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Voight ignites a blog storm in Hollywood (big lib backlash)
Politico ^ | 8-6-08 | Jeffrey Ressner

Posted on 08/06/2008 11:41:10 AM PDT by STARWISE

Jon Voight intended to turn heads with the “very strong points” in his Washington Times op-ed last week (titled: Voight: My Concerns For America ~ Obama sowing socialist seeds in young people). But he probably didn’t expect so many of them to reside in Hollywood.

In a sign of the growing interest in politics this election year, bloggers who normally focus on the entertainment industry are expanding their presence in one of the Internet’s other spheres of influence.

Voight’s piece slammed Democratic candidate Barack Obama, praised GOP contender John McCain, and even repudiated his own Vietnam War protests as the naïve flailings of a deluded youth. It was a stunning bit of self-revelatory memoir from the now-conservative “Coming Home” star.

The political blogsosphere, of course, went ballistic. Then Jeffrey Wells, who runs the movie and pop culture site Hollywood-Elsewhere.com, took Voight to task for his right turn, and wrote that if he were a studio executive he might think twice before hiring Voight for any future film work. “[Voight is] obviously entitled to say and write whatever he wants,” wrote Wells. “But it's only natural that industry-based Obama supporters will henceforth regard him askance.

Honestly? If I were a producer and I had to make a casting decision about hiring Voight or some older actor who hadn't pissed me off with an idiotic Washington Times op-ed piece, I might very well say to myself, ‘Voight? Let him eat cake.'"

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Andrew Breitbart was on with Glenn Beck last night .. here's that outstanding segment with great insight and info about Hollywood's blacklisting and subversive tactics, and what Breitbart and other conservatives in Hollywood are doing about it.

"Breitbart: "I've told celebrities who are conservatives to beware when they come out as conservatives. John Voight just is a courageous man."

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Breitbart references Peter Bart in the above segment, and how powerful a player he is in Hollywood, as the editor of Variety. Here's his slam against Voight, upon reading his op-ed piece:

"Personally, I appreciate Voight’s fervor, but worry about his intellectual equipment. I remember that moment in the early ‘70s when Paramount offered Voight the lead role in “Love Story,” opposite Ali McGraw. Voight had just achieved stardom thanks to “Midnight Cowboy” and suddenly had his choice of roles.

As a young production executive at the studio, I was trying to push “Love Story” forward and joined colleagues in trying to interest Voight in the part. However the more we prodded, the more reluctant he became.

He finally blurted: “The character in this movie is a Harvard student. He’s bright. He reads books. I could never be believable as that smart young guy.”

Reading Voight’s op-ed piece these many years later, I realize how right he was.

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So, I guess our voices will be heard in the box office dollars those crazies DON'T GET from us.

BTW, Breitbart is married to Orson Bean's daughter. Always loved the witty Orson, who was actually blacklisted back in the 60's, when he was a liberal. He woke up years ago, and has been married to Alley Mills, the Mom in The Wonder Years, since the early 90's.


1 posted on 08/06/2008 11:41:10 AM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

Brave men and women are speaking out. I hope they are ready for the assault that will come.....


2 posted on 08/06/2008 11:45:13 AM PDT by Uriah_lost (Do you have your "bug out" plan ready?)
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To: Uriah_lost

one brave guy in Hollyweird


3 posted on 08/06/2008 11:46:47 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: STARWISE

Big shocker Hollywood is already firing up the blacklisting machine because Voight doesn’t support their messiah. I’m sure Voight knew exactly what was going to happen and was willing to take the chance of studies blacklisting him. Hollywood needs more like him, instead of the spoiled limousine liberals that permeates most of it like a flesh eating virus.


4 posted on 08/06/2008 11:47:54 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for posting the link to Voight’s editorial, STARWISE. I’d heard about it, but hadn’t read it.


5 posted on 08/06/2008 11:48:14 AM PDT by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: STARWISE

Voight’s career has pretty much been dead for a while now - except in movies where his daughter has any control or leverage.

For those that don’t know, Voight’s daughter is Angelina Jolie, born Angelina Jolie Voight.


6 posted on 08/06/2008 11:48:23 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: STARWISE

correction: studios


7 posted on 08/06/2008 11:48:59 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: STARWISE

Voight endorsed Guliani earlier this year.


