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Joe Rogan apologizes for racial slurs after video surfaces

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Apparently, the company that purchased half his catalogue recently merged with Blackstone, which hired Pfizer's exCEO as senior advisor..... That might partially explain why all these attacks against Rogan.

Who owns India Arie’s music rights?

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But yet the fact check is rated as false after admitting the 2 main things are true.

Two facts that were never in doubt. But that wasn't what was theorised, which was that "As of January and February 2022, Pfizer owned Neil Young's song catalog or held sway over him and dictated his views on COVID-19 vaccination."

Of that, there is no evidence.

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“Nobody has stronger opinions about Joe Rogan than those that who have never listened to Joe Rogan,” Edward Snowden

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Most shameful" thing he's done - but then says they were "taken out of context"... Weak and pathetic...

"It’s not my word to use. I am well aware of that now, but for years I used it in that manner,” he said during the six-minute video on his Instagram account. “I never used it to be racist because I’m not racist.”

Admits to using the racial slur for years, but then says "I'm not racist".... What a joke.

Like Alex Jones, he's just a grifter that cons and fleeces the MAGA-flock out of all their money...

Remember that ugly incident where the actor Michael Richards ('Seinfeld') was giving a stand-up at a HRC and making sick jokes about black people being hung up on meat hooks and having forks shoved up their butts? He referred to those people as 'N-words' and he used that epithet several times. A black man in the audience stood up to confront this 'joke' and Richards screamed at him, calling him that word too.

Of course, Jerry Seinfeld was interviewed about it, and he said that it was 'disgusting'. It certainly was. Michael Richards blubbered, saying he wasn't a racist either. Come to think of it, his 'jokes' weren't funny with or without a 'race' element included. Not. Funny. At. All.

And where is he now?

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First, it appears to be true that, in January 2021, Young sold half of his songs to Hipgnosis. 

Secondly, it is also true that in October 2021, Blackstone bought an ownership stake 

But yet the fact check is rated as false after admitting the 2 main things are true.

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Most shameful" thing he's done - but then says they were "taken out of context"... Weak and pathetic..

Good thing Joe Rogan is a liberal.

I feel less sympathetic every time he apologizes to the woke mob.

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Apparently, the company that purchased half his catalogue recently merged with Blackstone, which hired Pfizer's exCEO as senior advisor..... That might partially explain why all these attacks against Rogan.

Most of the articles attacking Rogan's alleged misinformation seem to focus on the 2 podcasts with Robert Malone (#1757) and Peter McCullough (#1747). But I suspect another podcast might have contributed more to getting the gatekeepers angry, that's the one with John Abramson (#1756) where he outlines the massive pharma convictions for corruption.

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In a video posted on his Instagram account, Rogan, who hosts a podcast called “The Joe Rogan Experience,” said his use of the slurs was the “most regretful and shameful thing that I’ve ever had to talk about publicly.” But he said the clips were “taken out of context."

"Most shameful" thing he's done - but then says they were "taken out of context"... Weak and pathetic...

"It’s not my word to use. I am well aware of that now, but for years I used it in that manner,” he said during the six-minute video on his Instagram account. “I never used it to be racist because I’m not racist.”

Admits to using the racial slur for years, but then says "I'm not racist".... What a joke.

Like Alex Jones, he's just a grifter that cons and fleeces the MAGA-flock out of all their money...

His only truthful statement was when he said this; *Last year, for example, he falsely suggested that young, healthy people don’t need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. He later walked it back, ****calling himself a “$%^&*** moron” and “not a respected source of information.”

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Things Rogan said over 12 years, but it's coming out now! Why not simply directly address the so-called "misinformation" instead of attacking Rogan? Maybe they can't.

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Without opening the link, snopes will say no connection or out of context somehow?

Well, they're no "shorenewsnetwork" of course.

first sentence. Stopped reading. 

Yeah, my kid puts her hands over her ears when she doesn't want to hear something, too.

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The amount of hours spent sifting through everything Rogan has ever said, looking for any snippets they can to attack him is evidence of a psychological sickness that has infected English speaking countries

I’m glad somebody said it!

And then use the corporate MSM to spread the sickness, similar to gangrene.

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Never mind:

“the target of a laughable conspiracy theory”.

first sentence. Stopped reading. Can you give me the proof/evidence FIRST before you already tell me what your narrative and conclusion is?

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Without opening the link, snopes will say no connection or out of context somehow?

Or their favorite: “partially true”because 9 things are true and 1 thing is uncertain.

be back soon to see if I’m right.

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I wouldn’t say the Neil young thing is debunked. Black stone is invested in Pfizer and Neil young’s music. Maybe it just benefited all parties.

here’s an interesting take on it.

Here's another:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/pfizer-neil-young-music-catalog/

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@kumagaijin

yeah. Neil young is a fraud. It’s a business and image thing. He made himself relevant again through this. Personally I never liked his voice.

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I wouldn’t say the Neil young thing is debunked. Black stone is invested in Pfizer and Neil young’s music. Maybe it just benefited all parties.

here’s an interesting take on it.

https://www.shorenewsnetwork.com/2022/02/02/fact-check-trending-meme-highlights-link-between-neil-young-pfizer-vaccine-misinformation-and-the-company-that-paid-him-1-billion-for-his-music/

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Plenty

Your source do not says Neil do not own his music, nor that only Blackstone can pull it from spotify, if you need to misrepresent completely the real situation this means you already know you are wrong, why the need to mislead people?

