Contemptible CNN 'Analysis' Blasted For Comparing Joe Rogan Controversy to Jan. 6, Rwandan Genocide

Contemptible CNN 'Analysis' Blasted For Comparing Joe Rogan Controversy to Jan. 6, Rwandan Genocide

CNN’s viewership has all but collapsed under the failed leadership of now-former network boss Jeff Zucker, but that hasn’t stopped its hosts and guests from continuing to beclown themselves with insane takes on the day’s current events.

By now most readers know who Joe Rogan is and the recent ‘controversy’ surrounding him and the use of the ‘N-word’ over the course of his 12-year podcast. Rogan has since taken to Instagram to explain that the word was never used in a racist manner and only in the contest of others — mostly black figures — saying the word.

Rogan initially came under fire because he dared to have a couple of guests on who had ‘outside the box’ views on the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines, so naturally, that triggered a left-wing groupthink outrage mob action to get him canceled from his $100 million gig at Spotify. That hasn’t worked so far.

But the fact that Rogan remains on the platform and is even getting backing from some people including persons of color has outraged the outrage mob at CNN, apparently, and sent them over the top, The Blaze reports:

CNN and Joe Rogan engaged in a war of words in recent months following the cable news network’s repeated claims that the podcaster took “horse dewormer.” The latest slam of Rogan from CNN is an article titled: “Joe Rogan’s use of the n-word is another January 6 moment.” Twitter reactions to the article have included the piece being called the “dumbest thing on the internet today.”

The piece centered around the compilation video of Rogan using a racial slur. The video features Rogan using the racial epithet in podcast episodes recorded years ago, well before his deal with Spotify. Rogan said the clips were taken “out of context” from “12 years of conversations.” Rogan has since apologized, calling the use of the n-word: “The most regretful and shameful thing I’ve ever had to talk about publicly.”

Nevertheless, the CNN hit piece by John Blake, a network producer who is black and sees white racism under every rock and behind every tree, begins his ‘analysis’ thusly: “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. 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,” he claimed.

“Rogan breached a civic norm that has held America together since World War II,” Blake said. “It’s an unspoken agreement that we would never return to the kind of country we used to be. That agreement revolved around this simple rule: A white person would never be able to publicly use the n-word again and not pay a price.”

But of course, black people — who fought for more than a century to purge that word from our dialogue — can use it to describe each other frequently, and with impunity, which has never made any sense.

Blake is ticked off that Rogan hasn’t been canceled yet and denied ever being able to make a living again, writing he “has so far paid no steep professional price for using a racial slur that’s been called the ‘nuclear bomb of racial epithets.'”

“But once we allow a white public figure to repeatedly use the foulest racial epithet in the English language without experiencing any form of punishment, we become a different country. We accept the mainstreaming of a form of political violence that’s as dangerous as the January 6 attack,” he said.

Blake then compared Rogan’s in-context utterances to the Rwandan genocide, where 800,000 lost their lives.

“What triggered the violence in part were the messages that came from people in positions of power in Rwanda,” Blake writes. “Many, like Rogan, had a public megaphone and an audience.”

“Rogan’s use of the n-word may also be drawing us closer to something else: destroying any plausible shot at building a genuine multiracial democracy,” he claimed.

That’s rich, considering Blake’s takes on literally everything negative that happens in society is the result of ‘white supremacy,’ ‘white nationalism,’ or white racism. Go read his archive.

In any event, Blake’s ridiculous take was rightfully assailed online:

Journalist Andy Ngo: “CNN published an analysis (opinion) by a producer which argues @joerogan’s use of the n-word in the past is ‘another January 6 moment’ that must be met with severe punishment because he is white.”

Writer Charles C. W. Cooke: “Having failed with phase one (‘misinformation!’) and phase two (‘racist!’), CNN has moved onto phase three, in which Joe Rogan is linked to insurrection, genocide, and segregation, and accused of helping undermine the progress the U.S. has made since 1945.”

Political strategist Matt Whitlock: “This mad-lib style tortured effort to tie everything the left disapproves of to January 6th just feels like parody.”

Real Clear Politics president Tom Bevan: “CNN is CNNing.”

Columnist Derek Hunter: “I’m not sure from where @CNN finds the dumbest people, but they clearly have a monopoly.”


Join the Newsletter