Jair Bolsonaro Tweets in Defense of Joe Rogan and Freedom of Speech

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, this week tweeted support for Joe Rogan, who is currently under a total assault from every aspect of the establishment because he is daring to question the official doctrines of the state and state media.

They are really, really trying to shut Joe down.

It’s really wild, because he is the single most popular English-language broadcaster – by like, a lot. Tucker Carlson is number two, and Joe has about five times his viewership/listenership.

It’s almost unbelievable that they would be able to take him off the air, but Jen Psaki just came out and said he needs to be silenced during an official press briefing – so, I mean, that’s pretty hot heat.

I guess “if you take a shot at the king, you’d better not miss” is a relevant idiom here. They are taking a shot at the king of media, officially publicly demanding he be pulled off the air. If he isn’t pulled off the air, I don’t think he’s going to start going softer on them.

And if he is pulled off the air – we don’t know what that means. We don’t know what his Spotify contract says. It’s hard to believe that he would have signed a contract that said that he could be arbitrarily fired, and then be banned from broadcasting somewhere else. But remember – he got $100 million.

Spotify dumping him would probably mean the company would go under, but the contract would still be valid as long as the company existed in some form.