Biden's Surgeon General Vivek Murthy came out against Joe Rogan and his podcast on Tuesday in a segment with MSNBC. When asked by Mika Brzezinski about The Joe Rogan Experience, which has featured interviews with noted doctors Robert Malone and Peter McCullough, Murthy was unequivocally opposed to Rogan's being platformed on streaming service Spotify.
"Rogan, who hosts the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, has frequently promoted unproven methods for treating COVID-19," Brzezinski began, "and downplayed the need for vaccines. Last year, Spotify purchased his podcast library for an estimated $100 million. Dr. Murthy, what do you think are the best ways to push back on misinformation about COVID that continues to be aggressively pushed whether it be Joe Rogan's podcast or all over Facebook?"
"It's such an important question," Murthy replied, "because we can have the best science available. We can have the best public health expertise available. It won't help people if they do have access to accurate information."