“What is wrong with us?” he asks.
“I thought we were home of the brave. Or does the song go, “O’er the land of the free, unless you have a fever, in which case, we prefer you get the fu*k out of here?”
Stewart was particularly tough on New York City because of the way supposedly unflappable residents panicked when it was reported that a doctor with Ebola was being treated in the city.
The comedian broadcast last night’s show from Austin, Texas, the only “open Ebola carry state in the union,” he said.
“The country continues it’s perverse obsession with a virus that none of us, who has not had direct contact with an Ebola patient has gotten,” he said, kicking off the segment.
He cut to Dallas where correspondent Samantha Bee reported on the crisis.
“Well, Jon, Dallas officials tried every Texas solution they could think of. They shot at Ebola; they gave it the death penalty; they prayed for the virus… Turns out all they really needed to do was get their shit together.”
Then, he cut to New York, which is dealing with it’s first Ebola case.
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