Jon Stewart Just Slammed Hillary Clinton But the Media…
(ANTIMEDIA) While it‚Äôs hardly shocking that mainstream media targeted Jon Stewart‚Äôs latest jab ‚ÄĒ in which he described Donald Trump as a ‚Äúman-baby‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ the mainstream media establishment mouthpiece virtually ignored his lambasting of Hillary Clinton.
‚ÄúWhat I think about Hillary Clinton is, you know ‚Ä¶ I imagine [her] to be a very bright woman ‚Ä¶ without the courage of her convictions ‚ÄĒ ‚Äėcause I‚Äôm not even sure what they are,‚ÄĚ 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 state‚Äôs 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 ‚Ä¶ well ‚Ä¶ witness Stewart‚Äôs comparison of Johson to Hillary:
‚ÄúMagic Johnson was a charming individual, but he wasn‚Äôt a talk show host ‚Ä¶ so, he would sit and he would go, [Stewart affected a flat tone here] ‚ÄėUh, my first guest tonight ‚Ä¶ my first guest tonight is [with lots of enthusiasm] CHER, everybody!‚Äô 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 ‚ÄĒ because at this point, I would vote for Mr. T over Donald Trump. But I think she will be in big trouble if she can‚Äôt find a way, and maybe I‚Äôm wrong. Maybe a real person doesn‚Äôt exist underneath there. I don‚Äôt know.‚ÄĚ
Axelrod then asked the former host of the Daily Show about Clinton‚Äôs appearance as a guest ‚ÄĒ and the criticism continued:
‚ÄúWhat was that like?‚ÄĚ Axelrod inquired about the former secretary‚Äôs interview.
‚ÄúReally cool,‚ÄĚ Stewart deadpanned. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs like, when your computer ‚Ä¶ if you have a Mac and you want to play a Microsoft game on it ‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ
AXELROD: Yes, yes.
STEWART: ‚Ä¶ and there‚Äôs that weird lag.
AXELROD: Yes. No, I mean ‚Ä¶
STEWART: That‚Äôs Hillary Clinton.
AXELROD: ‚Ä¶ that‚Äôs a big problem. There‚Äôs like a seven-second delay and all the words come out in a perfectly ‚Ä¶
AXELROD: ‚Ä¶ politically calibrated sentence.
STEWART: Right. Now, what gives me hope in that is that there‚Äôs a delay, which means she‚Äôs somehow fighting something. I‚Äôve seen politicians who don‚Äôt have that delay and render their inauthenticity in real time, and that‚Äôs when you go, ‚ÄėThat‚Äôs a sociopath.‚Äô
So, there you have it. Jon Stewart described Hillary Clinton as inauthentic and not bold enough to follow through on issues she stridently touts ‚ÄĒ but stopped just short of calling the presidential hopeful a ‚Äėsociopath.‚Äô
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