Joe Rogan, host of the popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience,” mocked CNN+ and CNN anchor Brian Stelter on his recent episode with Douglas Murray saying “His pattern of communication is so strange. It’s like, do you listen to other people? They talk very differently than you.”
Rogan continued by stating that “If John Stuart thinks you’re a piece of s***, I’m gonna listen, you know?” Rogan said last week. “But if Brian Stelter doesn’t like you, that doesn’t mean anything to me.”
Rogan’s guest, author Douglas Murray stated about Stelter that “I … try and never be mean about people because of their appearances, but a friend of mine said to me the other day, do you know how old Brian Stelter is? And I said … 56. He said, look it up on your phone. He’s like, 34 or something,”
Murray continued by stating that “I couldn’t stop laughing for the rest of the evening. I just couldn’t stop laughing. I don’t know … everything about the guy is strange. Everything about him.”
Rogan continued on Stelter by speaking on an interaction between Stelter and Bari Weiss: “One of my favorite moments was him with Bari Weiss, where Bari Weiss, ‘How has the world gone crazy?’ And she just rattles off one after another after another. Yeah. When you say silence is violence, when actual violence is violence, the world has gone crazy. The world’s gone mad. And she just rattled all these off.”
Rogan and Murray then moved onto CNN+ where Stelter was set to host a show. Rogan stated that “They spent $300 million, they got 10,000 subscribers,” Rogan said. “Imagine the hubris of thinking that something that people don’t want for free, that you’re gonna charge money for it.”
Despite spending $300 million on CNN+, the service was only able to garner about 10,000 daily active users.
While CNN’s streaming service is shutting down, other streaming services like Netflix have seen plummeting stock numbers and a loss of subscribers. Additionally, companies like Disney, who spoke out against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law and who recently had their special tax status stripped from them, have also seen depreciating stock prices in recent months.
As companies continue to wade into political waters and expand, they run into the reality that many don’t want what companies like CNN and are selling.
Watch Rogan Discussing Stelter and CNN+: