Skip to comments.Here’s Why The Right Shouldn’t Cheer Jon Stewart’s Lab-Leak Schtick
Posted on 06/16/2021 10:24:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
The right shouldn't be taking a victory lap. They should be asking why media and Big Tech were allowed to smear everyone who believed in the possibility of a lab leak as crazy conspiracy theorists.
A clip of Jon Stewart on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” has blown up on the internet, and for good reason. It’s amazing. In it, Stewart, in a hilarious fake dialogue with a Chinese lab researcher, makes the case for why the theory that the coronavirus originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology is way less insane than all the other origin hypotheses.
People owe a debt of gratitude to science, Stewart began, for helping ease the suffering of the pandemic, “which was more than likely caused by science.”
“What do you mean — do you mean perhaps there’s a chance this was created in a lab?” Colbert asked. “If there’s evidence I’d love to hear it.”
“A chance?” Stewart exclaimed. “Oh my g-d, there’s a novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China. What do we do? Oh, you know who we could ask? The Wuhan novel respiratory coronavirus lab. The disease is the same name as the lab!”
Here comes the fake dialogue:
And then they asked those scientists, they’re like, ‘How did this— so wait a minute. You work at the Wuhan respiratory coronavirus lab. How did this happen?’
And they’re like, ‘Hmm, a pangolin kissed a turtle?’
And you’re like, ‘No, the name of your lab — if you look at the name! Look at the name! — let me see your business card! Show me your business card!’
Oh, ‘I work at the coronavirus lab in Wuhan.’
‘Oh? because there’s a coronavirus loose in Wuhan. How did that happen?’
‘Maybe a bat flew into the cloaca of a turkey and then it sneezed into my chili, and now we all have coronavirus.’
Stewart’s final fake scenario sealed the deal. “There’s been an outbreak of chocolatey goodness near Hershey, Pennsylvania,” Stewart exclaimed. “What do you think happened? Like, oh, I don’t know. Maybe a steam shovel mated with a cocoa bean — or it’s the f-cking chocolate factory! Maybe that’s it!”
The comedian’s delivery was compelling and hilarious, rounded out by theatrical gestures and vocal characterization. It’s a must-watch.
For many conservatives, myself included, the segment also felt vindicating. More than a full year since it started to seem likely the virus originated in the Wuhan laboratory that was studying bat coronaviruses, a theory that got us smeared as racists and conspiracy theorists and crazy Trumpsters for suggesting, and finally a comedian comes out in full-throated support of the idea on cable television, making the lab-leak unbelievers sound like the crazy people? It feels good.
But maybe it shouldn’t. Maybe we should be asking why a clip like this was suddenly allowed to trend on Twitter. Why wasn’t it flagged for misinformation on Facebook or removed from YouTube?
After a Hong Kong virologist said in September that the coronavirus was man-made in a Chinese lab, PolitiFact issued a phony fact-check, saying, “The claim is inaccurate and ridiculous. We rate it Pants on Fire!” — a fact check they were forced to walk back in May.
Not even three months ago, the New York Times and other corporate media outlets slammed the Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis as a “debunked COVID-19 origin theory.” Facebook, meanwhile, was busy censoring posts that entertained the idea that the virus escaped from the Chinese lab.
All this media and Big Tech nonsense continued even after the State Department issued a report in January, when Trump still occupied the White House, that there was evidence COVID-19 started as the result of a Wuhan lab experiment.
Then suddenly it stopped. “In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and in consultation with public health experts, we will no longer remove claims that COVID-19 is man-made from our apps,” Facebook said on May 26.
But what changed? Absolutely nothing, except the president calling for an investigation into the Wuhan Institute of Virology was President Joe Biden instead of President Donald Trump. The science hasn’t changed.
Anthony Fauci’s newly released emails showed the camera-loving infectious disease “expert” knew way back in February 2020 that the virus had “unusual features” that “potentially look engineered” — a theory that Peter Daszak, a scientist heavily involved in the Wuhan lab research, thanked Fauci for downplaying.
Chinese malfeasance hasn’t changed, either. We knew back at the start of the pandemic that the communist regime was silencing whistleblowers who dared to speak up about COVID origins, and that it was actively misleading the rest of the world by strong-arming the World Health Organization.
And what about the corporate media, best represented here by a dumbfounded Stephen Colbert, whose only response to Stewart’s schtick was a little jab about the comedian working for Republican Sen. Ron Johnson? Why aren’t any in the corrupt press asking why it suddenly isn’t taboo to talk about the Wuhan lab?
The entire corporate media complex, whose only job is to be a check on government power and to dig up accurate information to relay to Americans, has zero questions about the sudden change in “conspiracy theory” standards. Throughout the pandemic, which provided ample abuses of power they should have checked and countless unanswered questions they should have answered, their only refrain was to “trust the experts,” and it led them to “fact-check” for Mark Zuckerberg, fawn over Joe Biden and Fauci, and shill for communist China.
