Joe Rogan went off big on CNN during an interview with the network’s chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, who appeared on the star’s Spotify podcast on Wednesday to discuss a wide range of topics.
During the exchange, Gupta conceded that his network’s framing of Ivermectin, a widely-prescribed anti-parasitic which has shown tremendous efficacy in treating Covid-19,was wrong.
“Calling it a horse de-wormer is not the most flattering thing, I get that,” said Gupta.
“It’s a lie on a news network – and it’s a lie that they’re conscious of. It’s not a mistake. They’re unfavorably framing it as veterinary medicine,” Rogan shot back.
“Why would you say that when you’re talking about a drug that’s been given out to billions and billions of people? A drug that was responsible for one of the inventors winning the Nobel Prize in 2015?” the 54-year-old Rogan continued.
“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 de-wormer? I can afford people medicine, motherfucker. This is ridiculous.”