You might not have known it from the lack of coverage on Thursday, but Tea Partiers rallying at Capitol Hill were joined by at least one celebrity ObamaCare critic, actor Jon Voight, who denounced the requirement forcing Americans to buy health insurance under penalty of law as unconstitutional.
Back during the George W. Bush era, the media often hyped the criticism of the Iraq War effort by liberals in Hollywood, playing up the political credibility of actors like Mike Farrell (best known for his role in the long-running TV series "M*A*S*H") who waxed philosophical on the justness or necessity of that war's effort.
Yet even though it's a rarity to find conservatives in Hollywood, much less politically vocal ones like Voight, the ones that are vocal critics of the Obama administration are all but ignored by the mainstream media.
Fortunately our sister site CNSNews.com reports stories the MSM won't touch, and caught up with Voight last Thursday. Reporter Nicholas Ballasy has two stories related to that linked here and here. I've included an excerpt of Friday's story below the page break:
Thousands of Americans opposed to the Democrats’ health care plan marched on Capitol Hill Thursday urging lawmakers to “kill the bill.” Among the speakers at the rally was Hollywood actor Jon Voight who told CNSNews.com he does not believe the Constitution authorizes Congress to require individuals to purchase health insurance. He also said there are “a lot of things that are unconstitutional” going on in Congress.
CNSNews.com asked Voight, “Does the Constitution authorize Congress to be able to require individuals to have health insurance?”
“I don’t believe so,” he said. “They can’t mandate it.”
“There’s a lot of things that are unconstitutional going on and we know that,” Voight told CNSNews.com. “So, that’s what this is all about. That’s why these people are all upset and that’s why they’re all out there. “
“And you should go interview some of these people because you’ll see the real America,” said Voight. “You’ll see the America of our forefathers. You’ll see very brave people. You’ll see great people and eloquent people. They’re as good as anybody who’s behind that microphone.”