*During a visit to HLN’s “Joy Behar Show” along with son Emilio Estevez, activist-actor Martin Sheen defended President Barack Obama against the handful of Hollywood liberals who have claimed the leader has not done enough since taking office.
“Matt Damon and Michael Moore are bashing Obama a bit,” says Behar on the segment, set to air tonight. “They’re saying they’re not happy with what he’s done. Where do you come out on that?”
“Steady, steady. No,” Sheen cautions. “You’re talking about a very special man. I adore him, and I think he’s doing a great job.”
Behar says: “They’ve been criticizing him mercilessly because the economy has not come back.”
“But had they, you know, focused on the real problem?” Sheen asks about his celebrity-activist colleagues.
Corporate America needs to be chastised more and Obama less, according to Sheen. “You know, they talk about patriotism. They’re more interested in profits, you know? That’s where the problem lies. It’s corporate America.”
Sheen and Estevez were promoting their film, “The Way,” which stars both father and son, and was written and directed by Estevez.