Jon Stewart Perfectly Slams the Media’s Sensationalized Ebola Coverage (Video)

jon-stewart-ebolarecently wrote an article venting my own frustrations about the fear-mongering that’s been going on in the media about Ebola, specifically from Fox News.


Well, Jon Stewart decided to tee off on some of this nonsense last night by perfectly slamming how nearly every major media outlet seemed “shocked” that a nurse who was in close contact with the first Ebola patient might have gotten the disease.

“What is wrong with you people?,” Stewart said, mocking several media personalities who had asked how this nurse could have gotten Ebola.

He then went after these cable news networks for often ignoring the well-educated advice from many experts in the field of science and medicine. Instead choosing to continue to ratchet up fear about the virus based on their own speculation – that has been debunked several times by these scientists.

“I don’t know if you know this,” Stewart said, “but there have been experts on your own channels telling you that this isn’t appropriate.”

He showed several instances of experts on these cable news channels stating the facts about Ebola, the difficulty in how it’s spread and urging people not to panic.

He then aired a segment from CNN where Texas Rep. Pete Sessions advocated for the isolation of all of West Africa, and blocking flights to and from the region, to “contain” the virus. Something that nearly every expert I’ve seen speak on this subject has said would be an extremely bad idea. Reason being that if people can’t travel by air, they’ll find other land means of transportation which makes them harder to “contact trace.” And that would mostly likely lead to an even larger outbreak of the virus.

Stewart then mocked Sessions for ignoring the advice given by most medical experts, instead continuing to insist that all of West Africa should be quarantined.

“But perhaps, he’s right,” Stewart said. “Are there other regions suffering from disease outbreaks and poor medical infrastructure that America should shield itself from?”

Several clips were then played detailing how Texas leads the nation in uninsured Americans, while also being host to several outbreaks of diseases such as the measles, whooping cough and the flu.


“Alright Texas, here’s the deal,” Stewart mocked. “We can build that border fence you’ve always wanted. We’re just going to do it a little farther north.”

If you have a chance, take a few minutes to watch the entire segment. It’s definitely worth your time.

When you need a fantastic mocking of nonsense coming from our media, and Republicans, I’m not sure if anyone does it better than Jon Stewart.

Watch the segment below via Comedy Central:



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Macdoodle

    Ignorance is bliss.Keep telling yourselves this isnt going to be a national crisis.Trust the CDC.Trust Obama.They would never feed you misinformation.

    • HermeticallySealed

      If you think the media is interested in facts, you are a moron. The simple fact is this is not a national crisis. That is pure fact. But keep subscribing to your own ignorant, paranoid delusional notions. I’m sure you’ll go far. Make sure to keep that vinegar spray and tin foil nearby.

    • Di Kelley

      *Eye rolls.* Virus that is capable of being killed by mere soap andf water or bleach and water. All that it takes to stop it is proper sanitation and people actually *followng proper protocol.*. What happens when you don’t follow proper protocol? You get *sick.* It’s not hard to figure out.

      • wsanders

        Then why don’t you put your f-ing ass on the front lines and go help care for these sick patients? I’m sure your help would be very much appreciated.

      • Di Kelley

        Wanders were I trained to do so, I would so gladly. Instead of attacking me for beiing annoyed as heck with the fear mongering understand that it is just that. Three people, one of them who came *from Africa*, does not an outbreak make.

      • wsanders

        These patients should be sent to a facility that is specifically and highly trained with infectious diseases, like Emory in Atlanta, not just any hospital that is not equipped or trained for this kind of thing. It’s not just “soap, bleach and water”… It’s how you even take off the gown/suit to prevent contamination. It’s covering every part of the skin… I’m not worried about a full blown outbreak. I don’t think most people are. I think we just want to be educated on this on how to keep it from spreading… The more it spreads, the more the virus can mutate…Clearly, the biggest urgency is stopping the virus from spreading more in the hot zone- Africa! Quit downplaying the seriousness of this virus. WHO is screaming for the world to help, and you all are wasting your breath criticizing people who are trying to help. Shame on you!

