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You really have to get past the headlines on this one.
Headline: JANE FONDA EXPRESSES REGRET
Reality: But only for posing with gun.
Jane Fonda says her visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun site in 1972, an incident that brought her the nickname "Hanoi Jane," was a betrayal of American forces and "the largest lapse of judgment that I can even imagine."
"The image of Jane Fonda, 'Barbarella,' Henry Fonda's daughter ... sitting on an enemy aircraft gun was a betrayal," Ms. Fonda told Lesley Stahl of CBS News in an interview that is scheduled for broadcast Sunday night on "60 Minutes."
Ms. Fonda, whose memoir "Jane Fonda: My Life So Far" comes out next week, said she did not regret meeting with American P.O.W.'s in North Vietnam or making broadcasts on Radio Hanoi.
"Our government was lying to us, and men were dying because of it, and I felt I had to do anything that I could to expose the lies and help end the war," she said.
"Some things can never be forgiven," said Joe Davis, a spokesman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which has more than 2 million members. "Jane Fonda falls into that category."The story also contains this bit of info:
Actress and aerobics queen Jane Fonda says in a "60 Minutes" interview set to air Sunday that she engaged in threesomes with hookers and strangers to satisfy her first husband, French film director Roger Vadim.
"It was the '60s and whatever," Fonda said.
Not surprising: She's touring to promote her new autobiography.
According to this story in the Miami Herald from mid-March, Fonda's publicity people were working hard to deny the allegations that Jane was forced to sleep with other women. The claim first appeared in the British tabloid The Mirror.
Update: Here's the original March 16 story from the Daily Mail, that also alleges:
She believes Vadim's behaviour echoed that of her father, Henry Fonda, during her childhood.
Her mother, socialite Frances Seymour, had mental health problems and committed suicide when Miss Fonda was 12.
Okay, sorry I started this...
I'm glad that she isn't renouncing Barbarella.Posted by Ralf Goergens at April 1, 2005 11:54 AM
Why didn't she just come out and say "I was so stoned, I behaved like an idiot"???
Posted by LorelieLong at April 1, 2005 01:53 PM
BTW, I thought y'all had gotten hacked until the rest of the page loaded! Very cute.
I wonder what Jane would say to Vietnamese Americans. Would she try to equate a few lies by the American government to a decades of tyranny, enslavement and murder by Communists everywhere? Clearly Jane is still intellectually and morally unable to face up to the enormity of what she said and did.
Sounds like she still doesn't get the gravity of what she did and believes communist propaganda. Our boys would have won the war if not for idiots like her and her friends in congress.
On her comment about the hookers and "60's whatever" she fell for another set of lies hook, line and sinker. The "free love" movement didn't have anythign to do with love at all. It was men,guys,boys who fooled all the naive hippy girls. They fell for it and guys were getting their "needs" met by anyone anywhere. Teenage boys don't even know what love is.
Is it true that she turned over to the guards a note a POW snuck to her?Posted by armynurseboy at April 1, 2005 10:17 PM
Ah, Barbarella, the last Jane Fonda movie I ever saw... and on a US Navy ship off the coast of Vietnam, too.Posted by EagleSpeak at April 2, 2005 04:22 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(6) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)