9/11 truther Jesse Ventura wins lawsuit vs. fallen SEAL Chris Kyle

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Former professional wrestler and current 9/11 truther Jesse Ventura has won a lawsuit vs. the widow of slain U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. A jury ruled Kyle’s book had defamed Ventura (even though the book doesn’t mention Ventura by name) and awarded him $1.8 million dollars. It’s a stunning and shameful outcome, and Glenn responded to the news on radio Wednesday morning.

TheBlaze reported via The Associated Press that “the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man whom he later identified as Ventura after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs ‘deserve to lose a few.'”

On radio, the guys were all very surprised by the outcome, as Ventura had to prove that Kyle, now deceased, intentionally lied and did so with malice – a high legal bar, especially for public figures.

“You could look at Jesse – he’s claiming defamation of his character,” Glenn said. “He has no character left.”

Glenn did, however, say that if you assume the outcome is right and Ventura was defamed by the deceased Chris Kyle, he should now return any of the money awarded to Kyle’s widow and children.

“It wasn’t about the money. It was about the truth,” Glenn said. “Let’s say he as a right to be angry here, and he wants to exact justice to make sure the record is straight, you are now going after a widow. You are going after his children. You are taking $1.8 million from a family who doesn’t have $1.8 million.”

“What happens to Jesse Ventura? Does this make him whole? Does this help his credibility? Does it make him a better character in anybody’s mind? Seriously, in anybody’s mind, does it make him a better man? A better man would say justice has been served. I do not need to exact vengeance.”

  • lembrandt

    Jesse Ventura is a pile of puke and has been for years. Can this be over turned via an appeal? I hope so.

    • Jeff Lambeau

      but…but… he was in “PREDATOR”

      • lembrandt

        LOL, Jeff :)

        • zemla

          That was such a good movie, I’d trade aliens 3 and 4 for it any day

          • http://www.anythingbutmainstreammedia.net Tim

            Glen Beck and his Federal handlers are hitting Jesse and Infowars hard lately. Comedy Central just launched a subliminal attack against infowars in one of their cheezy sitcoms.
            They created a fake website named “conspiracy wars” with the head line Michael Jackson living in Richard Bransons space mansion” with the exact same site setup as infowars.
            This was on a laptop of a girl at the very beginning of the sitcom and only lasted a second. Not enough to read it with out pausing it. This is called subliminal propaganda and is done by the tyrants to the free press.
            This is not some little coincidence this is a large scale counter intelligence operation attacking this independent news organization.
            The right to a free press is imperative for a free society and anyone who claims to be an American should be outraged by the attacks by the likes of the globalist funded Comedy Central, Mainstream Media and Glen Becks of the world.
            If they were doing their jobs as journalist they would not be attacking other more successful reporters.
            Glen Beck is part of the new century of Operation Mockingbird CIA paid presstitutes.

      • Outoftownlawman

        He got Killed and deskeletonized. Remember>….

      • sixerjones

        9/11 was an inside job!!

    • soybomb315

      Glenn Beck has been known to lift material from Alex Jones and then smear him….Breitbart experienced similar and warned everyone about Beck….Beck is currently being sued by the mysterious Boston Bombing suspect that Beck spent days hyping up as a huge conspiracy….

      I can see why Beck is flipping out about this Kyle/Ventura decision.

      • Anonymous

        Almost anything coming from Alex Jones is pure insanity. Jones has no obvious compulsion to tell the truth. I have people putting him in the expert class, even when he is uninformed and purposefully lies to his listeners.

        • jkdubs2

          Have you even seriously listened to Alex Jones? Ya he’s an energetic guy but he’s legit and his guests are legit. I’ve been following beck and jones for awhile and beck will come out with info that I hears jones talk about months, sometimes years beforehand and beck calls it breaking news. For instance the special beck did on all the people in bush and obama’s administration that were in the MBrotherhood I had personally known about for a year or two beforehand due to jones. Not saying beck steals jones’ info but beck is definatley late to the game. Jones doesn’t even consider it stealing, he says its free information and he is happy that beck has looked at his analysis of it. This chris kyle story shows how beck is not being completely honest with his viewers. Jones doesn’t do this kind of thing and if he does happen to be wrong he apoligizes publicly on his show. I’ve always said that Glen beck opened my eyes but Jones got me out of bed.

          • Anonymous

            Yes I have listened to Jones. He is an embarrassment to America. He is so over the top, and so wrong so much of the time, I find him obnoxious.

          • jkdubs2

            That’s a subjective response. I could say beck is so wrong so much of the time but that does nothing to advance my arguement. You can believe what you like. False statements and name calling only get you so far.

          • Bill

            What has Alex Jones been wrong on be as specific as you can so others can go look it up and learn.

          • sixerjones

            Did you know a third building fell on 9/11?? By the way, read Rule By Secrecy by Jim Marrs and listen to JFK’s last public speech about secret societies..Your a sheeple being driven into a ditch!!!

          • sixerjones

            If Jones was put on a any mainstream channel his ratings would double Oreilly’s.

        • http://www.anythingbutmainstreammedia.net Tim

          Its funny once in a while you come across someone who claims “Almost anything coming from Alex Jones is pure insanity.” and religiously leave out even a single detail to what Alex claimed that they believe is “insane”.
          Its the go to straw man argument and extremely ineffective.
          Or they make up nonsense like “he doesn’t believe we landed on the moon” and ” Reptiles control our government” which is a complete and utter fabrication.
          Glen Beck is controlled opposition.

      • Anonymous

        So 9/11 Truth movement is ok for you Soy but this Saudi kid was clean as a whistle and Glenn Beck was completely wrong about him because the government never hides the truth. Does that about sum up your hypocrisy?

        • soybomb315

          Not really. The reason for the lawsuit is because Beck knew that this person was cleared but continued hyping the story and lying in order to save face.

          9/11 truthers want the truth and more transparency about the biggest attack on US soil in the history of our country.

          As you can see, these are completely different things.

          • Anonymous

            Oh…. so the Feds said he was cleared. Michelle Obama raced down to his hospital room to make him feel better. Sounds concrete to me.

            9/11 however which is probably one of the most investigated disasters in history is still an ok conspiracy.

            You’re a raging hypocrite brother. Stop idolizing people like Ventura and you’ll appear less a fool defending them.

          • soybomb315
          • Anonymous

            You’re still dancing around the point Soy. I did not suggest that 9/11 is a closed issue. My point is and will continue to be your glaringly obvious desire to reject what your government tells you about 9/11 on one hand but absolutely accept what they tell you on another because it proves useful to your argument against Mr. Beck.

          • soybomb315

            You speak as if you have followed me for years….Which is weird because i rarely post here and you have so few posts until today.

            You mischaracterize me because of ignorance. Dont take it personal, it is to be expected when you try to pretend to read my mind based on your bias.

          • soybomb315

            And, RJ, its not that i trust the government’s narrative on the saudi boston bomber suspect….What i point out is that Beck’s own actions indicate that he knew it was off but still wanted to ‘save face’. If Beck believed there was something wrong with the intelligence, he would have said so….Instead, he piped up until the storm passed and never said another word about it – cowardice.

          • RJJinGadsden

            S0Y, I am RJJ, and not rfunk, you paranoid twit. Could you please pop your gourd out of your fourth point of contact and take note that there is quite the difference in our writing styles? I do see that you are still as irritable here as you were at The Blaze, and you continue to not play well with others.

          • Anonymous

            “Which is weird because i rarely post here”…thus proving you a bold face lair, I looked back almost a year of your posts and low and behold every one was on Glenn Beck and no other sites. Obsess about Glenn much?

          • RJJinGadsden

            rfunk, LOL, another member whom S0Y is in email contact with at The Blaze told me this morning that he thinks that you are me. Have fun with him, I did until The Blaze mods finally kicked him off. One would have thought that as many accounts that he lost he would have learned. Bet his days are numbered here too, especially if this site and Blaze share moderators. They already know him all too well.

          • Bill

            Well the guy could be involved in the Boston Bombing I will give you that, but that doesn’t disprove that the government has lied and covered up about 9/11.

            Many things in their final report are either distorted or out right fabrications. Also they didn’t put in many things that would of painted a different picture.

          • Anonymous

            Truthers wont read the truth nor believe it.

      • Anonymous

        Not only that but Beck has turned to loving everybody, including that suspect. Maybe he’ll change his mind about Ventura eventually.

