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JON VOIGHT ON BACKLASH AFTER ANTI-OBAMA OP-ED ... ("Let him eat cake")
FOX News ^ | Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Posted on 08/14/2008 6:53:32 AM PDT by IrishMike

BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Factor Follow-up" segment tonight: Last week, actor Jon Voight wrote an op-ed in The Washington Times saying that he did not trust Barack Obama on terrorism issues, among other things.

In response, Hollywood blogger Jeffrey Wells wrote, "If I were a producer and had to make a casting decision, I might very well say to myself, 'Voight? Let him eat cake.'"

Now we talked to Mr. Wells a few days ago, and he denied that was a threat, but it sure sounded like one.

Joining us now from Los Angeles is Jon Voight.

You know, I told Mr. Wells this is exactly the same thing that happened in the '50s, when people who were left-leaning were called communist and blacklisted from the entertainment industry. And now what he wrote and what I've heard others say is that conservative actors run the risk of not being hired. Do you believe that?

JON VOIGHT, ACTOR: Well, let's hope not, Bill. Of course, I had many friends among those people who were blacklisted, and it was a very dark time for Hollywood. I mean, I don't think anybody wants to go back to that. Just, you know, all I can think of is that this fellow is a little out of line, and hopefully he will recover his senses.

O'REILLY: OK, but you know by putting yourself out there as a McCain supporter and criticizing Barack Obama that this isn't going to play very well in Hollywood. You're outnumbered about 100 to one out there.

VOIGHT: Well, I was doing an interview a couple of days ago, and somebody was just very surprised that they had a conservative in Hollywood.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; barakobama; democrats; electionpresident; elections; hollywood; jeffreywells; nobama; nobama08; obama; voight
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1 posted on 08/14/2008 6:53:33 AM PDT by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike

How this man fathered someone like Angelina Jolie is beyond me.


2 posted on 08/14/2008 6:56:12 AM PDT by Artemis Webb ("The church is near, but the road is icy. The bar is far away, but I will walk carefully.")
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To: Artemis Webb

How Angelina swapped spit with her brother is beyond me, even Henry Fonda produced a traitor/fool...


3 posted on 08/14/2008 6:57:49 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: IrishMike

Voight is wrong about the horrors of “Hollywood blacklisting”.

McCarthy and Nixon were dead-on with their investigations.


4 posted on 08/14/2008 6:58:48 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: IrishMike

I haven’t liked Jon Voight since he sold that lemon to George Costanza.


5 posted on 08/14/2008 6:59:41 AM PDT by shaft29 (Just your typical black woman.)
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To: Artemis Webb

I am not an admirer of Angelina as you seem to be.
Angelina has a very colored past including lesbianism and porn.


6 posted on 08/14/2008 7:00:35 AM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: shaft29

Wrong JOHN Voight................


7 posted on 08/14/2008 7:01:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: golfisnr1
Angelina has a very colored past including lesbianism and porn.

Got any pics to back that up?..............;^)

8 posted on 08/14/2008 7:02:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: RaceBannon

And little Jane now regrets what she did (miniature violin plays).


9 posted on 08/14/2008 7:03:02 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: EyeGuy

Intelligent people know this this to be true. But back then, it was “cool” to be investigated by the FBI and so you had everyone saying they were blacklisted. Maybe they even said that when they didn’t get a part and used as an excuse. Senator McCarthy stopped the communist takeover in our State Department back then, this is fact. But we have another one that is trying to run for President now, who is going to take on that task?


10 posted on 08/14/2008 7:03:04 AM PDT by claymax ("Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." Alexander the Great)
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To: golfisnr1

Who said I’m an admirer of Angelina Jolie?
Are you hitting the gin too early?


11 posted on 08/14/2008 7:04:33 AM PDT by Artemis Webb ("The church is near, but the road is icy. The bar is far away, but I will walk carefully.")
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To: IrishMike

Jon Voight for President!

JK, but seriously, the guy has guts to go against those weirdo liberal fanatics in Hollywood.

And his story about Cindy McCain taking those two children from Mother Theresa is very heartwarming - and an excellent message for the likes of Angelina Jolie and everyone else who’ll sit still long enough to listen.


12 posted on 08/14/2008 7:06:21 AM 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: Red Badger
Yes, but I still haven't forgiven JON Voight for biting Kramer on the arm ;-)
13 posted on 08/14/2008 7:09:36 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: IrishMike

Today’s blacklisting in Hollyweird is NOT Communists, but CONSERVATIVES! Hey, Hollyweird, why don’t you make shows like The Waltons and Little House anymore. (I love watching Hallmark channel) I love watch Walker, Texas Ranger, too.


14 posted on 08/14/2008 7:09:42 AM PDT by RightWingTeen (Caution: homeschooled teen with a Brain that works - LIBERALS you can't control me!!)
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To: Artemis Webb

I say give her time. I think Angela is coming around. If she has any smarts at all and if she means that stuff about compassion, I think she’ll get it right eventually.


