NBC’s Tom Brokaw has only tweeted 26 times since joining Twitter last year. But after watching Clint Eastwood mockingly dress down an invisible Obama at the GOP convention, the always objective Brokaw dedicated his 26th tweet to telling his “friend” to shut his trap.

Many Twitterers thought using fewer words was great advice … for Brokaw.

https://twitter.com/Kriskxx/status/241465984731471872

https://twitter.com/MyTweetingName/status/241387879241236480

But hey, clinging bitterly to Obama’s leg while bashing Eastwood is what all the cool lapdogs do, right Mr. Brokaw? Was it the number of words Eastwood used? Or was it the content of his speech?