Jon Stewart is All In on Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory

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“What would Jon Stewart say?” That’s the question Americans have repeatedly asked themselves since 2015, the year The Daily Show crumbled to the trash with a new host, who shall remain nameless.

One of those questions has now been answered. On Monday, Stewart returned to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to push the theory that the coronavirus came from a lab in Wuhan, China.

Stewart is all-in. Enjoy:

“I think we owe a great debt of gratitude to science because science has, in many ways, helped ease the suffering of this pandemic, which was more than likely caused by science.”

I mean, dagger.

Colbert pushed back some, saying there’s only a “chance” that the virus originated from a Wuhan lab. Stewart wasn’t playing it:

“A chance?!” Stewart responded. “Oh my God, 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! That’s just a little too weird, don’t you think?

“‘Oh my God, there’s been an outbreak of chocolaty goodness near Hershey, Penn. What do you think happened?’ I don’t know, maybe a steam shovel mated with a cocoa bean, Or it’s the f—ing chocolate factory. Maybe that’s it.”

Yes! As I keep saying, coincidences are rare. They are excuses to shoo unwanted, unanswered questions away. The theory that the pandemic began when the virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology is just that, a series of coincidences experts told us to dismiss. I don’t believe in coincidences.

The Daily Show‘s transition from Stewart to the new guy is why the Packers are terrified of losing Aaron Rodgers.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

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  1. It’s convenient everyone is joining in on the “painfully obvious” lab leak here a YEAR AND A HALF into covid, after they essentially blamed it all on Trump and his admin, ultimately costing him re-election. Yes, indeed, how convenient!

  2. It’s a stunning (but predictable) look into the fact that liberal media completely controls what their readers/viewers know. There has not been a single second since I found out there was a virology lab located exactly where the virus originated that I was not positive that’s where it came from. I genuinely thought everyone “knew” this to be true for the last 16 months outside of those who couldn’t put their TDS aside, but apparently a huge percentage of people are suddenly waking up to this *fact*. It’s scary.

    • Stewart is a classic liberal. By that I mean pro-freedom, anti government, 1960’s-style liberal. Not today’s progressive spewing racist nonsense and calling it “antiracism.” So I’m not surprised if this was his belief all along. He’s kept mostly out of the public eye, especially politically, but when he does speak his stances on things could be considered downright “conservative” by today’s definition.

      • Totally agree, Max! Until the Left comes back to the table willing to have rational discussion (even to agree to disagree attacks open opinions they do not like) our country will be in decline. BHO gave voice and a MSM platform to a silent minority on every divisive issue today. “Leaders” like Pelosi/Schumer/Bernie Sanders and our Pravda-like media perpetuate it…

  3. He also came out expressing concern over the claims that the Titanic is unsinkable and he disagreed with the NY Times that Hitler’s anti-semitism wasn’t as bad as it seemed.

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