(TPM) – Podcast host Joe Rogan and guest Douglas Murray on Friday’s episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” had a lot of laughs at the expense of CNN’s Brian Stelter and the demise of his left-wing network’s CNN+ streaming service.
“If Brian Stelter doesn’t like you,” Rogan said. “That doesn’t mean anything to me.”
“I have a rule that I try not to be mean about people’s apperances,” answered Murray, continuing, “but,” which caused Rogan to break out into laughter.
Murray then mentioned how he would have guessed Stelter was “56 or something,” and was told to “look it up” on his phone. Afterwards, he “couldn’t stop laughing for the rest of the evening.” Stelter, age 36, was born in 1985.
“Everything about the guy is strange,” Murray went on. “Everything about him.”
“Very strange. His pattern of communication is so strange,” claimed Rogan in return. “It’s like, ‘Do you listen to other people? They talk very differently than you.'” Murray joined in, offering an impression of Stelter.
Rogan referred to Krystal Ball from “Breaking Points” who was “making fun of him the other day.” Rogan then imitated how Stelter sits as well as how he talks:
“Douglas, Douglas Murray has a book out. It’s called The War on the West and it’s terrible!” declared Rogan parodying Stelter and eliciting laughter in turn from Murray. “The War on the We—is that’s really going on?” Rogan continued.
Rogan then mentioned another incident, one of his “favorite moments” in which Stelter had spoken with ex-New York Times journalist and writer Bari Weiss. Stelter asked Weiss in a similar fashion “How has the world gone crazy?” and Weiss “just rattled off one after another after another,” refuting him.
Murray then jokingly referred to failed CNN+ as “CNN-,” which made Rogan chuckle. “They spent $300 million; they got 10,000 subscribers. Imagine the hubris of thinking that something that people don’t want for free that you’re going to charge money for it,” Rogan replied, citing Jake Tapper’s book club.
Stelter, who remains in denial, insisted Friday that it is “too early to know” if CNN+ “was a success or failure,” following the termination announcement.