Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, acknowledged that the network should not have referred to a controversial drug used to treat COVID-19 as a “horse pesticide” because it Podcast host Joe Rogan asked why the media “lies about drugs.”
Gupta was confronted by Rogun about how the network has handled its coverage of ivermectin, a drug used to treat or prevent parasites in animals such as horses, in Wednesday’s episode of “Jo Rogen” Experience “
The drugs are called “horse worms,” Gupta said of the network.
The heated exchange over ivermectin began when the couple discussed Rogen’s fight with the virus earlier this year.
Rogan, who has not been vaccinated, said he took the drug in addition to receiving monoclonal antibodies.
“By the way, I’m glad you’re better,” Gupta told the podcast host.
“Thanks. You’re probably the only one on CNN who’s happy; everyone else is lying about me taking horse medicine.”
“It bothered you,” Gupta said.
Rogan replied, “It will bother you too.” “They are lying on your network about people taking drugs for veterinary medicine versus human medicine.”
“It’s no more flattering to call him a ‘horse pest killer’,” Gupta admitted.
“It’s a lie,” Rogan retaliated. “It’s a lie on a news network … and it’s a lie they’re aware of. It’s not a mistake. They’re making it inappropriately veterinary medicine.
Rogan called some of Gupta’s colleagues, such as “Out Front” anchor Erin Burnett, before referring to the case as referring to the treatment with “pleasure” as “cattle medicine”. That’s a lie. “
“It can be used for humans! I understand,” Gupta said.
“Not only can it be used for humans, it is often used with humans as well as all the other medicines I have taken. All human medicines,” said the podcast host. “They know it’s human medicine and they lied. It’s insulting.”
“Yes, they should not have done that,” Gupta replied. “I don’t know if it’s insulting.”
Despite the tense exchange, Gupta later said. He was happy to be on the show.
I went to the lion’s den and spoke. [sic] More than 3 hours on your podcast with ergogen – vaccines, ivermectin, and more. Friends tried to turn me down, but in the end I’m glad I did.