Jon Stewart defends Joe Rogan: ‘This overreaction, I think is mistake. I really do.’

The Left is eating their own again, and all it took for the latest feeding frenzy to start was some supportive words for Joe Rogan from fellow Spotify podcaster Jon Stewart.

Stewart has been a respected voice in the seedy world of political commentary since he commandeered the Daily Show in 1999.

You remember those days, when being skeptical of the government was a good thing, differing opinions were encouraged, and Stephen Colbert was funny?

Well, it’s a different world now, but Stewart isn’t succumbing to the woke mob, despite his notoriously left-leaning beliefs.

“Don’t leave. Don’t abandon. Don’t censor,” Stewart told critics of Rogan on his latest “The Problem With Jon Stewart” podcast. “Engage.”

“I’m not saying it’s always going to work out fruitfully, but I am always of the mindset that engagement, and especially someone like a Joe Rogan, who is not, in my mind, an ideologue in any way.”

The comments came after Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell, and others have pulled their music from Spotify’s platform in protest over what they describe as Rogan’s dangerous spread of “misinformation.”

Stewart was quick to rebuke that argument, citing a recent Rogan show in which Rogan stated that myocarditis is a common side effect of the COVID-19 vaccines.

His guest, ABC broadcaster Josh Zepps, corrected him, stating that the heart inflammation was a result of the virus infection, rather than the vaccines. Producer Jamie Vernon quickly confirmed Zepps’s assertation, and Rogan issued a tweet to explain his confusion.

“If anyone was going to make me look dumb on the podcast, I’m glad it’s @joshzepps,” Rogan stated on Twitter.


In other words, Rogan, along with his millions of viewers, learned something new.

Stewart applauded the exchange, saying it proves Rogan isn’t some sort of radical ideologue, as some on the Left would have you believe.

“If you are an ideologue or if you are a dishonest person, that is the moment — like Tucker Carlson in that situation never would have looked it up. And would have given that look he gives like somebody is giving him a confusion enema. Like they’re just firing confusion up his a–.” Stewart said. “And Joe just went, ‘I don’t know, okay. I didn’t get that.’ And that to me says, ‘Oh, that’s a person that you can engage with.'”

Zepps had this to say to Rogan’s “haters,” calling the exchange an “example of what Joe does right.”


Stewart called the rhetoric and reactions swarming around Rogan “overblown.”

“This overreaction to Rogan, I think, is a mistake,” Stewart concluded. “I really do.”

Cue overreactions to Stewart…

While some supported Stewart’s support, the wokest of the woke on Twitter used it to lay into Stewart, with hysterical claims that have become, sadly, predictable.

Claims such as this one from a self-proclaimed “passionate Progressive influencer”:


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