      • Anonymous

        I agree, I listen to both, and I hear Glenn taking lots of material from the ranting one. It’s funny, AJ has had the internet TV thing going for a many years and then Glenn gets the original GBTV and moves to Texas. It’s kind of amusing. It’s also dumb for Glenn to keep telling people to stay away from Infowars — the more he does that, the more people will look. Drudge frequently links to Infowars, much more than he does to the Blaze, which, IMHO, has way way too many pop ups and annoying ad that really slow it down. If you want a laugh, check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bskyyfsqJ8

      • Soybomb315IV

        Cognitive dissonance again. At least you didn’t mention your messiah Ron Paul getting dissed by Beck. Did he take your parking spot or cut you off in traffic? Speaking of smear- your presence here alone is a big red flag of smear. How soon before you report early to fema camp?

      • sixerjones

        Glenn can be good but like Savage until they get 9/11 right there just neocon shills!!!

    • sixerjones

      That pile of puke was governor of a U.S. state and has accomplished more in his lifetime than 99% of adults have in two lifetimes. Hey slappy, did you know a third building fell on 9/11!!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn simply doesn’t like Ventura, but argues none of the facts of the case. This from a guy who knows about losing as an accuser ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beck_v._Eiland-Hall ) and will probably lose as a defendant ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/24/the-glenn-beck-defense-against-boston-marathon-bombings-defamation-suit/ ) in defamation suits. Beck’s legal defense against the innocent man he defamed is that the man defamed himself! What gall to cause an innocent man death threats by continuing to wrongly broadcast that he was a main terrorist in the Boston bombing well after the police and media cleared his name. Be a man, Beck, and admit you were wrong.

    • Anonymous

      Ventura is a dirt-bag. Plain and simple. He is total sleeze.

      • Andrew Martin De Nicolas

        Oh, glad you actually responded to Landree’s actual points about glenn beck’s hypocritical response. You know, instead of posting meaningless conjecture.

        • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

          Oh I am glad how you liberals love to hijack threads for the hell of it and defend an jerk like Jesse Ventura just to score political points with you basement troll club.

        • AJ Tommy Guns

          You want to talk about hypocritical responses? Here you have Ventura who is claiming he would never say anything negative about SEALs and yet he is suing a wife of a SEAL for money she does not have. For what!? Because he wants people to think of him in a certain way!? He is taking away from her and her kids. He is straight up waste!

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, Ventura is suing Kyle’s wife. Can you enlighten us what motivation he would have to sue a wife of a deceased Navy Seal? I wasn’t aware that he would have grounds to sue her.

          • Anonymous

            Defamation of character that led to lower earning potential for Ventura. That is what it is all about.

          • AJ Tommy Guns

            I have no idea what the hell you are even trying to say. You response has nothing to do with what I said. You want to know what motivation he would have? You need to go ask his greedy a$$.

        • soybomb315

          The real hypocrite here is Glenn Beck….

          How do you think Glenn Beck would react to someone lying and writing a book about him saying that Beck ranted and raved about hating conservatives and Tea Party and got punched in the face and started crying (again)….Do you think Beck would file a lawsuit or no?

          • Anonymous

            Look up presidential debates from our countries earliest days and see what different candidates called each other. Blatant defamation, but I don’t recall anyone getting sued over it. That was back when men were men and could take one on the chin and keep walking.

            Today we cater to weaklings like Mr. Ventura who wish to attribute their failings to statements made by another individual in a book.

          • RJJinGadsden

            rfunk, LOL, sounds like you are describing S0Y. To give you some tips, FOO over on The Blaze often called him Cindy or PinkCindy in the shades of Sheehan. And, if you will notice the way I spell S0Y is with a zero in the middle. You may as well use that since he believes that you are me. S0Yturd is another thing that I often called him, just look up Soybomb in the Urban Dictionary. Enjoy.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe. I don’t know him. But courts use evidence, not feelings to decide cases. Plus, Glenn’s not one to talk after how he recklessly defamed the bystander at the Boston bombing.

        • Anonymous

          Juries make mistakes too often.

          • Anonymous

            Sure they do. So, why doesn’t Glenn discuss whether the court made a mistake in Ventura’s case instead of broadcasting how much he dislikes Ventura as a person.

          • Anonymous

            You need to ask Glenn.

          • Anonymous

            I did.

    • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

      Really have you seen Ventura’s I hate America show he does. Oh what is that reality is not your strong suit. In fact he was not even mentioned by name in his book.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe your opinion about Ventura’s reasonalbe. I don’t know him. But courts use evidence, not feelings to decide cases. Plus, Glenn’s not one to talk after how he recklessly defamed the bystander at the Boston bombing.

        • Ferrari fan

          that’s not entirely true. especially in murder cases, the prosecution loves to play to emotions. and being humans, it’s not always possible to separate emotion or “feeling” from fact or evidence.

          • Anonymous

            Ideally, evidence and reasonable doubt should determine legal decisions.

          • Ferrari fan

            yes, ideally, but it’s naivete to believe anything in the legal system is ideal. if it were frivolous lawsuits like this one would not exist.

          • Anonymous

            While human fallibility prevents us from achieving ideal virtues, striving for ideal is the only goal worth having. How do you know Ventura wasn’t damaged by the book?

          • Crassus

            We know he wasn’t damaged physically. He wasn’t damaged financially either since he still has that stupid cable show and plenty of money from his various projects in the past. He must have been damaged emotionally and mentally which means that Jesse Ventura is nothing but a big pu$$y.

          • Anonymous

            Ventura successfully argued the information in the book was incorrect and his speaking opportunities dried up after the book’s publication resulting in opportunity damages.

          • Lynne Holt Miller

            I call BS on that, his “opportunities” dried up after he went on a rant being a 9/11 truther.

          • Anonymous

            Apparently the court didn’t.

          • Lynne Holt Miller

            No Crassus I think it was from when he was dropped on his head. lol

      • soybomb315

        “Really have you seen Ventura’s I hate America show he does. ”

        Do you think anything that goes against the mainstream media qualifies as ‘hate america show’? You must enjoy Fox News

        • ray

          and you do hate America soy….. all liberals do that is a fact, or you wouldn’t be trying to change it so much that it is a laughing stock of foreign countries now.

          • soybomb315

            You are more liberal than i am. And you are in love with neo-america while i am not.

    • Anonymous

      Doesn’t matter Ventura may be right but he is still a scumbag now, as he is taking money from a widow and orphans.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know the man.

    • Michelle

      Instead of worrying about who Glenn likes and dislikes why don’t you inquire about the evidence? I am curious how Ventura proved this was the intent. Also, please learn the difference between “loose” and “lose”. I hate it when people try to shame others and all I see is spelling errors.

      • Anonymous

        I wish Glenn would explain how Ventura proved damage too instead of just attacking Ventura’s character. The best article I read on it said that Ventura claimed he did not and would never speak negatively about SEALS. He also was able to show that Kyle revealed that Ventura was the character in the book and that public speaking opportunities dried up after the book was publicized. Thanks for the head up on the spelling errors.

        • Mike Collins

          As a 9/11 truther……….Ventura has no character left. And its “heads up”. Grammars not great either.

          • Anonymous

            Yea, I don’t get the 911 truther thing either. Regarding grammar, at least you understand my point.

          • soybomb315

            Riiiiight….Cuz the only people with character are the ones who dont question the US government’s story of the events leading up to and during 9/11 and that no critical information was withheld from the american public….Riiiight

          • Anonymous

            That does seem to be the case you are making in regards to the Saudi national Glenn was linking to the Boston Bombings Soy. Goose and Gander

          • Anonymous

            Like I’m trying to show by example of magicians deceiving peoples’ eyes. I guess all these people who believe everything the government tells them also believe all those magic tricks are real.

          • Anonymous

            If you’re going to bash someone for grammar, you should nail it yourself. You said “Grammars not great either.” That is improper grammar. The word ‘grammar’s’ is a contraction joining ‘grammar’ and ‘is’. Instead of making a contraction you left the apostrophe out and made a plural which is incorrect in your comment. When you start nitpicking about stupid minutiae you sure look stupid when you make the same sort of mistake.

          • Anonymous

            The “Truther’s” are simple minded fools. Ventura’s TV show was simply a means of making money off of ignorant people.

          • Anonymous

            Hmmmm Do you also believe all those deceptive tricks that magicians use on people?

    • BlueMN

      For the record, I loathed Ventura’s entire tenure as governor of MN, I couldn’t wait for his term in office to be over and done with, just like Michele Bachmann’s and Norm Coleman’s sullying of our fair state’s reputation. But a jury agreed that he had been defamed and his reputation damaged, and he lost job offers as a result. How else was he to fight that?

      “‘The verdict will tell the world Chris Kyle’s story was a lie,’ [Ventura’s attorney, David Olsen] said.

      “Olsen said Kyle’s claims that Ventura said he hated America, thought the U.S. military was killing innocent civilians in Iraq and that the SEALs ‘deserve to lose a few’ had made him a pariah in the community that mattered most to him – the brotherhood of current and former SEALs.

