In this business, you have to consume a shit pile of media. A shit pile.
I have a limited time, so I block off 2 hours a day to read or listen to content relevant to the stories or narratives we plan on using for blogs of show prep.
Today, after seeing Joe Rogan trend, I decided to watch my first Joe Rogan experience from start to finish with comedian Tom Segura.
Tom is funny. Joe is not, which is why he has Tom on his show.
Joe doesn’t seem to care about anything other than hand-cranking shitty narratives on behalf of his theocratic asshole conservative pals and telling stories about how he can S his own D.
Case in point: Joe spent 2 minutes calling Canada a shithole run by a dictator (Trudeau), calling us commies and Trudeau a dictator, and wanted to run his latest disinformation spiel through the old fact machine.
Let’s break down Joe’s expert reasoning and all the crazy facts and receipts Joe brought with him to his “FUCK CANADA and TRUDEAU IS A DICTATOR podcast.”
He started HOT:
“Canada’s Communist. They’re Fucked”
We come and go as we please and rank at the top of every freedom index table, but whatever. Joe’s trying to rattle some cages with a statement of commie claim without receipts. It’s a theme in this post and standard for a Rogan podcast.
First of all, there has been no such announcement from Canada's health minister. You just made that up because FOX "News" has no standards. Second, Canada is #5 on the global freedom index, USA is #62. So get your act together and stop making the Handmaid's Tale a documentary. pic.twitter.com/9bh9dTfcgF
— Meanwhile in Canada (@MeanwhileinCana) July 6, 2022
“I don’t know how their system works up there; I have zero understanding of their system.”
“I’ve never looked into it at all.”
I’m just a guy with a podcast, but when I do them, I like to substantiate (somewhat) conversations when I stick my neck out. Not Joe. He’s perfectly comfortable with unfounded definitive statements like: “I know nothing about the topic I’m about to talk about, but here’s what I think, and fuck you.”
“I liked him before; he’s a handsome guy.”
“He’s sweet, handsome, confident, a good talker.”
Excellent. Joe initially liked Canada’s Prime Minister because he’s handsome and sweet? There’s a guy with severe political conviction.
Joe’s pivot from “I don’t know anything about Canada” to “I liked their PM because he’s good-looking” is ALL WORLD…
“Oh, you’re a fucking dictator, calling truckers misogynists and racists.”
Let’s check the tape! Trudeau said, “A Portion” of the anti-vax community are racist, hateful assholes. Which they are. It’s a universally accepted fact. BTW, they weren’t truckers. Just a bunch of dumb fucks who hate Canada. There were 80 trucks and 300 cars. Truckers were working, but Joe didn’t do research. That’s painfully obvious.
No, Saturday was NOT peaceful. Swastikas and confederate flags. #cdnmedia needs to cover what is truly happening. This is an organized convoy of hate. The antisemitism, the racism, the disruptions of healthcare and community services. Call it out. This was NEVER about vaccines. pic.twitter.com/TGTlEwYx7N
— Nili Kaplan-Myrth MD PhD (@nilikm) January 30, 2022
Conservative Member of Parliament Michael Cooper, supporting the anti-vaxx convoy being interviewed in front of a swastika.
Just a normal, peaceful protest. pic.twitter.com/Xou4sb9beu
— Chris Bittle (@Chris_Bittle) January 29, 2022
There’s a decent chance that Joe’s too busy main-lining Kratom to google or prep for a podcast. I dig it. Did Trudeau hurt the feelings of Canada’s DUMBEST racist religious twats? Maybe. Joe’s repping the softest fucks on the planet here, and he’s one of them, hiding behind a cool guy stogie and a mic.
“He’s gross; He’s got some shaky deals. I wanna know where THE money comes from.”
Huh? About what? Suggesting Trudeau is on the take with a general statement? I can do that too: “Joe’s gross. He’s got some shakey deals. I’d like to know what he did to flight attendants on Elon Musk’s plane.” Easy game.
“Why do you want everyone to get injected every four months.”
Huh? No rule or mandate demands a new injection every four months. That’s a theocratic talking point. Joe Rogan is doing bot material.
“You can’t even get into Canada unless you’re vaccinated…Someone look that up.”
True. It’s called mitigating risk, and the good old USA has the same rule. They announced it on NOV 21, 2021, Joe. Welcome to googling. You CANNOT GET INTO THE USA WITHOUT PROOF OF VACCINATION.
“It’s old…It’s 2022…it’s not 2019.”
Thanks, Tips. According to wastewater estimates, Ontario has 25k (Canada – approx110k today alone) new infections daily. Still, Joe admitted early that he “doesn’t know how their system works up there” and “has zero understanding of their system.”
“Everyone here is like, ‘well, hope you don’t get sick, get medicine if you get sick.”
Dude. You’ve been railing against medicine for two years. Hard to cover your tracks with 200 shows where you said COVID isn’t real.
I’m getting the impression Joe is either lazy, or he’s being paid to spread lazy takes about Canada and all Canadians being hostages.
Everything he says aligns with every anti-Trudeau/anti-Canada bot campaign, and he’s usually a day early. Twenty-four hours after Joe says, ‘Trudeau is a commie dictator, and Canada is a commie country, it trends with bot accounts created this month with three followers. Like it’s a coordinated effort. Nothing Joe or his followers can be backed up by fact. They make angry, definitive statements chock full of Russian bot fear-based talking points without merit.
It happened last month with a gun rights conversation where Joe couldn’t believe Canadians couldn’t buy guns to shoot trespassers for fun.
What amazes me as a person who does content is how completely unprepared/uninformed he is. It doesn’t seem to faze him that answers to the opposite of everything he says are readily available online from legit sources.
From Gun control to our freedom index to COVID protocol, Joe drops garbage take after garbage for his base and like-minded friends who need to keep the cultural grift alive.
“He’s got some shakey deals. I’d like to know where the money comes from” was Joe’s most prescient statement.
Who pays him to look like a fucking moron? That’s the question.
*It must be incredible to monetize dumb content in a country with 80 million handi-capable hillbillies. It’s free money. Good for Joe.