I remember when I first saw this dumb story that every lib website and MSM newspaper and TV show ran a thousand times I kept thinking what a pathetic number 270 is. I can get 270 doctors to agree to almost anything, do you even realize how many doctors there are? I GUARANTEE more than that are fans of Joe Rogan’s show, I mean come ON.
But amazingly it wasn’t even THAT many!! Which is HILARIOUS.
The letter social media claimed is from 270 doctors denouncing Joe Rogan & calling to censor his speech was actually signed by over 50 PhD academics, around 60 college professors, 29 nurses, 10 students, 4 medical residents, and even a handful of… science podcasters.
— Rebecca 📖 (@RebeccaLChris) January 16, 2022
Yes, the media and Big Tech want to create the image of a hundreds-strong coalition of medical doctors who are genuinely concerned about Joe Rogan’s conversations on his massive platform.
Twitter even got in on the propaganda campaign against Rogan, adding this “medical experts” letter to their curated headlines section.
Well, I reviewed this open letter, and it turns out that only around 100 of the 270+ signatories to the letter are people with qualified medical degrees. And a large chunk of that 100 or so medical doctors are MDs employed at universities who are not in fact practitioners of medicine.
Yet part of the letter reads: “As physicians, we bear the arduous weight of a pandemic that has stretched our medical systems to their limits and only stands to be exacerbated by the anti-vaccination sentiment woven into this and other episodes of Rogan’s podcast.”
Paradoxically, the disseminators of this petition are guilty of the very misinformation label that they’ve attached to Rogan. In fact, neither of the two reported co authors of the letter — Jessica Rivera and Ben Rein — possess medical degrees. Rivera holds a master’s degree and Rein is a PhD academic who researches psychiatry.
You know what’s the funniest part though?
I forecast zero corrections https://t.co/HQzUILG1dO
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 16, 2022
Actually that’s not that funny. It’s just totally and completely TRUE.
That’s the worst thing about everything, isn’t it? They can’t tell the truth. Anyway, how about we have an ….
OVERNIGHT OPEN THREAD
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