Jon Stewart Puts Media's Ebola Alarmists in Their Place
Now that a Dallas nurse has become the first person to contract Ebola within America’s borders, the media are amping up their scaremongering about the spread of the disease. Even though, as Jon Stewart points out, “there have been experts on your own channels telling you that this is not appropriate.”
The fact that Ebola can only be passed on through bodily fluids and is difficult to contract isn’t enough to curb the fear of people like Texas Congressman Pete Sessions, who is in favor of stopping all air travel from West Africa to the U.S.
“I’m a member of Congress from Dallas, Texas—from the United States of America—and my job is to speak for and help protect Americans,” Sessions said in an interview with CNN. Yeah, because who cares about the rest of the world.
Stewart’s diagnosis? “Congressman Sessions is carrying a dangerously mutated sanity-resistant strain of fear that has now gone airborne!”
Check out the rest of the clip below.