Things got very heated between CNN’s Don Lemon and Joe Rogan regarding the whole ‘horse dewormer’ narrative.
Podcast giant Joe Rogan held no punches towards CNN’s Don Lemon after the anchor doubled down on his network’s “horse dewormer” narrative.
Last week, Rogan accused CNN of “lying” about his use of ivermectin during his recovery from COVID as the network repeatedly described the treatment as a “horse dewormer” and a “livestock drug” despite its human form being prescribed to him by a doctor.
Following Rogan’s tense podcast sit-down with CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who was forced to admit his colleagues should not have made such claims, Lemon was on the defensive.
“He did say something about ivermectin that I think wasn’t actually correct about CNN and lying,” Lemon began. “Ivermectin is a drug that is commonly used as a horse dewormer. So it is not a lie to say that the drug is used as a horse dewormer. I think that’s important- and it’s not approved for COVID, correct?”
On Tuesday’s “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Rogan blasted Lemon as well as his network.
“This is what’s so funny about that. They don’t understand that when they say things that are absolutely untrue, it diminishes their authority. They’re not even aware of what they’re doing,” Rogan said. “When Don Lemon goes on with Sanjay Gupta and says, ‘Actually, it really is a veterinary medicine. It really is horse dewormer.’”