October 18, 2021

CNN Medical Expert Admits They Lied About Joe Rogan Taking "Horse Dewormer"

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By: Konrad Holden

In Brief: 
On Thursday, Joe Rogan had CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, on his podcast and forced him to admit that CNN lied about Rogan taking “horse dewormer” to treat COVID-19 last August. Gupta initially admitted that they said it but seemed unwilling to call it a lie. He tried to move the conversation on to other things, but Rogan put his feet to the fire and even played a clip of CNN calling Ivermectin a “veterinary drug”. Finally, Gupta said, “they shouldn’t have said it was horse dewormer.” 

The Background: 
On Thursday, Joe Rogan had Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, on his podcast to talk about COVID-19, vaccines, and ivermectin.

And the neurosurgeon and medical reporter for CNN got more than he bargained for.

In August, Joe Rogan, host of one of the most listened-to podcasts in America, contracted COVID-19. He claims that he was only really sick for 1 day and that 6 days later he was healthy enough to be working out.

He also announced that he was prescribed Ivermectin by a doctor and took it.

The mainstream media, specifically CNN, latched on to this and called it “horse dewormer” and a “livestock drug”. 

Rogan pressed Gupta on this point saying, “Why would you say that when you’re talking about a drug that has been given out to billions and billions of people? A drug that the inventors won a Nobel Prize in 2015, a drug that has been shown to stop viral replication in vitro. You know that, right? Why would they lie and say that’s horse dewormer?... Do you think that that's a problem that your news network lies?"

In an article on CNN.com, Gupta described his discussion on Rogan’s podcast but never once mentioned the moment about CNN lying about Ivermectin. And CNN has continued to highlight certain parts of the interview on their site while skipping over the ivermectin discussion.

Notable Quotes: 

“After listening to his podcasts for a while now, I wanted to know: Was Joe simply a sower of doubt, a creator of chaos? Or was there something more? Was he asking questions that begged to be asked, fueled by necessary suspicion and skepticism?” - Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Medical Correspondent

“I have better immunity than I would if I was vaccinated.” - Joe Rogan

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