Journalist says effort to fire Joe Rogan is part of a dark trend

Martial artist and comedian Joe Rogan is among the world’s most successful podcasters, with Newsweek reporting that he commands an audience of over 11 million listeners on Spotify.

However, a growing number of celebrities are now calling for Rogan to be fired. Journalist Glenn Greenwald explained in a recent Substack article that this is part of a disturbing trend on the left.

Rogan accused of using his platform to “spread lies that are costing people their lives”

Fox Business reported over the weekend that aging rock stars Neil Young and Joni Mitchell have both pulled their musical catalogs from Spotify as part of an effort to get Rogan kicked off.

The pair have accused Rogan of using his program to promote misinformation regarding COVID, with Mitchell quoted as saying, “Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives.”

Meanwhile, Fox News reported that CBS host Tony Dokoupil has expressed his support for Young and Mitchell, agreeing that Rogan is “irresponsible” for interviewing figures like infectious disease specialist Dr. Robert Malone.

According to Greenwald, those are examples of how “American liberals are obsessed with finding ways to silence and censor their adversaries.”

“Every week, if not every day, they have new targets they want de-platformed, banned, silenced, and otherwise prevented from speaking or being heard,” he continued.

“Dissent does not exist to them; any deviation from their worldview is inherently dangerous — to the point that it cannot be heard.”

Greenwald: Leftists are highly selective about what they label as “disinformation”

Yet the journalists pointed out how leftists are highly selective in what they characterize as “‘disinformation’ that requires banishment.”

Excluded from the label are “claims that COVID’s origin has proven to be zoonotic rather than a lab leak” or material from the now-discredited Steele dossier.

“Dissent does not exist to them; any deviation from their worldview is inherently dangerous — to the point that it cannot be heard,” Greenwald wrote.

He concluded by declaring that “Rogan has simply become too influential, with too large of an audience of young people, for the liberal establishment to tolerate his continuing to act up.”

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