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Jon Stewart blasts Republicans and rich anti-vaccine liberals: ‘There’s just a needlessly sick America’

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Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked both sides of the unexpectedly bipartisan opposition to measles vaccines on Tuesday.

“Vaccine ignorance seems to have created some strange hospital bedfellows, uniting the fringe of left and right,” Stewart said. “It makes me realize, there’s no ‘Red America,’ there’s no ‘Blue America.’ There’s just a needlessly sick America.”

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Stewart argued that, once President Barack Obama advised Americans to vaccinate their own children, that some conservatives would oppose the idea out of spite. But instead of backing medical science, prospective GOP presidential contenders like Sen. Rand “Dr. Paul, Anecdote Man” Paul (R-KY) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) chose to argue that parents should be able to opt out of vaccinations.

In Christie’s case, Stewart pointed out, his remarks came months after he quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox despite her testing negative for the Ebola virus.

“It’s nice that, unlike pigs in gestational crates in New Jersey, the governor has enough room to turn his stance around to change things,” Stewart said.

Stewart also showed footage of a Northern California woman who also argued that parents in her affluent neighborhood were reasonable in not wanting their children to be vaccinated.

“They’re not rednecks. They’re not ignorant. They practice a mindful stupidity,” he said. “If we want to get rid of measles, they’ll just steam them out of their vaginas.

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To better explain the situation, Stewart compared the threat of a measles outbreak to a zombie apocalypse, using footage from George Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead as a backdrop. He argued that, in that scenario, vaccines serve as the metaphorical wooden barrier keeping the disease out of the house, with everyone tasked to do their part in keeping the barricade up.

“You trust everybody’s gonna do their job. And then you wake up, and it’s two in the morning, and there’s a f*cking zombie gnawing on your brain, and you’re like, ‘What the f*ck? Who didn’t board up their window?’ And that’s when some lady from Marin County who you let into your farmhouse goes, ‘Oh, I read an article on a wellness forum that says we shouldn’t sleep in boarded up rooms ’cause it f*cks you all up.'”

Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Tuesday, below.

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‘This is the president of betrayal’: MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch explains how Democrats can use impeachment to defeat Trump in 2020

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Democrats don't appear to have convinced Senate Republicans to convict President Donald Trump, but MSNBC's Donny Deutsch said they can use findings from the impeachment hearings to campaign against him next year.

The "Morning Joe" contributor urged Democrats to develop a coherent theme based on the findings turned up by House investigators to convince voters to do what congressional Republicans aren't willing to do -- remove the president from office.

"Does anybody know 'Bob Loves Abishola'?" Deutsch asked. "That's a show on CBS, you know, had about five, six million viewers the other night. That's what these hearings have done. We live in a little bit of a bubble that we sit here and we watch. The reality is, when you look at that new Emerson poll where we've lost 5 percent of people who even believe he should be impeached and 14 percent removed from office."

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These are the likely charges to be filed in Trump’s impeachment after devastating House testimony: CNN

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On Friday morning, former prosecutor Elie Honig ticked off what he believes will be included in the articles of impeachment filed against Donald Trump after five days of testimony from members of his own administration.

Speaking with host Alysin Camerota, the CNN legal analyst said the Democratic-led House has a clear path to send their charges to the Senate for a trial and vote.

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CNN’s John Berman throws cold water on GOP excitement over FBI official accused of altering Russia document

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Early Friday morning CNN hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota undercut GOP excitement over a report that a former FBI official has been accused of altering a document tied to the investigation into Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, saying the employee in question was a lower-level attorney who is no longer with the agency.

On Thursday night, CNN reported that John Durham, the U.S. Attorney tasked by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the origins of the 2016 Russia probe, has opened a criminal investigation into an FBI official accused of altering a document pertaining to the original surveillance efforts.

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