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Psaki Praises Spotify’s Disclaimer on Rogan’s Podcast, But Wants Every Platform to Do More

Psaki Praises Spotify’s Disclaimer on Rogan’s Podcast, But Wants Every Platform to Do More

“So this disclaimer, it’s a positive step, but we want every platform to continue doing more to call out misinformation while also uplifting accurate information.”

A reporter asked Jen Psaki about Spotify placing a disclaimer on Joe Rogan’s podcast due to supposed misinformation on Covid.

I see headlines saying Psaki and the White House have urged or encouraged Spotify to censor Rogan and others for “misinformation.”

My opinion? That is definitely what she meant. However, here is what she said:

“Sure. Well, last July, as you probably know, but the surgeon general also took the unprecedented step to issue an adviser on the risk of misinformation and public health, which is a very significant step and admitted that he talked about the role social media platforms have. So our hope is that all major tech platforms and all major news sources for that matter be responsible and be vigilant to ensure the American people have access to accurate information on something as significant as Covid-19. That certainly includes Spotify. So this disclaimer, it’s a positive step, but we want every platform to continue doing more to call out misinformation while also uplifting accurate information. I mean look at the facts right?”

Ah, worded perfectly. Use a few different words and phrases and you can get away with being a fascist.

She slips a tad when using “want” instead of “hope.” But still, they can explain it away. It’s not like the MSM is going to call them out.

But we will. The word “want” carries more significance because the government has spent years trying to dismantle Big Tech. They want to control it, they want those in charge to follow their direction. Then again, hearings with Facebook and Twitter show the CEOs want the government to take control. That means they don’t have to take responsibility for their product.

Let’s also look at how we use the word “want.”

If I told my mom, “This is a decent amount of money, but I want more,” isn’t a demand and my mom knows she doesn’t have to give me more money. I’m just telling her how I feel.

We know the government is different. Their “want” is a demand.

Don’t cave, Spotify. Do not cave.

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It’s surprising a close presidential advisor can speak in an official capacity to call for, under no uncertain terms, the silencing of a political critic and not violate the law in some way.

This is straight up fucking government censorship and the RINO trash is nowhere to be found.

Not even a fucking angry letter.

    Of course. Didn’t you know Franz von Papen Republicans are training for the famed Reach Across the Aisle event in the upcoming Olympics?

    Don’t laugh! The event involves great agility, flexibility and the ability to abandon every single position they previously had.

    Fatkins in reply to Olinser. | February 2, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Nope its absolutely not government censorship. The government isn’t forcing Spotify to do anything merely saying what its doing with respect to saying certain Rogan podcast episodes have misinformation is a good thing. If you actually read the article its pure opinion that Psaki is pushing for more, that’s just a reading into what she said as opposed to what she has actually said.

    A more genuine example of government censorship would be banning books like Maus

      henrybowman in reply to Fatkins. | February 3, 2022 at 2:54 am

      Just like Vito is sincerely complimenting your establishment, wishing you good luck, and reminding you that fresh batteries in smoke detectors saves lives.

      jdfreivald in reply to Fatkins. | February 3, 2022 at 8:26 am

      Nobody banned Maus. Typical MSM distortion. The book was still available in the library, and nobody was banned from reading it. The school board decided not to use it as the central text of its Holocaust curriculum — a decision it has the right to make — and everyone cried “Nazis are banning books again!” Because flyover state, or something.

        Fatkins in reply to jdfreivald. | February 4, 2022 at 6:38 am

        It was banned from the curriculum, ie they are no longer discussing or debating the issues within it, so with respect that’s a distinction without a difference.

        of course it has the right to do that but on what basis, that’s the criticism. Its self censored based on difficult issues being present within the book when many students have read, enjoyed and learned from the text.

        Sure the nazi comment is out of proportion but its true to say that a lot of conservatives seem to be avoiding difficult discussions in schools. It is fair to say that its somewhat authoritarian to ban a book and not in line with 1st amendment rights

      caseoftheblues in reply to Fatkins. | February 3, 2022 at 9:11 am

      Completely disagree…THIS is government calling for private companies to censor info they don’t like. We know that these statements merely scratch the surface of what this administration is doing. They have their own lines and contact people within these companies to tell them who to shut down. Government censorship…pure and simple. Not sure why you are so ok with that…weird

        Its one thing to ask and quite another to tell, can you actually point to any actions the government has done other than express an opinion?

