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Colbert Frets That Media's Fearmongering Over Ebola Isn't Working

The fearmongering by the media over Ebola does not appear to be working, but Stephen Colbert wanted his audience to know that it was not his fault.

For the second night in a row, Stephen Colbert took in the media's fearmongering over the Ebola outbreak and he got his digs in on CNN for comparing the disease to ISIS this week.

COLBERT: And folks, you can smell the fear thanks to heroes like CNN, who have asked the question, Ebola: "The ISIS of biological agents?" Oh yeah. Oh yeah, it is. Without a doubt. Scientists have long compared diseases to murderous madmen. That's why epidemiologists call tuberculosis the lung Hitler.

Colbert proceeded to go after our irresponsibly calm President "Barack Ebola" and said the administration is not "taking it seriously enough because you're not taking it seriously enough." Much to Stephen's dismay, the latest poll from Pew Research shows that most people are not freaking out over the Ebola virus, with only 11 percent of Americans saying they were "very worried" about the disease and another 21 percent saying they're "somewhat" concerned.

Who wants to take a guess as to how many of that 11 percent are Fox watchers?

Colbert explained to his audience that it's not his fault that Americans aren't terrified of the virus yet, and invited everyone to take his new poll which asks:

How worried are you about the unstoppable virus that's just seconds away from infecting everyone you love?

Stay tuned for the results.

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