Dr. Debunks Right Wing Claim About Diseased Immigrants

Former House member JD Hayworth is now hosting a right wing talk show for Newsmax and he had an infectious disease specialist on his show, almost certainly expecting him to back up the xenophobic right’s ridiculous and bigoted claims about immigrants bringing diseases into the country. He’s shocked when the doctor does the exact opposite and debunks that nonsense. In fact, he said it was widespread poverty that spreads disease, not immigration.

httpv://youtu.be/TKbnT7YmMsw

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  • sh3baproject

    the only time you see someone with a brain on any far right media outlet is when they dont intend it.

  • coragyps

    ROFL!

    “Unfortunately, time is growing short……”

    It is good to be the holder of the mute button, I guess. Odd he didn’t hit it a bit sooner.

  • gog

    @sh3baproject

    That’s because any time an expert is called in to support right-wing causes it backfires horribly.

  • Chiroptera

    He’s shocked when the doctor does the exact opposite and debunks that nonsense.

    Huh. So the question is, does Hayworth really believe this nonsense and was genuinely surprised that an expert wouldn’t back it up? Or did he choose the wrong doctor, thinking he was going to get another right wing hack?

  • Michael Heath

    So will JD Hayworth seek out validation for the expert’s claims and adapt his position based on the facts? Or will Mr. Hayworth instead continue to promote the same racist swill he was prior to this guest’s interview?

    The very nature of U.S. conservatism, now that it’s merged with fundamentalism, provides a confident prediction on that question.

  • voss

    An additional bit of amusement came from observing the (completely disconnected) inserted video clips of the U.S./Mexico border fence while the good doctor was talking about poverty in the U.S. southern states. It would seem that at least a few people in the studio assumed in advance that the doctor was going to confirm the diseased immigrant narrative.

  • blf

    It is good to be the holder of the mute button, I guess. Odd he didn’t hit it a bit sooner.

    Hayworth’s logic and reality filter must be functioning: It kept him from hearing what the good Doctor was saying, so it wasn’t until he realized he’d been watching the Doctor clearly speaking but “not” making any sound — and the frantic gesturing of a less-reality-impaired minion in the control booth — that he realized what was happening.

    Either that or the Doctor brought a flask of demons with him and sprayed them about the room, knowing it would that Hayworth awhile to arrangeinvent an exorcism…

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    In fact, he said it was widespread poverty that spreads disease…

    AND WHO DO YOU THINK CARRIES WIDESPREAD POVERTY?!!!

  • http://heb712.blogspot.com heddle

    I keep reading the title as if there is a Bill-Nye type guy with the really cool name: Dr. Debunks.

  • tsig

    Ha, the jokes on you-all because each one of those kids are infested with 10,000 demons per square inch and soon America the pure will be overrun with demonic hordes seeking souls.

    Only by sending Money to the Masters Miracle Ministry can you be saved from this Phantom Menace.

    A spiritual insurance policy and a Demon Shield and a Demon Slayer Sword is yours with a $100 donation.

  • =8)-DX

    It’s always a kind of paradox that as a European that I can give the US as an example of both the benefit of long-term, inclusive, “melting-pot” immigration and cultural diversity, and on the other hand an example of anti-immigrant hype, misinformation, fear and outright bigotry.

    I hope I’m not misrepresenting things..

  • petemoulton

    I’d call that an accurate assessment, =8-DX. (Hope I spelled your name correctly!)

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    =8)-DX, it’s like a ladder of opportunity, where each group climbs up while also stepping on the hands of those below them, until they share a rung, then they team up to step on the hands of the new group below them. The Melting Pot is when you share a rung. Nativism is when some other group tries to climb up to yours.

  • eric

    Or did he choose the wrong doctor, thinking he was going to get another right wing hack?

    I’m guessing they looked for tribal markers, found someone who had them, and didn’t even bother vetting his medical opinion. IOW they probably looked into the Doctor’s GOP creds, found he was a lifelong republican or significantly donating republican or something similar, and just assumed that meant he would agree with their anti-immigration position.

  • =8)-DX

    @Modusoperandi #13

    Would that be the stairway to heaven? Very biblical, but I prefer my societies loosely grouped, in interconnected networks. I always thought the melting pot would be more.. well rather than being perched on the same rung, we could share the same jacuzi/sandpit/beachfront/planetscape/Eintopf.

    =;)-DX