Ron DeSantis Drops Bombs On Cancel Culture, Joe Rogan Controversy, Says ‘Do Not Apologize’
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis recently dropped some massive truth bombs on the mainstream media and on cancel culture as he weighed in on the recent controversies concerning podcast host Joe Rogan during a brand new interview on Fox News Digital.
Rogan, who is the host of the extremely popular “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which is exclusively streamed on Spotify, came under heavy fire for the repeated use of the N-word during past episodes of the podcast, as well as allowing medical professionals to come on the program and share alternative views on COVID vaccines and masks.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek released a memo on Monday telling his employees that the company would not be “silencing” Rogan for his comments.
The podcast host recently posted a video on Instagram where he apologized for his use of the word.
However, according to DeSantis, Rogan should “not apologize” for his previous remarks.
According to Fox News, DeSantis said, “No, he shouldn’t have apologized. I mean, you see what happens? The mob will come after people, and they’re targeting Rogan because he’s threatening to upset the apple cart on some of the things that they’re holding dear. And with COVID, he’s just bringing opposing views. He’s letting people decide. They say he’s against [the COVID vaccine]. I do not listen to his show, but then I read he specifically advocated for people with co-morbidities and elderly to get vaccinated.”
“I think a lot of the legacy outlets and I think the left fear the fact that he can reach so many people, and so they’re out to destroy him. But what I would say is don’t give an inch. Do not apologize. Do not kow to the mob. Stand up and tell them to pound sand; if you do that, there’s really nothing that they’re able to do to you. The only way they have power is if you let them get your goat,” the governor said.
“In addition, in response to a question asking about CNN pundit Brian Stelter’s recent commentary wondering why people trust Rogan more than CNN, the Florida governor responded that it is because the media outlet has ‘spewed misinformation,'” the report said.
“Well, I think when people are going to look back at this, they’re going to look at outlets like CNN, New York Times as having spewed misinformation they claim to be policing it,” said the Florida Republican governor.
“But if you look from the beginning, who was advocating for lockdowns? CNN and New York Times. Who is advocating for school closures? Those outlets. Who has advocated for force masking of kids? Those outlets,” the report continued.
DeSantis then cited some data from a recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University which uncovered that lockdowns from the spring of 2020 reduced coronavirus mortality rates by only 0.2 percent in both Europe and the U.S.
“And then what ends up happening? Johns Hopkins does the study. Lockdowns didn’t work. You look to see masked jurisdictions do no better than unmasked jurisdictions. All the things they’ve said. It seems like you wait six, 12 months and then basically the narratives blow up. Now they will never go back and admit they were wrong. They will never go back and do a mea culpa. It’ll just move on to the next thing and craft the next narrative,” the governor continued.
“In a separate joint interview with his wife, first lady Casey DeSantis, the governor expanded on his criticism of the mainstream media, bringing up accusations that former President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, which was dispelled by the Mueller Report in 2019,” Fox News said in its report.
“I mean, just think when Trump was president, I mean, you know, you had some of these major legacy outlets ran for years with unproven conspiracy theory about Russia collusion. And that was meant to basically divide the country. They wanted to mobilize against Trump as much as they talk about the 2020. They didn’t accept the 2016 election. They wanted to basically nullify that result,” DeSantis went on to tell Fox News Digital during the interview.
“And so how is that something that’s bringing people together? And so I think that, you know, there’s a lot of different reasons, but I think the role of some of those, what I would say are failed legacy outlets, the way they’re trying to get relevance again is to basically play to a base and try to be financially viable as a result. But the result is, I think, you know, they’re trying to sow divisions rather than, you know, be a little bit more even-handed in ways that people may find common ground,” continued the governor.
The Florida governor has been a very outspoken critic when it comes to the topic of critical race theory being taught in schools and has been fighting against cancel culture along the way.