MUST WATCH: Colbert Skewers Outbreak of Right-Wing Fearmongering About Ebola
Stephen Colbert apologized last night for misreporting that we would all be dead by now from the ebola outbreak. He's truly sorry that did not come to pass. However, he and his right-wing pals have by no means given up on the idea of spreading as much hysterical confusion about the disease as possible.
Colbert had no shortage of right-wing pundits to skewer for their so-called ebola coverage on Monday night's show. And they are by no means all on Fox, although nobody beats Fox for relentless irrational fearmongering. Joe Scarborough joined the chorus of people suggesting the government is lying to us about the disease. Looney tunes Betsy McCaughey Ross called the CDC, "the Center for Denial and Confusion." Jeanine Pirro talked into her camera as if it might answer her, saying, "you don't want us to panic? Well, I don't want us to die." Truly a star turn in nutso-land.
Then there is this obscure right-wing politician from Colbert's home state of South Carolina, Tom Kincannon, who tweeted that "immediate humane execution" of ebola victims was the solution.
Colbert's riff on that absurdity is not to be missed.