As Fox News continues to ramp up the fear mongering over Ebola and the danger that the president has put us all in by “refusing to do anything about it,” Stephen Colbert hilariously exposed them for the alarmists that they are on The Colbert Report on Monday.
At the beginning of the segment titled A Rare Correction: No Ebola Outbreak, Colbert said:
“This isn’t going to be easy to say, but I want to issue a rare correction. You see, last week I broke the story that you would soon be dead. Turns out that you are not and for that I apologize.”
He went on to say that the CDC has everything under control and that there will be no Ebola outbreak in the United States.
“…is what they want you to believe,” he said slipping back into his conservative pundit persona.
This segued into a montage of the scare tactics being employed by the folks at Fox where they are asking every day “are Americans being told the truth” about Ebola which they characterize as a disease from which there is no hope of recovery. Never mind that everyone who has been treated in the U.S. so far has recovered.
The over the top rhetoric at Fox knows no bounds with Betsy McCaughey, referring to the CDC as “the Centers for Denial and Confusion.”
Stephen responded by noting that the “CDC, the Coalition for Deception and Coercion” has often lied to us, they let that monkey from the movie Outbreak escape to share an ice cream cone with Ross on Friends “and now Gwyneth Paltrow is dead.”
“I listen to TV pundits,” he said, “because we treat everything like it’s the end of the world.”
The most hilarious part of the segment was not Stephen’s analysis however, it was a clip of Jeanine Pirro doing her version of Clint Eastwood’s conversation with an empty chair at the Republican Convention, complete with her well-known theatrics and faux outrage.
Watch the entire segment in the video below from Comedy Central.
h/t: Colbert Nation