We all know QVC. It is a cable TV shopping channel and if you have a product you really want to sell, that is the place to go. QVC recently did something stupid. Everyone is entitled to make mistakes. This one was a big mistake. Many times it is not the mistake you make but how you deal with the mistake.
QVC realized their mistake and made it right. What was their mistake?
They were going to bring Jane Fonda on to pitch her new book called, “Prime Time.” To say that many veterans of the Viet Nam war hate Jane Fonda would be an understatement. That would be like calling Ft. Knox merely “a warehouse.”
Many Viet Nam veterans and their families hate Fonda for very good cause. In 1972, at the height of the war, Fonda traveled to Hanoi. Her purpose was to give aid and comfort to the Vietnamese during the war. This was a propaganda event of significant proportions.
Fonda posed on a Vietnamese anti aircraft gun, which was being used to shoot at American Aircraft. The North Vietnamese air defenses shot down thousands of American aircraft during the war, resulting in thousands of American fliers either being killed or captured as POW’s. A few lucky one’s would be rescued before capture.
Fonda met with a few POW’s, again in a staged propaganda event. After the war, she called the men liars when they talked about how brutal their treatment was.
There are some myths about Fonda, such as the story of her turning over to the Vietnamese slips of paper captured Americans had given her. Even without the myths, her behavior in 1972 was nothing less than treasonous.
As soon as QVC announced they would have a segment with Fonda, veterans, veterans groups and other patriotic individuals complained to QVC. Whether QVC acted out of simple corporate fear of bad publicity or if they acted because they realized real Americans hate Jane Fonda and they should too, is irrelevant. They cancelled her and did the right thing.
Fonda reacted in typical leftist fashion. She claimed that QVC had caved to “extremist” pressures. In Fonda’s warped world, patriotism is extreme. Fonda went on to say, "Bottom line, this has gone on far too long, this spreading of lies about me! I love my country. I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us."
What is the word I am looking for here? Well, I can’t say it on TPN. How about Male Cow Manure?
Jane Fonda went to Hanoi in the middle of a war. Her trip was a propaganda trip, which had the sole purpose of giving aid and comfort to the enemy. While she was cavorting with the comrades, Americans were being tortured and killed, both in the POW camps and in combat.
Fonda was not some innocent 18 year old at the time. She was 34 when she went to Hanoi. She was almost old enough to be the mother of some 18-year-old draftee fighting in the jungles.
Over the years, Fonda has given a couple of lame apologies, coincidentally timed for when she had a major project going on and real Americans were protesting her.
Fonda is now 73 and wants us to think that was just a long time ago. She may be 73 but so are some of the victims of the North Vietnamese, who she gave aid and comfort to. Those men have lived with what our enemy did to them every day since that war ended. They fought, she parties. They loved this country and she spit on them and America.
As we work for a conservative government in 2013, we should remember, there is a legal term for what she did. It is called Treason.
There is no statute of limitations on Treason.
And Jane Fonda remains a Darling of Hollywood. I have little use for movies. Haven't for years! This is one of the reasons.
The political left in Hollywood love her. She actually did what many wish they could have done. Do not go to the movies that enriches in any way any of that ilk. There are a few good movies, go see Buck. Turn off your TV set, in fact give it to charity. You will be cleansed. Love, Hank
"How about Male Cow Manure?" Huh? Isn't the phrase "male cow" an oxymoron? It is at least a strangely contradictory phrase.
Judson, there are cattle who are females. Those cattle are cows. There are cattle who are males. Those cattle are bulls. But then both cows and bulls are cattle and both are bovines.
Do you think maybe "male bovine feces" or maybe just "bovine feces" could be a workable euphamism that would suit your purpose? How about "steer excreta"?
If you don't like that, perhaps you could change species and try "horsey pucks." I think that phrase is appropriately derisive and quite descriptive at the same time.
Also, to expand that line of thinking to the ridiculous, the invisible stuff that usually hangs in the air downwind from a bull pasture is "nebulous esoterica". There is a notable exception, though. Whichever place happens to be close by and downwind from the United States Capitol Building when both Houses of Congress are in session suffers the highest concentrations of nebulous esoterica that is to be found in the known Universe.
Then there are lobbyists--and politicians--in Washington as well as in our state capitols who are lower than whale feces.
Amen to that Patti,