You’ve probably heard about the controversy surrounding comedian and podcast host, Joe Rogan. Rogan has the largest podcast in the world, with an audience that dwarfs that of CNN. The comedian is a self-professed liberal, even a socialist in some cases. Yet he has been targetted by the establishment—who have sicked the woke mob on him—because of his open mind and a huge audience.
They tried to take him down for supporting “misinformation.” That failed. So someone edited a video where Joe used the “n-word,” trying to paint the respected comedian a racist. The goal of this establishment-backed mob was to get Joe kicked off of Spotify—as if that would “cancel” a man who built up a self-owned show over 20 twenty years.
Spotify has so-far stood with Joe. But they have taken down numerous episodes of his show, in a sign they might one day buckle to the Twitter mob. So, another platform made Rogan an offer he might not be able to refuse.
On Monday, YouTube competitor Rumble released a statement in support of Joe Rogan, appearing to offer the podcast host $100 million for a four-year deal.
“Dear Joe,” Chris Pavlovski, CEO of Rumble, wrote. “We stand with you, your guests, and your legion of fans in desire for real conversation. So we’d like to offer you 100 million reasons to make the world a better place.”
“How about you bring all your shows to Rumble, both old and new, with no censorship, for 100 million bucks over four years?” Pavlovski continued. “This is our chance to save the world. And yes, this is totally legit.” [Source: Daily Wire]
We can’t say for sure if Rumble, an upstart company with a fraction of YouTube’s reach, really has $100 million to offer Joe Rogan. But it underscores an important point. The forces behind this effort to cancel Rogan have no idea what they are doing. They thought he was vulnerable, like an actor working for a TV show or Hollywood. If your career depends on these companies, yes you can be “canceled.”
But when you are an independent creator who relies on the direct support of tens of millions of people, you can’t be canceled. If Spotify does break their contract with Rogan, he’d just go back to producing his show on his own website. And like we assumed, other platforms would be eager to pick him up.
He’s not like Roseanne, Gina Carano, Kevin Hart, or the many others the regressive left canceled. He doesn’t need Disney, ABC, or Netflix to prop him up.
The fact that those gunning for him don’t understand this (including those idiotic musicians who pulled their music from Spotify) proves they are dinosaurs who don’t understand the Internet. Perhaps this is the first sign of the end of cancel culture. They went after the one man they cannot cancel. Once this attempt fails, perhaps more people will stand up to this “woke” mob.
Author: Jim Bean