David Crosby wants us to know he’s still a hippie at heart.
The 80-year-old singer, a solo sensation and part of both The Byrds and Crosby Stills and Young, recently slammed podcaster Joe Rogan for sharing “misinformation” on his Spotify podcast.
Crosby even pulled his music from the streaming platform to back up his words, following on the heels of fellow rocker Neil Young’s similar actions.
Now, Crosby says he isn’t a fan of censorship despite his decision. 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 stop there. He picked up the Left’s attack on Rogan regarding the comic’s use of the N-word over the years. Rogan did repeatedly use the phrase, but he did so by quoting others or using it in a way that didn’t direct the horrific slur at any black person.
He was being clinical, not racially motivated, much 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 might call it “misinformation.”
Crosby happily appeared on “The Howard Stern Show,” run by a host who spent years using the very same word.
Crosby recently 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 part is a bold-faced lie.
Rogan isn’t “calling people the n-word all the time.” The word in question came from years, and years of his public broadcasts. And, let’s restate the facts, that montage didn’t include Rogan calling a black person the n-word.
Crosby is so dedicated to squashing misinformation he shared his own in the process. And, in doing so, exposed himself as a fraud.
There’s other, nagging issues in play.
Can he effectively articulate Rogan’s “misinformation?” Shouldn’t he make that crystal clear every time he brings up the matter?
More importantly, Rogan’s use of sexually charged language toward women repels him? Does he remember his own past? Here’s a review 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 status to bed as many women as possible during the height of his fame. Did he treat each and every encounter with the respect his partners deserved? Did he abuse his power differential in the process? Is he really outraged by another man sharing his views on sex, especially a happily married comic like Rogan?
Crosby sounds insincere, and that’s being generous. He also slurred Rogan in one of the worst ways possible in the modern era, suggesting he casually calls black people that awful word on a regular basis.
That kind of misinformation can end a career. An artist of Crosby’s stature should know better than to sling that kind of mud around without the facts to back it up.