Hollywood critics pan Clint Eastwood's convention speech
Reaction from actress Janine Turner
- Duration 4:59
- Date Aug 31, 2012
Reaction from actress Janine Turner
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The entertainment icons off the cuff speech was immediately panned by critics and mocked -- -- Twitter lighting up with criticisms like -- This is from Gmail -- a writer at the American prospect treated quote.
This is a perfect representation of the campaign an old white man arguing with an imaginary Barack Obama.
Nancy -- ground an actress on general hospital wrote twenty years ago.
I want to Clint Eastwood to make my day now I just want him to take his pills and be grateful he doesn't need it Medicare.
Today contributor Star Jones wrote I can't believe I just why -- would turn into somebody's drunk uncle.
Harry on the stage of the GOP RNC he humiliated himself.
And President Obama treated this seats taken an attached a picture of himself sitting in the chair bearing the name -- the president.
Well Janine Turner -- the host of the Jane turner show on 57 DK -- radio she's also after.
And she spoke of the -- -- -- your be perfect person.
Did talk to you today you are an act as you understand Hollywood you're also a political speaker of the RNC I imagine you feel some kinship.
For Clint Eastwood what do you think of his speech.
I thought his speech was fantastic and just the fact that he walked on the stage.
A Hollywood icon in his and then there at Carmel California the fact he walked on the stage to endorse.
Mitt Romney is it.
That's was -- -- negatively if they're scared it was it was dairy very important but now in fairness he was a little.
Whole thing he did seem to lose.
His way a bit he did make some sort of off color.
Jokes at one point he made a joke about the president saying something vulgar he.
Joked about Joseph Biden's intellect were all of those appropriate for the moment.
You know I I -- -- here's what I feel.
The criticism is coming from the liberals is to be expected and also this is one of one of the reasons that the more Hollywood conservatives don't step forward because of this.
That's why so many don't answer I think conservatives.
Libertarians independents -- -- -- -- the fact.
That he was there and that he took a stand against that wave of the tide of Hollywood to walk out -- represent Hollywood.
That's a huge huge thing.
There he didn't say things -- do things a little bit quirky and different but what he said.
Is that we own our country and the politicians are our employees.
Brilliant needed to be set he -- he is an actor and of course as we've said he is an American icon he's also 82 years old.
Does he deserve a bit of a pass if his delivery.
Was some times.
Uncomfortable or awkward.
Yeah yes if he was impromptu he didn't have a script he would -- keen.
I want everyone to realize this is why Hollywood actors don't step forward because of this -- criticisms I encourage.
All -- you watch these liberals are in our face to support Clint Eastwood in the fact that he actually walked on that stage.
82 years of -- he cares about his country he wouldn't have done it.
If he didn't think that America was in great jeopardy and we should be applauding this the liberals they're gonna be ugly because first.
Tired because Clint Eastwood walked on that stage and endorse Mitt Romney.
What could be interesting juxtapositions.
Is that is what washing the crowd but they did cutaway shots of the crowd last night the crowd seemed to be eating it up they -- Sort of hanging on his every word -- they aren't there yet adding I do want to get your take on they knew you ever but he seemed as though the crowd knew that it was up comedy.
Bit that he was doing and they were.
Waiting to see if it delivered having said that there there wasn't cut away Wear.
Paul Ryan's wife looked a little uncomfortable just with the I guess unpredictability of what he was doing.
Can't please everybody it -- I would I would definitely want mrs.
Ryan to be pleased both Obama and -- and I guess -- I'm getting at is is the response watching on TV what people are saying today seems to be very different than the tone that was in the hall where you war.
Well the tone of the Hollis fantastic it was deafening applause I want to get -- Harken back to the fact that Hollywood actors don't step for you can count them Eminem you know five people.
I'm one of them.
We don't take the risk -- -- decided he did but many don't because of the criticism let's just embrace the fact.
That he was there and down -- -- at least 68 days to get Mitt Romney and Paul -- elected to save our country like.
Like -- Clint Eastwood said it's time to get somebody out there that can do the job.
Not named Karen thanks so much for your your first can your eyewitness take on all of -- nice to see you.