Posted by | May 30, 2014 10:11 | Filed under: Politics Top Stories


It was wrong for students to object to Condoleezza Rice speaking at Rutgers, and it is wrong to object to Jane Fonda speaking at UCLA. But get ready for heads to explode because the actress and activist has been invited to give the commencement speech on June 13. UCLA’s press release states:

Teri Schwartz, dean of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, announced today that Academy Award-winning actress, author and fitness icon Jane Fonda has been named the 2014 commencement speaker at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s graduation ceremony. Dean Schwartz will preside over the event to be held on Friday, June 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall…

Even after a self-imposed 15-year retirement, Ms. Fonda has come back stronger than ever, earning a Primetime Emmy nomination for her recurring role in HBO’s “The Newsroom” and appearing as Nancy Reagan in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Later this year, she will star opposite Tina Fey and Justin Bateman in Shawn Levy’s “This Is Where I Leave You.” Next month, Ms. Fonda will receive America’s highest honor for a career in film, the AFI Life Achievement Award. Only eight women have received the prestigious award in its 42-year history. In addition to film and television, Ms. Fonda has prevailed on Broadway, starring in Moises Kaufman’s “33 Variations,” in which she received a Tony Award nomination for her role.

Ms. Fonda wrote her autobiography, “My Life So Far,” which was No. 1 on The New York Times bestsellers list, and she published her second book, “Prime Time,” in 2011. She is committed to sharing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle (with two dozen workout videos selling more than 17 million copies, six books and 13 audios).

Fonda has been repeatedly recognized for her tireless work on behalf of women and girls. In 1994, Ms. Fonda was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund; in 1995 she founded The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Potential & Power; in 2004 she co-founded the Women’s Media Center.

“We are truly honored to have Jane Fonda speak at this year’s commencement ceremony,” said Schwartz. “Jane is a visionary and a remarkable artist who has spent her life telling deeply powerful stories that have moved and inspired audiences worldwide to action for the greater good and to a greater understanding of our common humanity through her films, philanthropic efforts and personal journeys. She has effortlessly placed herself at the heart of what TFT stands for — the education and development of outstanding new artists and scholars whose stories, performances and research enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.”

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  • Shades

    I’d stand in line to see that.

    • Steve Orpin

      The only head that should explode would be Fonda’s, kind of like JFK’s.

      • Shades

        You need help. Get it. Quick.

    • Josephine

      I suppose if you had a relative who served in Vietnam could you then possibly begin to understand why Hanoi Jane is still so reviled (deservedly so). She can apologize a million times and it will never remove her stench. Some actions are truly unforgivable. Just as free as she is to speak at UCLA, our Veterans are free to remind people what she is.

      • Shades

        I do. He’s over it.

  • Shades

    Conservative heads exploding? I’d stand in line to see that.

    • Steve Orpin

      The only head that should explode would be Fonda’s, kind of like JFK’s.

      • Shades

        You need help. Get it. Quick.

    • Josephine

      I suppose if you had a relative who served in Vietnam could you then possibly begin to understand why Hanoi Jane is still so reviled (deservedly so). She can apologize a million times and it will never remove her stench. Some actions are truly unforgivable. Just as free as she is to speak at UCLA, our Veterans are free to remind people what she is.

      • Shades

        I do. He’s over it.

  • Nobama

    Wasn’t she a war correspondent or diplomat in the late 60s or was it the early 70s?

  • Oblowz

    Wasn’t she a war correspondent or diplomat in the late 60s or was it the early 70s?

  • Nanny State

    Ah, yes, Hanoi Jane, she should bring along Snowden, the two traitors can both speak.

  • Nanny State

    Ah, yes, Hanoi Jane, she should bring along Snowden, the two traitors can both speak.

  • David Baugh

    There is no comparison of Condoleezza Rice and Jane Fonda. Condoleezza
    is a great and honorable woman. ‘Hanoi’ Jane is a traitor. Why can’t
    ‘Hanoi’ Jane just go away?A lot of us Vietnam Vets have no use for that piece of feces.

