Host Jon Stewart is actually defending Joe Rogan!

He said that Rogan is not “an ideologue in any way.”

Stewart said, “Don't leave. Don't abandon. Don't censor. Engage.”

He said that Rogan is open to being corrected when proven wrong.

“But this overreaction to Rogan, I think, is a mistake,” he added.

He also called the outcry about COVID-19 misinformation “overblown rhetoric.”

He said that “identifying [bad actors] is so much more important to me.”

He admitted that “misinformation will always be out there.”

Stewart said he was much more concerned about the algorithms pushing that misinformation.