Jon Stewart Surprisingly Endorses Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory

Comedian Jon Stewart introduces Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the USO Metropolitan Washington – Baltimore 37th Annual Awards Dinner, March 26, 2019; in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme saluted Medal of Honor Recipients. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Former host of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart, shocked viewers by promoting the theory that COVID-19 was created in the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV): “The disease is the same name as the lab.”

During an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the political satirist remarked, “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.”

Taken aback, Colbert tried to walk back the commentary. “Do you mean perhaps there’s a chance that this was created in a lab,” he asked. “There’s an investigation?”   

“A chance?!” Stewart snarked. “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?”

“Then they ask the scientists ‘so wait a minute, you work at the Wuhan respiratory coronavirus lab, how did this happen?’ and they’re like, ‘a penguin kissed a turtle?’” Stewart mocked. “Maybe a bat flew into the cloaca of a turkey and then it sneezed into my chili and now we all have coronavirus.”

Colbert tried to reign his guest in, but Stewart excitedly jumped to his feet to describe a hypothetical scenario of a chocolate outbreak in Hersey, Penn.  

“‘Oh my God, there’s been an outbreak of chocolaty goodness near Hershey, Pennsylvania. What do you think happened?’” He posited. “‘Oh, 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!”  

Colbert agreed that the theory should “definitely be investigated,” but Stewart was quick to cut him off. “Stop with the logic and people and things,” he replied. “The name of the disease is on the building.”

Colbert attempted to defend the WIV by hypothesizing that the lab could have been studying a number of “novel coronavirus diseases,” because of Wuhan’s large bat population, but Stewart was quick to knock down that theory.

“It’s the only place to find bats, you won’t find bats anywhere else,” he remarked. “Oh, wait. Austin, Texas has thousands of them that fly out of a cave every night at dusk! Is there an Austin coronavirus? No, there doesn’t seem to be an Austin coronavirus.” 

“The only coronavirus we have is in Wuhan, where they have a lab called — What’s the lab called again, Stephan?” He asks, to which Colbert begrudgingly says, “The Wuhan novel coronavirus lab.”

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1 year ago

Jon Stewart… well, good he’s coming around, but, are there only bats in Texas and China? What in the world do I see flying around at night? When I was a kid, I found one dead… not sure why, must have been near a wet market…. Anyway, I thought it looked a lot like a short-tailed winged mouse. Must be some new specie!

As I have said in a different comment, except for using it for germ warfare, why would anyone want to work with “gain of function” on viruses? That should be outlawed by every nation on Earth!

I mean, I think more people would rather have a nuclear war than some nasty germ warfare. With nukes, we know what to expect. With some virus that evil man made nastier than nasty, who knows the suffering it would cause?

1 year ago

Hate to break it to you, boys and girls, but Red China has been “attacking US” with bioweapons, for the past 15 years! They spent decades building their military, till they realized they could never beat US that way, so they turned to bioweapons. Just do the research and see for yourselves; every new virus, germ, bacteria, etc., that has afflicted US, over the past 15 years has come from just ONE place.

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