Remains of the Day: Barbara Walters Defends Elisabeth

September 18th, 2007 // 4 Comments
By Michael Prieve
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  1. ZeldaF

    I watched a lovely movie that Rupert was starring in, with Joan Plowright: “Mrs. Palfrey at The Claremont”. I became a fan of Rupert Friend after watching that movie. I’d recommend it as a good, non trash movie.

  2. T-Bone

    Good for Barbara for standing up for Elisabeth. Liberal Democrats are not the only people on the planet. There are various ideologies out in the world and it’s ok for shows to have that type of representation. Liberal folks seem to scream “rights for all, tolerance and acceptance”, yet not for those who disagree with them. It’s hypocritical. So again, good for Babs for standing up for Elisabeth, because otherwise it would just be a bunch of hollywood liberals saying all the politically correct things, while everyone holds hands and sings Cumbaya….BORING!

  3. nastybugger

    t-bone, lighten up, please.

    not ALL liberals are like that. would you like it if I classified all conservatives as closet-case bathroom-sex solicitors? or homophobic racists?

    don’t use such broad strokes…treat people as individuals.

    THIS liberal thinks what Manilow did was childish. Just because she’s on a talk show that he was appearing on didn’t mean he had to even talk to her. or that any politically charged topic would come up.

    I think it was purely for publicity.

  4. Robert Myers

    Forwarded to me From a Friend

    PLEASE KEEP THIS GOING.

    Subject: Just a reminder of who Jane Fonda really is!

    SHE REALLY WAS A TRAITOR!!

    In Memory of my brother -in- law

    LT. C.Thomsen Wieland
    who spent 100 days at the Hanoi Hilton

    IF YOU NEVER FORWARDED

    ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE FORWARD THIS SO THAT EVERYONE WILL KNOW!!!!!!

    She really is a traitor

    A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE HONORED
    KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS AMERICA

    This is for all the kids born in the 70′s who do
    not remember, and didn’t have to bear the
    burden that our fathers, mothers and older
    brothers and sisters had to bear.

    Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the
    ’100 Women of the Century.’

    BY BARBRA WALTERS

    Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still
    countless others have never known how Ms.
    Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country,
    but specific men who served and sacrificed
    during Vietnam

    The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot.
    The pilot’s name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat.
    In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF
    Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison
    the ‘ Hanoi Hilton.’

    Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell,
    cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ’s, he was
    ordered to describe for a visiting American
    ‘Peace Activist’ the ‘lenient and humane
    treatment’ he’d received.

    He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was
    dragged away.
    During the subsequent beating, he fell forward
    on to the camp Commandant ‘s feet, which
    sent that officer berserk.

    In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from
    double vision (which permanently ended his
    flying career) from the Commandant’s frenzied
    application of a wooden baton.

    From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the
    47FW/DO (F-4E’s). He spent 6 years in the
    ‘Hanoi Hilton’,,, the first three of which his
    family only knew he was ‘missing in action’.
    His wife lived on faith that he was still alive.
    His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and
    clothed routine in preparation for a
    ‘peace delegation’ visit.

    They, however, had time and devised a plan to
    get word to the world that they were alive
    and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny
    piece of paper, with his Social Security Number
    on it , in the palm of his hand.

    When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a
    cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each
    man’s hand and asking lit tle encouraging
    snippets like: ‘Aren’t you sorry you bombed
    babies?’ and ‘Are you grateful for the humane
    treatment from your benevolent captors?’
    Believing this HAD to be an act, they each
    palmed her their sliver of paper.

    She took them all without missing a beat. At the
    end of the line and once the camera stopped
    rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs,
    she turned to the officer in charge and handed
    him all the little pieces of paper.

    Three men died from the subsequent beatings.
    Colonel Carrigan was almost number four
    but he survived, which is the only reason we
    know of her actions that day.

    I was a civilian economic development advisor
    in Vietnam , and was captured by the North
    Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in
    1968, and held prisoner for over 5 years.

    I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one
    year in a cage in Cambodia ; and one year
    in a ‘black box’ in Hanoi

    My North Vietnamese captors deliberately
    poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a
    nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South
    Vietnam , whom I buried in the jungle near the
    Cambodian border.

    At one time, I weighed only about 90 lbs.
    (My normal weight is 170 lbs.)

    We were Jane Fonda’s ‘war criminals.’

    When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi , I was asked by
    the camp communist political officer if I would
    be willing to meet with her.

    I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the real
    treatment we POWs received… and how
    different it was from the treatment purported by
    the North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as
    ‘humane and lenient.’

    Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky
    floor on my knees, with my arms outstretched
    with a large steel weights placed on my hands,
    and beaten with a bamboo cane.

    I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda
    soon after I was released. I asked her
    if she would be willing to debate me on TV.
    She never did answer me.

    These first-hand experiences do not exemplify
    someone who should be honored as part
    of ’100 Years of Great Women.’
    Lest we forget…’ 100 Years of Great Women’
    should never include a traitor whose hands are
    covered with the blood of so many patriots.

    There are few things I have strong visceral
    reactions to, but Hanoi Jane’s participation in
    blatant treason, is one of them.
    Please take the time to forward to as many
    people as you possibly can.
    It will eventually end up on her computer and
    she needs to know that we will never forget.

    RONALD D. SAMPSON, CMSgt, USAF
    716 Maintenance Squadron,

    Chief of Maintenance
    DSN: 875-6431
    COMM: 883-6343

    PLEASE HELP BY SENDING THIS TO
    EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. IF
    EN OUGH PEOPLE SEE THIS MAYBE HER

    STATUS WILL CHANGE

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