CNN analyst John Blake argued Sunday that Joe Rogan’s use of the n-word is an existential threat to American democracy in the same way as the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
According to Blake’s CNN essay, Rogan saying the anti-black slur on his popular podcast over the years violates “a civic norm that made a multiracial democracy possible,” much as the Jan. 6 riot was the violation of a “political norm.”
- “[Rogan] is also a blinking red light, warning that the civic and political rules that once held the nation together no longer apply,” Blake wrote, saying complaints about “cancel culture” are a mere ploy to hide “public racism.”
- “Don’t let the Rogan n-word controversy devolve into another tired discussion about cancel culture. This moment is bigger. If Rogan goes on with business as usual, all of us — not just Black people — will pay a price. Our country won’t be the same,” Blake concluded in demanding Rogan be “canceled.”
- “This is another January 6 moment.”
As part of the national campaign to get Rogan removed from Spotify for “racism” and COVID-19 “misinformation,” his critics in the media have often taken their rhetoric all the way to a 10.
Look, the Rogan debate couldn't possibly get any dum…holy shit please tell me the Washington Post opinion page got hacked by Cozy Bear pic.twitter.com/BaEj09dEed
— Michael C Moynihan (@mcmoynihan) February 9, 2022
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Meanwhile, Democratic politicians have likened Jan. 6 to historic tragedies from Pearl Harbor to not wearing a mask in an elevator.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal says unmasked Congressmembers are "undermining our democracy."
"You get on an elevator and people refuse to wear a mask and your choices are to either get off the elevator or to get on the elevator and to tell them to wear a mask." pic.twitter.com/oRWGXJpuqY
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 13, 2022