Thursday, April 21, 2005

Schenk's Fonda Jane

A day after a disabled veteran spit tobacco juice in Jane Fonda's face in Kansas City, KMBZ morning host Ellen Schenk told listeners that Fonda "recently said she regretted visiting Vietnam" during the war.

First, there were two Vietnams at the time Fonda went overseas. Numerous celebrities visited SOUTH Vietnam during the war with USO tours. Fonda visited NORTH Vietnam. That's a major difference.

Second, Fonda has never said she regretted going to North Vietnam. When she spoke before the National Press Club last Thursday, she stated that she had no regrets about participating in the anti-war or going to Hanoi. However, she reiterated her statement, first made in 1988, that she regretted having her picture taken while she was on the anti-aircraft gun. This was the only thing Fonda apologized for when she appeared on 60 Minutes in April to promote her new book.