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NBC apologises for Jane Fonda's offensive word
Reuters ^ | 2/15/08

Posted on 02/14/2008 7:45:17 PM PST by Mr. Brightside

NBC apologises for Jane Fonda's offensive word

Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:38am GMT

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television network NBC apologized for itself and actress Jane Fonda on Thursday after she used an offensive word on the "Today Show."

NBC called it "a slip" and said they did not mean to offend audiences.

Fonda was on the program on Thursday with playwright Eve Ensler to discuss Ensler's award-winning work, "The Vagina Monologues," in which women talk about their sexuality using frank language about their bodies and references to genitalia.

"Vagina Monologues" has spawned a movement called V-Day that aims to stop violence against women, and it is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Thursday.

Over the years, celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Salma Hayek, Sally Field, Glenn Close and Fonda have become involved in V-Day. On the "Today Show," Fonda explained how she first heard of "Vagina Monologues."

"I was asked to do a monologue called 'C***,' and I said, 'I don't think so. I've got enough problems," Fonda said. "Then I came to New York to see Eve and it changed my life."

The "Today Show" airs live on the U.S. East Coast, and the word was not muted or bleeped. Moments later program host Meredith Vieira apologized to audiences.

"Jane Fonda inadvertently said a word from the play that you don't say on television. It was a slip and obviously she apologizes and so do we," Vieira said. "We would do nothing to offend the audience, so please accept that apology."

U.S. broadcast standards and practices bar the use of the word uttered by Fonda.


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1 posted on 02/14/2008 7:45:18 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

jane fondas parents need to apologize for her existence.


2 posted on 02/14/2008 7:46:57 PM PST by robomatik (Wine plug: RenascentVineyards.com (Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot))
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To: Mr. Brightside

No morals ever existed in Jane Fonda, One sick puppy.


3 posted on 02/14/2008 7:47:01 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: Mr. Brightside

“Slip” my hind leg. She said exactly what she intended to say.


4 posted on 02/14/2008 7:47:51 PM PST by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness)
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To: Mr. Brightside

PIG


5 posted on 02/14/2008 7:48:12 PM PST by gibsosa
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To: Mr. Brightside

Hmmmm...

Jane...takes one to know one.

That is one person I would have no problem pouring a bottle of whiskey on her grave after it passed through my kidneys.


6 posted on 02/14/2008 7:48:18 PM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
NBC needs to open an apology department. They have issued a lot lately but not nearly the number they owe the viewing public.
7 posted on 02/14/2008 7:48:29 PM PST by elizabetty (Mike Huckabee for President of the Confederate States of America -- Bad for the UNION)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Viera’s apology was even funnier.


8 posted on 02/14/2008 7:48:57 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: robomatik
whatever jane fonda is or isn't, rueters and nbc are giving her a platform. she's a pawn. they're the evil machinery.

so,the vage monologues are going mainstream, eh? Wow, how we've "evolved" right down the drain.

9 posted on 02/14/2008 7:49:35 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (anyone can be a soldier in peacetime.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

You want offensive...


10 posted on 02/14/2008 7:50:16 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: Mr. Brightside

T’was a “verbal malfunction” that directly derived from Jane Fonda’s “mental malfunction.”

Just fine Jane Fonda and get on with life.


11 posted on 02/14/2008 7:51:04 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Mr. Brightside

When you hear a word directed at you over and over again, it will inevitably slip our when you talk.


12 posted on 02/14/2008 7:51:06 PM PST by Syncro
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To: gibsosa

This is one instance where I support Jane Fonda.

Maybe her stupid remark will cost NBC millions in fines.

How much did CBS pay for Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction?


13 posted on 02/14/2008 7:51:06 PM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Mr. Brightside

This seems like someone saying, “My wife told me to call you a $%#@! but I told her I’d never do such a thing, I have enough problems.”


14 posted on 02/14/2008 7:51:11 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Mr. Brightside

Doubt it. We are talking a loser lib....


