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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Robert Wagner - Larry King live 2002 Part 3/5

Larry King, Robert Wagner 2002 interview. Someone finally posted this interview at YouTube that I wrote a little about in "Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour" -- this 3rd part is about when Larry asked Wagner about Natalie's death. Wagner's response was evasive as always. The book they talk about is Suzanne Finstad's "Natasha" -- Wagner say the police said Finstad fabricated throughout her book. Hardly. Suzanne established the ONLY FACTUAL timeline ever composed of the actual events of that night, something the police FAILED to do. Wagner stutters his way through, as usual, when asked about Natalie Wood's death. The other 4 parts are available at YouTube. In part 4 a caller named Natalie asks about Natalie, but all she got back was the old "I took her out at 18, and watched her evolve." Each part has something interesting that shows this actor's true character.

15 comments:

  1. This is an example of how Wagner falls all over himself when he is asked about Natalie's death. He uses this as an opportunity to attempt to discredit Finstad's book. Why?
    The police? Did he mean Duanne- in his pocket- Rasure? The same Rasure who told the story of the reason for the cruise, to celebrate that Natalie had learned to swim. Why didn't Wagner ever tell that story. and Wagner's fans question Dennis' credibility? LMAO

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  2. Whoever sees this interview as a "swell" Wagner telling his "swell" stories is as much an idiot as Larry is with his questions.

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  3. The real Robert Wagner is shown in the last 10 seconds of this clip.

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  4. This interview shows exactly why it is imperative that the press remain detached from the subjects they interview. Larry shows his lack of journalistic integrity as he navigates the interview for Wagner and they chuckle over shared friends. This is why the truth about celebrities never comes out. The press gets too chummy and starry-eyed over their friendships with the "celebrities" and then don't feel free to really do their jobs. It's the bastardizing of true journalism and I don't see it changing in the near future. This is off topic, but I hate seeing Wagner amongst Natalie's tribute videos on this blog. It disturbs me.

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  5. Anonymous 11:05.
    You couldn't have said it any better: "the bastardizing of true journalism" is clearly an issue.
    All "categories" have failed at their jobs and obligations for Natalie. The press. The media. The police. The medical Examiner's office. Her associates. Her co-stars. Her friends. Her family (save Lana). The media. And sadly, some of her so-called fans who can't see past their admiration for Wagner. One would think Natalie fans should want her death explained beyond Wagner's "well our friend Paul told me to never listen to anything about how my wife might've died, it's all conjecture, I'm lucky to have many wonderful ladies in my life." That's Wagner's spiel in a nutshell, over and over.

    How did Natalie die? The truth is in GNGS. I said it in GNGS and I'll say it again. I've often felt like the only hope Natalie would ever have for any morsel of justice. I've done something that wasn't even my job to do, but I also felt compelled to do it. My life would've been much easier without it, and those accusing me of being in this for profit are the biggest fools on earth. They know absolutely nothing. They have no clue what I've sacrificed, but I don't care about that. I don't have one regret. Lame, ignorant insults against me and Dennis are just another way for them to defend Wagner and nothing more.

    I hate seeing Wagner videos at this blog, too. But without a thorough scrutiny of the man we are left empty-handed to win justice for Natalie. I dissect every word he says, including what he wrote in his book when he claimed he is responsible for Natalie's death. Those are his words. "I am responsible for Natalie's death." It was a twisted way to confess because he qualifies the statement with "I wasn't there when she needed me" but nonetheless, it's a confession, especially clear for those of us brave enough to accept the truth. And that's what it's really about...not about believing or not believing the truth, it's about whether or not we ACCEPT the truth and care enough to do something about it. It's more comfortable for most to not accept the facts, and that's where the case continued to fall through the cracks.

    For me, I find acute discomfort in the way this woman lost her life only to be written off by virtually everyone who should be doing something about it. It's heart-wrenching, it's mind-boggling. We all know Natalie deserves better. We know it in our hearts, in our minds, and in our souls--even those excusing her death for "the sake of comfort."

    I appreciate all the support at this blog more than I will ever be able to express. As I've also mentioned before, I have no words to describe how it felt being in this virtually alone for so many years. I know all of you work hard for this travesty of justice, too, and once again, I thank you. It's so comforting to have company...to have learned that so many of you feel the same way, to know how much you care, too.

