"The woman has no class. You already knew that."What did Jane do, you ask. I mean, for someone of Malkin's level of class-ness to call her out, it must have been pretty awful. Well it's really a question of what NBC did not do that has Malkin in a tizzy. Fonda appeared on The Today Show with playwright Eve Ensler to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the play Vagina Monologues. Now I'm no t.v. producer, but I would think (a) someone on the show would know what was play was about, and (b) someone would be near the bleeper button just in case a word not appropriate for morning television might come up in conversation.
Do these people do any research at all?
Here's what Fonda said: "I hadn't seen the play. I live in Georgia OK. I was asked to do a monologue called 'Cunt,' and I said, 'I don't think so, I've got enough problems."
A perfectly acceptable use of the word, if you ask me. But the Repugs are in a lather over the corruption of our youth. Which makes me think of the line from Apocalypse Now with the colonel ranting along the lines of "We can drop bombs on children but we can't write "fuck" on the side of the plane?!"
You can see it for yourself here, as well as Meredith Viera's post-cunt apology. And then read — or better yet see the play, if you haven't done so already. It is awesome.