CNN has refused to apologize to Joe Rogan after falsely claiming the podcast host took “horse dewormer,” claiming that its erroneous reporting did nothing more than ‘bruise’ Rogan’s ego.
After Rogan became ill with COVID last month, “multiple doctors” told him to take Ivermectin, which is FDA-approved as an antiparasitic agent.
When Rogan recovered within three days, CNN launched a smear campaign claiming he took “horse dewormer” and that he was spreading dangerous misinformation about COVID.
“They keep saying I’m taking horse dewormer. I literally got it from a doctor. But CNN keeps saying I’m taking horse dewormer. They must know that that’s a lie,” Rogan said at the time.
He then had CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta on as a guest and was successful in convincing a flailing Gupta to admit CNN had got it wrong.
“It’s a lie on a news network … that’s a lie that they’re conscious of. It’s not a mistake,” said Rogan.
“They shouldn’t have said it was horse” dewormer,” acknowledged Gupta.
Joe Rogan asks Sanjay Gupta if it bothers him that CNN outright lied about Rogan taking horse dewormer to recover from covid. This is fantastic: pic.twitter.com/PEgJqIXhSD
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 14, 2021
However, despite admitting its error, CNN has doubled down and lashed out at Rogan once again.
“The only thing CNN did wrong here was bruise the ego of a popular podcaster who pushed dangerous conspiracy theories and risked the lives of millions of people in doing so,” CNN said in a statement.
Other news agencies have been forced to apologize after putting out misinformation concerning Ivermectin, but CNN isn’t following suit.
As we previously highlighted, the Associated Press was forced to issue a correction after it falsely claimed that 70 per cent of calls to the Mississippi Poison Control Center were about people ingesting ivermectin to treat COVID-19.
This outright lie was repeated by innumerable news networks as well as talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Given that CNN refuses to correct the record, Rogan should make good on his threat and sue the network for a lot of money.
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