TAMPA, Fla. – Award-winning actor Jon Voight told The Daily Caller at the Republican National Convention that he thinks President Barack Obama’s administration has “taken over” the mainstream media in a manner similar to how leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez controls media in his country.
“The media has been taken over by this administration,” Voight, an outspoken Hollywood conservative, said in an interview with TheDC. “It’s not less than what has happened in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez, really, because you can’t get the information through. I’m giving you this because I want to get the press my opinion. You can put it in any way you want to. But, it’s become pure propaganda and we should be appalled.”
“I mean look at the main media is not going to cover the Republican convention?” Voight added as an example. “This is propaganda, pure and simply. They say, ‘well, we’ll give them an hour.’ They’ll edit an hour – well, what will they edit out? What is the story they will tell? Do you understand?”
“Guys, you should be appalled,” Voight continued. “America, guys, wake up. You should be appalled that they can get away with it, that they can attack – the Republican Party is a victim of a bias, of a destructive bias against the Republican Party. It’s been going on for all this time and it’s getting worse and worse. And, now this? Come on, people, stand up.”
Voight said he thinks Mitt Romney will win the upcoming election in November, too.
“Gov. Romney, I think because of Gov. Romney’s great talents, his great compassion, his great gifts of leadership, he’s going to win this election,” he said. “The people are going to become aware of these qualities. Now, what the other side has done is try to diminish all this – they’ve lied about him, they’ve done all this stuff trying to hide the true character of this man and the greatness of the fellow. Once people come to see that, they will be voting for him.”
Voight also recommended that voters watch Dinesh D’Souza’s new film, “2016.”
“It’s a tremendous piece of work – as an artist, I look at it and see this is a very well-produced piece,” he said. “But this piece gives you very good insight into what the Obama agenda is. And, it’s very concerning, but I say go see it. It’s not done in any – it’s not a strident movie. It’s not polemical. It’s information and it’s a very very well done documentary and it will give you understandings that you don’t have because the media in our country has been bought and sold in some ways.”