It looks as though Jesse Ventura is not going to take the allegations of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle that he punched out Ventura – no pun intended - lying down. Not only has Ventura categorically denied ever having been punched by Kyle, Ventura has also demanded an apology and retraction from Fox News which, as I reported over the weekend, broadcast and cheered on Kyle without doing any apparent fact checking of his claim. (H/T Aria)
Ventura discussed the matter at length on The Alex Jones Show (the entire interview is below) and vehemently denied Kyle’s story that he decked Ventura at a bar in response to Ventura's unpatriotic behavior. Frankly, while I’m no fan of Jones, I'm definitely not a 9/11 Truther and I was turned off by the conspiracy theories Jones and Ventura put forth about Kyle, Ventura’s denial is very, very plausible and casts a lot of doubt on Kyle’s version of events. Our own Aria made most of the same points in her comments to my earlier post.
Ventura said, “I want people to understand clearly, (Kyle’s) confessing then to the crime of assault, and it’s an assault on a former governor… I want to clear his name because he’s confessing to assaulting me and it didn’t happen. I can unequivocally tell you that I’ve never been punched in Coronado, California since I’ve been out of (active duty in the Navy) in 1973."
Ventura also said that if Fox had really wanted the truth, it would have checked with the owner of the bar where the assault allegedly happened. If the story were true, there would have been witnesses and it would have come out earlier. Ventura said, “If a former governor within the SEAL community had been knocked down and hit and assaulted, it would have traveled through the SEAL community like wildfire and for this to now say it happened five and a half or six years after it happened – that’s absurd.”
Ventura also acknowledged that while he was always against the war in Iraq, he never held it against any soldiers and would never say, as Kyle claimed – and Fox Nation credulously transcribed – that “You (SEALs) deserve to lose a few guys.”
Alex Jones called it defamation. Ventura didn’t want to specify what remedies he’d seek. He said, “Certainly, I would like a retraction and I’m gonna defend myself, Alex. I’m not going to say over the show what I’m doing right now but you know I’m not taking this lying down. This is extremely serious. It’s heartbreaking… I’m going to do what I need to do to clear this matter up. I won’t rest on just simply talking to you. I will pursue other avenues.” Later he said, “Let me just say this: I won’t threaten.”
Here’s another question: What is the likelihood that an ex-Navy Seal could be “knocked down” at a bar frequented by Navy Seals and not only owned by a Navy Seal, but he was the victim’s instructor, and that happen over 5 years ago and it remain a secret?
Here’s another question: What is the likelihood that an ex-Pro Wrestler could be “knocked down” in public over 5 years ago and it remain a secret?
Here’s another question: What is the likelihood that a well known ex-actor could be “knocked down” in public over 5 years ago and it remain a secret?
I say that any one of these are not too likely.
Now, what’s the likelihood that someone would claim to have knocked down Jesse Ventura, who is all these things, over 5 years ago and it remain secret?
Finally, what’s the likelihood that someone who just happens to be out promoting his new book would tell a story like this?
This last one seems much more likely.
Finally, how likely is it that the media would get the accuser’s story out quickly before they gather the facts?
Oh, well, now that is a slam dunk to have happened because the media is not at all as interested in reporting the truth as they are in ratings, especially when they don’t like someone, and Jesse has ruffled a lot of feathers because he has ideas many in the media just personally don’t like.
It’s the same prejudice that the progressive media has about conservatives. Evidently being in the media AND being objective is a very difficult thing to do.
I’m just asking questions I don’t hear or see anyone else asking, so I’m just saying, what’s up with this?
I don’t see how this is a loss for Kyle honestly. He’s a liar so the Seals definetly do not need him in their ranks. He might as well get a shill job somewhere.
Putting aside that they didn’t play the account from “someone on the line”, let’s play a game…
The account begins at 22:05 on the tape- let’s compare his O&A version of events to his Fox News/Radio version of events.
Yep… Kyle’s a liar.
love to see him take on all the fox cherks in the ring.
The Fox “News” frauds’ are between a rock and a hard place. If Kyle did lie about decking Ventura, Fox “News” will be forced to retracted it. If they don’t, Ventura may sue them.
Nixon-trainee Roger Ailes knows we will use this against his network, so he’s probably planning damage control. He will probably tell viewers that Kyle deceived them, placing the blame on the Navy SEAL, or force Kyle to retract his tale in front of viewers.
Like we said earlier, 2012 will be a bad year for News Corporation, Fox “News” Channel and their hosts. This scandal is just the beginning.
NOTE TO VENTURA
Remember, this is the same company that got in trouble for phone hacking in the U.K. You may want to remind their viewers of that.
Jess Ventura for demanding an apology from the Fux gNOpig Propaganda Network?
Chris Kyle for making up sht to defend ’murka?
Which clown will be fired? Billdo? Brains Kilmeadealready? Boiles?
No. None of the above.
This is prime example, as if we were lacking any, Fux crap wrapped in the ’mukan flag and their appeal to jingoistic MORANS.