      “‘One-point-five million people have bought the book,’ he said. ‘Millions more heard Fox TV trash Jesse Ventura because of it. And the story went viral on the Internet and will be there forever.'”
      http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jesse-ventura-wins-1-8m-in-american-sniper-defamation-case/

      • Anonymous

        OJ simpson walked free. Kasey Anthoney walked free. Pedophiles and rapists get let off with a wrist slap a lot. Black inner city voters still think President Obama is amazing. A group of supreme court judges decided our “rights” for us every year. So…..do I care about what a jury decided? Nope. Zero

    • Crassus

      Typical Landree post. Change the subject completely. Dirtbag.

      • Anonymous

        Another example of a frustrated Beck-bot unable to express himself without playground name-calling.

        • ray

          taking a few tricks from liberals, whom are not all dirt bags just but its pretty close …..btw Beck bot was meant as an insult so therefore you just used a little of the playground name calling you were trying to call crassus out on….. a bit hypocritical isn’t it?

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know. Would a Beck-bot be offended by being called one?

    • Lynne Holt Miller

      If you dislike him so much, why are you always here? Just move on.

      • Anonymous

        Now where’s that First Amendment spirit?

    • Anonymous

      I do remember some of the words Beck used to rile his supporters. They sounded awfully familiar just as he’s using here against Ventura. Careful Glenn, I’d hate to see Ventura go after you too.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see the evidence.

    • Timothy Wenners

      Now now… That would be a reasonable thing to say.

      Unlike Glenn, who talks about bankrupting widows… which is not true.

      I’m telling ya.. in all matters of military the right doesn’t think rationally… its all appeals to emotion.

      Just like the left in terms of welfare and poverty… All appeals to emotion..

      • soybomb315

        bingo

        • Anonymous

          Soy in spite of your sometimes good posts, you ruin it all being a complete tool the rest of the time. If you see nothing sleazy about Mr. Ventura’s actions then you sir lack any integer of character.

          The man that committed the “defamation” is dead. Anyone with a pinch of character would have let the suit die with the accused. Secondly there is no solid ground to call it defamation. What if Mr. Kyle was being 100% truthful? Is it now illegal to share the truth in America if someone doesn’t like it? Freddie Prince Junior just attacked Kiefer Sutherland. I bet you won’t find him suing Mr. Prince. Lastly see the post above your comment.

          I’ll finish by letting you know as a Libertarian / conservative individual I find myself embarrassed by people like you. There is only 1 reason and 1 reason alone that you are so fervently devoted to Mr. Ventura’s defense and that is the sole fact that he is a 9/11 truther. period.

          • soybomb315

            Why are you taking issue with my post saying “bingo” when it is Timmothy Wenners who thought up and articulated the comment???? Feel free to respond to Timmothy Wenners directly and explain why you disagree with his comment.

            You arent one of those people who follow others around and make posts just to argue, are you?

          • Anonymous

            I have probably responded to forum posts 10 times since I’ve started following GBTV Soy. But I read stories and their comments every day. I responded to your “bingo” because tonight I could hold back no longer. I have read your trollish statements for literally years. You can view this response as a summation of what I wished to say to you after reading your drivel all throughout these comments.

          • Anonymous

            You are entitled to your opinion, whether right or wrong, just as all of us here are.

          • Anonymous

            More than likely that is why I chose to share mine. Thanks for letting me know though.

        • soybomb315

          yeah, i figured it was some kind of emotional drama.

          • Anonymous

            sarcasm eludes you like a snake in the grass.

          • soybomb315

            I knew it was you….Trademark RJ.

            You must be a really lonely person to seek me out like you did today.

          • Anonymous

            I’m sorry for your confusion and I’ll respond to the other comment. There is no emotion in my argument at all. It is merely a matter of my disdain for hypocrites of which you are a glaring example. You cherry pick your data and toss around posts designed to insight angst stir the pot as they say.

            I don’t know what you seem to think you have gleaned from this forum but I am exactly who my name on this forum says I am. I have been a member since GBTV came out and I have viewed your posts as well as fubared, monk, and a host of others since then as well.

            My response to this post out of the blue this evening was simply due to the blind support those who believe in 9/11 conspiracies be they true or false lend to Mr. Ventura. You have decided with no proof that Mr. Kyle is a liar, and Mr. Ventura an honest man all because you worship the ground Mr. Ventura stands on because he is vocally a 9/11 truther.

            I again reiterate that I do have questions myself but I don’t pledge my allegiance to someone blindly because they support a belief I have, so to be clear I’m not attacking him because he is a truther but rather the fact that you defend him merely because of that fact alone.

            You brought up Mr. Beck’s conflict with the Saudi and you still refuse to acknowledge that you have bought hook line and sinker the government’s statement that a Saudi national had nothing to do with the Boston incident while at the same time stating your disbelief of the government’s account of 9/11. You don’t get to pick Soy. Either they are dishonest liars or not.

            Thats pretty much it there. No following you from anywhere. Same name I’ve had since GBTV came out.

            Mr. Kyle is dead. A man would have dismissed the lawsuit with his passing or better yet have sucked it up and ignored the book’s claims. I don’t stand with either man. Just the old fashioned ideals of Integrity and principle neither of which Mr. Ventura has any of in my humble opinion.

          • soybomb315

            Again, its not that i believe the US government’s narrative about the Saudi…..It is that Glenn’s own actions demonstrate that he knew the story was false but kept it up until that weekend in order to save face. If Glenn did not believe the government story, he would have said so and tried to expose it like he usually does….Instead, the weekend passed and he did not speak of it again. I know because i listened to him when he said it and then again after the weekend – many other people did as well and we were all scratching our heads how Beck can be jumping up and down on friday threatening to bring down the entire obama administration, and then on monday not a word….

          • RJJinGadsden

            S0Y, I would not have even known about you being here until DLV asked me on The Blaze. But, if you want to give me credit for rfunk driving you nuts, then go for it.

      • Kimberly Brandal Disu

        Kyle never accepted any royalties from the book so the $1.8 million the widow has to pay now is not coming out of the book sales. So actually it could be possible that this will cause some major financial hardships for his wife and children. Bankrupt them? Who knows. But $1.8 million is a lot of money considering the book only brought in about $3 million since 2012 and Kyle didn’t accept any of it.

        “American Sniper became a major success, hitting No. 1 on the New York Times bestsellers’ list where it remained for seven weeks.
        Kyle took none of the royalties from the book, according to his publisher, William Morrow, and DeFelice. DeFelice said Kyle donated his royalties to the families of two Navy Seals, Marc Lee and Ryan Job, who fought alongside him in a 2006 battle that led to their deaths.”

        Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/03/4596644/sheriff-navy-seal-and-friend-shot.html#storylink=cpy

        • David Digi

          Who’s fault is that? Chris Kyles, shouldn’t have made up the story & his widow wouldn’t be in this situation

  • Dee Dunbar

    Ventura going to get another law suit out of this? he is a predator!

  • Dee Dunbar

    Chris Kyle doesn’t GET to defend himself!

    • zemla

      Most people in court don’t depend themselves, that’s why we have lawyers

  • landofaahs

    Be careful Glenn impounding the character of Jesse. He may sue you too. But I can’t stand Ventura either. I frankly don’t give a crap with all the real problems out there we have to deal with.

    • Ferrari fan

      I believe the word you are searching for is “impugning”, “Glenn is impugning the character of Jesse”.

      • landofaahs

        I’m sorry but not really. I understand and you are correct but I just cannot help myself playing on words with people. I understand impounding is what they do with cars that are towed and that it denotes (connotes) a different meaning. Sorry I cannot help myself. Frankly Jesse and Glenn are just …..opportunists.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Pass this around and I do not give a damn if Jesse Ventura tries to sue me!

    • Cpl DMan

      I like it, but you should work in the line from the movie “I ain’t got time to bleed. I am too busy suing the wives of fallen heroes.”

      • Timothy Wenners

        Do fallen ‘Heroes’ lie and slander others?

        • Brent L

          Not when they are “fallen”! At least I have never heard a dead man talk, have you?

          • Mike Miller

            Yeah but the book and the movie live on. That’s the point. It’s not about Kyle it’s about slander in a book and a movie that will live forever.

    • soybomb315

      Actually, the lawsuit was started long before Kyle’s death.

      What you are doing is just like the liberals and playing the victim card to advance your agenda.

      Ventura repeatedly asked Chris Kyle to retract/revise the account given in the book….But Chris refused…..Now his family reaps what Chris sowed….But it is OK, the book made the family millions of dollars and because of the book there is a hollywood movie coming out….I’m sure Chris Kyle’s wife will be just fine regardless of the lawsuit

      • Anonymous

        If Kyle believed his account of the fight was true, then why would he want to retract the comments? Ventura would be ahead of the game had he said it was true, but misunderstood. Considering both men had no reason to lie.

