Rogan Slams Dems for Changing Definitions: ‘What A Bunch of Weasels’

Comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan slammed Democrats this week for trying to avoid defining the state of the economy as a recession, specifically discussing the repeated edits to Wikipedia’s definition of the word.

During an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Rogan’s guest, YouTuber Chris Williamson, informed him that Wikipedia had repeatedly made edits to the definition of the word “recession.”

Dozens of edits had been made to Wikipedia’s “Recession” page, all of which were done by unregistered users. The edits even caught the attention of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted at one of the founders of the website stating that it was “losing its objectivity.”

“The government is trying to not call it a recession,” Rogan said, asserting that the left was “literally changing the definition, which is terrible and it should be pushed back against in a big way.”

“It should be something that people get angry about, like, ‘Hey, you’re f***ing with definitions in order to pretend that you’re doing a good job,’” the podcast host continued.

Rogan ended his rant by concluding that the term “recession” is used to figure out whether the economic policies currently in place are actually helping the economy, and calling the people trying to change the definition of the word in order to obscure that assessment “weasels.”

“We’ve always used that term to define whether or not the economic policies that are currently in place and whether or not the management and the government has done a good job of making sure that the economy stays in a good place,” he said. “They definitely haven’t done that.”

“It should be something that people get angry about. Like hey, you’re f***ing with definitions in order to pretend that you’re doing a good job,” Rogan added.

Williamson then chimed in, noting that “You don’t change reality by changing what those words actually mean. But if you can’t control the economy you might as well just control the language and hope for the best.”

“What a bunch of weasels,” Rogan responded.

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released data which revealed that the U.S. economy shrank for the second quarter in a row. As the traditional requirement of a recession is two straight quarters of negative GDP growth, this indicated that the country was officially in a recession.

Despite this information, the Biden administration has continued to downplay the poor economic news, even trying to redefine the word recession.

The Biden administration has tried to excuse the bad numbers by claiming that the economy is transitioning out of a fast-paced, post-pandemic recovery and will soon become more stable — even as Americans are struggling due to skyrocketing inflation, which measured over 9% in June.

“Now, there is no doubt we expect growth to be slower than last year rather than the rapid clip we had,” President Joe Biden claimed after the data was released. “But that’s consistent with the transition to a stable, steady growth and lower inflation. There is going to be a lot of chatter today on Wall Street and among pundits about whether we are in a recession, but if you look at our job market, consumer spending, business investment, we see signs of economic progress in the second quarter as well.”

Even Democrats have pushed back on Biden’s claims, with politicians like New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) saying that the economy was, in fact, in a recession.

“We are in a financial crisis, like you can never imagine,” the mayor said. “Wall Street is collapsing; we’re in a recession.”