It has been a while since we trawled the bottomless pit of internet hostility and paranoia found in the comments section of The Blaze, but it felt like the right time to sample what much of the country thinks about current events.
Remember, The Blaze reaches almost 30 million people a month – a truly worrying number that should cause alarm to anyone vaguely attached to reality. Sadly, it seems Glenn Beck fans have plunged yet deeper into a toxic psychosis of racist fear, making previous bouts of madness seem positively benign in comparison. Just take a look at the madness on display when it comes to the Ebola outbreak – a disease that has killed four times fewer people in America than falling vending machines.
There’s a current theme amongst the commenters, and predictably it’s about someone in power who isn’t white…
Because of absolutely no Ebola-related news on Google, Eagleplume was convinced of a communist conspiracy:
While Gonzo reminded us that Hawaii was actually part of Africa:
Tired_of_Pastels added some helpful racism against African Americans into the mix:
and MindTheGOP added fuel to the conspiracy narrative:
Vision Harry made a hilarious wordplay joke conflating ‘Obama’ with ‘Ebola’:
And finally, ObozoMustGo reminded everyone that Ebola (or ‘Obola’) could have been prevented by not having black person in the White House:
So there you have it – President Obama is responsible for the Ebola outbreak because black people.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.