        • soybomb315

          So then there is no reason to character assasinate Ventura

          • Randy Gacke

            Jesse’s a washed up has been who had very little character to begin with. My guess is he needed the money, thought he had a shot and went for it. I would also bet, therefore, that he keeps it.

          • David Digi

            Chris Kyle is the one who got famous off of Ventura, your argument is totally out in left field

          • Anonymous

            Ventura is a small side note to the book.

          • Anonymous

            We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

            Benjamin Franklin… You think no one knew of Chris Kyle before he wrote his book? A rather petulant life you lead I suspect.

          • jkretz

            no Chief Kyle had gotten famous on his own accord he was well known throughout Tx and by police officers throughout the country throughout the seal community and throughout the military before little Ventura and who wouldn’t want to read a book about a sniper seal and further more jesse wasn’t an actual SEAL he was UDT under water demolition they are totally different

          • Randy Gacke

            Kyle didn’t need Ventura for anything. His fame had to do with his service and had nothing to do with Ventura or he would never have gotten a book deal to begin with. Duh!

          • Anonymous

            If true, it wasn’t a character assassination. Ventura is a public figure.

          • soybomb315

            portraying this lawsuit as ‘going after the widow’ is character assasination.

          • Anonymous

            Ventura was named the “Scruff”, and I wouldn’t have made the connection. It wasn’t until he pitched his anger that I learned it was him. Such an obscure inclusion in the book seems like it would just go away.

          • Billy Smith

            You mean besides the fact that Kyle said it was Ventura on the O’Reilly Factor and a nationally syndicated radio show?

      • Pennie Rodriguez

        Has it ever occurred to you that Chris Kyle was right – correct in his observation? Only a coward would sue a man when he is dead and cannot defend himself.

        • Anonymous

          Man have you been drinking Beck’s coolaid or what. Ventura sued Kyle way before his death. He is NOT suing Kyle’s wife nor his children. Are you blind or just ignorant? It just so happens that Kyle was one of Glenn’s great heroes. Besides, the courts have made their just decision. I’m sure that they were more impartial to the case than you and Beck are.

          • Anonymous

            Suing his estate, is taking the money she has or may have from future earnings. A widow gets the estate. So he is suing her.

          • Outoftownlawman

            Idiot, He is suing the estate which includes his wife and kids…

          • Brent L

            It will be appealed.

            The defense made a mistake in allowing a split decision. If they would have stuck with standard law, it would have been a hung jury.

        • soybomb315

          Pennie Rodriguez soybomb315 • an hour ago
          “Has it ever occurred to you that Chris Kyle was right – correct in his observation? Only a coward would sue a man when he is dead and cannot defend himself.”
          Did you miss the first sentance of my post that this lawsuit was started long before his death?

          • Guest

            Why was the verdict just completed recently after his death?

          • soybomb315

            By ‘recently’, you mean 1.5 years after his death?

          • Reliquary

            See what happened ..and i encourage you to listen to look into this story over and over again so that you get this….. JV named Kyle’s widow in the suite AFTER Kyle’s death. Yes the man is a pathetically vengeful coward. And he was before Kyle died . Kyle should have busted him into pieces and not simply knocked him down. Don;t get me wrong here…this isn’t just directed at soy …our entire system of justice and mercy are out of whack just as Mr Beck has stated… When you see things like this you know it is true.

          • Billy Smith

            Wrong, wrong, wrong. The suit was filed before Chris died. When he died, it moved to his estate. His wife was the executor.

          • Brent L

            But it should have been thrown out as soon as the Defendant was no longer able to testify…cause he was murdered.

          • Billy Smith

            He had already given a 5 hour deposition, admitting that Ventura may not had said that about Bush and that table did not go flying. His own deposition was used against him.

        • Tired of Ignorant people

          I agree. Without Kyle’s testamony, how could this case be won…
          Also, after Kyle died, Ventura named his widow in the lawsuit also. So yes, he did also sue the widow of a decorated hero. Tasteless.

          • David Digi

            Just because he killed 160 people in illegal wars doesn’t mean he’s invincible to the law you idiot , don’t do the crime if you can’t take the punishment, who’s to blame for his wife having to handle it? The idiot who made the story up in the first place.

          • Anonymous

            Congress approved of the war in Iraq. If it was not authorized by congress, and funded through the house of representatives, there would be no money to pay for it. All leading democrats voted to allow the action and spend the money.

          • Brent L

            Stop confusing the Kooks, they can’t handle complete sentences.

          • Meredith Jo Goodwin

            This is sad that YOU sir, David Digi, has NO respect for our fallen soldier. I personally knew Chris, and the fact you are calling him an idiot….wow…he defended OUR COUNTRY, in many situations paid for by USA…how is that illegal? WOW!!! Apparently you are one of those idiots that want everything for nothing….and to be able to do what you want when you want, but show NO RESPECT for the Armed Services.

          • Outoftownlawman

            Well said Meredith

          • Michele Hoyt

            I do not agree with with David Digi said in all respects, but I do agree that Mr Kyle published a story that a court of law felt fit the boundaries of defamation, being a hero does not exempt him from the rules of slander and libel and sadly his widow benefitted from the profits of the book so it falls on her to pay the dues. And before you blast me about no respect for military, my father was a soldier and I am the mother of 3 soldiers, one a fallen hero himself.

          • Tired of Ignorant people

            A touch of misplaced anger??? He was one of many brave soldiers who was prepared to fight for your right to be the crass person you are. He followed orders from those in authority over him… and the book is his story, his truth from his perspective , as he lived it, not yours. I feel sorry for people like you who are so filled with hate that you are left compassionless, with out empathy, and with a clouded vision of issues like this that truth escapes you radar. Try an intellectual rebuttal if you are interested in a serious discussion. Child-like name calling just gets you schooled. I am not sure if I should laugh at your response or just pity you.

          • Michele Hoyt

            I agree name calling is out of order, but as a mother of 3 soldiers, one recently fallen, I know that NONE of them would have wrote a book about their experiences because there is an unspoken code of silence that most soldiers adhere to. All feel/felt that Mr Kyle was out of line for bragging about his service. A court of law found his statement fell within the bounds of defamation definition and as his widow is the one who benefits from the profits of the book, she justifiably is the one who has to pay its dues.

          • Tired of Ignorant people

            Seriously people.
            Do a little research.
            All of the proceeds from the book went to the families of 2 fallen soldiers that he did a tour with. He did not make any money personally from this book.
            Has anyone noticed that his book is not the only one published by a soldier regaling their experiences? There are literally thousands.
            Why are so many people on here making comments without understanding the facts?

          • Billy Smith

            The Kyle’s only gave 2% of the proceeds to fallen veterans. You may want to do a little research. Chris’s wife testified that they couldn’t give more away because of tax laws. They didn’t have the time to set up a non profit. Though they did have time to claim in public that all proceeds went to fallen troops families. She lies as well as Chris did. You were right about one thing though, they did only give to two families, at least at the time of the trial.

          • Johannes727

            The profits from the book go to disabled veterans. But I’m sure you’re too busy bashing a fallen hero to learn about the case. Chris was not a bragger, try listening to some of his interviews. He done more trying to help reintegrate our heroes back into society than our government has done.

          • Psawed

            Oh… David Digi is the progressive in the lot! Reduced to calling people names. What a shame.

          • Brent L

            The story is accurate. I personally am friends with two of the 11 Seals that were present. The fight….actually Chris knocking that POS out happened. They did not say what Chris claims. But that doesn’t mean anything. When you go to a bar, you do hear every conversation. Ventura has been known to make outrageous statements. Kyle on the other hand, gave back to wounded warriors. That is why they didn’t have millions from what the book made…he gave it away.

          • Mike Miller

            I am glad that your friends had their chance to testify? or not but according to a jury it didn’t happen.

          • Billy Smith

            They only gave 2%, look it up.

          • wildman

            david douchebag- dam shame Kyle didn’t punch you in the face you sorry assed loser

          • bob

            hip hip horay, right on

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/chuckburns4usa cburns4vta

          The Facts:
          The family didn’t have to pay for lawyers and the settlement was paid by
          the publishers insurance it cost the family nothing. Glenn who I
          usually agree with needs to amend this article an correct his statement.
          The owner of the bar a former seal backs Ventura’s story. Also Ventura
          while Kyle was alive said if Kyle would just apologize he would drop
          the suit and forget about it, Kyle never took him up on that offer and
          left his own family in compromising situation. Before you insult me
          remember what Glenn says it all about the truth. I understand that Glenn
          has a million stories that are much more important in front of him so I
          understand sometimes things are overlooked and honest mistakes made but
          a correction would be nice.
          I hope anyone who reads this and wants
          to disagree does their homework first, you won’t disagree if you do. I
          will still watch the Blaze and listen to Glenn on the radio we all make
          mistakes in this case it is unfortunate that Kyle didn’t correct his
          before he passed especially when Ventura extended the opportunity to him
          to do the honorable thing. As Paul Harvey would always say: “and that
          is the rest of the story.”

