Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart got the official word in the origins of the swine-flu outbreak from John Oliver, reporting from the Centers For Disease Control, and Jason Jones, reporting from the Centers For Stuff I Heard From Some Guy:
Stewart: What have you been hearing at your center?
Jones: All kinds of things. OK, A: This disease was engineered by the government as an excuse to declare martial law, so that B: They can liquidate private health-insurance coverage.
Stewart: Yeah, that sounds a little farfetched there, Jason.
Jones: Well, then why is the government hoarding all the Tamiflu for themselves, their families, and disgraced Wall Street tycoons?
Stewart: Where did you hear that?
Jones: [pause] ... Some guy.
Stewart: Do you have a second source?
Jones: What, you mean another guy?
Oliver: Jon, Jon, Jon! You know this is preposterous. This is a naturally occurring mutation that has so far traveled a pathogenic route --
Jones: Can it, Science Boy! While you babble, Americans are being infected by the millions!
Oliver: Not true --
Jones: The entire state of Arizona is dead!
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