      • Mainah

        Um, you were the one criticizing and Texas did say that the hospital Duncan went to was not a hospital equipped to handle infectious diseases. All she was saying is that we shouldn’t freak out because that helps no one. If you want to be educated then seek it out but freaking out … won’t help you learn or be able to react appropriately. This hasn’t been the first Ebola outbreak. You should do some research on it and try to remain calm.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I agree. Republicans can NOT manage that if the y even SENSE they can blame Obama for it! Not biologically POSSIBLE.

      • wsanders

        How funny- You really sound like you have no clue about the virus and are just spitting off incoherent ramblings because you’re so caught up in this being a political debate. I have read plenty about it and am well informed already. We need to concentrate on the virus over THERE even more importantly. Sounds like you really don’t give a shit about the people in Africa. Go put down your little pumpkin spice latte in your comfortable chair and instead of “reacting” to everything…why don’t you be “proactive” and do something about it? Get in the trenches your damn self… or donate money like we do to send doctors abroad who actually give a damn about people!

      • Mainah

        That’s a whole lot of projection you got goin’ on there. Given to hyperbolic language as well. If anyone should be staying away from caffeine, it would be you dear. We have trained people over there right now or did you miss that part in your research? I’m not sure how, within my post, you got that I could “give a shit about the people in Africa” but again you’ve already projected that I drink latte’s and lack knowledge on pathogens, and that I don’t support charities.
        Tell me dear, what are you doing to help the people of West Africa? When will you be traveling abroad?

      • wsanders

        I’ve already told you we donate money…..I’m not the one who is mocking the virus, so you’re completely missing the point. I show a sincere concern but am not seeing the concern with most people on here. That speaks volumes right there, “my dear.”

      • Mainah

        Oh, sorry missed that little part on the end. I am not missing the point but yelling at people and using hyperbolic language with projection isn’t helping your point out, now is it. The point of the piece from Stewart isn’t about the African people but the people freaking out about it being here.

        Your show of concern isn’t translating as much as you think it is due to your use of projection of things that are, quite frankly, unknown to you. “Get your a** on the front lines”, “you don’t care about people in Africa” and “you don’t donate money” are all claims you do not and can not assert. Oh, and my fave “put down the spice latte” don’t you know how disgusting that stuff is? I drink Maxwell house if you must know and have worked in positions where those classes are required, as well as med certs. This is not the first outbreak of Ebola. All I said was to try to remain calm but hey, knock yourself out.

        Oh and before I forget, I’m from Maine dear. We use that term a lot. Sorry if it offended you, it’s just the way we talk. You have yourself a nice day.

      • wsanders

        Of course it’s not the first outbreak. Obviously…I know the whole background with everything. I have read numerous reputable materials. I was responding to Di Kelley’s lack of respect for the healthcare workers’ handling of the virus, when she has no clue what all it entails. That was the point, my dear from Maine :). I’m sorry you’re so easily offended. Go enjoy your Maxwell House. I have work to do….

      • Mainah

        uh-huh, sure you do.

      • Di Kelley

        I was speaking on the fact that it *was not handled* properly. And it wasn’t. There is a *reason* it was two nurses who caught it. Whether it was their fault for breaking protocols, or the hospital’s fault for not having clear protocols, it doesn’t much matter now. It was mishandled, I am going by what has been said in the numerous things that have been released, that the virus is killed by soap and water or bleach and water. You want to call someone a liar, call the CDC releases liars because that is what I am basing it on.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Has your life (such that it was) flashed before your eyes yet?
        Did you dead Grandma comes out of the mist to welcome you to the “Great Beyond”?
        Did the Ghosts of Paranoia Past, Paranoia Present and Paranoia Future come to you the last three nights?

        YOu are SO gonna have to change your handle in shame after this blows over like a nun in a gloryhole.

      • Stephen Barlow

        She’s making a LOT of sense. How EXACTLY do you suggest the ‘REACT TO EVERYTHING?”

        Like the Keystone Kops, Laurel and Hardy, The Marx Bros or the 3 Stooges? Like Kramden and Norton!!!!!

        Or she could be a Democrat and handle it like an ADULT!!!

      • Di Kelley

        Thank you, Mainah! God, that was exactly my point. Calm heads help immensely in getting things done.

