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Jane Fonda: I Will Go to My Grave With ‘Unforgivable Mistake’
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Posted on 04/04/2013 11:55:23 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

I made one unforgivable mistake when I was in North Vietnam, and I will go to my grave with this,” Jane Fonda says on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The actress and activist made an infamous trip to North Vietnam in 1972 where she was photographed singing with members of the North Vietnamese military as she sat on an anti-aircraft gun.

She was criticized then — and ever since — and says she understands the anger.

Fonda says she knew immediately she had made a mistake and has apologized repeatedly, both privately and publicly.

She told OWN program “Oprah’s Master Class” that the event happened on the last day of her visit. She was tired, she said, and didn’t want to attend.

“I don't know if I was set up or not,” she said. “I was an adult. I take responsibility for my actions.”

The soldiers sang a song and Fonda joined in with her “feeble Vietnamese.”

As everyone was laughing and singing, Fonda was led to a gun site, where she sat down.

“And I was laughing and clapping, and there were pictures taken.”

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To: Paradox
Urban legend debunked many times on FR.. maybe thats why..

I thought I saw this on 60 minutes, and an interview with one of the POWs. If you could direct me to a legitimate source that debunks this I will be glad to look at it.

51 posted on 04/05/2013 9:28:03 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: miss marmelstein
Wow, I've been here quite a while and missed that repeated debunking. Did some research and confirmed that you are correct.

However, in the course of that research I found this link, which include this quote from that piece of filth: Fonda said the idea that the POWs she had met in Vietnam had been tortured was "laughable," claiming: "These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved. These were not men who had been brainwashed." The POWs who said they had been tortured were "exaggerating, probably for their own self-interest," she asserted.

What a horrid sub-human being. I'm guessing we agree on that...

52 posted on 04/08/2013 11:10:16 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: verga; Paradox

Paradox is correct. Try here: http://www.heli-vets.net/janefonda.html


53 posted on 04/08/2013 11:11:53 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I remember seeing her come to speak at the Penn State campus circa 1972. She was a true rabble rouser, it was like she was on a crusade trying to convince the students to turn against the war. I remember feeling insulted. One, that she thought the students were so stupid that they needed her to tell them how to think. Two, that my student activity fee was used to pray for her indoctrination tour.


54 posted on 04/09/2013 12:10:13 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Jet Jaguar

The beer’s on me.


55 posted on 04/09/2013 12:23:46 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: piytar

Maybe you’re a lot younger than me - but I remember those quotes when she first made them. She’s a creep.


56 posted on 04/09/2013 3:39:14 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Actually the mistake was visiting North Vietnam.


57 posted on 04/09/2013 4:29:08 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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