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I'm watching Joe Rogan as I type this. His guest is Randall Carlson, a geologist who has some fascinating theories on Atlantis. Rogan isn't a racist. Sure, he is an idiot sometimes and probably smokes too much pot and eats too much elk meat, but he is a good guy. If the elite establishment had their way, we would only be able to hear boring and bias Main Stream Media propaganda. In regards to Neil Young, Blackstone owns a portion of his music. I have no idea why Young doesn't have anything to say about Blackstone's deforestation of the Amazon. Anyone can Google that. Its no secret.

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Yes, and he has always been a moral beacon. Google his personal history if you want to see what a nasty piece of work he is.

But wadabout...?

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I think the debate about whether Neil Young or Blackstone has the legal right to control his music is irrelevant here, news reports indicate that Spotify itself made the decision to remove his songs in response to Young’s public statements and not in response to a legal demand by a rights holder.

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Neil has always been outspoken about what he thinks is morally important.

Yes, and he has always been a moral beacon. Google his personal history if you want to see what a nasty piece of work he is.

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The amount of hours spent sifting through everything Rogan has ever said, looking for any snippets they can to attack him is evidence of a psychological sickness that has infected English speaking countries

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Give me one plausible motive that a private equity firm has in willingly reducing their income by pulling their music from Spotify.

you think the ridiculously tiny amount of money that Spotify gives artists means a damn to a massive private equity firm? They’re probably counting on sales of the artists’ content to pick up in other markets as a result, thereby actually increasing their income. Come on, use your brain man!

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@bronco

I don’t think you know how this works. Companies that buy licensing for music like this do not take an active conversation in every decision at the ground level. Blackstone would have more to lose by going against Neil Young’s request and having their name dragged into the press. Depending on percentage, they may, and likely, don’t have decision making power.

You’re trying to create conspiracy theories without any evidence. Neil has always been outspoken about what he thinks is morally important. This is not coming from blackstone. Take off your tinfoil hat.

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RiskyMosaicToday  08:30 am JST

"It’s not my word to use. I am well aware of that now, but for years I used it in that manner,” he said during the six-minute video on his Instagram account. “I never used it to be racist because I’m not racist."

How about when you described being in a theatre with lots of black people in it as like being in 'the planet of the apes?

That 'jokey' association of comparing Black people to apes or monkeys IS racist from the start, and it's not funny at all. You don't need to use a 'N-word' in that. A statement like that is still very racist, slur word or no.

If you use that word to repeat or quote somebody who did use it, then it's to show that the person you're quoting is a moron.

Nevertheless, this doesn't really surprise me. Joe Rogan has been murdering listeners with his misinformation and outright lies and to hear about him using racial slurs only shows further what a nitwit he is. He's got no business being on a podcast,

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Who owns Joni Mitchell’s music?

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Why have all the other artists that Blackstone owns the rights to not done the same?

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While Young probably can’t enter any agreement without HSF involvement, and vice versa, they can probably influence each other in renegotiating terms of deals. This is what is happening here.

I'll take that.

Give me one plausible motive that a private equity firm has in willingly reducing their income by pulling their music from Spotify.

It can't even be virtue signalling because Blackstone is trying to hid in the shadows here, hoping people don't figure out that they own the rights to the music.

The real money is with investments in BIg Pharma corporations like Pfizer and Moderna.

And Joe Rogan is threatening that billion dollar spigot.

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Niel Young owns 50 % of his music catalog and the other half is own by Hipgnosis Song Fund (HSF), which Blackstone has invested in. While Young probably can’t enter any agreement without HSF involvement, and vice versa, they can probably influence each other in renegotiating terms of deals. This is what is happening here.

Finally some advice for music lovers; If you really love the music but hate the politics, buy a CD and copy it to a hard drive. Not as convenient as Spotify, but your library is no longer at the whim of the artist, their politics, interactions, or corporate interests.

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Any source of this? 

Plenty.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cathyolson/2021/10/12/blackstone-invests-1-billion-in-music-copyrights-via-hipgnosis-partnership/?sh=2cad74993b24

Blackstone had acquired Neil Young's music catalog before the Spotify thing happened.

Legally it was Blackstone's decision the pull the catalog, not Neil Young's. He probably just got paid to toe the corporate line.

I ask again, why is the Blackstone multibillion dollar private equity firm worried about a podcaster informing the public about vaccine side effects?

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If corporate ABC/Disney’s Jimmy Kimmel and Whoopi Goldberg survived their recent ‘vacations’, will independent content creators like Rogan be afforded the same for his past ‘sins’ ?

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But Neil doesn't own the rights to that music, Blackstone, the huge global private equity firm owns it.

Debunked.

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"It’s not my word to use. I am well aware of that now, but for years I used it in that manner,” he said during the six-minute video on his Instagram account. “I never used it to be racist because I’m not racist."

How about when you described being in a theatre with lots of black people in it as like being in 'the planet of the apes?'

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The relentless and corporate attacks on Rogan is not surprising. He offers both sides of issues and let’s the listener think about it and decide, which is taboo to the corporate MSM and their masters the elites who need controlled and one sided narratives to manipulate the population.

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Neil Young doesn't have the legal authority to pull his music off of Spotify, only Blackstone Investments has that legal authority.

Any source of this? artists usually share the control of their music with companies, but that is not the same of having investment. And obviously that does not change the fact that he initiated the pull and it was done according to his wishes, not from anybody else.

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The N word is a very expensive word for lots of ignorance people

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Neil Young's music was pulled from Spotify as a protest against Joe.

But Neil doesn't own the rights to that music, Blackstone, the huge global private equity firm owns it.

Neil Young doesn't have the legal authority to pull his music off of Spotify, only Blackstone Investments has that legal authority.

Why does Blackstone, a billion dollar elite global equity firm, care so much about Joe Rogan interviewing doctors about vaccine side effects?

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