Jon Stewart: Vaccine Nazi

Oh, Jon Stewart went and got himself on the wrong side of the anti-everything conspiracy nuts at Natural News. The Daily Show host’s hilarious riff on the anti-vaxxers the other day got a radio talk show host from that viper’s nest of stupidity all fired up and going full Godwin.

Responding to Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s criticism of both the far left and far right wings of the anti-vaxxing movement, an anti-vaccination promoting radio host compared the Jewish comedy host of being a “Nazi” ready to put the anti-vaxxers in “concentration camps.”

Robert Scott Bell, who broadcasts on the Natural News Network, accused the news and comedy show host of waging war on “all of us who believe in health freedom and healing liberty.”…

Bell took exception to Stewart’s comments, saying, “He’s ready to take us out and put us in concentration camps.”

Stewart “just basically said you people that are not vaccinating your children, you’ve turned your children in ticking biological time bombs and now we have to act, ” Bell said, before continuing his rant.

“This is basically how they said the Jews — the scourge of the world — we’ve got to take them out. We’ve got to take out the gypsies, we’ve got to take out the gays. Now we’ve gotta take out the people who are aren’t vaccinated under the guise that they are unclean.”

Heil Stewart!

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  • http://zenoferox.blogspot.com/ Zeno

    In today’s letters to the editor in the San Francisco Chronicle:

    The most current studies reveal that unvaccinated children are far healthier than vaccinated ones.

    Surely these “studies” (note the compelling plural) must have appeared on the Natural News Network, because they sure as heck don’t appear in any peer-reviewed medical journal.

  • Ellie

    This willfully ignorant moron – or perhaps he’s just found a nifty way to make money, it’s hard to tell with anyone connected with Natural News – claims polio virus doesn’t cause polio. If I were empress of the world, he’d be put in an iron lung for 24 hours, with a bad case of the shingles, and then possibly smallpox.

  • Ellie

    @1 Perhaps it’s one of those studies Mike Adams does in his “lab.”

  • peterh

    “… believe in health freedom and healing liberty.”

    Wotta load of dingos’ kidneys.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    @1: “The most current studies reveal that unvaccinated children are far healthier than vaccinated ones.”

    This is true, but only because they define “healthy” as being free of vaccines.

  • raven

    One thing that has happened to children whose parents follow Natural News.

    They have gotten sick and died.

    Natural News is a hotbed of quackery and it isn’t even only from not being vaccinated.

  • raven

    Wikipedia Natural News:

    Adams is an AIDS denialist,[20] a 9/11 truther,[21] a birther[22] and endorsed conspiracy theories surrounding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting,[23] as well as surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill[24] and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.[25] He has endorsed Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business, a movie about Stanislaw Burzynski.[26] Steven Novella characterizes Adams as “a dangerous conspiracy-mongering crank”.

    [7] Adams has also written , a favorable review of the pseudoscientific film House of Numbers on NaturalNews, which is reprinted on the film’s website.[27] Adams has also endorsed the books of conspiracy theorist Jim Marrs.[28]

    Mike Adams, the head of Natural News is an Alex Jones class polykook.

    He is a HIV/AIDS denialist. House of Numbers was a HIV denialist movie. Quite a few of the actors in House of Numbers, the ones who were HIV+, have since died. Of AIDS.

  • dingojack

    peterh – hey! I (and my kidneys) take exception to that, therefore I’m immediately authorized to brand you a Nazi (despite your not sharing any characteristic of the aforementioned Nazis, whatsoever) and accuse you of planning to ’round up’ my kidneys (even though there is no evidence that there is, shall be, nor ever was an intention, of any kind, to do so) and fry them (the kidneys, remember) in a light butter and garlic sauce (with a side order of fried bacon chips and wild mushrooms, folded into in a rich and creamy French onion sauce)!!

    Dingo

  • MikeMa

    I spent several hours on facebook defending vaccines against loons. There weren’t that many but they fell into a few categories:

    Willfully ignorant. (natural news, vactruth, democracy now, etc adherents. And by adherent I mean enthralled.) Any fact or source that deviated from their devotionals, were ignored.

    Annoyed. Vaccines aren’t important. THE KOCH BROTHERS ARE RUINING OUR DEMOCRACY. Not wrong, just not sure why they responded to a vaccine post.

    Freedom! Apparently freedom is only freedom for them and to hell with the rest of society.

    Healthy. If they stay super healthy (some combo of organic food, supplements, non-gmo food, vegan/vegetarian diet, exercise), they won’t need vaccines.

    Conspiracy! The government, Big Pharma, Obama, or the FDA are out to poison or control them. Some loon brought up the Tuskegee airmen as a reason not to vaccinate.

    There was a lot more but I gave up & went to bed.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    Damnit, dingojack, now I’m hungry.

  • dingojack

    Lady Mondegreen – me too! [Eats own kidney*]

    Dingo

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    * not intended as a factual statment

  • abb3w

    @9, MikeMa

    they fell into a few categories

    Interesting loose taxonomy. I’d suggest that the conspiracy and willfully ignorant groups seem two variant species of the same genus — each rejecting the reliability of one source of reliable in favor of another (but with the conspiracists emphasizing secret knowledge). The Freedom and healthy similarly might have common roots in social dominance — “people like me are better than needing those” — although the healthy seem to add an almost shamanistic element.

    I’ve no good explanation for the annoyed, though.

  • freemage

    “The Annoyed”, I suspect, are members of The Healthy or The Freedom who know damn well they’re being stupid, ignorant and dangerous, but don’t want to admit it. So they immediately try the classic Worst Thing In The World derailing tactic.

  • mithrandir

    The “unvaccinated healthier than vaccinated” may be a case of confounding variables. In the US, I’d guess (though actual stats would be nice) that unvaccinated children are more likely to be the children of affluent parents who can afford better food, hygiene, regular doctor checkups, etc.

    If that claim is based on anything more than pure asspull, it’d be fascinating to see what other variables were or weren’t contolled for.

  • MikeMa

    @mithrandir, I think there may have been some stats discussed here. I’d search if I had time. The other factor wealth brings is space. The wealthy tend to live in less crowded circumstances thereby conveying some advantage. Of course that advantage is limited when you go to Disneyland or fly to wherever.

  • drizzt

    @1 I think they forgot to add a few words… «The most current studies reveal that unvaccinated children THAT SURVIVED are far healthier than vaccinated ones.». And even then, I might have my kids stay away from them just to be sure…