But what Rogan and those that defend him have done since video clips of him using the n-word surfaced on social media is arguably just as dangerous as what a mob did when they stormed the US Capitol on January 6 last year.
It’s bad enough to call what happened on January 6th an actual insurrection. Do I think what happened was illegal? No question. Do I think it was serious? Yes. Do I support it? No. Do I think it was an actual attempt to overthrow the government? No. I think it was a poorly thought-out protest gone wrong, despite whatever involvement Trump or his administration might have had to do with it.
After 30 years of the network media warning us that the wingnut contingent was absurdly-armed and poorly-socialized, I would think that if a right-wing group had wanted to occupy the Capitol and prevent the Electoral College vote count, they could have easily overwhelmed the local LEO presence there and done just that. Whatever it was, the people who need to go to jail surely will, even if I think those sentences are overloaded, and trying to send a message. Which, to be fair, they probably should. Anyway, I note that even Jon Blake doesn’t have the guts to put a name to whatever it was. He assumes his readers will fill in the blank for him.
But, then, on top of this house of cards, he calls the utterance of a word to be the same thing as whatever the reader thinks January 6th was. So if you think CNN’s editorial idea of what happened on that day is specious, then you’re not going to make the logical turn here. Again, you can say that it’s rude to say the N-word. You can consider it an act which should remove you from polite society. But at the end of the day, it’s just a word, and it’s a word that’s still in widespread use by a lot of people. And while I won’t say the word, I detest this double standard. The media is not going to make me stop detesting this situation because they tell me that I should be ok with it. Sorry, Jon Blake, but you just don’t have that kind of influence on my life.
So, in effect, this “article” is a dog whistle of a dog whistle to the true-believing Left, written only to further inflame racial and political tensions, and pressure Spotify to censor Rogan in the name of Wokeness. CNN wants me to consider them to be a serious news organization, which doesn’t stoop to “Faux News” levels of jingoism. Uh huh. Dry that one out and you can use it to fertilize the lawn.