    • arc99

      that is your opinion.

      the point of the article is that no one should be prevented from speaking regardless of whether you consider them to be a “piece of feces” or if it is someone else that you personally would want to hear, but others consider to be a “piece of feces”.

      • David Baugh

        I know what the point of the article was, thank you. She don’t have to speak to upset people. Knowing what she did to us Vietnam vets makes her disgusting to me.

    • You’re kidding, right? Jane Fonda was in her early 20s when she went to Hanoi. She’s now in her mid-70s. She has apologized over and over and over again for what she did as a naive, dumb, famous kid.

      Since then she has led an honorable life, defending disadvantaged women and children and causing nobody any trouble whatsoever. Most Vietnam vets grew up and got over it. That’s because they matured right along with Jane.

      And don’t try to tell me her words got people killed. That’s hogwash.

      http://www.snopes.com/military/fonda.asp

      • Steve Orpin

        She was 30 when she committed treason in Hanoi.

        • Shades

          What were the ages of the OAS crowd who tried to overthrow the government two weeks ago?

      • David Baugh

        She was born in 1937 so she was in her 30s when she consorted with the enemy. Who appointed you to speak for ‘Most’ Vietnam Veterans? I am a Vietnam Veteran and you don’t speak for me. You suggesting for us to get over it is like telling black Americans to get over slavery. The harm she did was not felt by you but it was felt by many of us vets. I suggest you never tell one to get over it. Hanoi Jane has never given a sincere apology. If she did I could forgive her but she has not given a “sincere” apology. You are wrong about the fact that her actions did not get someone killed. I’ve heard the hogwash story about visiting prisoners and the passing of notes. I agree that is false and I have never pushed those stories. But men died because he consorted and was used for propaganda by our enemies. Her actions emboldened our enemies and cause them to have more faith in what they were doing. She said we were war criminals. The only thing she has ever apologized for was having her picture taken sitting on an anti-aircraft gun smiling with our enemies laughing and having a great time. Again you are wrong all Vietnam Vets that I know despise ‘Hanoi’ Jane Fonda. Just looking at her ugly face gives me PTSD. Why won’t she just go away? From the comments on here I am right.

        • Fonda was asked if she had any regrets about her past, and she immediately acknowledged that the infamous photo of her atop a North Vietnamese tank — and the entire event — was by far the biggest mistake she has ever made. In the background was film showing her in fatigues, laughing as she stood among North Vietnamese soldiers. It looked for the world as if she considered her actions to be one big lark.

          Hanoi Jane, now 74, said in the most straightforward manner possible that she knew that it looked as if she was against our own soldiers — which she says she was not — and added that she was profoundly sorry for what she did on that day.

          (http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/160893365.html)

          • David Baugh

            I watched the interview and she said she was sorry for being filmed and photographed while sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun laughing with the North Vietnamese soldiers. I never heard her once say she was sorry she went to lend her support to our enemy. Did you? I did not hear her say she was profoundly sorry for what she did on that day. Where is the video of that? She was profoundly sorry for being photographed and filmed and consorting with our enemy. Not for doing it but for leaving a record of what she was doing. She is very careful not to apologize for what she did but for allowing pictures to be made. The damage was done. Those photo ops with the enemy embolden our enemy and gave them hope. It was crushing to American soldiers to see and hear what she had done. So yes she did do harm to her own country and aided the enemy. Once again, I could forgive Jane if she truly was sorry and asked for forgiveness from the men she hurt. She better hurry up though because we are dying at a pretty fast rate. What has she done for the soldiers of this country that have put their life on the line for her?

  • David Baugh

    There is no comparison of Condoleezza Rice and Jane Fonda. Condoleezza
    is a great and honorable woman. ‘Hanoi’ Jane is a traitor. Why can’t
    ‘Hanoi’ Jane just go away?A lot of us Vietnam Vets have no use for that piece of feces.

    • arc99

      that is your opinion.

      the point of the article is that no one should be prevented from speaking regardless of whether you consider them to be a “piece of feces” or if it is someone else that you personally would want to hear, but others consider to be a “piece of feces”.

