Popular podcast host Joe Rogan took another swing at one of his favorite punching bags – CNN’s Brian Stelter – after anchor Brian Stelter announced the left-wing company’s failed streaming service CNN+ would be shuttered after just over four weeks.
The New York Times reported on the shutdown, noting that CNN had poured “tens of millions of dollars” into an effort that was launched and celebrated as “an historic day” for the network on March 29th.
The Political Insider wrote in mid-April that CNN+ was struggling to attract more than 10,000 viewers per day and had reportedly caused Chris Wallace to suffer from “daily breakdowns.”
The Times called the shutdown “an ignominious end” to the effort.
Rogan, in an interview with British author Douglas Murray, couldn’t help but poke fun at CNN and their media monitor, Stelter.
WOW. Joe Rogan absolutely destroyed Brian Stelter’s fake news potato and talked about the unpredicted demise of CNN+
You must be on the lookout: pic.twitter.com/hbjrmx2Uw4
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 23, 2022
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Joe Rogan Bashes Stelter & CNN+
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Murray began the conversation by noting he doesn’t like to make fun of anybody’s physical appearance as a rule but … he then made an exception for Stelter who he surmised had to be about 56-years-old.
Stelter actually has 36-years old.
Murray noted that he “couldn’t stop laughing” about that fact and added, “everything about the guy is strange.”
“His pattern of communication is so strange,” Rogan interjected. “It’s like, do you listen to other people? They talk very differently from you.”
Russell Brand mimicking Brian Stelter has become my favorite thing.
— Gina Bontempo (@FlorioGina) February 7, 2022
Murray and Rogan finally got into the story about CNN+’s demise, laughing at all the work put in by the network.
“They spent $300 million dollars and got 10,000 subscribers,” Rogan said. “Imagine the hubris of thinking that something people don’t want for free, you’re gonna charge money for it.”
Joe Rogan gained over 2 million subscribers when the left attempted to shut down Joe Rogan. CNN+, which was attempted by the Left to launch in less than one month, failed. Markets are speaking. The market is speaking with common sense. https://t.co/svyz9z6H5h
— T.J. Moe (@TJMoe28) April 23, 2022
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Brian Stelter might have the physique of a young man but his mind appears to have been betrayed by CNN+.
Stelter claimed that despite the failure of the streaming service to make it more than just a few weeks, it was really “too early to know” if CNN+ “was a success or a failure.”
CNN+ failed long before launch, because it came from an organization that had been failing and floiling since Donald Trump was elected.
“It’s too early to know if this product, if this service was a success or a failure,” Stelter desperately tried to rationalize the implosion of CNN+. And he chided the “haters.” pic.twitter.com/vCFR3Q7dT4
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 22, 2022
Joe Rogan going after ‘CNN Minus’ might seem like punching down, but the podcast king has been relentlessly mocking the network and Stelter for quite some time.
Rogan ridiculed CNN this past summer for their ratings during the post-Trump era and called Stelter’s show out in particular, saying it’s “f***ing terrible.”
He then blasted Stelter, accusing him of fawning on Jan Psaki, White House Press Secretary at the time in a particularly embarrassing interview.
“How about Brian Stelter talking to the press secretary, ‘What are we doing wrong? What are we doing wrong?’” critiqued Rogan. “Like, hey motherf***er, you’re supposed to be a journalist.”
Joe Rogan destroys CNN’s Brian Stelter: “You’re supposed to be a journalist!” https://t.co/a4cdnDYDwc pic.twitter.com/mRGm55AGyw
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) June 18, 2021
Rogan would later call Don Lemon a “dumb motherf*****” after the CNN anchor doubled down on criticism of him for using ivermectin.
Joe Rogan calls CNN’s Don Lemon a ‘dumb motherf—–‘ for doubling down on ‘horse dewormer’ narrativehttps://t.co/XJeqWeg3Tn
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 22, 2021
And in reality, that’s being kind.
In his interview with Murray, Rogan also took a jab at CNN’s Jake Tapper, saying “he seems like a great guy,” but when it comes to CNN+, “I feel like I don’t have to pay for his book club.”