In an almost actors studio scene at the Republican National Convention, Dirty Harry aka Inspector Callahan went onstage and spoke to an empty chair on which President Barack Obama was sitting. Some people were unaware Clint Eastwood was channeling Dirty Harry and thought he was appearing as a Republican. As Wikipedia explained about the Dirty Harry character: when “Dirty Harry” first appeared many critics expressed concern with what they saw as bigotry. Pauline Kael of The New Yorker accused Eastwood of a “single-minded attack against liberal values”. Eastwood dismissed the political outrage, claiming that Callahan was just obeying a higher moral authority, and said, “some people are so politically oriented, when they see cornflakes in a bowl, they get some complex interpretation out of it”. He recently said: “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people”.