• 🇰 🔵 🇱 🇦 🇳 🇦 🇰 ℹ️@yiffit.net
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    Joe Rogan has a recorded, on stage set, where he straight up says something like:

    “Do not take my advice on anything. You shouldn’t listen to me. I’m an idiot! I don’t know shit; I just make jokes for a living.”

    I guess people listened and then didn’t follow the above advice. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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      That’s how he lends credibility to everything that airs on his show. It is disarming enough to help the listener extend that sentiment toward the guest long enough to explain whatever lunatic theory.

      And then you’re listening to the guest, not Rogan so…

      He’s been doing the podcast since 2009.

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    Yeah, and back then, he had hair and hadn’t abused anabolic steroids so was like 40% of the size he is today.

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    Someone should do an expose on all these people and talk about who they were and what they did before going full MAGA.

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      Rogan just went full covid brainrot. I used to listen regularly during his early podcasts and especially the redban era when it was mostly just the wasteland feeling after Occupy Wall Street failed. Jamie curbed to show down the alt right pipeline and it felt less like comedians hanging out.

      It’s been weird where it’s been about a decade since I listened and it feels so remarkably different when I see a clip after he hits the news with some nonsense guest.

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        Rogan claims Jaime was a lefty when he started the show, and Rogan pulled him right I believe. Unless that was a shitty joke he was making when I heard him say it one time.

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        He’s pushed conservative talking points with made up stories, like litter boxes in schools for furries, you don’t do that because you really believed a teacher allegedly, you don’t say all that without choosing to lie.

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          Clearly full MAGA then. Litter boxes are a definite give-away. Luckily the rest of us never fall for fake news.

          I’m sure you can come up with a proper example?

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              Rogan fans are all coated in a thick layer of “everything is irony”. They don’t know what to believe anymore

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              No, I judge them by the content of their character. Joe has has quests from Bernie Sanders to Alex Jones and everything in between.

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            He’s not FULL maga. He just doesn’t care who he has on his show or what he says as long as it improves his bottom line.

            Joe panders to the specific flavor of ‘bro’ who is fart joking his way through life while trying to get Max Gainz and fetishizing women because they don’t get laid enough. I don’t know if there’s a specific term for this persona, so I’m going to call it the Brogan.

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        He claims to not support Trump, but seems to defend him all the time:

        He recently defended Trump regarding the trial verdict: https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-barack-obama-joe-rogan-tony-hinchcliffe-podcast-1909438

        He defended Trump to Bill Maher on his podcast: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/politics-news/joe-rogan-bill-maher-trump-biden-1235581529/

        Said Joe Biden is mentally unfit while citing something that Trump actually said: https://variety.com/2023/digital/news/joe-rogan-fact-checked-biden-trump-revolutionary-war-airports-1235849684/

        He even said he would vote for Trump over Biden in 2020: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/04/joe-rogan-donald-trump-joe-biden-bernie-sanders

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          Sure does love the republican rhetoric and buzzwords,too…

          “Far left Progressive agenda” ruined San Francisco…

          “Woke mind virus”…

          Etcetera…

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          Nothing in that indicates he has gone “full MAGA” Even the article about him rather voting for Trump seems to focus more on Joe’s praise of Bernie Sanders.

          He’s basically saying that old age is affecting the mental capabilities of Biden more that Trump and given only these two options he’d rather vote for Trump who he then also called “crazy and a sociopath”. I don’t agree with the conclusion but I agree with the claim he’s making; Biden’s mental capabilities are clearly deteriorating at much faster pace that Trump. Neither of those two are fit for the job in my opinion.

          I just find it hilarious that people treat Joe as if he is some full blood concervative when he has voted democrat or independent his whole life and by most of his values would be labeled as liberal.

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          If you take the word of a Hollywood comedian for facts, you have gone full fucking stupid.

          No one that listens to him takes what he or his guests say seriously, unless he rarely features a scientist talking uninterrupted for three hours, which I cannot find anyone else who does this.

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            Listening to another humans voice for long periods of time definitely has a psychological effect on you. I’m pretty sure the biggest driving force behind conservatism is that 2 hours of AM radio most Americans listen to on their driving commute

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            Ah, the Fox “News” defense. Unfortunately, a lot of the people who listen to him have long since “gone full fucking stupid”.

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            Sadly I can tell you from experience that a massive amount of Gen Z/A actually do look up to these people, and it is a massive problem.

            When a large portion of the next generation are looking up to the likes of Andrew Tate and Joe Rogan, does that mean we are all full fucking stupid?

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        The clips they half watch on the internet and what their friends think.

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      People had respect for the Fear Factor guy?

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        He was kind of funny on the show News Radio before even that. That was a good show with a lot of good actors but seems like a lot of people never heard of it.

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          RIP Phil Hartman. After he died the show wasn’t the same and it just kinda faded away. So it wasn’t a cult classic that got cancelled too soon kind of thing. But also not a show that ran more a long time.

          But one of favourite shows of all time. The cane episode was one the best half hours of TV of all time.

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        I liked him as a comedian early on. Was a huge early jre podcast fan. But he lost me circa 2015/16. He started believing he was actually smart. His stand-up has been awful for a long long time now. To say nothing of his political influence.

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      What sort of respect are you referring to when you say stuff like this? It feels like people these days judge everyone by the same standards they would a politician and that seems really odd to me. Comedians are supposed to say edgy stupid shit. That’s quite literally their job.

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        Comedians are supposed to say edgy stupid shit.

        Aiming for the lowest common denominator every day of your life does not make you a comedian, even if it does make you very, very rich.

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          You’re certainly entitled to your own opinion on the artistic merit of that kind of comedy but I don’t think there’s any denying that’s what it is. Nevertheless, why would you look to any artist, especially comedians, for balanced political discussion? That’s not what they do. Even the ones that talk about politics are doing it more for the laughs than the nuanced discussion. If any comes from their jokes that is a side benefit, not the primary purpose.