“This isn’t about a victory lap, or Trump, or Fauci or the lab leak, or a pangolin’s -sshole,” conservative commentator Stephen Miller wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “This is about how corporate media and big teach decide which information is considered crazy and a conspiracy right up until they don’t anymore. This is about power. Not victory laps. [Eight] months ago this clip would be banned on YouTube and Facebook. Twitter would flag it for rampant misinformation. People were banned over this. Now, and with no new information, it’s acceptable, and not a single journalist in mainstream media is asking why that is.”
It’s gratifying to watch Stewart legitimize a wrongly dismissed narrative that has always been a probability, but don’t miss what it stands for: a corrupt ruling class, a censorious Big Tech oligarchy, and a complicit media.
This isn’t even comedy. This is like a 5th grader trying to make up a comic skit.
Why can't we do both? and who made you arbiter of what the right can do?
Nooo you can’t take your victory lap after being kicked in the teeth for over a year on this issue!
Everyone is acting like they have seen the light.
What is really happening is that the overthrow was successful, and now they are trying to normalize a few things for the coup government.
A communist junta is in power. Mail in elections and Dominion will never go away. America is open for business with China. Massive intrusions into American’s everyday lives are now the norm. Internal passports are close a movement is not free. They have started their universal basic income. Massive censorship is in place.
So now it is time to calm the natives a bit, now that they are firmly in power.
Patton and some others really resented Bill Mauldin’s “Willie and Joe” cartoons in Stars and Stripes during WWII. They were scruffy, irreverent, disrespectful, scared, cold, etc. Some generals thought the cartoons encouraged such behavior and appearance.
Others decided that a soldier seeing the cartoon realized that they weren’t alone in their plight, and knowing that they felt better and went back to work.
That is what they are doing now. They are patting us on the head and saying “Gosh, looks like you were right”.
But they will not reverse the fraudulent election. They will not back off on Universal Basic Income, Green New Deal, Build Back Better, covid passports, segregation, job loss if you refuse the experimental vaccine etc.
This is them trying to stop the effort to expose things.
Because NEXT is that it was released intentionally.
I really miss the old comedians
Yes, the communists are playing our side and most are falling for it.
You have no right to free speech unless you are a member of the communist party in good standing.
Paranoid much? Are some supposedly conservative pundits so beaten-down they no longer recognize even a spark of hope?
Stewart's "schtick" was hilarious, and the laughter of the crowd showed his common-sense message was getting through loud and clear.
Dont forget to thank the military for keeping us free. It’s not like we dont deserve it.
>>Because NEXT is that it was released intentionally.
It certainly was intentionally spread whether the release was intentional or not.
Let’s say I’m on the Titanic. And I’m saying over and over again, “We should slow done a bit, and be on the alert for icebergs.” But no one is listening.
Then someone else says, “Hey, we really should slow done a bit, and be on the alert for icebergs.”
Maybe he had some evil reason for staying silent previously. I don’t care. He’s helping the cause now. He’s helping me alert people to the danger. So I’m going to point to him and say, “See, this guy agrees with me.”
And that’s just the way I see Jon Stewart and this Wuhan Flu thing.
I think of it like the old mob wars between the families...on a much larger scale.
We are the saps in the middle paying for our protection.
Stewart has always been a tool.
He still is.
Gee, John Stewart made Stephen Colbert uncomfortable on his own show. Duh. Remarkable, how telling the truth gets theses leftist’s goats. It is not funny that 600,000 Americans had to die to get a laugh. I’ll give Stewart praise when he acknowledges that the totalitarian left tried to, and is still trying to, take over this country using COVID as a pretext. (Crickets and Cicadas in the background). Still waiting...
it’s amazing we are still debating that the Wuhan Flu came from the Wuhan Lab that develops these things.
It actually was kind of funny. He also would not let Colbert stop him.
Now that the real truth is coming out, they have to shift gears and pretend it was obvious all along.
PRINT THIS UP AND GET THIS OUT THERE BECAUSE NOBODY KNOWS THIS
Now they’re protecting the source which IS China and the Chinese Communist Party by claiming we’re responsible
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THAT BIDEN WIN IS AN AWARD TO CHINA FOR INVADING US USING COVID 19
The CCP Effort praised by this CCP scientist working on doing so
Here’s that compliment paid to the CCP by the Biden campaign for bringing in the virus which they admitted really helped fix it to get Biden elected http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3940857/posts
Every time an American looked at an item for where it was made in it came from China. Now China’s reliance making everything was being threatened by a change in leadership in America which was a major consumer of those products. When Americans hailed their leaders decision to make many of them in their country US. Their politburo worried.
THIS WAS GOING ON WHILE CCP SCIENTISTS WERE WORKING ON COVID
Worse yet opponents to the Chinese regime in power had its citizens protesting its policies , as in Hong Kong, since that change in American leadership, wave the American flag and present Trump’s name when doing so.
All of which presented those in power the need to destroy that leader Donald Trump. In totalitarian political circles this strategy has been reported to be frequently considered Would a runaway plague created by a nation which could threaten populations of an enemy cause them to react by demanding extreme restriction of movement by its population to prevent its spread ? Thus wind up fragmenting its economy and create defeat for that leader’s upcoming election.When they released it that was the CCP intention but it got away from them and went world wide and they should be made to pay
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