This comes at the end of a discussion on the October 2, 2014 Colbert Report between Colbert (playing the sensationalist news reporter role) and a scientist (whose name I couldn’t understand) downplaying any real potential outbreak of ebola after the announcement that a man in Texas came down with ebola
Colbert: Cards on the table time, alright? Does someone else come down with Ebola because this guy had ebola?
Scientist: There might be one secondary case…
Colbert: So there might be a 100% increase in ebola in the United States!!!
Scientist: (with sarcasm) That is correct!
Colbert: Ok, thank you for that shocking news doctor!
Perfect example of using relative risk versus absolute risk to mislead!