Over at Breitbart.com, the great writer Ned Rice has a very funny take on Eastwood's speech, and the left-wing media's obsession with what they call "fact checking." Here's a snippet:
Those Republicans are at it again. Here are just a few of the distortions, half-truths, and outright lies in the remarks actor Clint Eastwood made during the Republican National Convention last night.
“I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, 'what’s a movie tradesman doing out here?'”
Mr. Eastwood did not, in fact, know what we were all thinking.
“So I -- so I’ve got Mr. Obama sitting here.”
Numerous reviews of the videotape have confirmed that President Obama was not, in fact, sitting in the chair during Mr. Eastwood’s remarks.
“I was even crying. And then finally -- and I haven’t cried that hard since I found out that there is 23 million unemployed people in this country."
The number of unemployed Americans did not reach 23 million until after President Obama’s inauguration so Eastwood’s statement makes no sense chronologically.
“But, I thought maybe as an excuse -- what do you mean shut up?” (LAUGHTER)
Eastwood was suggesting that someone in the chair had just told him to shut up when, as has been noted, there was clearly no one in the chair.
As they say, read the whole thing.