Stephen Colbert opened up his Monday night show with an apology that we are all not dead yet from the feared Ebola outbreak. It seems that last week, Colbert had informed his viewers that they were going to “soon be dead”.
“Turns out that you are not, and for that, I apologize.”
Thus, the tone was set for Colbert to hit back at the sensationalist reporting being done by Fox News and other conservative media outlets on the Ebola virus. Of course, these “news” outlets have been simultaneously scaring the hell out of their viewers while blaming President Obama and his administration for the outbreak, and for not doing enough to eradicate it.
Colbert played clip after clip of right-wing pundits histrionically discussing Ebola, from Joe Scarborough suggesting that the U.S. government is lying to us about the disease, to Fox News host Jeanine Pirro hysterically exclaiming, “you don’t want us to panic? Well, I don’t want us to die.”
Colbert had a field day hilariously mocking Pirro’s irrational tirade, suggesting that she was hearing voices in her head from a mental disorder.
He also took exception to the myriad charges that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is lying to Americans.
“The CDC, the Coalition for Deception and Coercion, is lying! They want you to believe that they’ve got this under control, but look at their track record. Back in the 1990s, they let that infected monkey from Outbreak escape, then he shared an ice cream cone with Ross from Friends and now, Gwynyth Paltrow is dead! So I don’t trust the CDC, or Coven of Deviants and Charlatans. I trust TV pundits because we treat everything like its the end of the world!”
Lastly, Colbert mocked a nutty Republican from Colbert’s home state of South Carolina, Tom Kincannon, who made the below tweet:
Colbert snarkily responded that the best way to save lives is to “humanely execute the victim”.
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