Jon Voight: MSNBC Exemplifies Media That’s ‘A Platform’ for Democratic Left (video)

September 3, 2008 - 3:08 PM
Academy-award winning actor Jon Voight, who stars in the upcoming “An American Carol,” says that MSNBC is an example of a media outlet that has “no objectivity at all” and is “just a platform for … the left of the Democratic Party.”
Minneapolis, Minn. (CNSNews.com) - Actor Jon Voight, who stars as George Washington in writer-director David Zucker’s upcoming satirical movie “An American Carol,” told CNSNews.com yesterday that MSNBC is an example of a media outlet that has “no objectivity at all” and is “just a platform for … the left of the Democratic Party.”

Voight spoke with CNSNews.com in St. Paul, Minn., where he is attending the Republican National Convention.

CNSNews.com asked Voigt about liberal bias in Hollywood and the media.
 
“When I see the bias on, you know, MSNBC, let’s say, I mean forget it,” said Voight. “There’s no objectivity at all.  And it’s just a platform for the Dem--the present, the left of the Democratic Party, as a matter of fact.  And it is not doing a service to the country.”
 
Voight also said there are “a lot of conservatives in Hollywood.”  When CNSNews.com asked him how Hollywood came to have a “lopsided” liberal bias, Voight said:  “Well, it’s lopsided, as I said, the outspoken ones you hear. But there’s a lot of conservatives in Hollywood, and I am honored to know a whole bunch of them.”
 
Voight won the Academy Award for best actor for his role as a paraplegic Vietnam War veteran in the 1978 film “Coming Home.”  He appears as George Washington in “An American Carol,” which is set to be released on Oct. 3.  Written and directed by David Zucker, who produced “Airplane” and “The Naked Gun,” “An American Carol” is a satire about a Michael Moore-like Hollywood liberal.
 
Here is a partial transcript of Voigt’s exchange with CNSNews.com:
 
Jon Voight: Well, I think it’s the Democratic machinery. I think it’s George Soros. I think it’s a lot of things -- and it’s very pernicious.  When I see the bias on, you know, MSNBC, let’s say, I mean forget it. There’s no objectivity at all.  And it’s just a platform for the Dem--the present, the left of the Democratic Party, as a matter of fact.  And it is not doing a service to the country. Reportage as we know it to be is gone, pretty much gone.  Even if you get a good story, if you were going to put this on the network, you would never get it on. It’s an interesting time, boy.  So, you’ve got a job to do, too.  I mean, each one of us has to do something about this.  This is wrong.
 
Fred Lucas:  How did Hollywood get to this point where it is so overwhelmingly lopsided?
 
Jon Voight:  Well, it’s lopsided, as I said -- the outspoken ones you hear. But there’s a lot of conservatives in Hollywood, and I am honored to know a whole bunch of them.