he’s often referred to as Oprah for Men. Basic center political opinions, likes to stir up shit. Plays the everyman role and centrist men (a little left lean, some a little right lean) tend to like.
They’re usually “anti-SJW”, “what’s happening to ‘western civilization’?” , “when will women be happy with the rights they got now?” type of thing.
I don’t think he’s a conspiracy theorist _per se_ mostly – not Alex Jones level anyway (and no, Alex Jones was not proven right – he never is – that’s the dumbest meme) – not by far — but he likes to float them to people who ARE conspiracy theorists.
And so, his show becomes a vehicle for conspiracy theory such that people who believe in conspiracy theories are likely to think that Joe Rogan does too and people who are against conspiracy theories are likely to think that Joe Rogan does too — because he has them on his show and he doesn’t go out of his way to offer any correction really.
So, lax. I’d call him lax.
I know enough to know I wouldn’t be interested. The people who like his show tend to have some similar opinions that aren’t awful but don’t really align with my own on a number of things.
And the people he interviews are not interesting to me.
another reason is that I’ve been on a mostly TV-free diet since 2013 – and that would include podcasts as well even though they’re audio – for the same reason.
They’re what I call “time sucks”.
It’s entertaining and interesting to you. I can barely sit still unless I’m hyperfocused on a project. I’ve tried talk radio, podcasts, etc through the years and I just couldn’t sit still.
I _did_ have a boss that listened to Rush Limbaugh in the early 1990s in the afternoon: just so he could yell at how stupid he was.
Every day I had to hear Rush Limbaugh and my 76 year old boss shaking his fist and describing to me in great detail precisely WHY Rush Limbaugh is entirely wrong in that instance – while I was setting up pages on a Macintosh for the printshop.
Mostly I prefer two way communication I think. One way broadcasting “at me” doesn’t feel like a conversation.
All I know is my boss was a diehard Catholic. He was pro-choice but though if people still had a problem with abortion they should have a vote with only women in it to decide once and for all.
He was friends with conservatives. The guy who did the radio program before Rush Limbaugh from the same radio station in NYC, Bob Grant, used to come to the print shop once a week for lunch.
Bob Grant was a radio racist and said things that wouldn’t be allowed on Facebook. Real nasty on the radio, said shocking things, was rude to people who he interviewed or called.
In person? nice as can be. His radio persona was conservative but in person he was just a guy. He didn’t mean any of that stuff.
So I dunno. To me there was normal opinions, conservative opinions, and then people like Rush Limbaugh who just hated women and minorities for some reason.
I think there’s a lot of people on the left that are enamored by aspects of the right and so in the name of “being fair minded” will attempt to incorporate right-wing ideas into the left. I can find that annoying sometimes.
The people that are further left than me? Well, they don’t bother me but it depends if we’re talking authoritarian or libertarian left.
I’d never heard of the phraseuntil somewhere in the late 1990s but again I wasn’t into politics. I voted and had opinions and I knew there were people who had what I thought of as weird opinions out there. I called them “Scary Christians”. But beyond that I didn’t think much about it
It wasn’t my war. I know people who believe there’s an active civil war in the united states between south and north right now.
The thing is, it’s only believe in the south. But they always believed it was there.
I think it’s the same idea here.
This is probably an area where you see nuance where I see a vague cluster of disgruntled “me and the boys” with different facets.
It’s just not that important for most people I don’t think. I see it as a hobby some people partake in like sports or yelling at the news. But outside of that, they got lives and stuff they do that matters more.
Look at it this way: If everybody involved in “the culture wars” stopped caring about it, what would change? Nothing.
The stuff feeds off adrenaline, amplifying tiny things and making them HUGELY SIGNIFICANT when most of the world could care less about it. It only matters within the subculture
No you’re right. It’s what’s called the culture wars. I don’t take it seriously because it builds upon ridiculous fake outrage over nothings.
For example: How news worthy is Chris Chandler? Really? In an objective sense of world history?
Imagine no internet, just people in regular communities doing their thing.
Not news worthy at all. A fluff piece in the back of a tabloid newspaper. That’s all its good for.
But here? It’s blown up into some kind of outrage.
In these ‘culture wars’ – every tiny thing becomes a “symbol” of “something greater”. But… there’s usually nothing greater to be found.
It’s literally constructed of a series of manufactured outrages piled on top of one another, few if any have any real life or death impact on people or on how society functions. Very very rarely.
Look at it objectively. Where does someone’s gender affiliation matter? Which places specifically does it matter?
One way I can tell manufactured outrage is if the sarcasm levels turn up.