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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Conservatives applauded Jon Stewart's for embracing the coronavirus lab leak theory on The Late Show's first post-pandemic episode.

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The former Daily Show host was Stephen Colbert's guest on Monday night for the show's first full-audience production at the Ed Sullivan Theater since the pandemic began. Stewart and Colbert butted heads after Stewart voiced support for the theory that Covid came from a Chinese laboratory.

"And how long have you worked for Senator Ron Johnson?" Colbert asked during the exchange. This was clearly a jab at the Wisconsin senator " a longtime believer in the lab leak theory. But Stewart stood by his argument that "this is not a conspiracy."

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Republicant dopes just say what they're told to say.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-06-15 02:22 PM | Reply

... But Stewart stood by his argument that "this is not a conspiracy." ...

I agree it is not a conspiracy.

I also say that we do not have the evidence to prove it either.

Until we obtain that evidence, it is just another possible origin.

Even if the evidence eventually does show it to be a lab-leak, that still does not mean it was man-created. The lab could have been working on animal-to-human hopping viruses.

So many possible origins, so little evidence.

Hence the conspiracy theories.





#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-15 03:09 PM | Reply

#2 You think that because you haven't been allowed to see the evidence. It's staggering. There was no doubt from the very beginning when videos where coming out of Wuhan in Dec 2019 and they where totally covered up. That's when we knew it was true. All true.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-06-15 03:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"coming out of Wuhan in Dec 2019 and they where totally covered up. That's when we knew it was true. All true"

Meanwhile, the guy HeliumRat voted for was saying this:

"China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!" Jan. 24, Twitter

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-15 03:32 PM | Reply

@#3 ... You think that because you haven't been allowed to see the evidence. ...

Correct. China has been most reluctant to share evidence of the origins.

Which is why the current crop of conspiracy theories are just that, unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.

When the evidence appears, and only when the evidence appears, will we know the origin of the virus.




#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-15 03:40 PM | Reply

I like how everyone else is being fooled but a little Russian tool has seen all the evidence. Bwhahaha.
No thanks, pal. You ain't seen nothing yet.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-06-15 09:06 PM | Reply

I watched the episode on youtube. I have to confess, it was hard to watch. Stewart was ranting and unhinged, and unmoored from fact. I quit 3/4 of the way. If Colbert pulled that s**tshow together again, good for him, but I'm not interested in sticking around to see that happen.

I had hoped Stewart had based his opinion on something based in fact, not shoddy rationalization overrun by his amygdala. Something without jumping to such dangerous and speculative conclusions based on no facts. For instance, had he said that the virus may have escaped form the lab and left it at that, fine. But saying it was engineered and created deliberately in a facility whose sole function is coronavirus creation went too far.

I'm being way too kind.

F**k. He was a lunatic.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2021-06-15 09:50 PM | Reply

But saying it was engineered and created deliberately in a facility whose sole function is coronavirus creation went too far.

I'm not sure he actually did that.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-15 10:05 PM | Reply

COMEDY IS LOST ON YOU PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-06-15 10:21 PM | Reply

You think that because you haven't been allowed to see the evidence. It's staggering. There was no doubt from the very beginning when videos where coming out of Wuhan in Dec 2019 and they where totally covered up. That's when we knew it was true. All true.

#3 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

Like what?

Post it.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2021-06-15 10:45 PM | Reply

Thank you Laura.

I'm fairly certain he was mocking those who believe it.

On one hand, you have the people who put together the vaccine, produced it and got this thing moving in the right direction.

On the other hand you have people saying "duh....lab...in wuhan...duuhhhhh."

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2021-06-15 10:47 PM | Reply

I did watch all the way to the end this time, and he does appear to be mocking as JPW said.

I'm surrounded by people that believe what he put out in this dialog.

Hitting 600,000 dead I just wasn't in the frame of mind for this.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2021-06-15 10:59 PM | Reply

That's my interpretation.

When Stuart is talking about something serious he's very serious.

This over the top mannerism is when he's being dead pan and in character. Usually.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2021-06-15 11:27 PM | Reply

#13 Oh I agree completely. On Jan 26th when Trump said China had it all under control, he was deliberately lying so he could continue his racist border control policies like shutting down flights out of Wuhan (6.5 million people had already fled in three days when they heard the lockdown was coming, so only 5 million white Supremacists remained).

#14 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-06-16 12:46 AM | Reply

His flight restrictions were xenophobic at first.

Incompetent and ineffective too.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2021-06-16 01:56 AM | Reply

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