On Wednesday’s installment of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Rogan pressed the doctor on why someone like him who already had COVID and has antibodies should get vaccinated. “By the way, I’m glad you’re better,” Gupta said. “Thank you,” Rogan responded. “You’re probably the only one at CNN who’s glad … The rest of them are all lying about me taking horse medication.”
“That bothered you,” Gupta said, grinning. “It should bother you too,” Rogan shot back. “They’re lying at your network about people taking human drugs versus drugs for veterinary.” Gupta responded, “Calling it a ‘horse de-wormer’ is not the most flattering thing, I get that.” Rogan took a firmer stand, saying, “It’s a lie. 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.”
Gupta pointed to the “snarky” statement released by the FDA saying, “You are not a horse. You are not a cow,” in order to encourage people to not take ivermectin, but Rogan remained persistent on calling out CNN’s coverage of a drug that’s been “given out to billions and billions of people” and resulted in a Nobel Prize.
“Why would they lie and say that’s horse de-wormer?” Rogan asked. “I can afford people medicine motherf—er. It’s ridiculous! It’s just a lie! Don’t you think that a lie like that is dangerous on a news network when you know that they know they’re lying? … Do you think that that’s a problem that your news network lies?”
“What did they say?” Gupta asked. The podcast host first told Gupta that his ivermectin was “prescribed to me by a doctor,” prompting the CNN correspondent to say the drug “shouldn’t be called” horse de-wormer.