      • David Baugh

        I know what the point of the article was, thank you. She don’t have to speak to upset people. Knowing what she did to us Vietnam vets makes her disgusting to me.

    • You’re kidding, right? Jane Fonda was in her early 20s when she went to Hanoi. She’s now in her mid-70s. She has apologized over and over and over again for what she did as a naive, dumb, famous kid.

      Since then she has led an honorable life, defending disadvantaged women and children and causing nobody any trouble whatsoever. Most Vietnam vets grew up and got over it. That’s because they matured right along with Jane.

      And don’t try to tell me her actions got people killed. That’s hogwash.

      http://www.snopes.com/military/fonda.asp

      • Steve Orpin

        She was 30 when she committed treason in Hanoi.

        • Shades

          What were the ages of the OAS crowd who tried to overthrow the government two weeks ago?

      • David Baugh

        She was born in 1937 so she was in her 30s when she consorted with the enemy. Who appointed you to speak for ‘Most’ Vietnam Veterans? I am a Vietnam Veteran and you don’t speak for me. You suggesting for us to get over it is like telling black Americans to get over slavery. The harm she did was not felt by you but it was felt by many of us vets. I suggest you never tell one to get over it. Hanoi Jane has never given a sincere apology. If she did I could forgive her but she has not given a “sincere” apology. You are wrong about the fact that her actions did not get someone killed. I’ve heard the hogwash story about visiting prisoners and the passing of notes. I agree that is false and I have never pushed those stories. But men died because he consorted and was used for propaganda by our enemies. Her actions emboldened our enemies and cause them to have more faith in what they were doing. She said we were war criminals. The only thing she has ever apologized for was having her picture taken sitting on an anti-aircraft gun smiling with our enemies laughing and having a great time. Again you are wrong all Vietnam Vets that I know despise ‘Hanoi’ Jane Fonda. Just looking at her ugly face gives me PTSD. Why won’t she just go away? From the comments on here I am right.

        • Fonda was asked if she had any regrets about her past, and she immediately acknowledged that the infamous photo of her atop a North Vietnamese tank — and the entire event — was by far the biggest mistake she has ever made. In the background was film showing her in fatigues, laughing as she stood among North Vietnamese soldiers. It looked for the world as if she considered her actions to be one big lark.

          Hanoi Jane, now 74, said in the most straightforward manner possible that she knew that it looked as if she was against our own soldiers — which she says she was not — and added that she was profoundly sorry for what she did on that day.

          (http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/160893365.html)

          • David Baugh

            I watched the interview and she said she was sorry for being filmed and photographed while sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun laughing with the North Vietnamese soldiers. I never heard her once say she was sorry she went to lend her support to our enemy. Did you? I did not hear her say she was profoundly sorry for what she did on that day. Where is the video of that? She was profoundly sorry for being photographed and filmed and consorting with our enemy. Not for doing it but for leaving a record of what she was doing. She is very careful not to apologize for what she did but for allowing pictures to be made. The damage was done. Those photo ops with the enemy embolden our enemy and gave them hope. It was crushing to American soldiers to see and hear what she had done. So yes she did do harm to her own country and aided the enemy. Once again, I could forgive Jane if she truly was sorry and asked for forgiveness from the men she hurt. She better hurry up though because we are dying at a pretty fast rate. What has she done for the soldiers of this country that have put their life on the line for her?

  • Actor Jane Fonda is the 2014 commencement speaker at the UCLA School of Theater, Film. To make RWers feel better I hereby nominate Condi Rice to speak at the Hague War Crimes Tribunal in defense of GWB, Halliburton Cheney & Rummy indictments.

  • Actor Jane Fonda is the 2014 commencement speaker at the UCLA School of Theater, Film. To make RWers feel better I hereby nominate Condi Rice to speak at the Hague War Crimes Tribunal in defense of GWB, Halliburton Cheney & Rummy indictments.

  • R C

    Maybe she will speak about her self-made and honorable father.

  • R C

    Maybe she will speak about her self-made and honorable father.