A WH directly appealing to corporations to take actions which would likely be unconstitutional were the govt to engage in these acts directly is a very bad idea. That the legacy media has seemingly bought in to this as totes ok makes it all the worse.

Colonel Travis | February 2, 2022 at 6:03 pm

I enjoy Rogan’s podcast every now, he could beat the crap out of you, yet when it comes to things like this he wilts like a three-year-old girl. He seems to want to be liked over all else. I can’t stand that.

The left is so easy to defeat. It almost never happens.

    I could give you a bunch of reasons why he’s reacting the way he is….at least 100-million reasons, or whatever that Spottily deal is worth. The reality is we’ve reached a point that very, very few people have the financial wherewithal to resist the mob particularly in the entertainment space. If Rogan lost that gig, there aren’t a lot of other places – if any other places – he could go to for a deal that lucrative. You sign a deal like that, you’re trading something and that something usually involves some of your independence.

    Also, absolute blackballing is not out of the realm of possibility. Gina Curano had a great gig on one of the most successful streaming/cable shows in history and now she’s persona non grata. It’s unlikely she’ll work for a major studio in the foreseeable future, perhaps not ever again. As someone who only shares political opinions using a nom de plume, I’m hesitant to throw stones at any of these people.

      Rogan has a contract with Spotify that pays him $100m plus stock. The terms of that contract are not public but the reason Rogan dumped YouTube for Spotify was because he was fed up with YouTube censoring him. So clearly, Spotify made some promises regarding censoring. After hearing Rogan explain things, Spotify didn’t threaten him. They asked to be a flexible and Rogan agreed to remove 40 episodes from Spotify and allow that disclaimer and warning.

      The way I read it, Rogan could have told Spotify to go F themselves but didn’t. Other than those episodes he removed, he made it clear in his statement that he will continue to interview anyone he wants. I don’t think this is over. Rogan is by far the biggest player on Spotify but their biggest stock holder is Blackrock. THAT is where the pressure is coming from.

      My guess is that Rogan is probably looking for his next move. He can’t go back to YouTube but he has a lot of leverage. It is likely that Spotify didn’t threaten him because they are probably worried about violating the contract terms whereby Rogan could sue them and collect his $100m. But where would he go? Rumble baby!!!

        I disagree. I think there is another dynamic at work in addition to the $100M contract and whatever latitude the contract he signed allowed. Rogan is a man of the Left, and as such he seems to have internalized the Left’s dominant message that Communism is ethically, morally, and intellectually superior. And Rogan is no Rush Limbaugh-style free speech warrior (I will go out on a limb and say that ultimately no leftist really believes in feee speech).

        But the Communists’ insane response to the Wuflu – a response based purely on political opportunism – gave Rogan an opening. Almost by accident he stumbled into publicly questioning the Communists’ Lysenkoism – and became rich and popular as others welcomed the opportunity to question the Covid theocracy.

        As a man of the Left Rogan seems to have forgotten that Communism tolerates no opposition. For all his disagreement over the Communists’ destructive Wuflu policies Rogan still wants to bask is the supposed superiority of the Left. I saw his response to Spotify’s decision, and it was whiny and cringy. Time will tell, but there is a good chance Rogan has damaged his own brand by meekly agreeing to be smeared as an agent of disinformation. He may make the move to Rumble, but how much of his audience will now bother to follow?

          I would characterize Rogan as much more libertarian than leftist in outlook. He has an inquisitive nature and is willing to bring on all sorts of viewpoints to satisfy that curiosity. He isn’t under any obligation to be a mouthpiece for MAGA. Frankly I’m glad he isn’t. Rogan’s popularity comes from the inability to put him in a neat box while his guests are given free range to put forth their ideas in a long answer format while also being subjected to questions the traditional msm won’t ask.

          Nothing changes a person like being a victim of discrimination or organized hate by the very corrupt people and government entities he has discoverered are completely corrupt. (Jen Pskai: go f–k yourself, you filthy liar (and traitor, I might add).

