Jesse Ventura Finally Joined The ‘American Sniper’ Criticism Party, Calls Chris Kyle A Dishonorable Liar
There’s no love, AT ALL, between former professional wrestler and Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura and late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Last year, Ventura was awarded $1.8mil in a defamation suit against Kyle’s estate over comments Kyle made about the former governor in his best-selling auto-biography “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History.”
Chris Kyle never specifically named Ventura in his book, but he did clarify later that the man, who he referred to as “Scruff Face,” was actually the former Minnesota governor. If you recall, Ventura upset with his inclusion in the book because Kyle not only claimed that he knocked Ventura our in a bar, but he did so because Ventura told him that the SEALs “deserve to lose a few.” If that isn’t true, which a court of law ruled it’s not, you can understand why Ventura would be pissed. I’m pretty certain that no one wants to be known as the guy who thinks American soldiers deserve to die.
Surprisingly, it’s taken someone this long to ask Jesse Ventura his opinion of American Sniper. Unsurprisingly, he didn’t sing its praises.
Via The Washington Times:
Mr. Ventura said during an interview Wednesday that Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” — which he has not seen — is as authentic as his 1970s “Dirty Harry” cop films. He then said the famous sniper was a man without honor.
“A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you can’t have honor if you’re a liar. There is no honor in lying,” Mr. Ventura told The Associated Press, referring to his defamation lawsuit against the late SEAL’s estate over a subchapter in his autobiography titled “Punching Out Scruff Face.”
Like I said, his take is not surprising. What is surprising, however, is that Scruff Face is starting to bear an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Shickadance.