        • bob

          when the suit was filed, the liar was alive! I am so proud of you people that think killing more people than anyone else makes you a hero, lord, that means the Arabs that hit the twin towers must be god like to you.

      • Lynne Holt Miller

        Nobody would have known who he was, if he had kept his big mouth shut, but no he had to be a big blow hard, and flex his muscles. I would have been to ashamed to admit it was me. Chris had enough loyalty to not use his name, he just told a story, so think about that.

        • David Digi

          LOL other way around, no one knew who Chris Kyle was before this hole situation, he wasn’t a mainstream figure by any means, the fabricated story about Jesse made a lot of money for his book, so Jesse gets that money. Simple

          • soybomb315

            ” so Jesse gets that money. Simple”

            Actually, Jesse got something like 25% of the total profit. Of course, the popularity from that book has translated into other things – such as the upcoming hollywood movie….So the Kyle family is still going to make bank over this whole thing.

          • wildman

            and you should get a punch in the face -you fukin inbred idiot- Mr. Kyle is an AMERCAN hero ,maybe just not known in the turd gutter trash circles you frequent

          • Mike Miller

            whoa whoa I guess the name wildman says it all.

        • Anonymous

          Why not tell his story? He has a good story, showing what SEALs did. Soldiers and sailors telling their personal story is as old as mankind having a written language. I have hundreds of personal stories written by men from the Revolution forward.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/chuckburns4usa cburns4vta

          The family didn’t have to pay for lawyers and the settlement was paid by
          the publishers insurance it cost the family nothing. Glenn who I
          usually agree with needs to amend this article an correct his statement.
          The owner of the bar a former seal backs Ventura’s story. Also Ventura
          while Kyle was alive said if Kyle would just apologize he would drop
          the suit and forget about it, Kyle never took him up on that offer and
          left his own family in compromising situation. Before you insult me
          remember what Glenn says it all about the truth. I understand that Glenn
          has a million stories that are much more important in front of him so I
          understand sometimes things are overlooked and honest mistakes made but
          a correction would be nice.
          I hope anyone who reads this and wants
          to disagree does their homework first, you won’t disagree if you do. I
          will still watch the Blaze and listen to Glenn on the radio we all make
          mistakes in this case it is unfortunate that Kyle didn’t correct his
          before he passed especially when Ventura extended the opportunity to him
          to do the honorable thing. As Paul Harvey would always say:
          “and that
          is the rest of the story.”

          • Brent L

            Copy and paste from your kook websites, why don’t you!

      • Outoftownlawman

        Hey dumbass, Majority of the proceeds from the book went to a charity…READ DIP STICK

        • Billy Smith

          Only 2% did, perhaps you should read up. His own wife testified to that fact, blamed it on tax laws. They didn’t have time to set up a non profit. Riiiiiiight.

      • Soybomb315IV

        Cognitive dissonance again.

      • Janie Beard

        It is called principles. Jesse Ventura ,has none! He is scum!

      • http://www.anythingbutmainstreammedia.net Tim

        Very well said.

    • David Digi

      Fallen criminal** who got what he deserved

      • Anonymous

        Why is he a criminal? He did his job as directed by the civilian leaders of this nation. He was sent to war by an approving congress.

      • Outoftownlawman

        Spoken like a TRUE COWARD who has never served…Anywhere let alone in ANY branch of Service….

      • jkretz

        you’re be on stupid a mental patient is smarter then you

      • jkretz

        your a f!@%ing idiot that’s all I can say about you David Digi

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/chuckburns4usa cburns4vta

      The Facts:
      (Please respond after checking for yourself not instantly in anger)
      The family didn’t have to pay for lawyers and the settlement was paid by
      the publishers insurance it cost the family nothing. Glenn who I
      usually agree with needs to amend this article an correct his statement.
      The owner of the bar a former seal backs Ventura’s story. Also Ventura
      while Kyle was alive said if Kyle would just apologize he would drop
      the suit and forget about it, Kyle never took him up on that offer and
      left his own family in compromising situation.
      Before you insult me
      remember what Glenn says it all about the truth. I understand that Glenn
      has a million stories that are much more important in front of him so I
      understand sometimes things are overlooked and honest mistakes made but
      a correction would be nice.
      I hope anyone who reads this and wants
      to disagree does their homework first, you won’t disagree if you do. I
      will still watch the Blaze and listen to Glenn on the radio we all make
      mistakes in this case it is unfortunate that Kyle didn’t correct his
      before he passed especially when Ventura extended the opportunity to him
      to do the honorable thing. As Paul Harvey would always say: “and that
      is the rest of the story.”

      • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

        But why should he apologize. It was the truth.

    • campjack

      Well, as Ventura is a vet, that makes him a “hero” as well. We toss around the word hero. A jury somehow found a man de-famed, not easy to do. Mr. Kyle perhaps should have considered his words and actions. A man is allowed to defend his name. It seems Kyle hurt his wife and family with careless words. Why would Ventura go through all this bull if it didn’t sit right with him. Regarding Kyle’s passing, that only made Ventura’s legal teams job harder.
      Slander…just not right and that is what a jury found. Case closed.

      • jkretz

        not easy to do unless you sue the guy in the state you were Governor of so of course the jury majority is going to side with him. I am also a vet and a former Minnesota resident also a gold star family member to a fallen SEAL and what ventura has done is defamed himself and is going to try o get more money by going after the publisher now is he stupid

      • Anonymous

        Being a “vet” doesn’t make him a “hero”. I am a vet, and I certainly think I did nothing to deserve a hero label. 95% of military members are not in combat. I served in Vietnam (Navy) and peacetime (Army).
        In Vietnam we were always in danger, but nothing happened beyond broken bones.

  • Anonymous

    I usually agree with Glenn, but in this case I simply can not. I have faith in the justice system…yeah OJ I know I know…but for the most part, we have to trust a jury of our peers. And they agreed with Ventura. Like him or hate him, the fact is he won and gets the money. Now, he can do whatever he wants with the cash. Would he be a better person if he gives it back to the widow? Yes. But he isn’t classless if he does not. He was wronged by her husband and was rewarded fair and square.

    • D. Drury

      See the reply above about the jury being deadlocked. I had jury duty twice last month both were assault cases, and that is exactly what happens when there is a deadlock. In both cases there was only one juror who disagreed and we had to convince him/her to reconsider. It has nothing to do with trust. That is how it works.

    • Crassus

      Nicole Brown Simpson’s family had faith in the justice system too. Not saying this jury verdict is anywhere near as bad as that one. I’m just saying.

  • AsSeenOnTv

    What the current release isn’t telling people is that the Jury was DEADLOCKED.. They had been at trying to come to a decision for DAYS. They told the judge they were deadlocked, he said so what go back and come up with a decision.

    What that means is those that were in favor of Jesse LEANED on those that didn’t believe the story so they could all just go home and back to their families.

    Junk Justice if you ask me. Deadlock should have been the ruling that they couldn’t find that high level needed to find for Ventura.

    • soybomb315

      My understanding is that the Kyle lawyers pushed a simple decision rather than unanimous decision.

    • Anonymous

      Yep, you sure know what really happened.

  • Ferrari fan

    I don’t think this makes him “whole” but it does make him an “a$$whole”

  • Marisa Ann Hutcherson

    No say it isn’t so, Pick on someone ur own size Jesse! don’t be a freak!

  • Anthony Farina

    Yep

  • Ric Brown

    If he did not do what Kyle says in the book, his word as a man should put an end to it. Accept a simple apology and move on. If he did do it, he should own up to it and admit he had a little too much to drink. Either one would have given him more credibility that he will have now. He should return the money to a charity or Mrs. Kyle and the kids. Otherwise this is all for nothing because his character no longer exists.

    • Ferrari fan

      I suppose Ventura’s next case is going to be against Schwarzeneggar for disputing Jesse’s claims that he had bigger arms than Arnold during the filming of Predator. Ventura was spouting off that his arms were bigger than Mr O’s, but Arnold says they remeasured and, no, Jesse’s arms were not bigger.

      I smell a big lawsuit here soon.

    • soybomb315

      Ric, you act like this is some neighborly dispute….It is not….This is national publicity stuff and one person made millions of dollars selling a lie.

      For some people, all they have is their name. Ventura was put through the ringer cuz of this thing – with Kyle going all over national media telling this story. Ventura repeatedly asked Kyle to retract the story from the book -but Kyle refused.

