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    Default “Vietnam Communist Party is glorious. The light is guiding us to victory.”

    The popular CBS reality show "The Amazing Race” is under fire for featuring an episode set in Hanoi, Vietnam, where contestants go to a B-52 Memorial, which is the wreckage of an American bomber plane shot down during the Vietnam War, to find the next clue in their televised round-the-world journey.

    In the episode, the twisted metal of the downed plane is treated as any other prop, with a bright ‘Amazing Race’ ‘Double-U-Turn’ signed planted in front of it, signifying to contestants the next phase of their scavenger hunt.

    The show also had contestants learn a song that was performed for them by children in front of a portrait of North Vietnam communist leader Ho Chi Minh, with subtitled lyrics that included “Vietnam Communist Party is glorious. The light is guiding us to victory.”

    “It’s like One Direction,” one contestant said of the performance, referring to the popular boy band.

    “How did it not cross the producers’ minds that this might offend the men who fought in Vietnam and the families of those who died there?” Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld said on his late night show “Red Eye.”

    Fox News contributor Bob Beckel agreed later on the news program “The Five.”

    “I’m so outraged by this I can’t believe it. CBS is idiotic; they’re stupid,” Beckel said. “To have people go to a memorial where Americans died, then you ought to get off the network.”

    The two weren’t alone in their opinions.

    “So, did anyone but me find the ‘Amazing Race’ going to Hanoi and extolling the greatness of Hanoi offensive?” a viewer remarked online. “Especially the part where the contestants had a ‘clue’ box at a Hanoi monument of a downed B-52? And none of them even slowed down to look at it or reflect on what it meant?”

    “This will ensure that I will continue to miss the 'Amazing Race,'" wrote one on an online message board, while another on the same board added: “I don’t know how many Vietnam vets are on here, but there should be a campaign to have CBS apologize publicly.”

    An email for comment from a rep for ‘The Amazing Race" was not immediately returned.

    Almost 60,000 Americans lost their lives in the Vietnam War.



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    People still watch Amazing Race?
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    This is the kind of stuff that reminds me of Jane Fonda, it's a wonder no one has put a bullet between her eyes yet.
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    One of the contestant compared the Vietnamese Communist party to One Direction?

    Seems like a major insult to me, Freedom = 1, Commies = 0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Punch View Post
    This is the kind of stuff that reminds me of Jane Fonda, it's a wonder no one has put a bullet between her eyes yet.
    She moved to Venezuela didn't she? She might have shot that B-52 down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    She moved to Venezuela didn't she? She might have shot that B-52 down?
    Posing for pictures with guns used to kill Americans......if I ever see her in public I will be letting her know just exactly how I feel and very loudly at that.
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    I have always felt she should have been tried for treason. I try not to support anything she is in, though I will admit I did watch a few episodes of Newsroom last year.

    Still pisses me off every time I see her. The fact she did it doesn't bother me as much as she still thinks she did nothing wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I have always felt she should have been tried for treason. I try not to support anything she is in, though I will admit I did watch a few episodes of Newsroom last year.

    Still pisses me off every time I see her. The fact she did it doesn't bother me as much as she still thinks she did nothing wrong.

    Exactly, she is flippant about it like "Oh, it was just a phase". Umm, no....it was anti-American. Beeyotch.
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    It's hard to believe she was once something you could look at:

    Looks a little too young looking in that pic.



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    Now people want to see her like this:

    Michael Caine on Jaws: The Revenge:

    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

    Samuel Johnson 1775 : “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

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