8 posted on 08/06/2008 11:49:38 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Spktyr

How do you figure his career is dead? He was in the National Treasure films, Transformers and has a recurring role on 24.


9 posted on 08/06/2008 11:50:58 AM PDT by Borges
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To: STARWISE

Bean was/is a brilliant comic and had a unique, humerous view back then. I always suspected he was really conservative but played lib to keep out of trouble. Perhaps it backfired and made the transition easier. IIRC he was on the Jack Paar show quite often with Hermione Gingold and Dodie Goodman.


10 posted on 08/06/2008 11:50:59 AM PDT by dbacks (Should we really elect a man that would not be allowed to be an airport baggage screener?)
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To: American Quilter

My pleasure ... I want to write to Jon Voight and thank him .. he’s really a stand-up guy (and swoony, too........ ;)


11 posted on 08/06/2008 11:51:02 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
Then Jeffrey Wells, who runs the movie and pop culture site Hollywood-Elsewhere.com, took Voight to task for his right turn, and wrote that if he were a studio executive he might think twice before hiring Voight for any future film work.

The left is always blacklisting and censoring.

12 posted on 08/06/2008 11:52:33 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: STARWISE
Then Jeffrey Wells, who runs the movie and pop culture site Hollywood-Elsewhere.com, took Voight to task for his right turn, and wrote that if he were a studio executive he might think twice before hiring Voight for any future film work. “[Voight is] obviously entitled to say and write whatever he wants,” wrote Wells. “But it's only natural that industry-based Obama supporters will henceforth regard him askance.

The left are such hypocrites.

13 posted on 08/06/2008 11:53:26 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: Spktyr
Voight’s career has pretty much been dead for a while now - except in movies where his daughter has any control or leverage.

What's her control or leverage over the "National Treasure" series - another one in the making?

14 posted on 08/06/2008 11:53:57 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a large number of electrons were terribly agitated)
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To: STARWISE

He looks just a bit like John Wayne.


15 posted on 08/06/2008 11:55:03 AM PDT by arthurus
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To: Borges

I didn’t say his career was buried yet. But it’s pretty much dead and been that way for a while. National Treasure wasn’t a signficant movie series, really.

Either way, though... if it wasn’t dead before, it sure is now. Of course, he’s probably thinking that he’s going to retire anyway, so he’s got nothing to lose.


16 posted on 08/06/2008 11:55:17 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Borges

“He was in the National Treasure films, Transformers and has a recurring role on 24.”

....and soon to star in Zucker’s new conservative blockbuster feature film.

And oh yes, it most definitely WILL be a blockbuster.


17 posted on 08/06/2008 11:55:22 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Uriah_lost

I knew that Voight would catch some crap when I read his piece in the Wash. Times....but nothing will come of it in the long run...Hollywood is so self absorbed these days that all they can think about is getting themselves photographed on the red carpet...those people are basically political illiterates....they’re not smart enough to even understand his points.


18 posted on 08/06/2008 11:55:38 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: STARWISE

There aren’t many actors I’m willing to watch, since I avoid the liberals, and I was delighted to find that Jon Voight is a conservative.


19 posted on 08/06/2008 11:55:52 AM PDT by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Spktyr

Jon and Angelina have been estranged for years. I doubt she has helped him obtain any parts and the one’s he has gotten have been based on merit.


20 posted on 08/06/2008 11:55:54 AM PDT by vigilence
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To: STARWISE
For now, Nolte is keeping tabs on Oliver Stone’s “W” biopic,

Stone will probably have President Bush firing the gun that killed Kennedy.

21 posted on 08/06/2008 11:56:01 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (A kid at McDonalds has more real-world work experience than Barack Hussein.)
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To: STARWISE
“[Voight is] obviously entitled to say and write whatever he wants,” wrote Wells. “But it's only natural that industry-based Obama supporters will henceforth regard him askance.

Silly me. Here I thought political blacklists were a bad thing!
22 posted on 08/06/2008 11:56:19 AM PDT by Antoninus (Every second spent bashing McCain is time that could be spent helping Conservatives downticket.)
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To: Spktyr

John’s not an A list actor so most in Hollywood don’t really care what he writes or thinks.