      It’s easy to demand Ventura just go away….But have you ever been wronged at this level? Ego or no ego, it would still make your blood boil and you would want justice.

      • Anonymous

        Kyle “lied” because Jesse said so. That all you need to know isn’t it Soy.

      • soybomb315

        And the judicial system

        I don’t know what truly happened but there is plenty of reason to suspect Kyle was not being truthful – such as the well-timed publicity of releasing the alleged incident during his book release.

    • Anonymous

      We’re not talking about ifs when it comes to a lawsuit.

  • Brenda Thomas

    Shame,shame on him he was nothing and will be nothing

  • RightVote

    The Media, from the beginning said The Ventura Case was a Loser !
    Funny, I thought the same thing about Obama !
    Winners, Both !
    Weren’t we Wrong !!!!!

  • Anonymous

    So now who pays her legal fees?
    Jesse Venturas lawyerys will want their money and will go after Mrs. Kyle

    • Anonymous

      Hopefully the publisher should have insurance to cover that. If he tries to harm the widow, he is a slime.

  • Anonymous

    Poor Jesse…I believe him when he says that he has lost millions in his own rite since the book came out. No one offers him lots of money to come talk anymore, so sad. But, it’s not like he’s broke and about to be living on the streets, or at least he’s only broke in the manner Hillary is. But let’s look at this another way: Would a “real deal” SEAL, as Jesse claims to be, actually go after a brother SEAL’s widow like this, even if he was in the right, and Kyle had lied in the book? NO, he wouldn’t. He’d just suck it up and carry on. Jesse has now totally dishonored himself among the SpecOps community, along with all the other honorable men and women in the country, and he did it for money. Despicable!

    • Anonymous

      Trouble is that you don’t understand what you read. Ventura is NOT suing Kyle’s wife. He sued Kyle. So, at least, don’t skew facts. YOU are using Kyle’s wife as a victim for what?

  • Anonymous

    The trial was in St Paul Mn the same state that elected the puke.

  • Anonymous

    Why would anyone think 9-11 is an inside job? Why do they think WTC7 was brought down by a controlled blast? Why do they repeat that the hole in the side of the Pentagon was only a few feet in diameter? Why do they say no bodies were found at the Pentagon? Well, they do it as they are ignorant. Some people will believe anything when it comes from “experts” (with no formal training).

    • Anonymous

      Just like so many people believe that the twin towers’ collapse, in perfect unison, was caused by all that jet fuel alone? I guess you believe in magicians pulling rabbits out of a hat too.

      • Anonymous

        The towers did not collapse at the same time. Truther’s say kerosene flames can’t “melt steel”, and that’s true. What the flames do is take the temper out of the steel, and it loses its strength. That and losing many structural supports brought the buildings down. With WTC7, the Truther’s never admit that the building had a slice from the basement spaces half way up and spiraling two sides of the building. Upon FDNY arriving, the commanders knew WTC7 was coming down. It was already starting to tilt. Ignorance is so common within the movement. I know people showing a Global Hawk drone photo-shopped to look like an American Airlines jet. Yet there were hundreds of witnesses that saw a passenger plane clip lights on the freeway then hit the Pentagon.
        These same people claim the “certified copy” of Obama’s birth certificate isn’t the state of Hawaii’s official format for supplying a “certified copy”. Jones preys on these weak and gullible people.
        Americans are pathetically dumb.

        • soybomb315

          You said 9/11 truthers don’t know about the WTC7 damage….That is incorrect.

          It is precisely because of the structural damage on one end of WTC7 that the truthers have so much skepticism…Assymetric damage does not result in uniform and total collapse of a building such as WTC 7.

          • Anonymous

            WTC7 had a split on two sides, Running up half the height of the building. It was primarily caused by falling debris from the facing of one tower. It then burned, further weakening the temper in the steel structure. As I said before the building was doomed from the time the exterior was cut open, and the fires started. When viewed through a transit, the building instantly showed signs of falling over. That is when everyone agreed, it was time to pull out the workers. There was no way to save the building. Being asymmetrical would indicate it was going to fall in one direction, except if one floor pancaked, it would just drop. Like the larger towers there was a moment when the top section started to lean. Then the resistance of the lower edge, allowed the pancaking to continue. It all fell at the rate of gravity. The “explosions” was simply dust being blown into the air, by the 1 square acre floors pumping out compressed air.

          • soybomb315

            Yes, it basically fell at gravity…Which means no resistance….Even with damage on one end of the building and fire, it is still a steel/concrete structure and would have some resistance against total collapse…

            Next time someone needs to demolish a steel/concrete buliding of that size, let them damage two sides on one end of the building and then start some office fires inside it…..I guarantee you that it will not be a successful demolition.

  • Guest

    “‘It’s a stunning and shameful outcome’, and Glenn responded”

    That CIA-turkey-shooter Kyle was a shameless liar, which was proven in court. O’reilly is another one; his no-spin zone should be renamed no-spine zone. Did you notice how neither O’reilly or the very effeminate Glenn has what it takes to actually repeat the lies they tell face-to-face with Jesse V.?

    Glenn shall never be half the man Jesse is…..and O’reilly is terrified of anybody he thinks can’t be bullied…….

    Fox News is a complete disgrace; it tells and retells a narrative full of lies. It’s the most warmongering news network in America.

  • You’reNoGandhi

    “‘It’s a stunning and shameful outcome’, and Glenn responded”

    That CIA-turkey-shooter Kyle was a shameless liar, which was proven in court. O’reilly is another one; his no-spin zone should be renamed no-spine zone. Did you notice how neither O’reilly or the very effeminate Glenn has what it takes to actually repeat the lies they tell face-to-face with Jesse V.?

    Glenn shall never be half the man Jesse is…..and O’reilly is terrified of anybody he thinks can’t be bullied…….

    Fox News is a complete disgrace; it tells and retells a narrative full of lies. It’s the most warmongering news network in America.

    • Anonymous

      You are a special kind of crazy. You are the only person Jesse has left so keep your hands on your wallet. You’re both freaks.

  • Anonymous

    A bully who beats on a widow after her husband can no longer punch him out?
    We don’t need Jesse Ventura on TV or anywhere esle – he has shot his reputation to hell in a hand basket.
    Vehtura’s reputation was ended when he talked openly about soliciting prostitutes. His continued lawsuit against Kyles estate was to feed Vednturas disdain for honorable women.
    The jury could not give a unanimous decsion
    How is that preserving a reputation in anyones mind?

  • Angela Trimberger Woods

    Why is there an ad of maggots on your page, or whatever that gross stuff is? YUCK!!!

  • Sean Walton

    Sounds like the Biblical widow who asked for help from Elisha against her creditors. The creditors didn’t care that she didn’t have the money and were perfectly fine with selling her children into slavery. Does anyone see it differently?

    • soybomb315

      Unless it is a ‘thou shall not bear false witness’ kind of thing…..

      • Sean Walton

        Consider the facts. Really, I mean it.
        We have 11 witnesses that there was an altercation in the bar. Ventura is lying about that.
        Chris was actually doing the honorable thing in the recount by leaving out the governor’s name.
        Ventura claims he was defamed by the book and wants to penalize the family *-not the author-*. [As an author, i can tell you that proceeds are pitiful.] This is the kind of stuff like that of a few blacks demanding reparation for slavery. We didn’t do it; and, the family didn’t write the book.
        Have you, soybomb, read the book? If not, how can you say that it is “bearing false witness”? Now to be fair, I haven’t read it either; so, I’m judging from the facts surrounding the issues which are pretty clear.
        If Ventura character /was/ besmirched, did he redeem it by demanding punitive damages on a widow and orphans? I think that alone completely and finally establishes what kind of character he’s portraying.
        Honor is standing up for what is right when right is not popular or expected. By ignoring the testimony and surrounding facts, are you being honorable?
        Sorry, that was Ad Hominem.
        Detach yourself from emotion for moment. Justice is being served to… wait, he’s dead. I’d like to cite debt laws where non-signatory family members are not penalized for a family member’s debt, but that’s been corrupted as well.

        • soybomb315

          Chris Kyle made it clear on multiple interviews that it was Jesse Ventura…It became one of the main focal points of the book.

          Had Chris Kyle not ran his mouth and told everyone exactly who it was – there would have been no lawsuit.

          (This is the scenario where we assume Chris Kyle did not make up the story wholecloth)

  • Anonymous

    I’m no lawyer, but in a civil suit, isn’t the burden on the defendant to prove they’re innocent? How could Kyle’s widow do that with Kyle gone?

  • Troy Jones

    Jesse Ventura is a has been one time coulda shoulda, and now you can add widow kicking dirt bag to the list. He deserves a throat punch.