15 posted on 02/14/2008 7:53:05 PM PST by gibsosa
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To: Mr. Brightside

Doesn’t offend me. What offends me is that she has not been tried and executed for treason yet. It’s been about 40 years, hasn’t it?

That’s a Trial Of The Century that I’ll watch.


16 posted on 02/14/2008 7:54:38 PM PST by Laptop_Ron (Some people's sole contribution to society is carbon dioxide.)
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To: rlmorel
Get in line FRiend. There are about 10 of us here on FR waiting for that day. Rumor is the family will have her cremated so we cannot fulfill out destiny.
17 posted on 02/14/2008 7:55:15 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: Mr. Brightside
NBC should call all 6 people that saw it and apologize.
18 posted on 02/14/2008 7:55:19 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword: folding)
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To: Mr. Brightside

I think that might actually be the correct technical term for Jane’s class of woman.


19 posted on 02/14/2008 7:56:15 PM PST by RichInOC (Jane Fonda likes it long and hard. Just ask the Vietnamese Army.)
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To: rlmorel

I’m surprised that Eve didn’t say, “I know you are, but what am I?”


20 posted on 02/14/2008 7:56:20 PM PST by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: Mr. Brightside
And who wouldn’t want to start their day explaining to their 6 year old what that word meant?

No, really, we’re sorry, get over it already.

How much does that guy working the ten second delay get paid? I think I want his job, of course only about half the show would make it out over the air...

21 posted on 02/14/2008 7:56:26 PM PST by jpf
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To: Mr. Brightside

Time to complain to the FCC. The libs do it daily. We need to take full advantage of our outrage over this.


22 posted on 02/14/2008 7:56:40 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Apparently, that’s still one of the words from George Carlin’s monologue that can’t be used on TV.


23 posted on 02/14/2008 7:56:49 PM PST by July 4th
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To: Mr. Brightside
"We would do nothing to offend the audience, so please accept that apology."

Huh? Since when?

24 posted on 02/14/2008 7:57:31 PM PST by stevem
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To: SC Swamp Fox
"...NBC should call all 6 people that saw it and apologize..."


25 posted on 02/14/2008 7:57:41 PM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Mr. Brightside


CNUT

26 posted on 02/14/2008 7:57:59 PM PST by jdm (You must have cookies enabled to log-in.)
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To: TigersEye; yorkie
NBC called it "a slip" and said they did not mean to offend audiences.

To have Hanoi Jane on TV is offensive IMHO. Why wasn't she with the Code Pinkies?

27 posted on 02/14/2008 7:58:02 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Out, damned spot......)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Someone tuning in at just the right moment might have gotten the impression that the topic of discussion was the Clinton campaign.


28 posted on 02/14/2008 7:59:43 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Mr. Brightside

oh Geez not her again


29 posted on 02/14/2008 7:59:57 PM PST by RDTF (kill the terrorists, punch the hippies)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Is this the word that sounds especially blunt?
30 posted on 02/14/2008 8:00:32 PM PST by Petronski (Confutatis novus ordum: Nominatis asinus, flammis acribus addictis!)
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To: robomatik

Jane has been a disgrace to her entire family...those before and after her...ever since she came of age.


31 posted on 02/14/2008 8:00:45 PM PST by Mariner
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To: mad_as_he$$

#11 here


32 posted on 02/14/2008 8:00:51 PM PST by RDTF (kill the terrorists, punch the hippies)
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To: Syncro

33 posted on 02/14/2008 8:01:19 PM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Image hosted by Photobucket.com fonda IS what she said...
34 posted on 02/14/2008 8:01:28 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: pandoraou812

Jane Fonda is dead. She was hung by the neck for treason decades ago.


35 posted on 02/14/2008 8:01:38 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
"Then I came to New York to see Eve and it changed my life."

She has got to be the most faddish shallow person in the world. Everything changes her life. The anti-war movement. Exercise. The V monologs. She's like a goose. She wakes up in a new world every day.

