Last month, Rogan went off on Stelter while discussing the much-maligned global conference that takes place annually in Davos, Switzerland.
He and journalist Matt Taibbi mocked and criticized Stelter’s appearance on a panel that he hosted, calling him ‘basically a prostitute,’ and comfortable grinning around the elitists who seek to impose restrictive laws on the global masses.
Podcast host extraordinaire Joe Rogan mocked Brian Stelter for his recent panel appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
Stelter’s latest gig arrived after his CNN media show Reliable Sources was axed back in August – a harbinger of things to come at the embattled network that is facing constant cost-cutting efforts under the new leadership of Chris Licht.
However, Stelter said that, unlike Rogan claimed, he had no ‘bosses’ who were puppeteering his panel performance and the journalist traveled to Davos at his own expense.
‘Joe Rogan got it all wrong, again. The World Economic Forum did not ‘hire’ me to ‘work’ in Davos. I went there on my own dime to write about the conference,’ Stelter said in response to a story from the New York Post about Rogan’s bit.
Stelter added that Rogan can give him a call if he ‘wants to tell his listeners the truth.’
Taibbi, a well-known independent journalist, and Rogan mocked Stelter for looking ‘comfortable’ at the summit.
‘He’s with evil lizard people that are trying to control the world. That’s his bosses,’ said Rogan.
‘He knows how to handle that kind of situation.’
He went on to call Stelter ‘basically a prostitute’ for the global elite.
‘He’s supposed to be a journalist, but he’s not even good at that.
‘So he’s – what he’s doing now is holding water for the evil leaders of the world who want to institute hate speech policies nationwide and, you know, centralized digital currency,’ said the Spotify host worth millions.
Stelter’s panel had focused primary on disinformation and hate speech. Its title was ‘Clear & Present Danger of Disinformation,’ and its panelists included New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, Vice-President of the European Commission Vera Jourová, CEO of Internews Jeanne Bourgault, and Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass.
Sulzberger at one moment said that disinformation is the ‘most existential’ problem the world today is facing because it attacks ‘trust’ and causes societies to ‘fracture.’
Rogan referenced a moment during the panel when Jourová predicted that alleged hate speech will soon become criminalized in the United States and Stelter grinned on.
‘Illegal hate speech, which you will have soon also in the U.S. I think that we have a strong reason why we have this in the criminal law,’ she said.
‘Brian Stelter just sitting there instead of challenging this petty fascist is a big reason why he’s unemployed,’ Tweeted The Spectator World editor Stephen Miller.
Stelters CNN show Reliable Sources was axed back in August. He said he went to Davos on his own dime to cover the global summit, where he hosted a panel about hate speech and disinformation
Independent journalist Matt Taibbi spoke with Rogan about Stelter’s Davos appearance. He said the former CNN host was comfortable grinning and nodding along as global leaders said the US should impose laws banning Hate Speech
The World Economic Forum has become a favorite target of conservatives for espousing elitist views that advocating for policies that restrict personal freedoms across the glove.
The organization has come under fire for, among other things, publishing articles that advocate for noshing on bugs in order to combat climate change, and arguing that in the not-so-distant future ‘you’ll own nothing and be happy.’
Rogan has mocked Stelter on a number of previous occasions, including one instance during which he called Stelter’s Reliable Sources ‘f***ing terrible.’
‘Brian Stelter’s show keeps slipping and slipping and slipping in the ratings. Same with Don Lemon’s. It’s the same thing. Everybody knows they’re not real.
‘They’re not real humans,’ he said following a segment on Stelter’s show that had been about YouTube shows amassing more viewers than cable news.
‘They were describing it as if they were entitled to viewers. This is because the market has spoken and your show’s f**ing terrible,’ he said.