CNN Compares Joe Rogan’s Use Of The ‘N-Word’ To January 6 ‘Insurrection’

CNN published a column comparing Joe Rogan’s unfortunate use of the “n-word” to the January 6 riot at the Capitol – which they describe as “insurrection.”

CNN has to have felt embarrassed by the headline they used.

After initially running with the headline, “Joe Rogan’s use of the n-word is another January 6 moment”, the outlet later changed the headline to “Why shrugging off Joe Rogan’s use of the n-word is so dangerous”.

Rogan found himself in hot water after an embarrassing video of him using this slur in podcasts in the past led to an apology.

Rogan said the video was the “most regretful and shameful thing” he’s ever had to talk about, adding, “I clearly have f***ed up.”

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CNN: Joe Rogan Is Just As Insurrectionists And Genocidal Forces

John Blake, a writer and producer for CNN however, doesn’t want Joe Rogan to get away with it and suggests shrugging off his use of the racial slur is exactly the same as allowing political norms to be broken and riots like that at the Capitol to take place.

The first two paragraphs of the column belong in the all-time ‘Grasping at Straws Hall of Fame.’

“The podcaster Joe Rogan did not join a mob that forced lawmakers to flee for their lives. He never carried a Confederate flag inside the US Capitol rotunda,” Blake writes. “No one died trying to stop him from using the n-word.”

“But what Rogan and those that defend him have done since video clips of him using the n-word surfaced on social media is arguably just as dangerous as what a mob did when they stormed the US Capitol on January 6 last year.”

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Reality – What a Concept

Blake said that no one died trying to stop people breaking into the Capitol.

Remember that five people were killed in the Capitol Riot. However, Ashli Babbitt was an Air Force veteran who supported former President Trump and only one unarmed.

Another three fell victim to natural causes, including Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, while one rioter lost their life to a drug overdose.

Now that we’ve established the fact that CNN embellished the nature of the January 6 incident in trying to compare Joe Rogan to “insurrectionists,” let’s move on to the fact that the network almost immediately changed the hyperbolic headline they went with after criticism erupted online.

When you immediately backpedal on the entire thrust of your edgy little article, you know you’re in trouble.

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The Worst Part:

If you thought the initial premise of Blake’s CNN column was bad, wait until you see what else he compares Joe Rogan with.

You see, in Blake’s mind, if Rogan goes unpunished and his podcast is not held in check, that will be the kind of thing that leads to “atrocities.”

‘Atrocities’ similar to those in Rwanda in 1994 when 800,000 people were slaughtered.

I’ll let you read that segment straight up:

Something else happens that’s even more deadly. Atrocities can often be triggered by people using dehumanizing language when they describe another group.

This is not an ancient story. Think about what occurred in Rwanda less than thirty years ago when 800,000 civilians were killed in three months in 1994. Hutu extremists also targeted the Tutsi minority, which was the majority of those who died, and moderate Hutus.

Partly, the violence resulted from messages sent by Rwandan officials. Rogan was one of many who had access to a megaphone public and an audience.

The CNN column also manages to equate Joe Rogan to white supremacist senator Theodore G. Bilbo – a Democrat, mind you – who stood in opposition to progress made during “the war against Nazism.”

“Some might say that comparing a podcaster’s moronic musings about race to January 6 is hyperbole,” Blake writes.

Yes. It’s also moronic, watered-down stupidity for the lowest base viewer in CNN’s dwindling market for such idiocy.