As reported by Fox News, earlier this month 270 so-called "doctors" all co-signed an open letter demanding that Spotify move against Rogan after claiming he spread COVID "misinformation." And because the left-wing media hate Rogan, a free thinker who refuses to drink the Kool-aid and who also has a bigger audience than most of them combined, they rushed to publish and circulate the letter, even running headlines declaring the podcast host a "menace to public health," as the group claimed.
But on closer examination, "the majority of the signatories are either not direct medical providers or are not legally permitted to practice medicine on their own. Nearly 100 of them reportedly hold Ph.D. degrees but do not regularly practice," Fox News noted.
The letter came after an episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience" featuring virologist and immunologist Dr. Robert Malone went viral, in which he said that "mass formation psychosis" techniques were being used on Americans and other Western countries to gain compliance for COVID-19 vaccines and pandemic mandates.
Fox News notes:
The Guardian, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Washington Post and others published the story, describing a strong coalition of doctors who asked Spotify to "implement a misinformation policy."
Only 87 of the signatories are medical doctors or doctors of osteopathic medicine, though, the conservative news site The Blaze found. Signatories include numerous nurse practitioners, veterinarians, a dentist and close to 100 Ph.D.s and Ph.D. candidates.
In addition, a psychologist, physicians' assistants, medical students, an engineer and a podcast host made the list.
The group called on Spotify to "take action against mass-misinformation events" on its platform, while accusing Rogan of pushing "misleading and false claims on his podcast, provoking distrust in science and medicine" throughout the pandemic. The group also noted that Malone was suspended from Twitter for allegedly spreading "misinformation" regarding the pandemic.
Steve Kirsch, director of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation, challenged all 270 signatories in an open letter to a three-hour public debate on whether there was actual disinformation spread on Rogan's show featuring Malone.
"We challenge every Professor and medical doctor (MD) who signed the Open Letter to a live recorded Zoom debate at 10am PST on January 28, 2021 for 3 hours. The purpose is to identify and expose any misinformation on the Joe Rogan podcast cited in the letter," Kirsch wrote, adding:
We are old fashioned. We think scientific agreements should be settled by open discussion between scientists and not assigned to unknown, unqualified, and unnamed censors who hide deep inside the bowels of high tech companies.
I hope you agree with that and will accept our offer to an old fashioned scientific debate.
The first 12 Spotify letter signatories who are either a Professor or MD to accept the challenge will be the debaters on your side of the table. We will also accept substitutions if you are willing to give up your slot to a signer who later finds out about the debate offer.
Kirsch said his team will include Malone, noted vaccine safety advocate Robert F. Kennedy, and even Rogan if he is available.
Malone, the inventor of mRNA vaccine technology, said in a separate interview that in order for mass formation psychosis to happen, a set of preconditions must occur, including authority figures stepping up to take advantage of a situation the way they did with the pandemic.
“Everybody gets focused … and then leaders step in [and] seize this moment. When they’re identified … or promoted as leaders – the crowd can see no evil, hear no evil [and] speak no evil. Those leaders can say anything, it does not have to be true, and the crowd will believe it," he said.
Also, anyone who dissents is destroyed.
“Anybody who says something that is contrary to the narrative must be attacked," he noted.