Back in January, Chris Kyle, a former Navy sniper who wrote a book about his exploits, was making the local media rounds and mentioned how he’d punched out former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in a bar. The comments on our post about the claim soon were filled by Jesse Ventura groupies calling Kyle a liar.
Well, this morning Wilonsky points out the St. Paul Pioneer Press report about a federal defamation suit that Ventura filed that also calls Kyle a liar. Kyle filed a motion to have the suit dismissed, and on Wednesday Ventura responded by filing a 39-page memo.
Both Wilonsky and the Pioneer Press rightly point out the wonderful opening paragraph of this memo:
Ventura refers to Tom Brokaw’s book, “The Greatest Generation,” saying it “chronicles the story of a generation of Americans who went to war, came home, and then quietly dedicated themselves to the business of raising families and building this country.”
“Charting a different course, Kyle went to war, came home, wrote a book extolling his heroics, went on TV and radio to promote it, and optioned the movie rights.”