The only podcast I ever listen to is Michael Moore’s. But in the most recent episode he declared that teachers are the most popular group in America right now and everybody would be happy to give them a raise. This is beyond clueless because teachers are hated like never before for the damage their refusal to go back to school is doing. So that was one blooper too many for me and I stopped.
So I started to look for a new podcast and decided to check out this guy Joe Rogan that everybody is talking about. He did a recent interview with Douglas Murray who is brilliant, so I thought, how bad can it be?
Turns out, pretty bad. You need to be deeply inept as an interviewer to botch a conversation with somebody as interesting as Murray but Rogan did it. He constantly interrupted with inane diatribes and dedicated a significant portion of the show to the idiocy of Trump’s tweets. Bad, bad tweets! After 5 years of hearing about Trump’s tweets, this isn’t what I’d call a hot take but the Rogan fellow just couldn’t let it go.
You’d think at this point anybody with half a brain cell will figure out that Trump’s tweets conveniently distract from any actual criticisms that can be made of him. You’d think somebody would notice that there have been years of criticizing the style and not the substance of Trump and that’s had no result because nobody (except for a small bunch of very clueless ultra-liberals) cares. I’m away from that crowd these days and I didn’t realize that they are still pearl-clutching about the tweets and even the re-tweets.
So that was a fail. I think I’m going to give up on the podcast genre now.