an notion that I had.
The podcast began out as just f—king all over with my friends and getting fun and speaking. And then when it became popular, other people wanted to arrive on and I was like, ‘oh, it’d be cool to speak to that man or woman,’ ‘oh, he’s intriguing,’ ‘oh, she’s acquired a awesome ebook out’ — and increase, it is develop into what it is currently, which is some out of handle juggernaut that I barely have handle of.
So, my pledge to you is that I will do my finest to balance out these more controversial viewpoints with other people’s perspectives so we can it’s possible obtain a improved issue of check out. I really do not want to just clearly show the opposite feeling to what the narrative is. I want to demonstrate all varieties of viewpoints, so we can all figure out what’s going on. And not just about COVID, about every little thing. About wellness, about health, wellness, the point out of the planet by itself.
It is a unusual duty to have this numerous viewers and listeners. It is really peculiar, and it is absolutely nothing I have ready for and it’s nothing at all that I ever expected. I’m gonna do my greatest in the long run to harmony points out. I’m gonna do my finest. But my point in executing this is always just to develop intriguing conversations and types that I hope folks love.
So if I pissed you off, I’m sorry, and if you enjoy the podcast, thank you.
Thank you quite a lot, thank you to Spotify, thank you all the supporters, and even thank you to the haters. Simply because it’s good to have some haters. It helps make you reassess what you’re accomplishing and set items into point of view, and I imagine which is good much too.
Alright, considerably adore to you all. Thank you to anyone, and I’m gonna do my ideal.