David Crosby needs us to know he’s nonetheless a hippie at coronary heart.
The 80-year-old singer, a solo sensation and a part of each The Byrds and Crosby Stills and Young, not too long ago slammed podcaster Joe Rogan for sharing “misinformation” on his Spotify podcast.
Crosby even pulled his music from the streaming platform to again up his phrases, following on the heels of fellow rocker Neil Young’s comparable actions.
Now, Crosby says he isn’t a fan of censorship regardless of his resolution. It’s about capitalism, man.
“I told a friend this morning, ‘Listen man, if I was selling my records in a marketplace, I don’t want to be selling them next to some spoiled meat.””
Crosby didn’t cease there. He picked up the Left’s assault on Rogan concerning the comic’s use of the N-word through the years. Rogan did repeatedly use the phrase, however he did so by quoting others or utilizing it in a means that didn’t direct the horrific slur at any black particular person.
He was being scientific, not racially motivated, very like how President Joe Biden once used the word. The selectively edited clip that condemned Rogan’s so-called racism stripped all that context away.
You may name it “misinformation.”
Crosby fortunately appeared on “The Howard Stern Show,” run by a number who spent years using the very same word.
Crosby not too long ago ran with that n-word Rogan clip and made it worse. Much worse.
“That’s why I don’t want to be on the same platform as Joe Rogan. He’s calling people the n-word all the time. He’s talking about women as if they’re a mouth and a pair of t***. He doesn’t really represent me at all, so I don’t want to be there with him. That’s all I said. I said I’m removing me. I’m not trying censor him or you.”
The first half is a bold-faced lie.
Rogan isn’t “calling people the n-word all the time.” The phrase in query got here from years, and years of his public broadcasts. And, let’s restate the info, that montage didn’t embody Rogan calling a black particular person the n-word.
Crosby is so devoted to squashing misinformation he shared his personal within the course of. And, in doing so, uncovered himself as a fraud.
There’s different, nagging points in play.
Can he successfully articulate Rogan’s “misinformation?” Shouldn’t he make that crystal clear each time he brings up the matter?
More importantly, Rogan’s use of sexually charged language towards girls repels him? Does he remember his own past? Here’s a assessment snippet from the 2019 documentary about his life, “David Crosby: Remember My Name.”
“He expresses regret concerning his past promiscuous treatment of women in the 1960s and 70s.”
Crosby repeatedly shares how he used his rock star standing to mattress as many ladies as potential throughout the top of his fame. Did he deal with each encounter with the respect his companions deserved? Did he abuse his energy differential within the course of? Is he actually outraged by one other man sharing his views on intercourse, particularly a fortunately married comedian like Rogan?
Crosby sounds insincere, and that’s being beneficiant. He additionally slurred Rogan in one of many worst methods potential within the fashionable period, suggesting he casually calls black people who terrible phrase regularly.
That sort of misinformation can finish a profession. An artist of Crosby’s stature ought to know higher than to sling that sort of mud round with out the info to again it up.