In response, The Atlantic released the interview audio which showed that the quote was accurate. In spite of this, while reacting to the audio in a Thursday podcast, Joe Rogan and his guest Dave Smith agreed that Ramaswamy was indeed taken “out of context.”
Pressed on his 9/11 comments, Vivek Ramaswamy’s response: pic.twitter.com/hVEglgb5t3— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) August 22, 2023
“Vivek did nothing wrong. There is literally nothing wrong with what he said there,” Smith said. Rogan concurred, saying: “We’re doing this in comparison to January 6. So we do want to know how many federal agents were involved in January 6. And imagine if there were actually federal agents on the planes of 9/11.” “He didn’t say there were,” Rogan emphasized, with Smith interjecting: “He specifically said zero. ‘I’m sure it was zero. But we want to know.'” “It’s still out of context. It’s clearly out of context, otherwise they would have released the entire recording,” Rogan said. The podcast clip was then shared on X — previously known as Twitter — where Ramaswamy picked up on it and said: “The anatomy of a mainstream media smear, cooked up by the @TheAtlantic and amplified by @CNN. Good for @joerogan explaining how this goes down. The reality is it happens daily.”
“Vivek did nothing wrong”Joe Rogan and Dave Smith debunk the Atlantic’s obvious smear campaign. pic.twitter.com/ac8Di5IxEr — Mythinformed (@MythinformedMKE) August 24, 2023
Even Elon Musk chimed in, writing: “The Atlantic, like many publications, once wrote great material, but has now devolved into a tedious propaganda pusher. They could at least not bore us all to death in the process!” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
The anatomy of a mainstream media smear, cooked up by the @TheAtlantic and amplified by @CNN. Good for @joerogan explaining how this goes down. The reality is it happens daily. https://t.co/79Nvw7B5VK— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) August 24, 2023