When it comes to the aftermath of Clint Eastwood’s now-infamous chair speech during the Republican National Convention this week, we have tried to stay away from the politics of everything. However, it still remains one of the strangest and most landmark TV moments of the year so far — and with that in mind, it is ripe for various forms of parody.
Jon Stewart aired a special edition of “The Daily Show” on Friday — and given what happened with Eastwood Thursday, he is probably very happy that he did. Calling the speech to an empty chair “the most joy I’ve gotten from an old man since Dick Cheney non-fatally shot one in the face,” Stewart also claimed that this speech helped him to understand why members of the Republican Party hate Obama so much — mostly because the picture of him that they see is apparently of an empty chair.
Despite the moment being one of the much-hyped speeches from the RNC all of last week, it has instead created much more of a polarizing effect among members of the news media. While diehard Eastwood fans have continued to stay by his side, many networks both liberal and conservative have come down on the Republican Party over giving so much prime time in their most important event of the year to a movie star, especially one who deviated away from the script and stayed on the stage longer than he was originally expected to.
What do you think about Stewart and the rest of the media world’s reaction to the Clint Eastwood speech — is it being blown out of proportion, or do you think that this really is a landmark moment of the year both when it comes to live television and politics? To check out some more news from Jon Stewart, be sure to head over to this link.
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