Jon Stewart Just Slammed Hillary Clinton But the Media…
(ANTIMEDIA) While itâs hardly shocking that mainstream media targeted Jon Stewartâs latest jab â in which he described Donald Trump as a âman-babyâ â the mainstream media establishment mouthpiece virtually ignored his lambasting of Hillary Clinton.
âWhat I think about Hillary Clinton is, you know âŠ I imagine [her] to be a very bright woman âŠ without the courage of her convictions â âcause Iâm not even sure what they are,â Stewart told David Axelrod for his podcast, The Axe, to which the audience erupted in applause.
Though the slam represented more than corporate media has managed thus far during the former secretary of stateâs troubled run for the presidency, Jon Stewart took the description to a hilarious next level. For reference, Magic Johnson once had a talk show that ultimately failed because âŠ well âŠ witness Stewartâs comparison of Johson to Hillary:
âMagic Johnson was a charming individual, but he wasnât a talk show host âŠ so, he would sit and he would go, [Stewart affected a flat tone here] âUh, my first guest tonight âŠ my first guest tonight is [with lots of enthusiasm] CHER, everybody!â But he never seemed authentic and real to his personality. It seemed like he was wearing an outfit designed by someone else for someone else to be someone else, and that is not to say that [Clinton] is not preferable to Donald Trump â because at this point, I would vote for Mr. T over Donald Trump. But I think she will be in big trouble if she canât find a way, and maybe Iâm wrong. Maybe a real person doesnât exist underneath there. I donât know.â
Axelrod then asked the former host of the Daily Show about Clintonâs appearance as a guest â and the criticism continued:
âWhat was that like?â Axelrod inquired about the former secretaryâs interview.
âReally cool,â Stewart deadpanned. âItâs â look, there are politicians who are either rendering their inauthenticity in real enough time to appear authentic, and then their are politicians who render their inauthenticity through â itâs like, when your computer âŠ if you have a Mac and you want to play a Microsoft game on it âŠâ
AXELROD: Yes, yes.
STEWART: âŠ and thereâs that weird lag.
AXELROD: Yes. No, I mean âŠ
STEWART: Thatâs Hillary Clinton.
AXELROD: âŠ thatâs a big problem. Thereâs like a seven-second delay and all the words come out in a perfectly âŠ
AXELROD: âŠ politically calibrated sentence.
STEWART: Right. Now, what gives me hope in that is that thereâs a delay, which means sheâs somehow fighting something. Iâve seen politicians who donât have that delay and render their inauthenticity in real time, and thatâs when you go, âThatâs a sociopath.â
So, there you have it. Jon Stewart described Hillary Clinton as inauthentic and not bold enough to follow through on issues she stridently touts â but stopped just short of calling the presidential hopeful a âsociopath.â
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