  • Dennis

    You’re wrong on this one, Glenn. This is a legal matter and not an emotional matter. Kyle was wrong in his book, he defamed Ventura, did not correct the error and now his estate is responsible for correcting the problem.

    With your antics on the border, babysitting the criminals with soccer balls and stuffed toys, you’re on a roll.

    • Anonymous

      Telling the truth is defamation? I’m not saying it was the truth, but where did you suddenly learn beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mr. Kyle was lying?

    • gregg

      Speaking about toys on the border, let’s do another telethon for donations to Mercury One to pay Kyle’s family for any losses from this, even though HarperCollins’s liability insurance should pay this loss. Remember, Kyle has “CHILDREN”…just not ILLEGAL ALIENS.

  • Anonymous

    Ventura is a pathetic joke! Shameless, and as low as a man can get.

  • ray

    The liberal way is to sue, even for things they brought on themselves, we should start making nonsense lawsuits a felony punished by the time in jail from the beginning of the lawsuit until it is all done in the court system, then maybe not so many people would be trying these lets get rich quick schemes.

    • soybomb315

      Well, you know that Ventura asked Kyle many times to recant the story in the book. That is a man’s way of settling it. Kyle refused and continued to back the story….

  • Anonymous

    Ventura should not collect money from a war hero! Ventura will look bad

    • soybomb315

      Neither should war heroes soil other people’s names in order to get more book sales…

      There is no winner here

  • Anonymous

    Kyle shouldn’t have made up the story (BTW, Glenn, where’s the honor and character in someone like Kyle besmirching another person even if it’s the so-called Truther Ventura?) The bar owner said Kyle’s story was false. Reap what you sew, alive or dead. Glenn is wrong here.

    • Anonymous

      The bar owner was standing right there to hear every word! That is why the Jury was so unanimously decided on their verdict.

      You may have detected some sarcasm in my response. It might have been intentionally put there by me.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t SEAL Team 6 all die mysteriously right after they supposedly killed Osama Bin Laden? Did Obama have them all killed so they could not talk about it wasn’t Osama they got?

  • zemla

    It’s interesting, see, I’m not a big fan of ventura, but this article calls him a 9/11 truther. Why is that interesting? Well, because another top story for today’s show is about “the 28 pages detailing what happened leading up to 9/11″.I can’t shake the feeling that there is something going on here. It’s happened on other days too, this…almost like double talk. I dunno, maybe it’s just opinions changing to fit a narrative, I just get this funny feeling it’s something more. Humph. (furrowed brow)

  • Anonymous

    Over the years, Jesse has changed his story. It happened, it didn’t happen. He knocked me down, he only pushed me. In the book, his name wasn’t used. he claims to have been a seal, a seal doesn’t do this to a dead seal’s family. That is low.

    • Anonymous

      He was a Navy Frogman not a Seal. Seals came along some years later.

      • Anonymous

        He was still a Navy vet on a special team and he still crapped on a dead man.

        • Anonymous

          Indeed, he did! I’m doing some research on Ventura. He actually floated an trial balloon to run in 2016. He won the governorship in MN because he was the third party spoiler candidate who won because the other two were were mudslinging and the voters pulled the Jesse lever in disgust, not really expecting him to win. Within a couple years, there was buyers’ remorse. The guy is a thin skinned buffoon with wacko ideas who shoots off his mouth like a cannon then becomes outraged when someone challenges him. Example: While living in the governor’s mansion, the staff accused his son of partying and trashing the place. Jesse got indignant and moved out. In another instance, someone touched him on the arm during an interview and he burst out with “don’t touch me”. That comment gained notoriety and was put into a mocking song.

          • Anonymous

            Now that you mention them, some of those incidents do ring a bell. Thanks.

  • patrick hawkins

    I heard your show today and I just wanted you to know that for Jesse it is ALL about the money. There is zero chance he will not try to collect every cent. I’m from MN and know him. As sitting Gov did some stunt for WWF for some extra cash.

  • Outoftownlawman

    Can we sue Jesse impersonating a human???

  • http://bestcellservice.us/ Gradynini

    This smells like a marketing ploy, I have a conspiracy theory that JV is doing this because it makes him look bad and he doesn’t care , but it brings a ton of publicity and now everyone is going to want to buy the book and see the movie to see what the big deal is about, making the widow and children very rich.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/chuckburns4usa cburns4vta

    The family didn’t have to pay for lawyers and the settlement was paid by the publishers insurance it cost the family nothing. Glenn who I usually agree with needs to amend this article an correct his statement. The owner of the bar a former seal backs Ventura’s story. Also Ventura while Kyle was alive said if Kyle would just apologize he would drop the suit and forget about it, Kyle never took him up on that offer and left his own family in compromising situation. Before you insult me remember what Glenn says it all about the truth. I understand that Glenn has a million stories that are much more important in front of him so I understand sometimes things are overlooked and honest mistakes made but a correction would be nice.
    I hope anyone who reads this and wants to disagree does their homework first, you won’t disagree if you do. I will still watch the Blaze and listen to Glenn on the radio we all make mistakes in this case it is unfortunate that Kyle didn’t correct his before he passed especially when Ventura extended the opportunity to him to do the honorable thing. As Paul Harvey would always say: “and that is the rest of the story.”

  • Rae Nichols

    Kyle and now his estate made 5 million from the book and will make money off the movie. They will be fine financially. Since he lied in his book about Ventura, even though Ventura was never mentioned by name but Kyle ran his mouth all over the media that it was Ventura, so now this question arises – how many more lies are in the book? Kyle himself made this bed that his wife and kids is in, not Ventura. He sued only after repeated attempts to get Kyle to be truthful. How dare Kyle lie like this and disgrace the uniform he wore with the lies he has told! If someone lied about me to make money, damn straight I would sue too. The easiest thing to lose and the hardest thing to get back is your good reputation.

  • Andrew G. Weist

    Jesse Ventura is nothing more than a piece of crap, he’s a has been with no dignity no sense of loyalty and obvioysly still a child if he’s going to let words hurt his feelings or ruin his so called reputation! It’s alway about money! He’s a washed up has been with little to no reputation left as it should be because his life was built on lies! The Karma bus will come for him, I hope and pray Mrs. Kyle gets to be the driver! Loyalty to those with whom I serve Mr. Ventura! Something you would know and live truly experienced what the military Brotherhood is all about! Obviously you never served in the capacity you have claimed to in the past!!! Your action’s speak louder than your words and are a true testament to your false life! Dirtbag!

  • Andrew G. Weist

    David Digi you’re the idiot! We volunteer to serve! Our specialties come with more volunteering and specialized training! The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were approved by the federal government which is who each and every service member works for! Yes he killed over 160 armed enemies, terrorists who would have killed allot of military service members! Could you have pulled that trigger? Do yourself a favor, don’t call one of America’s most Elite warriors an idiot! Obviouls you’ve never served! So, you have no idea what it takes to do what we do! By the sounds of it, you don’t even have the balls too! We represent 1% of the America people! 1% of Americans volunteer to serve their country! That 1% allows your dumbass to have the freedoms you have!

  • Scout

    I was not at the bar back in 2006, so I did not see or hear Jesse Ventura say anything about dead SEALs, or see Kyle punch him, but apparently the owner of the bar was there, and said it never happened. Why would the bar owner, a former SEAL himself, say it never happened, unless it never happened. Why would Ventura continue to fight in a case where he knew any verdict would damage him unless it was about what he considered his own honor? And you can argue about him making a mockery of himself until the cows come home, but he may have felt he did not want to let this one pass. The verdict was not awarded out of Kyle’s estate, it is being paid from the insurance policy the publisher has to carry to cover any events such as this. I don’t have a dog in this hunt, I am just relaying the documented facts. If it happened, why weren’t there a dozen guys there saying, “yep, we saw Kyle duke him in the face, end of story”? I liked Kyle, he was a good guy. I supported his work and thought he was a real American Patriot. Something else is going on, I don’t know what, but there was s more to this than what is being reported and it is not being reported correctly to begin with. I think though that had I won the lawsuit myself, I would have walked over to the Kyle family attorney and handed them the check from it. Even though as I said, the award did not come from her or Kyle’s estate, just to put a big period on the whole story.

    • Anonymous

      Another on-the-spot eyewitness said that she saw someone punch Ventura and he went down. So, if the bartender was front and center – he should be able to tell us who it punched Ventura.

  • Keith Watson

    Don’t always agree with Beck but he is Spot on here.

