At least he got his reputation back.
As reported by the Minneapolis/St.Paul StarTribune yesterday and today, Jesse Ventura won his defamation lawsuit against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, who was a Navy SEAL, war veteran and author of the best-selling book “American Sniper.” Today, a relieved Ventura said in a StarTribune interview that he would have moved to Mexico if he’d lost the case, because there “would not have been much” left for him in the United States. Mr. Ventura might want to stop counting those unhatched chickens, because the response to his winning $1.8 Million from a war widow has been explosive and overwhelmingly negative.
Twitchy.com posted some of the internet responses to the case, including this Facebook response from veteran Navy SEAL and “Lone Survivor” author Marcus Luttrell:
Luttrell’s characterization was one of the most reserved. Here are some of the others. Warning for language below the fold.