Stephen Colbert had his first live show since the start of the pandemic with a fully vaccinated audience and his friend, Jon Stewart, as his guest.
But Stewart caused a liberal meltdown by going all-in on the Wuhan lab leak theory in a rant that was part serious and part incredibly funny.
“So, I will say this,” Stewart said. “And I honestly mean this. I think we owe a great debt of gratitude to science. Science has, in many ways, helped ease the suffering of this pandemic, which was more than likely caused by science.”
Stewart joked about the theory that the virus naturally evolved through animals. “Uh, a pangolin kissed a turtle?…Maybe a bat flew into the cloaca of a turkey and then it sneezed into my chili and now we all have coronavirus?”
He made the point of the interesting coincidence that the place of origin of the virus would be near the lab looking into such things. “There’s been an outbreak of chocolatey goodness near Hershey, Pennsylvania, what do you think happened? I don’t know, maybe a steam shovel made it with a cocoa bean? Or it’s the f**king chocolate factory!”
Colbert then tried to say it was a conspiracy theory by attacking Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). “And how long have you worked for Senator Ron Johnson?”
But Stewart wasn’t having any of it, “This is not a conspiracy!” He also went on to say that sometimes scientists don’t know when to stop, “I love them and they do such good work but they are going to kill us all.”
Of course, had an actual scientist said this just a month ago, he/she would have been silenced and booted off social media. President Donald Trump, scientists, and other officials raised this, but they were all treated as though this was a conspiracy theory and dismissed.
Now, Jon Stewart is opening the door to critical thinking on liberal media. Let’s hope he opened some minds.
But some on the left are still refusing delivery and were disturbed with him for pushing a “conspiracy theory.”
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