23 posted on 08/06/2008 11:58:08 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: maine-iac7

Via Pitt to Bruckheimer, of course.


24 posted on 08/06/2008 11:58:31 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: STARWISE

So much for “everyone is entitled to their opinion” when you then condemn him for having one that isn’t the same as yours. And the point he made was that as a naive young man who went along with the liberal agenda of Hollyweird changed when he got older and “saw the light”.


25 posted on 08/06/2008 11:58:35 AM PDT by vigilence
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To: Spktyr

Jolie and Voight have been estranged since Tomb Raider. Since then he has played in over 20 movies with no help from his daughter. His career is far from dead.


26 posted on 08/06/2008 11:59:00 AM PDT by TrishaSC
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To: vigilence

Erm, not watched the Tomb Raider movies, then?

Voight plays Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie’s) father.


27 posted on 08/06/2008 11:59:21 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: TrishaSC

Hm, I type corrected then.

Either way... if it wasn’t dead before, it sure is now.


28 posted on 08/06/2008 11:59:51 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: STARWISE

I love Orson Bean, Andrew Breitbart, AND Jon Voight. I also protested the Viet Nam War in that misguided era, byt when all those boat people were arriving on our shores amidst the slaughter from Uncle Ho, I sort of woke up.

Now, as a conservative RN working in a NIC, I always refuse to take care of babies of liberal parents. Riiiiiight.


29 posted on 08/06/2008 11:59:51 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert (Michael Steele for VP)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Has Tom Selleck done anything but bit roles and straight to DVD westerns lately? Seems he’s been pretty well silenced.


30 posted on 08/06/2008 12:01:30 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (Do you have your "bug out" plan ready?)
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To: STARWISE

I always thought Newt Gingrich sounded just like Orson Bean.


31 posted on 08/06/2008 12:04:31 PM PDT by Jaxter (Everything I needed to know about Obama I learned by Googling "Black Liberation Theology".)
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To: STARWISE
Hollyweird doesn't want to understand how really unimportant they are to most Americans. These folks provide entertainment. I put most of their work is about on par with watching a dog chase it's tail. It's fun to watch but of no useful importance whatsoever.

The hollywierd crowd all think very highly of themselves even in the face of historical financial realities that clearly demonstrate otherwise. When our economy slows down the first thing in this country to suffer financially is the movie industry. History has proven time and time again that the hollywood funny farm is expendable and the rest of the country can get along just fine without them and their inflated opinion of themselves. Just because people can play make believe doesn't mean they are an expert at anything. Most of the hollywood celebrities live in a warped culture of misguided, misplaced, or constantly changing values. They get paid to make believe that they are important people and soon come to believe in their own fantasies. The rest of us know better.

32 posted on 08/06/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Retired AB ranger and damn proud of it!!! I served to support our constitution and our way of life.)
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To: STARWISE

>>‘Voight? Let him eat cake.’”

Liberal calling for a black!list. Oh, the irony.


33 posted on 08/06/2008 12:05:32 PM PDT by swarthyguy (Osama Freedom Day: 2500 or so since September 11 2001! That's SIX +years, Dubya.)
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To: Spktyr

I have a soft spot for Voight. I heard him on Sean Hannity at one of the Freedom Concerts. Voight was talking about the troops that are coming back injured and he broke down and started crying. He was totally overcome with emotion. Rumor has it that he and his kids are trying to reconcile and I hope it’s true because he seems to be a great guy.


34 posted on 08/06/2008 12:07:25 PM PDT by TrishaSC
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To: Uriah_lost

Just like Robert Conrad.


35 posted on 08/06/2008 12:08:40 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Spktyr

Thanks for that tidbit.

There’s rather a lot more of that than we assume.
Hollywood is strife with offspring making it big with changed names, sometimes, sometimes not.


36 posted on 08/06/2008 12:08:46 PM PDT by swarthyguy (Osama Freedom Day: 2500 or so since September 11 2001! That's SIX +years, Dubya.)
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To: Spktyr
Voight’s career has pretty much been dead for a while now - except in movies where his daughter has any control or leverage.

For those that don’t know, Voight’s daughter is Angelina Jolie, born Angelina Jolie Voight.

Can you name one project that Jon Voight was involved in that was as the result of Angelina Jolie's control or leverage? It seems like he has had a steady, prosperous career since he has left the ranks of leading men.

