This week, comedian Joe Rogan stokes the fires of controversy, putting the streaming platform Spotify at the center of a debate over the content it features.
This week, as a “bomb cyclone” has caused bizarre winter weather in the Eastern United States, one 19-year-old has found himself the recipient of direct messages on Twitter from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and for a peculiar reason. Meanwhile, we look at the bad behavior that has British PM under investigation, and the shocking comments by U.S. President Joe Biden that have even liberals critiquing him for what he was recently overheard saying. Finally, we examine the protests by artists like Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and others that have Spotify now saying it will place an advisory on podcasts by comedian Joe Rogan… and the controversy is only just beginning. We wade into all this, and more on this installment of Middle Theory.
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- BOMBS AWAY: What is a bomb cyclone? Here’s what you need to know
- Explosive cyclogenesis
- TWITTER TRACKER: Teenager seeks $50k from Elon Musk to delete Twitter bot tracking private jet
- THE UNJABBED: Unjabbed NYPD officers set to be terminated next month
- PARTY’S OVER: Report reveals ‘failure of leadership’ over Johnson’s “boozy lockdown parties”
- STUPID SOB: Biden caught on hot mic calling Fox reporter ‘a stupid son of a bitch’
- YOUNG GONE: Neil Young Pulls Music from Spotify, Blasts It as the ‘Home of Life-Threatening’ Covid Lies
- Joni Mitchell joining Neil Young in protest over Spotify
- Harry, Meghan express ‘concerns’
- PANIC: Spotify’s Daniel Ek Panics Over Rock Star Defections: “Personally, there are plenty of individuals and views on Spotify that I disagree with strongly” | Showbiz411
- Spotify Loses $2 Billion as Stock Plummets After Neil Young’s Joe Rogan Protest
- SPOTIFY Issues New Guidelines for Podcasts
- Rogan responds to Spotify protest, COVID advisories
- AUDIO: Joe Rogan addresses Spotify controversy
- KEEP ON ROCKIN: Why Neil Young’s Spotify Protest Matters
- IN A FREE WORLD: Jim Geraghty on Joe Rogan and the “Assault on Freedom”
- ROGAN’S RISE: Joe Rogan: rise of a highly controversial cultural power
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