          This is Rogan’s moment: either he crawls away and loses most of his cache, or he lives up to his “muscle” hype and takes the fight to the fascists trying to destroy him – and YOU AND I.

          If Rogan teams up with BILLIONAIRE (and UFC head) Dana White (a loyal Trump supporter, by the way), they can set up Rogan on his own network, which would DWARF Spotify.

          Step-up, Joe. Or put on a pink pussy hat and leave the rest of us alone. And take that rat Lindsay Graham with you.

          Rogan is a lot of things, but he’s hardly a leftist. For instance, he’s an unapologetic champion of gun rights and is generally hostile to government power no matter who wields it. Probably libertarian is a more accurate description of his political ideology.

        TargaGTS in reply to Pasadena Phil. | February 3, 2022 at 9:55 am

        Obviously, Rumble doesn’t have access to the capital to even remotely compete Spotify’s current offer to Rogan. I don’t think at this moment in time, there is any place Rogan could go that could pay him even 10% of the Spotify deal’s value.

        To create a viable alternative to iTunes, Spotify, iHeart etc, would require no less than $5B in venture capital for the first three-years alone (maybe more). That kind of capital simply isn’t available.

      Colonel Travis in reply to TargaGTS. | February 2, 2022 at 9:31 pm

      I’ve listened to him for years. He has no backbone. Of course he is doing this for the money.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Colonel Travis. | February 3, 2022 at 8:31 am

        So did Limbaugh
        So doesHannity. .

          Limbaugh backed off slightly at his apex a long time ago, but came right back when he solidified his distribution channel.

          As for Hannity, he’s fair, but he also seems rather ‘resigned’. Compare with Rush, who fought the good fight until the very end.

          This is Rogan’s battle to win, and he’s holding all the cards. My guess is he still wants a career as a standup comic (I think he’s mediocre, at best at that – though brilliant as a podcaster) and he wants to keep those “Hollywood” relationships intact. Forget it, Joe: you can’t have it both ways. Welcome to the club!

What she really wants is for all the news media to act as cheerleaders for Biden and to censor any and all stories that might reflect badly on him.

But wait—- CNN, MSNBC, NYTimes, and Wash Post (and a bunch of others) already do than.

    henrybowman in reply to OldProf2. | February 3, 2022 at 2:56 am

    But all must agree. As long as there is one independent thinker, there will be Wrongthink.

    She’s lying scum, and what she (or rather, her bosses enabling her) is doing is un constitutional and very scary.

    Look, civil wars are started over things like this evil being perpetrated by Obama’s third term. Perhaps it’s for the best.

    I keep saying it, but secession is our best option: leave all the trash behind. We’d have it made.

I don’t get Rogan, it must be the money, the incredible amount of money and the fact that despite it all, he’s very left in his thinking and doesn’t want to lose those “friends”

They aren’t friends Joe and they haven’t stopped coming for you. You are the big fish, the 3 hour great interviews. Listen to your heart , you know they mean you and yours complete quartering.

Thank you for the post Ms. Chastain.

Ms. Psaki is a professional liar. She was put into this position to move narratives around, mostly for the far left. No one in this country is having it though, so she knows she will need to resign.

She is wrong, and she is a liar, and eventually the American people will demand she goes.

    henrybowman in reply to donewiththis. | February 3, 2022 at 2:58 am

    Hey… didn’t she already promise us she was resigning? Like a year ago, almost? What happened to that? Did she “misspeak?”Is it Trump’s fault? Do I need to up my margarita intake?

    There are liars who lie for good (think: Roosevelt during WW2), and liars who lie for evil.

    Jen Psaki is is lying for evil purposes. and she needs to be treated so by us. She’s no less a criminal (accessory before and after the fact) than Biden, Hunter Biden, and the rest of the gang.

2smartforlibs | February 2, 2022 at 6:50 pm

Gaslight Ginger, you LIED about Hunter’s laptop. Will you be banned?

Initially I equated the term “misinformation” with falsehood; specifically: “lies”. But I no longer think that’s what “misinfornation” means, according to the Administration, Big Tech and MSM. Rather I believe they have identified the information they want to publish and for the people to believe. Whether factually right or wrong is irrelevant. Any information contrary to their standard, is “MIS-information”. Thus the Admin/BT/MSM have set themselves up as “information managers”.

