Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura recently won his court case against the estate of Chris Kyle after the jury found that Kyle had fabricated a story in his book that said he had attacked Ventura in a bar. Following the court case, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin lashed out against Ventura.
In his book "American Sniper," Chris Kyle had alleged that he overheard Jesse Ventura making disparaging remarks about the U.S. Navy SEALS, and he knocked Ventura out at a bar. Ventura, himself a former SEAL, went to court and after nearly 2 years, was awarded the sum of $1.8 million after the jury ruled in his favor. Kyle was killed on February 2, 2013 by a fellow SEAL at a gun range. While Ventura went to court and won against the estate of Kyle, many in the media spun the story as Ventura going after a widow of a fallen solider. Despite the evidence proving the contrary, Sarah Palin took to her new internet channel to give her two cents on the story.
“Hey tough guy, Jesse Ventura, your feelings were hurt because you perceived your reputation was besmirched by words in a book?...So you turn around and sue, expecting $2 million from a military widow and her fatherless children? Yeah, like that is going to help your reputation, jackass.”
Many pundits and politicians often let what Sarah Palin say slide, not even attempting to put her in her place. Enter Jesse Ventura and his new podcast, "We the People with Jesse Ventura." Never one to hold back, the former governor of Minnesota let his opinions be known about Sarah Palin.
"Well you know what I've got to say to Sarah "the quitter" Palin? At least I finished my term, Sarah, and didn't lie to the people. You lied to the people. You told the people of Alaska that you wanted to be their governor. Then all of a sudden fame and fortune came your way, and being governor wasn't that important was it, to the money. So you dropped out early. You quit your job as governor. You didn't fulfill your obligation and promise to the very people who elected you. You chose fame and fortune, Sarah. I have no respect for you because you made a choice. You took the money over your obligation. So who are you to criticize me?"
The court case between Jesse Ventura and the estate of Chris Kyle has been spun to favor the person who the jury decided was in the wrong. For Sarah Palin and other talking heads to smear the name of Jesse Ventura all because he wanted to restore his reputation with the truth, just shows how far journalism has fallen in the media.