      • Mainah

        No problem. If you look to see how that poster responded to my little paragraph of remaining calm, you’ll note a bizarre non sequitur response with projection and hyperbolic language. I’m guessing it’s either a troll trying to whoop up fear or someone who has reading comprehension issues. When directly confronted with logic, it ran away.
        I think it’s ridiculous to freak out. Enterovirus is in 43 states. People in our own country decided not to immunize their kids because of that McCarthy chick who somehow believes it caused her child’s autism. Which was really reckless. People also forget the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1918. These things happen but clear heads prevail.

      • Stephen Barlow

        They are sending VICTIM # 2 to Emory. I think that is the MAIN CDC hospital. Why aren’t they taking her underground into a REALLY SECURE MILITARY GERM WARFARE FACTORY?

        That’s right!!! She might INFECT tho germs that INVENTED this bug and tested it on innocent African PEOPLE!!!!

        One TESTICLE bet that that is EXACTLY how this can to pass.

        Why don’t these monsters FIELD TEST THE ANTIDOTES TOO????

        DAMN IT I FORGOT. they are Redpublican WarHawks Like John McCain andLindsay Graham.

      • Di Kelley

        I’m certainly not attempting to downplay or criticize. I am more annoyed with the fear mongering going on and the people screaming like Chicken Little over three infections than anything else.

      • Stephen Barlow

        You are at least as well versed in Biological warfare protocols as nurse Pham was.

        The point is that THIS should have ALWAYS been a Military Hospital matter. THEY should HAVE the training and facilities to deal with NBC wounded troops.

      • Stephen Barlow

        NBC = Nuclear-Biological-Chemical

      • Di Kelley

        There is also the fact that Dundan was *sent home*, where if he had been kept and *tested* it would have been caught considerably earlier, he would likely still be *alive*, and those nurses would likely not have been exposed.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Exactly, but remember how 11 million loans were written and accepted by BANKERS WITH MBA’s in Finance?

        And 2-3-4-5-7 yearsAFTER THE FACT, all of a sudden Bush implodes the economy like an old Motel 6 and ALL ELEVEN MILLION of the mortgagees just as suddenly become leeches, and “unqualified homeowners” and frauds who filed false information on applications….

        Same thing here. Texas STATE Presbyterian Hospital KNOWS they ROUTINELY, RITUALLY, CONSISTENTLY and HABITUALLY turn away Minorities and the Uninsured in a NONMEDICAID EXPANSION STATE so they CAUSE an epidemic (Fox Fixtion Formula) of Ebola because PROFIT is the business model NOT Healthcare… and they are scrambling like the Fiscalublicans to hide the TRUTH by BLAMING the victims.

        It’s their MO and has been since LONG before Reagan.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I think Stray should “Grab a pair of gloves and stand a post!”

      • strayaway

        So far, two Americans have been infected by Mr. Duncan. Don’t you suppose with all the CDC supervision and protocols the nurse and newly infected health care worker weren’t being scrupulous? You are blaming the people in the trenches for losing the battle. See the CNN article, “Nurses’ union slams Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol”.

        It seems that CDC kept changing the protocols, no one took away the waste, and Mr. Duncan was around other patients for hours. With protocols like that, maybe it would be better to keep people from ebola infested countries out of the US for awhile.

      • Di Kelley

        One hospital, in *texas*, that was not prepared or had proper protocol. I don’t think much of the health care system in Texas, I really never have.

      • strayaway

        So then it must be Texas’ fault that Mr. Duncan was allowed to lie his way into the US and infect two people? Di, I see an opportunity here for progressives looking for work. All they have to do is wash their hands and they can work in Texas hospitals and remove hazardous waste. There will be big bucks for anyone willing to do the work. After all, this is just hysteria and a bar of soap is all one needs.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Mr Duncan did NOT walk up to these nurses and spit in their eye, jab a syringe into them or other wise INFECT them.

        YOU are selling this as a malicious act.

        There IS huge money in Haz Mat Removal.

        Too bad Bush gave exemptions to the Clean Water and Clean Air acts for Energy companies. THIINK what a 1% DROP in the unemployment rate would do for the environment…
        …cleaning up the 5+ million gallons of fracking waste for each well drilled baby drilled in the US in the last decade!

      • Stephen Barlow

        WHY is this NOT Rick Perry’s fault for REJECTING $400 BILLION in Federal Healthcare money? Why is The “Mouth from the South” SILENT?

