"The collusion between the media and the government is pretty apparent, especially the left-wing media and left-wing government," Rogan said to his guest Jocko Willink. "It's pretty f****** apparent that there are some narratives that get shared back and forth."
"They don't talk about things that they're not supposed to — like the Hunter Biden laptop story or something that's actual news ... crazy story, because if that was the Donald Trump Jr. laptop, holy f****** s*** would that lead every night," Rogan went on.
"That's insane," Willink chimed in. "For three and a half years the American public was getting beat down with the Russia collusion thing. ... It was created. It was created by the Democratic Party." "And no one is being held accountable," Rogan added.
“Bro, this is cult s***. We’re in a cult — cult. We’re in a cult," Rogan said. “This is a left-wing cult, and they are pumping stuff out — and then they are confirming this belief. They’re all getting together, and they are ignoring contrary evidence.”
Judge Bruce Schroeder, the judge overseeing the trial, has not shied away from the national spotlight while presiding over the biggest case of his more than four decades on the bench in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
During the almost two-week trial, he has lashed out in anger, lectured the jury by citing Roman history and the Bible, and been a divisive figure to those watching the proceedings. On Friday, while hearing arguments about what to include in jury instructions, he quipped about getting text messages from "my few remaining friends" as part of a larger point about touchscreen technology on electronic devices. He also grew prickly about a debate over photos, saying: "You're asking me to give an instruction. I want to see the best picture!"
Schroeder, 75, has also criticized the media's coverage of the trial.
"There are people in the media on reputable sites that are saying things that are totally bizarre," he said.
"This was on CNN, Jeffrey Toobin and another attorney there, and a comment was made that the ruling was incomprehensible, and I think they obviously are not familiar with this rule," he said, referencing a rule that stated the prosecution could not refer to the men who were shot as "victims" during the trial but instead could refer to them as "arsonists," "looters," or "rioters."