15 posted on 08/14/2008 7:09:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Inspectorette

Kramer deserved it..................


16 posted on 08/14/2008 7:10:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: Artemis Webb

Well all her fans think he’s a nut, and his Obama hit piece justifies her not talking to him. She has some of the most odd, obsessed, and truly frightening fans I’ve ever seen. If given the chance, I’d bet most of them would kill Jennifer Aniston if they knew they could get away with it.


17 posted on 08/14/2008 7:11:08 AM PDT by rintense (McCain can pound sand.)
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To: Artemis Webb

When he was younger, Voight was a leftist.


18 posted on 08/14/2008 7:13:10 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: IrishMike
Shame on him doesn't he know not to speak out against “the one”, “the lord obamessiah”. Here comes the trolls to get him and anyone else who dare speak out. Re-education camps are on the way.

Instead of all rise in respect we will all be bowing in fear soon. OBAMUNISM is on the way.

19 posted on 08/14/2008 7:14:36 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: shaft29

That was John Voigt’s car


20 posted on 08/14/2008 7:15:55 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Moonman62

Yes, like Reagan, he was a Democrat. Remember that Jane Fonda/John Voight anti-war flick? Jeez.


21 posted on 08/14/2008 7:17:08 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: shaft29
I haven’t liked Jon Voight since he sold that lemon to George Costanza.

I heard he bites, too...

22 posted on 08/14/2008 7:17:57 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: IrishMike; Larry Lucido; Dr. Eckleburg; Terriergal

JON VOIGHT?

He may be right on this, but I still wouldn’t buy a used car from him.


23 posted on 08/14/2008 7:24:51 AM PDT by Gamecock (The question is not, "Am I good enough to be a Christian?" rather "Am I good enough not to be?")
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To: RaceBannon

Henry Fonda was a flaming Liberal himself, why should Jane’s behavior surprise you?


24 posted on 08/14/2008 7:26:41 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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To: claymax

Good comments.

It rankles me when conservatives accept Leftist mythology as fact.

The mythology of “McCarthyism” (and the lesser known, but equally important Nixon HUAC invesigations-the real reason for the get-even circus of Watergate), is a liberal foundational pillar. Too many on the Right do not vociferously contest the Left’s rewriting of history.


25 posted on 08/14/2008 7:26:58 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: IrishMike
In response, Hollywood blogger Jeffrey Wells wrote, "If I were a producer and had to make a casting decision, I might very well say to myself, 'Voight? Let him eat cake.'"

But you're not, Blanche! You're not a producer!

26 posted on 08/14/2008 7:31:04 AM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Red Badger
Kramer deserved it..................

Yes, he did.

27 posted on 08/14/2008 7:31:04 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Gamecock; shaft29; Inspectorette

But would you speak to him if you saw him on 7th Ave wearing a cowboy hat and boots?


28 posted on 08/14/2008 7:31:42 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: RightWingTeen

Young ‘un-

Have you explored the plethora of excellent sit-coms from the 50’s and 60’s yet?

The Dick VanDyke Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Make Room for Daddy
The Joey Bishop Show
Leave it to Beaver
McHale’s Navy

etc, etc

There are enough quality productions from the past to enable one to easily avoid the smut, leftist preaching and general detritus of today’s TV (and movies).


29 posted on 08/14/2008 7:33:36 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: whitedog57

Jeez is right.

I have learned from the controversy I created when I was young, idealistic, and naive. Thank goodness we get second chances in life.


30 posted on 08/14/2008 7:34:42 AM 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: EyeGuy
...HUAC invesigations...

Actually, the committee was called "The House Committee on Un-American Activities". It was the Left who changed it to the "House Un-American Activities Committee" (HUAC) in an attempt to imply that the committee's activities were UA.

31 posted on 08/14/2008 7:35:43 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (ANWR would look great in pumps.)
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To: Portcall24

“But would you speak to him if you saw him on 7th Ave wearing a cowboy hat and boots?”

Only if he was riding the horse.


32 posted on 08/14/2008 7:35:57 AM 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: IrishMike
>>>>> ... I'm only one of a number of conservatives, and I'm just a little bit more in the fore at the moment.

Jon Voight is a Republican. But a conservative? I'd like to see what defines a conservative in his book.

33 posted on 08/14/2008 7:40:59 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Vote --- this conservative is ambivalent to the odious Johnny Mac)
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To: EyeGuy
You are so right, it is sad to see a true patriot such as Senator McCarthy be victimized by the Liberal onslaught of what they call facts. After doing my own research in this I would assume,IMO, that this is the time when the Newspapers and T.V. news hopped in the same bed as the Liberal Loonies, if you will. Because looking back at history and seeing the headlines of the NYT, before McCarthy was raked across the coals, you would of seen the front page with ticker tape parades of our troops coming home, you saw women working to fill in the gaps that the men left. You just read stories about how great America was back then. I could be wrong on my assumption, but the bottom line is McCarthy saved us and the liberals were pissed that they were getting “called out” and used the media to damage a true patriot.

