Why does the MSM Fear Joe Rogan?



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Posted by Ed 4 days ago
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As Joe Rogan’s Platform Grows, So Does the Media and Liberal Backlash. Why?
 
JOE ROGAN HAS AMASSED one of the largest and most influential media platforms in U.S. politics, if not the single most influential. The value of his program was quantified in May when the streaming service Spotify paid a reported $100 million for the exclusive rights to broadcast his podcast.
 

As one illustrative example of his reach, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden appeared on Rogan’s program six days ago, and the episode has already been viewed more than 5 million times on YouTube alone.
 
The first time Snowden appeared on his program was last October, and that episode, just on YouTube, has more than 16 million views. To put that in perspective: The top-rated cable news programs are the Fox News shows hosted by Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, and they average between 4 to 5 million viewers, or one-fourth the number of views Rogan’s discussion with Snowden generated.
 

Rogan is rarely discussed in mainstream political and media circles, which raises its own questions. Why does someone who packs such a big punch in terms of audience size and influence receive so much less media attention than, say, cable news hosts with audience sizes far smaller than his?
 
Presidential candidates certainly recognize Rogan’s importance: All of the major Democratic candidates, according to him, requested to appear on his show. (The only ones he invited on were Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, and Andrew Yang.)
 

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leonche64 4 days ago
Joe Rogan is not a news program. (And neither is Carlson or Hannity) He is an entertainment host of an interview show. He does not do in depth reporting, background research, or any of the other requirements of an actual news show. He does long form interviews where the guest say whatever they want and Rogan responds, often while smoking pot. Rogan is also a podcast that segments to other platforms like Youtube that has no limitations of time, viewership demographics, and line up placement. Not a good comparison.

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