Rumble has offered Joe Rogan $100 million to leave Spotify and join them with no censorship guarantee. Spotify has removed well over 110 pre-COVID-19 episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience that supposedly comprise infelicitous racist remarks in a gesture of censorship.
While Spotify, the world’s largest music and podcast streaming platform, faltered in its backing for Joe Rogan, a gritty young conservative rival made it public on media platforms with a proposal Rogan could struggle to refuse.
“Hey Joe Rogan, we are ready to fight alongside you,” Rumble said in a tweet to the popular podcast presenter. “See the note from our CEO Chris Pavlovski.”
The message proposed a generous agreement to the left’s most despised media figure of the moment, encouraging him to move his program, his occasionally contentious speakers, and his tens of millions of followers to Rumble:
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We stand with you, your guests, and your legion of fans in desire for real conversation. So we’d like to offer you 100 million reasons to make the world a better place.
How about you bring all your shows to Rumble, both old and new, with no censorship, for 100 million bucks over four years.
This is our chance to save the world. And yes, this is totally legit.
“Joe Rogan needs to upload all his episodes — especially the ones removed by Spotify — on Rumble,” tweeted conservative author, filmmaker, and fellow podcaster Dinesh D’Souza. “Rumble now seems to be the only video platform that protects open debate. Facebook and YouTube are the Pravda and Izvestia of our time, vehicles of state-approved propaganda.”
“Joe Rogan will never be safe on Spotify. He will always have to look over his shoulder,” noted D’Souza in a subsequent post. “Move over to Rumble, Joe, and let’s build a new public square where the air is truly free.”
After his incendiary podcast conversation with the legacy-media-and-Big-Tech-censored Dr. Robert Malone over New Year’s weekend, wherein the mRNA innovator critiqued the continual management of the COVID-19 dilemma, Rogan and his show have come under fire from leftists in over the last week.
Spotify was quick to back Rogan initially, but even that endorsement soon faded.
Spotify crumbled when more and more elderly performers — including Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Nils Lofgren, and Young’s former bandmates David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash — started to pull their music as a public display of dissent over Rogan’s conversations with participants the left deems toxic.
Spotify warned earlier last week that it intended to “add a content advisory to any podcast episode that includes a discussion about COVID-19.”
Spotify has removed well over 110 pre-COVID-19 episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience that supposedly comprise infelicitous racist remarks in a gesture of censorship, apparently with Rogan’s blessing.