It’s akin to throwing a dart at a dart board. You either hit the target or miss it.

That would seem to be the reason the Administration, Big Tech and MSM do not consider their “information” to be falsehood or lying. It’s simply the information they have elected to embrace, even when it defies logic, science, historical precedent, or any other evidence to the contrary.

I do wonder whether legally – in terms of libel law – there is a difference between calling someone a “liar” vs. claiming they are spreading misinformation. Not surprising what “information managers” calls “misinformation” is interpreted as “lying” by your run-of-the-mill frothy blue-check lib-trolls whom they are glad to have running the tar and feather brigade on social media. It wouldn’t surprise me that they are using such a distinction to skirt libel law.

I am increasingly convinced IF a person accepts the “information” put forth by the Administration, Big Tech and MSM, they have in fact accepted the “mark of the beast”. Scripture says the “mark” is applied to the forehead and several places in scripture the forehead is symbolic of a man’s thoughts and understanding – his “mindset” (notably Ezekiel 3:7-9). Likewise, the other area where a person can receive the “mark of the beast” is on the hands. Scripture refers to the hands of a man as symbolic of his work, whether for good or for evil (notably Jeremiah 23:14, Revelation 20:4). Thus to receive the mark of the beast on a man’s hands is to put them to work on behalf of the beast for evil.

The words of Paul resonate all the more with me: “Aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12) And elsewhere scripture instructs us to “cleanse our hands” of evil and to preserve “innocent” hands.

    henrybowman in reply to MrE. | February 3, 2022 at 5:59 am

    In summary, “misinformation” is dogwhistle for “everything that isn’t our narrative.”

Deny 1st amendment rights from the top, Just 38 years behind schedule.

Spotify will cave. And they will come up some lame excuse as to why. They and rogan already agreed to a warning label on his podcast.
Idols with clay feet are not the ones you should put your trust in.
Send a few bucks to the truckers. They’re not usually wussies who will cave because they’re not really girly men.

Cram it, Peppermint Patty.

Never forget that smiling pic of Jen Psaki with her pink hat with the hammer-and-sickle on the front standing next to Swift Boat John Kerry. It is where their hearts are.

    It’s where their wallets and egos are. And fascism for the rest of us.

    Pskai is no less liable for the crimes and treason of Biden than Kerry was for the his felonious Logan Act violations in his private dealings with Iran.

    When Iran kills, Kerry is responsible.

This type of government and business collusion in an effort to silence criticism, is fascist. There is no way around that.

This hateful angry red head personifies “wench”. Censorship from the government podium…what will they do next?

This making them agents of the government is debatable at best.

When the VA AG decided to threaten colleges into dropping their vax mandates did that make the deans who bowed to him his agents?

If we want results we need to acknowledge “big government bad big business good” to be the obsolete 90s slogan without relevance today it is, and be willing to use the power of government when voters give it to us.

    henrybowman in reply to Danny. | February 4, 2022 at 5:32 am

    Oh, for heaven’s sake.
    The government OWNS the state universities. Funds them. Runs them.
    They don’t OWN the big tech censors.

      The government provides ten percent of the funding or less to those universities (hospitals tend to have more subsidies).

      They also do not own those universities as any other property (if they did every state legislature would be mandating attendance prices to something reasonable) they granted charters to them (which precedent states give them autonomy in how they run and can’t be unilaterally renegotiated) and as for the private universities……like GEORGETOWN there is even less of a case that government owns them. Government gave a charter and is one of many sources of revenues for state universities, government however is bound to respect the autonomy and business of a university (precedent is that they can’t be revoked or renegotiated)

      Your case government can do what it wants to universities doesn’t even cover state universities (protecting charter saying government CAN NOT do what it wants AND 90+% of funding coming from non-government anyway) and doesn’t even hypothetically cover a place like Georgetown.

      Like most people who advocate no government you know the rhetoric but don’t know how things actually work.

This is the most egregious example of our government suppressing freedom of speech I have ever heard of. Some government liberal tells a social media platform to suppress information and they are expected to comply. Joe Rogan is not spreading misinformation, this was an interview of two very experienced medical professionals with their assessment of a medical issue. I hope Joe Rogan goes to court and sues for this violation of our most important freedom in this country.