National Review’s Jim Geraghty quotes a statement by Rogan:
Rogan notes that the vaccine skeptics he had on his show include a cardiologist who is “the most published physician in his field in history,” and a doctor who pioneered development of MRNA vaccine technology.
The problem I have with the term disinformation, especially today, is that many of the things we thought of as misinformation a short while ago are now accepted as fact. For instance, eight months ago, if you said, “If you get vaccinated, you can still catch Covid, and you can still spread Covid” — you would be removed from social media. They would ban you from certain platforms. Now, that’s accepted as fact. If you said, “I don’t think cloth masks work,” you would be banned from social media. Now, that’s openly and repeatedly stated on CNN. If you said I think it’s possible that Covid-19 came from a lab, you would be banned from many social-media platforms. Now that’s on the cover of Newsweek. All of those theories, that at one point in time were banned, were openly discussed by those two men that I had on my podcast, that have been accused of ‘dangerous misinformation.’
I do not know if they’re right. I don’t know, because I’m not a doctor, I’m not a scientist. I’m just a person who sits down, and talks to people, and has conversations with them.
Do I get things wrong? Absolutely. I get things wrong. But I try to correct them. Whenever I get things wrong, I try to correct them. Because I’m interested in telling the truth.
Geraghty notes that Rogan is a Big Pharma critic.
As for me, I’m double-vaxxed, boosted. I go to public, indoor spaces as little as possible, and when I go I wear a KN95 mask. I follow government guidelines, not because I think government is perfect, but because I don’t see any better sources out there.
I don’t listen to Joe Rogan for a variety of reasons. His opinions are only part of it.