Joe Rogan happily tells his viewers that he is not a Republican or a Democrat. His favorite candidate in the run-up to the 2020 elections was Bernie Sanders.
At the same time, the popular host has brought many alt-right figures onto the stage. This includes several appearances by Alex Jones. And this week, Rogan defended both Jones and Tucker Carlson.
Rogan criticized Brian Stelter's recent comments on the two men. The host began: "Both men said logical things. THey both say … there were most likely agent provocateurs who had at least part of the January 6th invasion of Capitol Hill. Such a thing is not outrageous to say. Only by connecting him to Alex Jones does he try to fire Tucker Carlson. "
The podcaster went on to discuss Carlson's espionage allegations. "None of this is outrageous, ”he said. “We know Edward Snowden the NSA was monitoring email and everything. So that's a fact. … The idea that they aren't monitoring Alex Jones is insane. I don't know if they're monitoring Tucker Carlson or not. But we know that you have the opportunity to do so. "
As Jen Psaki recently stated, the NSA is investigating people who they fear are collaborating with foreign powers. Snowden had interactions with Hong Kong and Russia.
Rogan has a legion of followers and they will care that he supports Carlson and Jones.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.