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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Rips Media's Sexism Over Clinton 'Grandma' News

'The news media has set the 2016 speculatron.'

Jon Stewart tore into the searingly obvious media and Republican sexism surrounding the announcement that Hillary Clinton will become a grandmother later this year. After showing a barrage of clips of talking heads asking what effect Cllinton's new status wil have on her likely campaign or possible presidency, Stewart asked, rhetorically, "Do you think the question might be sexist?" Then he answered his own question: "No, no, even though it's never been posed to a male candidate."

A quick review of recent history makes the point that in 2012, a grandfather to a "litter of grandchildren," Mitt Romney, lost to someone who has never been a grandfather. "Somehow, the grandchild factor never came up," Stewart said. This despite the fact that Romney has a virtual "grandchild petting zoo."

While Hillary is the latest example of media and political double standards, Stewart also mentioned Sen. Dianne Feinstein being called "emotional" for wanting the CIA torture reports released, and Chris Christie's fired aide Bridget Kelly being described as having "boyfriend problems" in a Bridgegate report.

Stewart's conclusion: In politics, "It's okay to be a p*ssy as long as you have a d*ck."

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