I have to say, before I was educated, I thought the same thing as everyone else did. What changed my mind was an article written about him a few years back from Ann Coulter. It opened my eyes, made me think, and I just started to question all the sources I was getting my news from. I thank God for this because I don't know where I would be right now if that didn't happen. Probably some zombie leftist wanting a handout.

34 posted on 08/14/2008 7:45:07 AM PDT by claymax ("Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." Alexander the Great)
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To: IrishMike
Well, let's hope not, Bill. Of course, I had many friends among those people who were blacklisted, and it was a very dark time for Hollywood. I mean, I don't think anybody wants to go back to that.

Well there goes any respect I had for good ol' Jon.

People were blacklisted because they were communist and were trying to use the medium for propaganda purposes.

This goes on today at an accelerated level, just watch many of the programs on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, etc. etc. etc. and listen for left-wing positions posited as fact, or political correct theories (i.e. Global Warming) posited as fact.
35 posted on 08/14/2008 7:47:09 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: Artemis Webb; RaceBannon

The answer is,

these men “fathered” these girls/women,

but weren’t FATHERS to them,

teaching them in the way they should go.


36 posted on 08/14/2008 7:49:21 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: shaft29

But he had to win your respect back when he bit Kramer!


37 posted on 08/14/2008 7:49:45 AM PDT by mark in iowa
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To: RaceBannon

You do know that Henry Fonda was a extreme left-wing liberal, right?


38 posted on 08/14/2008 7:51:14 AM PDT by Hildy (You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.)
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To: IrishMike
Hollywood blogger Jeffrey Wells wrote, "If I were a producer and had to make a casting decision, I might very well say to myself, 'Voight? Let him eat cake.'"

Apparently, Wells is auditioning for the role of Marie Antoinette in some upcoming movie.

Hmmm...I wonder how Wells would look in a powdered pompadour.

39 posted on 08/14/2008 7:51:38 AM PDT by syriacus (They often call me Barry, but my real name is MISTER SCHMOOZE. [by B.O. + the Faddish Hacks])
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To: Mad Dawg

I recently read an interview with Jolie and she said something to the effect of, “I’m not one of these people who say just sit down and talk...give peace a chance...I know that violence is sometimes the only solution.” So, I think her and hubby’s silence about Obama is akin to backing McCain.


40 posted on 08/14/2008 7:53:16 AM PDT by Hildy (You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.)
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To: golfisnr1
Angelina has a very colored past including lesbianism and porn.

So, you don't believe people can change? Now that she's a mother, I guarantee she has changed. And you have to realize she grew up in Hollywood...the fact she even made it out alive is astounding.

41 posted on 08/14/2008 7:54:42 AM PDT by Hildy (You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.)
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To: IrishMike

Jon Voight should host a show on fox. where he can interview conserative or right-leaning entertainers. Assumg Kelsey Grammar is still alive, he would be a good first guest. Then Stallone, Chuck Norris, Toby Keith, Bo Derek.


42 posted on 08/14/2008 7:58:13 AM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: EyeGuy
" McCarthy and Nixon were dead-on with their investigations. "

Looking back at it in hindsight, those investigations should have continued.
43 posted on 08/14/2008 8:03:25 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: golfisnr1

Stop. You’re killing me.


44 posted on 08/14/2008 8:07:28 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: whitedog57

On Youtube I found a radio ad Reagan did for Truman and Hubert Humphrey in 1948. Amazing.


45 posted on 08/14/2008 8:10:44 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62
When he was younger, Voight was a leftist.

So what? So was I. When I was young and idealistic and thought I could change the world...but like the vast majority of starry eyed young mush heads, I grew up and became a conservative. A God fearing, God loving, flag waving patriot too!

46 posted on 08/14/2008 8:23:45 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
VOIGHT: Well, I was doing an interview a couple of days ago, and somebody was just very surprised that they had a conservative in Hollywood.
Had he not been in a recent hit movie ("National Treasure"), I'm guessing he'd have A) kept quiet about it and B) not had his comments quoted so widely. Nice job, Mister Voight!
47 posted on 08/14/2008 8:31:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: IrishMike
outnumbered about 100 to one out there

More like 1,000 to one.

48 posted on 08/14/2008 8:33:23 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: shaft29

“I haven’t liked Jon Voight since he sold that lemon to George Costanza”.

LOL, just lost a mouth full of coffee. You owe me a new keyboard.


49 posted on 08/14/2008 8:37:09 AM PDT by jamndad5 ("I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.")
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To: Moonman62
When he was younger, Voight was a leftist.

Some times people get smarter as they age.

50 posted on 08/14/2008 8:43:15 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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