    I am still confident we'll get there.

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  6. Marti, we know it's not your fault that others dropped and continue to drop the ball. We're with you but, technically, you really are in this alone. You are the one who shed the light on the facts of this case, justifiably, and it is you and Dennis who must bear that cross and the added responsibilities that come with it. We're behind you all the way, frustration included, but if you ever doubt for a moment the tremendous leaps and bounds you've made for Natalie, only then hang your head in shame. I have more regard for you than words could ever express. Not many would have mustered the courage this takes.

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  7. Robert Wagner is a sack of shit. He killed her! He can't even keep his lies straight. How does this hack even get a spot on Larry King? I really hope you and Dennis could. The truth needs to be out out in the mainstream media.

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  8. That's the point of my previous post. The "hack" gets a spot because he and Larry are friends. Now it's no longer a journalist interview, just Larry King doing PR for "RJ". Can you imagine Mike Wallace of 60 minutes getting that interview? Even if Wagner was his long lost brother, he would have nailed him to the wall.

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  9. "he would have nailed him to the wall" I would love to see SOMEONE nail him to the wall but Wagner would NEVER put himself in that position.

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  10. This interview is so typical of Wagner. I've seen it before, and I have the same reaction every time--disgust and anger. Wagner ALWAYS manages to divert the conversation away from Natalie and her death. "How does Jill deal with the fact that you loved Natalie so much?" He fabricates another tale in response to that question, not only to obfuscate the truth but to garner sympathy. "Ohhhhhh, Jill and Natalie were lifelong friends! How touching!" NO, they were not friends. And he never ends up answering the question directly, which is typical. And he isn't called on it, either. He does this repeatedly, stammering and fabricating all the while.

    Oh, yes, Wagner has been "lucky" to have so many wonderful ladies in his life. Yet somehow he omitted Natalie, someone he married TWICE and had a daughter with, from the dedication of his book. Yet he was sure to include SIX other females who had a "great impact" on his life (his three daughters, mother, sister, and St. John). He has a two-page acknowledgement section at the end of his tripe-filled memoir, yet again, Natalie isn't even in THAT. He manages to mention Tommy Lasorda and other athletic figures, but he doesn't mention his deceased wife in the dedication or acknowledgement?!

    No, he wasn't there for her when she needed help. He was drinking in the galley and preventing Dennis from finding out. And he didn't hear or see anything! They weren't aboard the Queen Mary--it was a 64-feet yacht.
    It wouldn't have been hard to see and save her--but he wanted her there to save his image because she had the ability to damage it. It makes me sick.

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  11. Over 29 years, Wagner's actions and words have consistently screamed "liar." It is sheerly astounding to me that he has gotten away with it all. Like Marti says, it's mind-boggling.

    Wagner has skated by all this time, living a "charmed life," in his own words. Who says such a thing after he lost his "beloved wife" in such a horrible manner and his children lost their mother?

    For now, Wagner continues to live his "charmed life," but St. Peter isn't going to give a small rat's ass about Wagner's frickin' image.

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  12. Yes, Wagner will NEVER put himself into the position of truly being interviewed. It would take a true maverick to go after him at this point. None of the mainstream media (so far) want to attack St. Wagner and then take the heat for it. Remember how the studio system used to protect stars and clean up their messes? It looks like the corporate media has stepped up to fill the void. Stories will always be shut down because one of the bosses is a drinking buddy or shares vacations with the subject of a story. Is anyone old enough to remember Geraldo Rivera's story on Marilyn Monroe being shut down by ABC? Turns out one of the bosses of the network was friends with the Kennedys. Story gone. Geraldo quits. The term "free press" is becoming a joke.

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  13. Sorry, it's been so long that I got my facts mixed up. It was Sylvia Chase who did the Marilyn story. She quit. Geraldo called out the network on being cronies with the Kennedys and lacking journalistic integrity. He either quit or was fired depending on which source you believe.

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  14. Geraldo wimped out on Natalie too. That makes me sick. I think Marti wrote in a long ago post that Geraldo canceled because the story wasn't current. Marti? If so, I'm really disappointed in Geraldo. I was really looking forward to seeing you and Dennis be interviewed by him.

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  15. For the love of God. Let Natalie Wood rest in peace. It was an accident and you only serve to hurt the husband and children Natalie left behind with this rubbish!

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