37 posted on 08/06/2008 12:09:16 PM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: STARWISE

voight bump...........


38 posted on 08/06/2008 12:09:18 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: TrishaSC

“Jolie and Voight have been estranged since Tomb Raider. Since then he has played in over 20 movies with no help from his daughter. His career is far from dead.”

Finding a sensible conservative in Hollywood would be like finding a perfect pearl just laying there in the sand. Rare, rare, rare.

Jon Voight is a good actor. He played the late Pope John Paul as an older man in a TV movie and he was excellent.

These Hollywood types remind of a family I used to know who were closed minded and stupid (but immensely critical and nasty to others).

One day I mentioned to one of them that I was reading a new book (probably a biography!) after I had just finished one and this person said “You’re reading ANOTHER book?!)

What can you say to that.


39 posted on 08/06/2008 12:09:32 PM PDT by bunches (Irish people enjoy whimsical humor)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

“The left is always blacklisting and censoring. “

The left is intolerant of the views of others.


40 posted on 08/06/2008 12:10:20 PM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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To: STARWISE

In case he’s a lurker or a FReeper, we’re with you Jon! Kick a$$!


41 posted on 08/06/2008 12:10:25 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: STARWISE

geez- he Looks like orson bean in that photo!

You wuld think that with all the railing they do against ‘McCarthyism’ the hollywood liberals would recognize it when they are guilty of it.


42 posted on 08/06/2008 12:10:52 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: STARWISE
Orson Bean ... reminds me of a story about the gaboon viper ...

You're really old if you remember that reference ...
43 posted on 08/06/2008 12:10:58 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Uriah_lost

Selleck was never a movie star to begin with. And he’s had recurring roles on ‘Boston Legal’ and ‘Las Vegas’ recently.


44 posted on 08/06/2008 12:12:07 PM PDT by Borges
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To: holdonnow; Fudd Fan; tiredoflaundry

Levin FRiends of Voight ping


45 posted on 08/06/2008 12:12:33 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: STARWISE
Gary Sinis (of Lt. Dan in Forest Gump) heads up a conservative group in Hollywood of 'closet' conservatives.

Besides meeting together, the Hollywood right is now teaming up to create an upcoming movie called "An American Carol" which pokes fun at anti-Americanism among liberals and how their disdainful attitudes sometimes end up helping Ameria's enemies. All of this is detailed in Hayes's article. This is a movie every conservative needs to see.

Kudos to director David Zucker for coming up with the concept and for being willing to come all the way out of the conservative closet.

Article here at Newsbusters.org:
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2008/08/04/hollywood-conservatives-emerging-shadows

46 posted on 08/06/2008 12:13:03 PM PDT by KriegerGeist (Lifetime member of the "Christian-Radical-Right-Wing-Kook-Factor")
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To: oldenuff2no

You don’t think the Arts are important to American culture?


47 posted on 08/06/2008 12:13:19 PM PDT by Borges
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To: STARWISE
At this stage of his career, with his place secure and his fortune made, he can do this. Threats by whiny Hollyweird milquetoasts won't faze him.
48 posted on 08/06/2008 12:13:48 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Number nine, number nine, number nine . . .)
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To: Uriah_lost

The fact that this is making news says more about Hollyweird than they really want, I am guessing.


49 posted on 08/06/2008 12:13:50 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: SE Mom; Bahbah; Miss Didi; penelopesire; rodguy911; tiredoflaundry; Mo1; Fudd Fan; maica; ...
~~ Good guys PING!

And let's not forget Gary Sinise, who's been backing up our troops for years, visiting them in far flung bases with his Lt. Dan Band, as well as funding his foundation, which furnishes school supplies for Iraqi kids. God bless him!

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Hollywood's conservative underground - 'Friends of Abe' group meets quietly

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A group of politically conservative and centrist Hollywood figures organized by actor Gary Sinise and others has been meeting quietly in restaurants and private homes, forming a loose-knit network of entertainers who share common beliefs like supporting U.S. troops and traditional American values.

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The G.I. Film Festival took place in Washington, D.C. in May 2008. Check the link for the entertainment industry folks who participated.

50 posted on 08/06/2008 12:14:50 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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