Saturday, June 15, 2024

CBS Sunday Morning Giving Right Wing Actor Jon Voight Forum for Anti-Abortion Views, Filmed at $20 Mil Beverly Hills Mansion


I don’t understand what’s going on at the “CBS Sunday Morning” show.

On Sunday, they’re letting right wing actor Jon Voight spout his anti-abortion views to promote his movie, “Roe v. Wade.” This is a re-telling the Roe v Wade case from an anti-abortion perspective. The movie is funded by anti- abortion deep pockets including Nick Loeb, the guy who sued actress Sofia Vergara for her fertilized eggs after they broke up.

“Roe v. Wade” has been reviewed by just 5 critics on Rotten Tomatoes, all rotten. It has a Zero (0). Why would “Sunday Morning” give Voight this forum when they know it will spur interest, if not sales, that this film doesn’t deserve?

Voight’s publicist, Valerie Zucker, has sent out a press calling the movie, which has been panned and is not being distributed to theaters, the “true story” of the case.

From a press release: “This role was important for me as people have taken termination of pregnancy lightly,” says Voight. Voight said of the Landmark ruling, “You can’t help to wonder what would have been.”

Also from the press release, the tidbit that the interview with Ben Mankiewicz, from TCM, was filmed at a $20 million mansion in Beverly Hills. We should know it wasn’t Voight’s home. Is that a truthful profile of Voight? Where he does actually live? Will they ask about his relationship with daughter Angelina? She cannot possibly be a fan of “Roe v. Wade.”

To wit:

CBS was provided an exclusive use for the Jon Voight interview at a private residence located at 1005 N. Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. The French Provincial style home is 14,000 sq. ft. on 30,000 sq. ft. lot with 8-bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms, 4-car garage, private tennis court and much more. The residence is for sale at $19,795,000.

It’s difficult to understand what’s going on at “Sunday Morning.” Two weeks ago they promoted Hunter Biden’s book, giving the “author” a big fat kiss. The book is terrible, Hunter came off like Eddie Haskell, yet the “Sunday Morning” appearance put the book on the best seller list for two weeks. (It’s dead now, number 540 on amazon.)

Well, the ratings will be good among the conservative right. I’ll watch, but not before taking medicine for nausea.

PS Very surprised Voight has engaged a PR firm owned by two women to represent him in this endeavor. Zucker and Lewis is out of Miami, and they represent a lot of clients who might take umbrage at this project.




Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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