Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart slams media for Ebola fear-mongering

"Keep in mind, [the media] already have a weakened immunity to any sort of panic"

Published October 2, 2014 1:47PM (EDT)

    (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

On Wednesday evening's edition of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart addressed the first case of Ebola in the United States. The U.S. is more than equipped to prevent the spread of the virus, but for some reason the media hasn't gotten that memo.

Stewart showed clips of cable news coverage using ominous music and frightening graphics... Hide your kids, hide your wife, cable news warned, Ebola is coming for you.

"The problem is that the media was infected with Ebola fear long ago, and now that it's had time to incubate they're showing extreme symptoms. Keep in mind, they already have a weakened immunity to any sort of panic."

He then cut to a clip of a TV personality claiming that Starbucks' beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte has a number of ingredients that are linked to cancer.

Stewart concludes, "Ebola ain't shit when it comes to Pumpkin Spice Lattes!"

By Joanna Rothkopf

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