A year and a half ago, the mainstream media heralded the arrival of a brand new talk radio station. Greenstone Media was supposed to be a new sensation! Talk Radio for women! Because as we all know, the only thing that is on talk radio currently is chauvinistic, racist, bigoted (insert ignorant left-wing talk radio stereotype here) male hosts who talk about things that don’t matter to women!
Jane Fonda, one of the “famous” loons behind this snoozefest, informed the world at the onset that, “[Talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh] make me feel worried about the future for my grandchildren. This is not — these are not voices that I want to invite into my brain. I feel like their toxic to myself, to my soul and other people’s soul. Life shouldn’t be like that. We — women want thought provoking, friendly, trustworthy, funny, they want to laugh, informative talk radio.”
This is one of my major concerns throughout the day: the toxicity of my soul. That’s why I always sleep facing west and am sure to keep my pyramid helmet and healing crystals close at hand, just in case some particularly harsh vibes should resonate my way. Please.
Gloria Steinem chimed in while being interviewed fittingly on the Colbert Report, given that this whole thing was a joke, “There is no such thing as Rush Limbaugh for the ladies, you know. Conflict is good, but it’s not the entire world divided into two. You know, I mean there might be ten sides to an issue or 24 sides to an issue…”
By all means, why should there be a right or wrong? I suppose that mentality makes sense coming from the likes of Jane Fonda, who openly supported the communist North Vietnamese in the Vietnam War. Of course, back then she seemed pretty clear on our American soldiers being war criminals.
In any event, you may (not) be surprised to find out that the venture failed. Renting out studio space from Air America, another colossal failure, the fledging Greenstone Media was never able to “penetrate the big markets”, or in other words it plain sucked and no one wanted to listen to it or pay to advertise on it.
Come to think of it, I’m surprised that the bottom of this thing fell out so quickly, as Jane Fonda does have a bit of previous Radio experience.
Jane makes her broadcast debut on North Vietnamese radio; no hilarity ensued.
Back in 1972, Jane made a trip to Hanoi, North Vietnam to show solidarity with her communist brothers and denounce the United States. Here is an excerpt from her speech there, a broadcast intended to be heard both by the North and the South:
I cherish the memory of the blushing militia girls on the roof of their factory, encouraging one of their sisters as she sang a song praising the blue sky of Vietnam- these women, who are so gentle and poetic, whose voices are so beautiful, but who, when American planes are bombing their city, become such good fighters.
I cherish the way a farmer evacuated from Hanoi, without hesitation, offered me, an American, their best individual bomb shelter while US bombs fell near by. The daughter and I, in fact, shared the shelter wrapped in each others arms, cheek against cheek. It was on the road back from Nam Dinh, where I had witnessed the systematic destruction of civilian targets- schools, hospitals, pagodas, the factories, houses, and the dike system.
As I left the United States two weeks ago, Nixon was again telling the American people that he was winding down the war, but in the rubble- strewn streets of Nam Dinh, his words echoed with sinister (words indistinct) of a true killer. And like the young Vietnamese woman I held in my arms clinging to me tightly- and I pressed my cheek against hers- I thought, this is a war against Vietnam perhaps, but the tragedy is America’s.
One thing that I have learned beyond a shadow of a doubt since I’ve been in this country is that Nixon will never be able to break the spirit of these people; he’ll never be able to turn Vietnam, north and south, into a neo- colony of the United States by bombing, by invading, by attacking in any way. One has only to go into the countryside and listen to the peasants describe the lives they led before the revolution to understand why every bomb that is dropped only strengthens their determination to resist. I’ve spoken to many peasants who talked about the days when their parents had to sell themselves to landlords as virtually slaves, when there were very few schools and much illiteracy, inadequate medical care, when they were not masters of their own lives.
But now, despite the bombs, despite the crimes being created- being committed against them by Richard Nixon, these people own their own land, build their own schools- the children learning, literacy- illiteracy is being wiped out, there is no more prostitution as there was during the time when this was a French colony. In other words, the people have taken power into their own hands, and they are controlling their own lives.
Anyway, now Jane Fonda has found another group to alienate beyond those brave men who served in Vietnam. The Radio Equalizer is reporting that Fonda, Steinem, and Rosie (yes, Rabid Rosie was in on this thing) have shafted their lower level workers by denying them severance pay in the wake of their failure. Now Jane, that isn’t very compassionate, is it? How are those poor, impressionable youths that you’ve been stringing along supposed to “control their own lives” when you won’t even pay them properly?
It isn’t their fault no one wants to hear her inane, stuck-in-the-sixties hippie squawking.
C’mon, Jame, share the love. Or do you need another trip to a communist gun emplacement to get that groove going again?
Michelle Malkin has picked up on the story.