      • Gary Smith

        But that’s NOT the protocol. The hospital dropped the ball hard.

      • strayaway

        Read the article.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I suggest you do more than just skim it for buzz words and blame.

      • Stephen Barlow

        NO one was infected BY Mr Duncan.

        The whole deal is hypersensationalized, over scrutinized and completely disasterized.

        Like a sitcom when a prego drops a calf. The water breaks and everyone becomes Don Knotts.

        WHY are these people NOT being treated in a Ft Detrick (or one of the other 22 SOS contracted or run bio weapons facilities where people handle killer bugs on a daily basis) by the people who MAKE these bugs for a living?

        WHY are these people NOT in a VA hospital where the staff SHOULD be trained in biological warfare?

        WHY is Darryl Issa NOT convening a hearing to investigate how Barack Obama PERSONALLY invented the Ebola strain and brought it to America in his Koran?

      • strayaway

        Stephen, I have already told you that I do not respond to your posts since you referred to my mother’s sexuality. I thought that was a bit over the line.

      • Stephen Barlow

        But here you are???? Hey, did she ever get that nasty rash looked at by the Vet? Could be Parvo. Do pussycats GET parvo? I always thought it was a canid condition.

        EWWWW!! Parvo on her Mutt pussy!

      • strayaway

        Thank you for making my point about your character and confirming your status, such as it is, as a poster.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Remember Larry Flynt!!! Tell her NOT to pick the scabs Ok Stray? They might be CONTAGIOUS!!!!!

      • Stephen Barlow

        And yet again, you can’t resist the allure of my charms. But they are only designed to work on Women Mr Away!!!

      • Stephen Barlow

        It DIES in AIR within 2 hours. I don’t think soap kills it.

        But you are right, the protocols work.

        Should we isolate Dallas and close all 9 airports within 100 miles? I like the end of this where Stickman advocates quarantining a continent that WE DON’T OWN and shows a Map with a concertina wire protected border between the US of A and …
        TEXAS!!!!

      • Nope, false. Try again.
        It can last Weeks on surfaces.. WEEKS.
        It can survive -70 temps, and once reheated it is just as vicious as it always is.

        CDC have been telling us it’s easy not to catch yet the foremost expert got it and died, now two nurses have it and will likely die.
        See a pattern yet?

      • Stephen Barlow

        “Similar to many things with the Ebolaviruses, their ability to survive outside a living organism is not well-known or studied. Most viruses, contrary to popular belief and the characteristics of bacteria, cannot survive long against the raw elements. The usual influenza or cold virus will survive outside living tissue for about three days, but other viruses, namely HIV, can only make due for a couple of minutes. Ebola is certainly a hardy virus and might be able to make it for over a week but no less than three or four days. So the range is anywhere from three to ten days in all likelihood. The reason viruses die so quickly outside (and bacteria do not) is because, when hit with high-energy electromagnetic waves (for instance, sunlight), they break apart with their abyssal level protection. Since viruses do not actually “eat,” they cannot starve, and they do not get too cold (but can get too hot, for their proteins denature; why did you think we get fevers?).

        But I stand corrected. 2 HOURS is wrong. 3-7 days seems to be the consensus.

        Viruses in general can survive extreme cold. but they cook quickly above room temperature and FRY above 101 degrees.

      • susieq2u

        And you think the three nurses who contracted it were too stupid to soap up? I don’t understand believing the CDC over the nurses who obviously took every available precaution. I just don’t.

    • Stephen Barlow

      What ELSE does the doodleboy’s expert education expect to be done?

      Bitching is natural for a Cun* like you you, but grow a solution.

  • susieq2u

    I remember when there were 5 cases of AIDS (not yet named) in California. 5. And while there was still no full understanding of how it was spreading, some people in gov’t wanted those people to be isolated and the left screamed about discrimination. I’m sure the friends I later lost to that disease and all the others who died that horrific death would like to revisit that idea, unfortunately they’re all dead. This disease is much worse – much less intimate contact is needed to acquire it and yet we’re inviting it in. And the argument is that If we don’t allow unrestricted air travel to and fro – it will get worse in West Africa? How? Why? There’s no way to only allow health worker volunteers INTO the country and to set up more care facilities there? No one thinks we’re spreading our abilities to combat the disease too thin by setting up Ebola isolation wards in every American hospital? And are they really saying people are going to walk or swim to America? Really?

