MARIA BARTIROMO (HOST): Spotify siding with their superpower star podcast host Joe Rogan as folk rockstar Neil Young has his music removed, from Spotify. So, here is what happened: Young presented an ultimatum to Spotify, refusing to allow Spotify on the same streaming service as Joe Rogan, saying Spotify is spreading fake information about COVID vaccines through Joe Rogan's show. Young is willing to lose 60% of his streaming income by taking this stance. Dagen, I think he was probably expecting a different result from Spotify. Spotify went with its audience. Isn't this the number one podcast on Spotify?
DAGEN MCDOWELL: Don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you, is what I would say to Neil Young. Number one: he could have stayed on Spotify and taken the revenue and given it to farmers, via Farm Aid, a charity that he has supported for decades. But no, he has to make a stand. Joe Rogan hasn't said near the things that are -- spread near the misinformation as, I don't know, Justice Sonia Sotomayor and her fable about children being sick, or even Howard Stern. Neil Young goes on Howard Stern quite often, so is he going to stop going on that radio broadcast with Stern who has spread misinformation about the unvaccinated dying? Or actually said the unvaccinated should be barred from hospitals and should just go home and die. So, if you're going to take a stand against so-called misinformation then do it across the board. And let me just leave you with this one thing, about the -- Dave Marcus said, well, I hope Neil Young will remember Spotify don't need him around, anyhow -- to paraphrase Lynard Skynard.
BARTIROMO: Yeah, it's a great point. And, thank you Joe Rogan for reporting what social media tries to censor on us.