CNN Hosts Push to Cancel Joe Rogan as Network Crumbles around Them
Far-left 'news' network focuses on podcaster as scandals pile up
CNN is continuing its campaign to cancel podcaster Joe Rogan while the far-left "news" network's viewers diminish amid multiple scandals.
As the network battles multiple controversies, hosts Jim Acosta and Brian Stelter are ramping up attacks against Rogan, whose hit podcast dwarfs the viewing numbers of CNN's top shows.
Acosta and Stelter zeroed in on a video that was recently posted by far-left activists showing Rogan using racial slurs that he says were taken out of context.
The video is a compilation of clips taken from the past 12 years of Rogan's podcasts and edits outs the wider discussions where the slurs were mentioned.
The video is now being used as fodder for the "woke" Left's campaign to silence Rogan.
However, Rogan says that the context was that he was quoting other people and used the slur instead of saying the “n-word.”
"And you and I both know that compilation right there, which he has admitted to, is authentic, that would be enough to put anybody out of a job,” Acosta said to Stelter.
"To me, it seems untenable to have that kind of video surface, that kind of compilation surface, and keep one’s job.”
Acosta later doubled down on seemingly pushing for Rogan to lose his job, noting that Rogan’s remarks “would be enough for somebody to lose their job.”
Stelter told Acosta he was “right,” saying, “there are many examples including in Hollywood and entertainment where people have lost their roles for less than this.”
CNN's @BrianStelter & Jim @Acosta strongly suggest Spotify should remove Joe Rogan from their platform; also note his "profanity-laced apology"— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 6, 2022
"It seems untenable to have that kind of video surface, and that kind of compilation surface, and keep one’s job" pic.twitter.com/rSyAV8f1dN
The comments come as CNN is under mounting pressure to fire Stelter as chief media correspondent.
A network insider told a British newspaper that Stelter risks being fired for failing to report on the now-former network president Jeff Zucker’s longstanding affair with a subordinate.
“The network needs to step up and fire Brian Stelter,” the CNN employee told The Daily Mail.
The employee said it’s unconscionable that Stelter allowed himself to get scooped on the story of Zucker’s intimate relationship with Allison Gollust, CNN’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
“He is allegedly our top media reporter – yet he failed to report on the scoop that everyone in the office knew,” said the CNN insider.
“And if he wants to say he didn’t know, he is truly terrible at his job.”
Zucker, who has held the office of president of CNN Worldwide since 2013 and has been chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports, resigned in disgrace last week after admitting to a “consensual relationship” with a close colleague.
The couple has worked together closely for 20 years at multiple networks.
Katie Couric described the couple as “joined at the hip” in her 2021 memoir.
One source told the Daily Mail their relationship, which the source says began much earlier than they let on to the public, was “an open secret” at CNN and other corporate networks.
“Brian Stelter should be calling his agent to start looking for another job,” said an individual the newspaper identified only as “a cable news veteran” who wished to remain anonymous.
“He’s been Jeff Zucker’s water boy for years and no one believes he didn’t know about all of this.”
“He’s been sitting on his moral high horse doing Jeff’s bidding and ripping Fox [News] and every other media outlet that Jeff tells him to while his ratings crash and burn.
"Where was he on the biggest story at his own network after chastising everyone else?” the veteran asked.
Zucker's affair was uncovered by investigators who were probing allegations against former star anchor Chris Cuomo, who was fired in disgrace over a sexual misconduct scandal.