    • Sandy Greer

      I don’t agree with the entirety of your post. But I, too, remember AIDS in the early 80s. Living and working in SF – I lost many friends too.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Sorry for all our losses. I was with Mitch Snyder working for homeless rights against Reagan and the New Republican Healthcare Reform. You know, the one that closed the nonprofitable mental Health system down and CRIMINALIZED Mental Illness. No WONDER a nutball SHOT HIM!

      • susieq2u

        Horrible time. I hope we’re not looking at anything like that again.

    • 1fullsailkid .

      Reagan let 21,000 people die before he addressed AIDS. Get your facts straight. It wasn’t until his friend Rock Hudson got it that he opened his mouth.

      • susieq2u

        Yeah, we’re talking about Reagan. Thanks for the fact-check, idiot.

  • Macdoodle

    So turns out the second nurse was on a flight the day before her diagnosis.Nothing to worry about….nothing at all.

    • Stephen Barlow

      BEcause it was two days before and she was NOT contagious until Last night. Maybe she CAUGHT it on the plane.

      (hoping Mac doodle’s in his diaper thinking THAT one out)

    • Ivan Renko

      Maybe she reads this blog and watches Jon Stewart and figured this all much ado about nothing, so she got on that plane without a care in the world.

      Good Lord.

      • Stephen Barlow

        The Daily Show has repeated all the common sense the CDC and educated bionerds have been sharing CALMLY.

        I bet the mania created by FOX has the double digit IQ crowd all huddled before their Pariahvision screens hoping to get yet another “AHA!!! WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE” thrill before the election.

      • Ivan Renko

        It’s a comedy show, Stephen. It’s purpose is to get folks like you to laugh.

      • Stephen Barlow

        It DOES!!!! But it ALSO tells the TRUTH more often than Fox.

      • Ivan Renko

        How would you know that?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Research. Fact checks. Common sense.

      • Ivan Renko

        Then you must watch an awful lot of Fox.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Much less than you. DO you get Breitfart alerts on your phone?

  • Stephen Barlow

    This was hilarious!!! Notice how the lines have genital origins? GOd Bless Fox Fixtion

  • Cemetery Girl

    I live in the area where the second nurse traveled. People are losing their minds. In less than 24 hours I’ve seen people go from posting memes that the government planned exposing the country to Ebola so the nation can be forced into FEMA camps (finally fulfilling they hype that the whole Presidency Obama has planned to put the population into camps by the end of his Presidency so he can become dictator), yet now they are asking why can’t we just put anyone that’s been exposed to someone that has had contact with someone with Ebola into an isolation camp. I’m considering deleting my FB to avoid the panic induced stupidity.

    • Stephen Barlow

      I bet!!! Ya’d of thunk the Browns won a game for once!!! NO WONDER the ISIS(L) folks have ZERO FEAR of the churchmiceericans! We are just the Wizard of OZ. Huge scare apparitions to Frighten munchkins, while we are all just Yertle the Turtle clones like Mitch McConnell.

      You DO realize that she was NOT contagious in Cleveland. (What a great name for a TV show about diseased hookers “Contagious in Cleveland”) She was NOT contagious on the PLANE. She was NOT contagious until Midnight.

      So, let’s give the Terrorists as much hysterical (double entendre` intended as is the PUN… making it a triple or a Quadruple?) laughter as we can before the elections.

      I bet ALLL the RaptureCritters are packing their bags for the PromisedLand!!!!!! I can hear ’em now, “GOS’d WRATH for electing a Muslim!!!!”

      Surprised Ted Cruz’a Dad hasn’t Youtubed a sermon on THAT thought!

      Relax, don’t have any fun without a condom and they not to laugh like an Arab or a Persian or a Turk. But you may “Walk Like An Egyptian” at will.

