Should interviewing the enemy during a war be controversial?

Should interviewing the enemy during a war be controversial?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why should it be?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It hurts people's feelings

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jane Fonda was based for this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, she was/is a communist c**t.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        still is

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It hurts people's feelings

        She wasn't interviewing them, she was being a propaganda piece

        The North was in the right but she was pretty fricked up for going over there in a time of war and demoralizing her countrymen

        No shit it sucks. All war sucks. Vietnam in particular.

        But if you have countrymen being killed far from home, it's in immensely bad taste to go to the other country and put on a helmet and sit on a AA cannon like a kid being allowed to sit in the cop cruiser on a field trip to the pigpen

        It's actually super pathetic when you think about it.
        Boomers hated "Hanoi Jane" because they had the hots for her and saw the interview as a betrayal (confirmed by the veterans interviewed on Ken Burns' Vietnam War documentary).
        It's basically the Boomer equivalent of K-pop stans throwing a shitfit when it's revealed their favorite idol has a boyfriend

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What is the likelihood she had sex with those NVA soldiers while boomer GIs were dying?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    She wasn't interviewing them, she was being a propaganda piece

    The North was in the right but she was pretty fricked up for going over there in a time of war and demoralizing her countrymen

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If they could know that at the time, doesn't it mean the war kind of sucks?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No shit it sucks. All war sucks. Vietnam in particular.

        But if you have countrymen being killed far from home, it's in immensely bad taste to go to the other country and put on a helmet and sit on a AA cannon like a kid being allowed to sit in the cop cruiser on a field trip to the pigpen

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          how else were they supposed to oppose the war? Good faith democratic tactics were out the window because "dude we're at war"

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You can oppose the war without being a tourist and recording voice clips calling your countrymen cowards and baby killers for the enemy

            There are literally thousands of ways of doing it in a tasteful way, she chose not to do so and was rightly condemned for it. I don't even disagree with her, she's just an idiot for not being able to read the room.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            With such a wide range of society opposed to the war, and so many polite ways of opposing it, I can think of no explanation for how it lasted as long as it did, nor indeed for how it started. A mystery!

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >calling your countrymen cowards and baby killers for the enemy
            they were though

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      K but having Walter Cronkite lie to the country for years about how well the war was going was honest reporting though

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Propaganda is supposed to be used that way. The problem arises when your actual casus belli and entire war effort are based on half-truths, and/or when you lose the war.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Declared or undeclared?
    Is the interviewer from a participant country or not? If undeclared, and from a non-participant country, I think it's so uncontroversial that any attempt to create controversy could only be propaganda.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >war

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    imagine being mad at jane fonda and not the morons executing that special military operation.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jane Fonda was hot.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am, as a Jain, fond of her.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        booooooooo

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mutts were literally indiscriminately carpet bombing Vietnam and blowing up dams and farms at the time during linebacker 1 and 2 (both failed operations in which the muttistani chairforce lost hundreds of aircraft to an enemy that had no aerial presence), trying to justify some singer war journalist going over to the enemy's side with a peace message while the country was doing the above is a moot point.
    >but muh our GI's were risking their lives
    they signed up to go fight in an unjustified war against a country on the other side of the planet, just to force them to adopt a different government and different politics. they had zero business being there, nor any beef with any Vietnamese. each dead GI had it coming, draftees included

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