36 posted on 02/14/2008 8:01:52 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Sure, they'd love to kill me, as long as they can do it without admitting I exist)
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To: jdm

Yeah, that cnut is nucking futs.


37 posted on 02/14/2008 8:02:04 PM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Richard Kimball
She has got to be the most faddish shallow person in the world. Everything changes her life. The anti-war movement. Exercise. The V monologs.

Plus she became a "Christian." Remember that one?

38 posted on 02/14/2008 8:04:07 PM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: mad_as_he$$
"We would do nothing to offend the audience, so please accept that apology."

Nothing, that is, except devote an entire discussion, in public, to the profane subject of this supposed artistic theatrical expression.

yitbos

39 posted on 02/14/2008 8:05:03 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds. - Ayn Rand")
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To: TigersEye

No she is not, but she sure should have been.


40 posted on 02/14/2008 8:06:28 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Out, damned spot......)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Telling how a word like that would come so easily to her mind, and off her lips.


41 posted on 02/14/2008 8:07:08 PM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: Mr. Brightside; aculeus; Billthedrill; Larry Lucido; martin_fierro; Constitution Day; MozarkDawg; ..
Any resemblance between this Robert Conquest limerick and the topic at hand is purely coincidental.
One morning old Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Was wanting a trip in a punt;
But the puntmen had struck,
So he shouted ‘Good luck!
—Your wage is a social affront!’

42 posted on 02/14/2008 8:07:51 PM PST by dighton
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To: Mr. Brightside

First, this is definitely the pot calling the kettle black.

Second, the only headline I want to see about this is: “FCC smacks NBC with Whopping Fine for broadcasting CF-Word”.


43 posted on 02/14/2008 8:09:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: July 4th
Apparently, that’s still one of the words from George Carlin’s monologue that can’t be used on TV.

If you like Carlin, rent "Carlin at Carnegie".

The list of the original Dirty Seven has been expanded. He reads it at the end of the show and it goes on for 5-10 minutes. You'll laugh your @$$ off.

44 posted on 02/14/2008 8:12:41 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Bureaucracy is a parasite that preys on Free Thought and suffocates Free Spirit.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
First - NBC needs to apologize for having her on at all.

Second - NBC needs to apologize for having the other hags on.

45 posted on 02/14/2008 8:17:32 PM PST by Enterprise ((Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!))
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To: Mr. Brightside

It has been my humble opinion for a long time, only reinforced by what I heard on Michael Savage this evening, that many of these sick, twisted commie libs have such filthy mouths that they can’t control themselves......and since they are members of the elite, they feel they shouldn’t have to.

And to carry the thought a step farther; I think the reason the leftist commie libs had such a huge orgasm over the Anita Hill v. Clarence Thomas broohaha was because it gave them a seemingly carte-blanche to talk dirty on TV, with references to pubic hairs on Coke cans and Long Dong Silver, etc., etc. ad nauseum!

Whattabunchaperverts!!!


46 posted on 02/14/2008 8:17:55 PM PST by Tucker39 (Just because I'm paranoid is no sign they're not really out to get me!)
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To: Mr. Brightside

“I would think that if you understood what Communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees, that we would someday become communists.” —Jane “Hanoi” Fonda, Michigan State University, 1970


47 posted on 02/14/2008 8:18:28 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Mr. Brightside

They offend the audience daily with the drivel they broadcast.


48 posted on 02/14/2008 8:20:55 PM PST by informavoracious
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To: Chode
fonda IS what she said...

A Vasser graduate.
49 posted on 02/14/2008 8:22:52 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul politicians. The Ship of State needs a good scrubbing!)
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To: hosepipe
“I would think that if you understood what Communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees, that we would someday become communists.” —Jane “Hanoi” Fonda, Michigan State University, 1970

That's what I thought the "c" word they were talking about all day was...Communist.
50 posted on 02/14/2008 8:23:11 PM PST by JayNorth
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