      • Cemetery Girl

        I’m not saying I’m freaking out, but people are freaking out. I’m expecting (if I bother with local news tonight) it will be the only story (other than sports and weather). Rumors are going crazy. Demands of a list of any possible place this person might have went. Claims that they’ve “heard” that it’s been confirmed to have become airborn and all kinds of stuff. People talking about going to the hospital because they’re afraid they could have been someplace this person went to. It’s all giving me a huge headache. (Oops, drove with the windows down today! I must have picked up Ebola!)

      • Stephen Barlow

        I GET ya! How are the Stores doing? Hurricane, self Quarantine panic set in yet?

        Ain’t it like a Hurricane with people buying 20 cases of bottles TAP water and candles. More like a $50,000 Zombie Movie. Don’t you WISH those folks would just EAT SOME BRAINS!!!!?

      • Cemetery Girl

        Oh, that reminds me I need to go to the store tomorrow. Hopefully the basics aren’t picked over. You just never know.

        I have a recipe for brain pierogies. Never tried it, but if you ever decide to feed someone brains…

      • Stephen Barlow

        I LOVE pierogies!!!!! My Mom had 5 sisters and when they would get together @ harvest, they would bring Connie’s kitchen table down the hill and set up in Grandma’s kitchen, because it was right off her garage where her 4 freezers were. A Pierogie marathon while the men went hunting and tavern romping. Seriously. Connie, Helen and Grandma Stella all lived on the same mile stretch of curve and they all worked a 1/2 acre garden. Fresh potatoes and onions…

        Fresh brains of freeze dried?

      • Cemetery Girl

        I make potato and onion, but my grandma made cheese, but I haven’t found a good cheese recipe! Honestly, I haven’t even made the potato and onion in a few years. They’re easy, but time consuming. I make cabbage and noodles much more!

      • Stephen Barlow

        The fine shredded makes a wonderful addition with Scallions. I also have made Bacon and Sausage ones. I make them big, like a 1/2 Calzone or Stromboli. 2 is a meal.

        Spinach and Broccoli and Mushrooms also make great fillers in the potato mash.

        So you do then ONLY in real butter so they are CRISPY, and have a spoon in the sour cream and another in the applesauce on the table?

        If you are Really brave, a touch of tarragon, basil or dill. But only 1!

      • Cemetery Girl

        You know that fried in butter and a little onion is the only way. She made ones with farmers cheese. I have found recipes for that, but they’re sweeter. I just haven’t found the right recipe!

      • Stephen Barlow

        Cottage cheese will do, but parmesan (or an italian blend) will but some sharpness in there.

    • Stephen Barlow

      The camps are called subdivisions and that was Nixon’s Plan, but he Waterlooed at the Watergate. YOu can do that and keep the good stuff like pics and fiends?

      • Cemetery Girl

        Maybe I should just block a big chunk of people? I use it heavily to communicate with several people. Such a pain…

      • Stephen Barlow

        When was the last time you “culled the heard” ? ~snickers @ pun~

        YOu can make one group of close friends and dump the rest. That will shorten your feed.

  • Stephen Barlow

    With all the hoopla, I am VERY SURPRISED that Fox Fixtion hasn’t started a genuine PANIC in Cleveland andDallas. I mean Like Katrina Evacuation Style PANIC escapes with clogged roads and shoot outs with the cops on BRidges… God help them in Atlanta!! Victim #2’s plane lands during Rush hour!!! LMAO!!! Atlanta traffic sucks like an Electrolux @ midnight!!!!

  • susieq2u

    Update: CDC director now working with gov’t to enact a travel ban on Americans who’ve been exposed to Ebola.

    “Those who have exposures to Ebola, she should not have traveled on a commercial airline,” said Dr. Frieden. “We will from this moment forward ensure that no other individual who is being monitored for exposure undergoes travel in any way other than controlled movement.” Frieden specifically noted that the remaining 75 healthcare workers who treated Thomas Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital will not be allowed to fly. The CDC will work with local and state officials to accomplish this.

    Jesus, when did Frieden and the CDC become such Fox News worshipping morons – am I right, Jon Stewart worshipping morons? Or is this just common sense that 65% of normal people agree with across party lines?

    Oh, but he’s still not recommending a travel ban on people in West Africa who’ve been exposed to the disease though because … um … why again, party hacks? Whatever you do – don’t argue the merits based on pros and cons – just get uber political, please. Tell me how Reagan started AIDS or something.