Should Sanders reject Joe Rogan’s support?

Bernie Sanders is running a campaign ad based on a (sort-of) endorsement by Joe Rogan, the popular podcaster.

He’s getting flak from critics who say Rogan has said at lot of racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic stuff—most recently criticizing a trans-woman who engaged in mixed martial arts fighting with a biological woman—and therefore Sanders should reject his support.

Below is Joe Rogan’s own reaction, from a podcast with stand-up comedian Mark Normand.

I don’t have any problem with Joe Rogan, but here are some links to articles by writers who think differently.

LINKS

Bernie Sanders draws criticism for touting Joe Rogan endorsement by Gregory Krieg for CNN.

Bernie Sanders’ Joe Rogan experience by Zach Beauchamp for Vox.

It’s Good That Joe Rogan Endorsed Bernie by Michael Brooks and Ben Burgis for Jacobin magazine.

Identity, politics by Mandos for Ian Welsh’s blog.

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I just now got around to viewing Sanders’ appearance on the Joe Rogan show last August.

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One Response to “Should Sanders reject Joe Rogan’s support?”

  1. Fred (Au Natural) Says:

    People looking for an excuse to hate will always find one. And some people take themselves too seriously. Political correctness is a very powerful thing on the left as well as the right.

    People who care about what a celebrity does or says really need to get a life.

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