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November 12, 2003 3:10 PM   Subscribe

Andy Griffith Beats Jessica Lynch Interview for Viewers
Well sure, it was for the Andy Griffith Reunion Show. What was ABC thinking putting Diane Sawyer and Jessica "Selective Amnesia" Lynch up against Andy, Opie and Aunt Bea?
posted by fenriq (23 comments total)
Jessica and other media generated personalities follow Warhol's dictim. Andy. Opie, and Barnie (Aunt Bea died some years back) are timeless.
posted by infowar at 3:25 PM on November 12, 2003

larry flynt told me andy has nicer tits.
posted by quonsar at 3:27 PM on November 12, 2003

Andy Griffith Beats Jessica Lynch...

So it wasn't the Iraqis. I knew they were lying to us.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 3:27 PM on November 12, 2003

The Matlock reunion kicked both of their asses.
posted by PrinceValium at 3:35 PM on November 12, 2003

But I wonder if Andy, Opie and Barnie would be voting Republican if they had the chance.
posted by donfactor at 3:39 PM on November 12, 2003

You know who should have interviewed Jessica Lynch? Jenna Bush!
Maybe throw in that Clinton girl. What was her name?
Now THAT would make for some interesting reality TV.
posted by mischief at 3:59 PM on November 12, 2003

I watched the Andy Griffith thing just to see if bald Ron Howard would do all of his interviews with a cap on. He did and now I owe my roommate five bucks. DAMN YOU RONNIE! BE A MAN AND ACCEPT YOUR BALDNESS!
posted by graventy at 4:24 PM on November 12, 2003

Damn! Aunt Bea's dead? That just added a whole lot of suck to my day.
Jessica Lynch interviewed by Jenna "I Ain't No Scholar" Bush and Chelsea "Like a Virgin" Clinton? Yeah, I'd watch it but maybe, just to be safe, have Paris Hilton wandering around the set in some skimpy $4k overalls and about three pounds of makeup.

And then have them all wrestle in Jello.
posted by fenriq at 4:31 PM on November 12, 2003

I watched the Lynch interview, being the one North Carolinian who doesn't particularly care for the Andy Griffith Show. I really didn't learn anything I didn't already know-except for some information and pictures of some of the soldiers who died the same time Jessica was wounded.
posted by konolia at 4:41 PM on November 12, 2003

And Mayberry's gone wireless, too.
posted by Guy Smiley at 4:57 PM on November 12, 2003

Jessica "Selective Amnesia" Lynch
Selective Amnesia; she just had no knowledge/memory until she gained concsiousness in the hospital, goodwill from Iraqi's in the hospital: doctors, nurses and an abulance driver, then being rescued. She did not bringing up the stories, even she says some that is said is not true. Nor how can she since she has to be told what happened. The news & military are which I think may have been spun so the US Army will make changes, 'Each soldier a rifleman': radical shift in the U.S. Army.
Some Irony, my brother whom was in Iraq feels the same about her that those whom oppose the war feel too, yet she and him were there. Let it go, not like she says she is a hero, just a survivor. Have you met anyone in person whom says she is a hero or deserves the Medal of Honor? Keep going on about her and I will think she is a hero for having so much ill will towards her.

watched the Andy Griffith thing just to see if bald Ron Howard would do all of his interviews with a cap on. He did and now I owe my roommate five bucks.
I never saw him wearing a cap once(flipped it on & off throughout the show). He was being interviewed with Griffith, Knotts & Nabors, never alone on the parts I saw.
posted by thomcatspike at 5:00 PM on November 12, 2003

It's Bee, by the way, not Bea.
posted by AstroGuy at 5:11 PM on November 12, 2003

Hello Cobain, come on in
Floyd observes my hairy chin
Sit down chair don't be afraid
Steaming hot towel on my face
Barney ties me to the chair
I can't see, i'm really scared
Floyd breathes hard, i hear a zip
Pee-Pee pressed against my lips
I sense others in the room
Opie, Aunt Bea i presume
They take turns and cut me up
I die smothered in Aunt Bea's muff
posted by Satapher at 5:47 PM on November 12, 2003

Fenriq, that "selective amnesia" comment was in poor taste. I've seen no indication that Jessica has been less than honest about what she remembers and she is not responsible for the propaganda/hoopla that has formed around her experiences.
posted by orange swan at 5:51 PM on November 12, 2003

Mister Roper or Mister Furley?

(didn't Aunt Bee absolutely hate the rest of the lot in real-life...?)
posted by dorian at 6:03 PM on November 12, 2003

Can you blame her?
posted by orange swan at 6:15 PM on November 12, 2003

I'm with orange swan.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 8:12 PM on November 12, 2003

Head trauma can cause memory loss, you know.
posted by delmoi at 11:58 PM on November 12, 2003

Could it be that a lot of Americans thought the Lynch story was heroic and inspiring. These people are now blaming Lynch herself for feeling a bit let down now the truth is coming out?
posted by salmacis at 3:08 AM on November 13, 2003

I don't think people blame her; I think people don't think she has anything more to say than "I was knocked unconscious and I woke up in the hospital."
posted by mischief at 4:02 AM on November 13, 2003

You're right, it was a fairly cheap shot, the selective amnesia is actually on the part of the government and the book marketing team omitting and then "remembering" details just in time to pump up interest in the story again.

Maybe I should have gone with Jessica "I'm a soldier too and tired of being used like a cheap piece of meat by the government for their extended propoganda efforts to force feed an illegal oil war on the American people by parading me around like a prize stud" Lynch, but I thought that was a bit wordy.
posted by fenriq at 10:02 AM on November 13, 2003

I see your dilemma, fenriq:-)

Oh, and since I see an ambiguity with the positioning of my last comment, my "Can you blame her?" comment referred to Aunt Bee.
posted by orange swan at 10:32 AM on November 13, 2003

I didn't watch either. Instead I played a dvd of the Spider-Man movie. Kirsten Dunst beats out both Aunt B and J Lynch, just like rock, paper & scissors all get beat out by dynamite. I'm so Iraq'd out I tend to replay my dvds and videotapes now at the drop of a hat. Is the news media too conservative or too liberal? Who cares? Wake me when the war's really over; as opposed to when the national governor claims it's over.
posted by ZachsMind at 12:59 PM on November 13, 2003

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