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Jon Voight: Obama Has Taken Over Media 'In No Less A Way' Than Chavez Has In Venezuela
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Posted on 08/29/2012 12:57:15 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Jon Voight: Obama Has Taken Over Media 'In No Less A Way' Than Chavez Has In Venezuela By Noel Sheppard Created 08/29/2012 - 2:39pm

"The media has been overtaken by the Obama administration in no less a way than Hugo Chavez took over media in Venezuela.”

Such was said Wednesday by actor Jon Voight during a Spreecast with Steve Malzberg (video follows with transcribed highlights, relevant section nine minutes in):

After Malzberg noted some of the media censorship of minorities speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Voight said, “I’ve been talking about this in the press, and I said, I made a statement a couple of days ago, I said the mainstream media, the media has been overtaken by the Obama administration in no less a way than Hugo Chavez took over media in Venezuela.”

Voight continued, “I never dreamed I’d see the day when the main media would refuse to cover the Republican convention, and would edit the Republican convention just as you suggested.”

“Anybody in my business knows that editing is everything," Voight added. "You can make anything look good or bad or whatever. You can create all sorts of, you know, emotional impressions with editing.”

“So this is propaganda pure and simple,” said Voight. “There is no Democratic Party anymore. It’s a propaganda party, I’ve been saying that. And that’s what we’re dealing with. So it is a fight against lies and distortion.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; dncstrategy; voight

1 posted on 08/29/2012 12:57:20 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
John Voight for President! I love this guy.
2 posted on 08/29/2012 12:59:35 PM PDT by Family Guy (A society's first line of defense is not the law but customs, traditions and moral values. -Williams)
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To: Sub-Driver

Boy ain’t that the truth.


3 posted on 08/29/2012 1:00:35 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Barry has truly made it the “state run media”. It’s no different than what any other fascist dictator does. To own the people, a dictator must own the “media” first.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 1:04:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeppers!!


5 posted on 08/29/2012 1:05:07 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Sub-Driver
There is no Democratic Party anymore. It’s a propaganda party,

Jon Voight couldn't have said it better.

Obama and thugs, Reid, Pelosi, Schultzy and the enemedia.

6 posted on 08/29/2012 1:05:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: McGruff

Not a thing but garbage programming on the alphabet channels from 8 til 11 on Tuesday night.

I haven’t cable or satellite so there’s a network/obama blackout on on-the-air exposure to the opposition party.

This is what Dictator’s do.


7 posted on 08/29/2012 1:06:20 PM PDT by George from New England
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To: Family Guy

“John Voight for President! I love this guy.”

That’s what I kept suggesting before the primary, but no one wanted to hear it....they were all behind someone who kept them dangling for months and never did run, but didn’t have the decency to say she wasn’t running in the first place.
Fred Thompson screwed up the last primary, this time it was Palin and her fan club. But I don’t expect much better from MCCAIN sycophants.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 1:06:50 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Sub-Driver

All of the media are owned by corporations. No one controls corporations. It is a wonder that Angelina isn’t more stupid.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 1:07:07 PM PDT by sakic
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To: McGruff

Exactly right! OUCH!!!! That’s going to leave a mark.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 1:10:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Unfortunately, no one will know what Voit has said because the msm won’t be getting it out in front of the public. I really despise this administration and it’s criminal elements.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 1:11:00 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

OOps—Voight


12 posted on 08/29/2012 1:11:43 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: sakic

and because you can paste so many cool quotes...you’re Einstein


13 posted on 08/29/2012 1:17:58 PM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: Sub-Driver
Jon got it mostly correct, but Obama didn't have to "take over" the media. It's not like there were newsroom purges of conservative reporters and editors in the past few years.

No, this was just several parts of the big Marxist puzzle clicking together.

14 posted on 08/29/2012 1:19:48 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Sub-Driver



15 posted on 08/29/2012 1:19:48 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jon Voight is turning out to be a great voice declaring the deceit of the MSM and their lemmings.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 1:25:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Barry has truly made it the “state run media”. It’s no different than what any other fascist dictator does. To own the people, a dictator must own the “media” first.”

I think it’s more the case that the media owns Barry or any liberal candidate. It is their tune liberal politicians dance to. The MSM should have to declare as a party.
What we have is media candidates...the ones they decide to promote.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 1:26:50 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Family Guy

I second that.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 1:30:43 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Sub-Driver
Jon: Please DO NOT INSULT...

HUGO!!!/s

Would you want to be associated with ZERO??

19 posted on 08/29/2012 1:57:20 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Everyone- write letters to every young journalist, editor, reporter, camera and sound guys, etc and tell them the facts of life. Maybe in a decade or so, their individual perspectives will have snapped out of this ‘cultiplication’ they’ve been programmed to proliferate.


20 posted on 08/29/2012 2:14:22 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: George from New England

Didn’t Fox run it live online? Check it out


21 posted on 08/29/2012 2:21:22 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

True words from John Voight!