  • Anonymous

    A documented tidbit about Ventura that reveals his pig-headedness and the unreasonable degree that he is willing to go to in order to preserve his ‘honor’. While residing in the MN Governor’s mansion, the staffers complained that Ventura’s adult son was having parties and trashing the mansion. Ventura’s reaction? He lashed out at staffers and moved out of the mansion. Now does that sound like a man who can deal with the truth, accept responsibility? I don’t recall him apologizing to the citizens of MN for his son’s actions or ‘manning’ up to the incident – just lashing out.

  • Alan903

    This issue is one of honor and integrity. If Ventura actually had any, it is not evident. The man was a failed wrestler, a failed actor and a failed governor; he is now a failed prideful old human being.

    He made a statement when this all began. He referred to himself as an “ex-seal.” A true and honorable Seal would never have referred to themselves as an “ex!” Being a Marine (retired), I understand the absolute loyalty, dedication and concern a special breed of warrior holds for their fellow warriors and their families. It is fact that Ventura was asked to hold it down because of a “Wake” being held for a fallen fellow warrior and their family. Instead of honoring the request, Ventura chose to pridefully reject the request and instead fired back with insults and innuendos. The rest is a mute point. Had he respectfully honored the totally innocent request, there never would have been an issue. To me, it is simply another fine example of Jessie Ventura’s failure at life. He brings on himself situations whereby he acts disrespectfully, ignorantly and pridefully and then claims innocence when he is treated like the mealy-mouthed, crap-talking, arrogant jackass he is and has been all his life. Like most liberals, he never wants to accept responsibility for his actions or words, but eagerly and loudly blames others to distract from his own culpability!

    Sometimes and man with integrity and honor will humble himself when he knows he is wrong, but a prideful cockroach will connive, distract and flat out lie, when confronted with the truth about their own disgusting character! That is why Mr. Kyle never retracted his claim, he had integrity and honor and wasn’t about to kowtow to those without any character simply because they were embarrassed by the truth of their own indiscretions.

    Semper Fi is not just a moto or a saying; it is a way of life; for those of you who cannot understand or grasp that truth, you will forever be hostage to your own selfish, prideful and sorry-assed whiny selves! Right is right, wrong is wrong, evil is evil and Good is just, honorable and steadfastly self-responsible.

  • campjack

    This is what I have learned in life, just because you win a war doesn’t mean you come out unscathed. If Ventura did what he did and won he still has to consider his standing in public court…so what does he do with his gain? Not sure and I am not sure either how the Kyle family is financially faring from this book. Mr. Glenn’s reporting is pathetic by the way….it so cocktail hour full of his personal bias’. It’s projecting not disseminating the news. But that is where this country is now, news as entertainment.

  • thedogwalker

    Doesn’t being a former Governor automatically make him a public figure?

  • Duane Bernard

    Ventura = Hamas

  • wildman

    jackass ventura’s last grab at notoriety- hope you sleep well now scumbag

  • Anonymous

    scum sucking bottom feeder

  • Mike

    I believe Ventura has defamed himself more than Chris Kyle ever could by continuing this absurd lawsuit after Chris died and going after his family. Congrats Mr. Ventura I never like you but now I cant stand you!

  • w2lucky

    The good side of this, is that the lawsuit (regardless of the judgment) will put Ventura in the gutter where he belongs.

  • dolly

    I don’t know about you guys but I sure wouldn’t want a group of snipers pi..ed off at me! Yea, you better run and hide in Mexico the rest of your life ventura.

  • Dead

    Good for Jesse!
    He and his wife, family deserve it.
    Jesse Ventura is so much more of a Real and Honest Humane Man than
    any of you ragging on him. You should be ashamed.
    Chris Kyle RIP, our prayers go out to his wife and family.

  • 2 IT too

    From KYLE to – – -this piece,
    ————WHY such debasement op attention?

    WHO and WHAT does Ventura threaten?

    WHY has BECK —-BALKED— taking on the
    now Polish Joke OBVIOUS level psy ops and black ops
    of the POST American takedown op?

    WHY has BECK even BALKED a sustained and unflinching
    call out of the RED CHINA economic TREASON op?

    C’mon folks, globalist MAFIA USURPATION is now UNDENIABLE.

    Everyone’s days are not only numbered
    —————–they’re —bio-metrically ‘cal–Q—‘L’ —8 —id’,
    —–most esp. the Judas goat ‘servers of the system’.

    Where will they BE when things get tight?

    WHO will NEED them?

    WHO is NOT vulnerable to TARGETING?

    WHO is NOT EXPENDABLE?

    Everyone in our TAVITSOCK mind control
    FAKE media franchise slum should be asking – – – themselves.

    They themselves are, more than the rest of us —IN the 11th HOUR.

  • LC

    I do not know what happened at the bar. but,i know that JV is the stage name of James George Janos. Do we really know who Jesse is. all of these years we just know Jesse Ventura, who wore boas and wild clothes when he was a wrestler. I have been taught to tell the truth all of my years. My question is why did he hide behind a façade. People do strange things to get money. Many wrestlers live fake lives and their fans believe it. Perhaps a investigation of Mr. Janos should be done. Did he sue as Jesse Ventura James Janos who is he. is he hiding something?

  • Anonymous

    JV sued the publisher, not the widow. Get your facts straight.

  • SlavoZ

    Hmmm Maybe it was wrong to go after the widow but the law suit started
    when he was alive, so it was going to be won anyway. Besides just
    because he was a fallen navy soldier doesn’t mean he was a good boy
    either. Soldiers have no heart they just fallow their orders :).

  • Lonny Neely

    rough times ahead for colossally stupid jv. must be appeal. need to be an investigation of judge and court procedure that led to this obvious verdict fail seems judge changed malice requirements. jury forgot he was a public figure? can we now sue NBC for their malice against zimmerman?

  • Texas4Freedom

    Ventura is a loser for taking any money…he should just take the ruling and move on. The ruling should be appealed!

  • darlene

    It’s not right….the man is dead…the jury was wrong on this one..th judge should have thrown the case out.

  • bob

    shows how little Glenn Beck knows, or is he just lying to make points. The suit is paid by the publishers insurance policy, instead of costing the widow, she will make extra millions from the sales by publicity.

  • Pat Bateman

    I think Ventura was right to sue Kyle when he was living, but when the murder happened and Kyle’s wife was next of kin, i think Ventura should of dropped it if possible.

  • Dragon

    If I were to run into Mr. Ventura anytime in the future, I would spit in his face. I don’t care if he was a governor, a wrestler, an actor, or what ever. What I do know is that now, he is most definitely an ex-SEAL. For someone who wanted to clear his reputation in the brotherhood of SEAL’s, whom he state were the only group he cared about, he failed. If he ever shows up at another SEAL gathering of any kind, I doubt he’ll leave in one piece.

  • Guest

    Only Glenn Beck fans would be on the side of a lying scumbag

  • Ryan Yates

    Only Glenn Beck fans would take the side of a lying scumbag!

  • Bill Gates

    Glenn Beck, you are a pile of donkey dung, Ventura is more honorable of a man than you could ever dream of being! Good on him for getting the money from the estate of the lying Kyle! The truth was heard, evidence was shown from both sides, and the truth came out. Just accept that Kyle was a damn lying fool and was unjustly enriched, accept it Glenn Beck, you damn ignorant fool! Yes Ventura is a better man, justice has been served, and he will get his 1.8m like he deserves and in fact deserved more you freaking fool. Justice HAS been served!

  • Bill

    So why is it former wrestler and 9/11 truther against fallen US Navy Seal? Why not former governor against murderer and liar? How about Former Navy man against war criminal?

    See it is all in the heading you use. Jesse Ventura is blasted for questioning the government’s official conspiracy theory on 9/11 along with other official government accounts. Well I would ask Glenn Beck why he is such a hypocrite? He questions the government all the time I thought. I guess it is only when you agree with him you are right. Of course his view on Ventura proves he isn’t actually willing to sit down and have talks with people who disagree with him.

    Also it proves Glenn is the type that wants to control and tell you what to do and how you should live. He is all for what the government is doing as long as he or his friends are in charge.

    Oh last there is ample evidence to prove many of Jesse Ventura’s theories if you actually look into the facts.

  • Vel

    Glenn, there IS A WINNER! The truth! Chris was a sniper hero… he wanted to be a SUPER HERO, defending the mission against all real, perceived and imagined enemies… he lied this time… and a number of other times. For example, he said the government hired him to shoot looters from the roof of the SuperDome during the aftermath of Katrina…. that was another stinker!

  • Billy Smith

    Ventura offered to drop the suit if Kyle retracted his statement and apologized. Kyle refused (though he and the publisher offered him even more money than he won to go away), the publisher refused and then his wife refused after Kyle died. Chris lied against a fellow “military brother’ to sell more books, which the publisher admitted sales increased dramatically after Kyle named Ventura as Scruffy. Kyle may be a hero to many, but he was not even man enough to admit his lie.