Monday, August 19, 2013

Hanoi Jane strikes again

Apparently the Hollywood hypester producers of the new movie Butler have succeeded in drawing attention to their otherwise forgettable film by casting Hanoi Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan. In recent publicity for the movie Fonda has been more aggressive than usual in sparring with her critics, going so far as to wear a "Hanoi Jane" T-shirt. Sort of "in your face" to the veterans and other who continue to deplore her treasonous conduct in North Vietnam during July 1972.

When Fonda published her autobiography several years ago she devoted little space to her pilgrimage to the Belly of the Communist Beast, nonetheless making yet another attempt to justify her illegal and immoral conduct.

As many of you know, Erika Holzer and I are co-authors of "Aid and Comfort": Jane Fonda in North Vietnam. Because of that, when Fonda's autobiography was published we were asked by Front Page Magazine to write a rebuttal to her excuses/rationalizations. Some eighteen pages later, in an essay entitled "Guilty as Charged" we had demolished everything she said.

For those who can't get enough of Hanoi Jane, the essay can be found at: