Mike Rowe Says He Isn’t Interested in Politics

by Samantha Whidden

He is known for his opinion about work conditions, but when it comes to politics, Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe admits he isn’t interested in the topic at all.

During a recent Facebook post, Mike Rowe declares his stance on politics. “I have no interest in the politics of the people we profiled. I have no interest in the politics of the people who watch.”

Mike Rowe then stated that he and his team simply show viewers of his hit series what they saw in the field and let the workers speak for themselves. “Consequently, Dirty Jobs was enjoyed by liberals and conservatives alike. I get that How America Works is a tougher sell for liberals. Because it appears on Fox Business. The same was true for conservatives when I sold a similar show to CNN a few years ago. Not much I can do about that.”

Mike Rowe Reveals What Other Topics He is Less Interest in Than Politics

Mike Rowe then declares that the only thing less interesting to him than the politics of the people he and his crew featured was the color of their skin. “On Dirty Jobs, we didn’t care what color you were, or what gender you happened to be. What we cared about was finding employees who were comfortable on camera. Employers who were willing to let us invade their space of business of a day.”

Mike Rowe goes on to add that his series was not about race or class. He assures that Dirty Jobs was a light-hearted look at a few hundred jobs that most people take for granted. “It was a love letter to skilled labor and hard work, as well as a love letter to risk-taking and entrepreneurship.”

Mike Rowe States the People He Interviewed on ‘Dirty Jobs’ Took Pride in Their Work 

Mike Rowe stated that the people he interviewed on Dirty Jobs took pride in their work, despite the work conditions. “They were not victims; they were gainfully employed Americans.”

Mike Rowe then shared that he wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, who promised to create three million “shovel-ready jobs,” to suggest that filling those kinds of jobs might be tougher than he expected “I also volunteered my services to help put those ‘shovel-ready jobs’ in a more attractive light. With a marketing campaign that debunked the many stigmas and stereotypes that keep people from exploring a career in the trades.”

The Dirty Jobs hosted admitted that he never heard back from President Obama about the topic.