In the latest edition of its Note to Self series, Monday’s CBS This Morning featured left-wing actress Jane Fonda reciting a letter to herself in which she praised her own activism against the Vietnam war: “Your biggest strength will be that you won't shutdown and become cynical. You'll become an activist.”
File footage ran of Fonda’s infamous posing on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American planes, as audio played of her defending the action at the time: “I didn't go to North Vietnam to talk over – over the Radio Hanoi. I went there to see with my own eyes if it was true the civilian targets were being bombed.”
The context of the footage was never explained to viewers.
In present day, Fonda concluded: “You will discover that doing this will give your life a meaning you don't think is possible right now....It will be the rent you pay for life.”
The CBS series has featured various liberal celebrities reading notes to themselves on air, including Jimmy Carter, left-wing comedian Russell Brand, longtime Democratic Congressman John Dingell, Oprah Winfrey, and disgraced former Democratic New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey.
No conservative or Republican figures have been featured in the promotional segments.