22 posted on 08/29/2012 5:35:56 PM PDT by Gritty (Our media is taken over by Obama no less than Hugo Chavez took over media in Venezuela-John Voight)
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To: AuntB
I think it’s more the case that the media owns Barry or any liberal candidate. It is their tune liberal politicians dance to. The MSM should have to declare as a party.
Exactly right. The only thing I would modify is that the term “media” is a case of poor targeting. Without in any way suggesting that movies and fictional TV are not socialist-minded, the correct target IMOH is not “the media” in general but wire service journalism in particular. Complaining about “the media” places you in the weak position of wanting to censor fiction. But wire service journalism not only is a genre of literature putatively about truth, it is actually dominated by a single, easily identified entity - the Associated Press. And that entity is vulnerable to very specific, very pointed, criticism. Take down the image of the AP, and you take down essentially all of mainstream journalism with it. Take down mainstream journalism and, IMHO, you have transformed the ideological playing field on which the fictional “media” play.
Brave talk. How to “take down” wire service journalism? I have a suggestion - a civil suit. Brought by either an obviously harmed individual(s) such as George Zimmerman (who obviously would not be on trial for his life and liberty if not for the publicity attacking the police for not charging him with murder) or the Duke Lacrosse Team or any number of other identifiable targets of herd journalism. Or else a class action suit on behalf of politically conservative people generally. The defendant would be the AP and its membership as individuals. The tort committed by wire service journalism is that it besmirches the reputation of innocent individuals and of the general conservative population collectively, creating an environment in which they do not get a fair trial if accused, and if they are attacked their attacker is not brought to trial at all. The mechanism by which this is perpetrated is that via the AP all the membership communicates in precisely the way that Adam Smith would have told you was inimical to the public interest:
"People of the same trade seldom meet together even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public or some contrivance to raise prices." - Adam Smith
The AP newswire is a continuous ongoing “meeting” by which the membership of the AP conspires against the public. The injustice occurs when responsibility for libel is obfuscated, and its perpetrators protected. Anyone who comes under attack from “the media” can’t finger anyone in particular because all journalists join in by running with the slant - and, if you ignore the role of the AP, “everyone is responsible - and no one is responsible.” If you look the AP in the face, the AP is responsible, and its members in particular are responsible.
What we have is media candidates...the ones they decide to promote.
The natural question is, “Why do journalists favor Democrats?” My answer is that journalists are critics rather than doers. They want the authority to define themselves as being important and influential, but the take no responsibility for any possible consequence of their recommendations. They flatter anyone who promotes the idea that criticism is superior to action - and deride anyone who opposes that fatuous conceit. Application of the terms “liberal” or “progressive” or “moderate” to people who are opposed to liberty and to progress “of, by, and for the american people” is flattery. Application of the term “conservative” to people who favor rather than oppose progress (e.g., horizontal drilling and fracking) is derision.

23 posted on 08/29/2012 5:42:34 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Chavez tried to suppress and control the Venezuelan media.

The US media serves Obama willingly, fawningly, and abjectly.

24 posted on 08/29/2012 5:43:51 PM PDT by x
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To: Sub-Driver
That reminds me...


25 posted on 08/29/2012 5:45:40 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Well said.

“What we have is media candidates...the ones they decide to promote.

The natural question is, “Why do journalists favor Democrats?””

Journalists don’t ‘favor’ democrats. They use the democrats to promote their agenda and candidates. It’s the media in charge, not the Democrats. It’s kinda like the Chicken and the Egg..... The only people more concerned with placating the media than Republicans are Democrats...like I said, MSM, or ‘wire service journalism’ should have to register as a party. At least it would be up front so everyone knew who owns the candidate.

Nothing changes until this media is changed. I don’t know what that will take. Hard to change the outfit in charge.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 6:55:16 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Sub-Driver
John Voight is correct and not correct.

The media has taken to fawning over the most liberal of Democrats, and cursing any Republican (no matter how liberal).

But this is not by decree, as in Chavez's Venezuala, but willingly and with full foreknowledge and malice.

And that, my friends, is MUCH worse.

27 posted on 08/29/2012 6:59:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: wardaddy

My post was not a paste. It was an original thought. One day, if you ever have one, you will understand.


28 posted on 08/30/2012 7:07:35 PM PDT by sakic
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To: wardaddy

My post was not a paste. It was an original thought. One day, if you ever have one, you will understand.


29 posted on 08/30/2012 7:07:57 PM PDT by sakic
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To: sakic

Yer homepage Einstein


30 posted on 08/30/2012 8:54:20 PM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: wardaddy

Ohhhhhhhhh.

Glad you enjoyed it.


31 posted on 08/31/2012 3:13:25 AM PDT by sakic
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To: wardaddy

Ohhhhhhhhh.

You can call me Albert.


32 posted on 08/31/2012 3:14:36 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Sub-Driver

I disagree, our media hasn’t been taken over.

They have given themselves over to the Obamareich. It’s been purely voluntary.


33 posted on 08/31/2012 3:19:39 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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