Death Be Not Loud

September 5th, 2018 12:57 PM
Question: What is more cringe-inducing than a celebrity funeral? Answer: Two back-to-back celebrity funerals. The ghoulish twin spectacles last week memorializing Aretha Franklin and John McCain brought out the worst in family, friends and frenemies. No matter your partisan affiliation, these vulgar exercises in self-indulgence should serve as object lessons on how not to depart with dignity.
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MSNBC Brings on 9/11, JFK Conspiracy Theorist to Slam Keystone

November 19th, 2014 4:19 PM
According to MSNBC, as long as you tout left-wing talking points, it doesn't matter what kind of conspiracy theories you subscribe to. Ronan Farrow on Wednesday hyped the "fascinating" views of Jesse Ventura on Wednesday, including his opposition to building the Keystone pipeline and to call Republicans "hypocrites."

CNN's Cooper Blasts Jesse Ventura Over Lawsuit Against Military Widow

July 30th, 2014 7:12 PM
CNN's Anderson Cooper targeted former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura in a Tuesday post on Twitter, after a jury awarded the ex-governor of Minnesota over $1.8 million in damages in a defamation lawsuit against the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Kyle's widow, Taya Kyle, is the executor of her deceased husband's estate. In the Tweet, Cooper expressed his disbelief over…

'View' Crew Love 9/11 Truther Jesse Ventura: Run for President

October 8th, 2013 12:59 PM
  ABC's mid-morning talk show The View has repeatedly featured anchors and guests who promote the debunked 9/11 truther movement. That tradition continued on Tuesday as conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura appeared as a co-host. Although Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy avoided Ventura's September 11th beliefs, the former Minnesota governor expounded on…

Piers Morgan Applauds Legalization of Marijuana, Failure of Traditiona

November 19th, 2012 1:13 PM
CNN's Piers Morgan gave a (left) thumb up Friday to states legalizing marijuana and opposing a traditional marriage amendment. He joined conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura in applauding the votes. "Well, Jesse, I can only say I totally agree with you on both the drugs and the gay marriage issue," Morgan said after Ventura declared "hoorah for Colorado," "Hooray…

Jesse Ventura: Presidential Candidates 'Should Be Required to Wear a N

June 11th, 2012 10:06 PM
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura said Monday, "Every presidential candidate should be required to where a NASCAR racing suit.” Appearing on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, the former wrestler added, "That way it will show who owns them."

George Stephanopoulos Hosts 9/11 Truther Jesse Ventura to Rant About

April 4th, 2011 4:20 PM
For the second time in less than six months, Good Morning America offered 9/11 truther Jesse Ventura a platform to hype his conspiracy theories and smear the U.S. government as "Nazi." This occurred on the same day that GMA reporter Bianna Golodryga hit Republicans for having connections to birthers and wondered when the President will "fight back" against such charges.…

Joy Behar Hosts Truther Jesse Ventura to Decry 'Spineless Puke' Bill O

October 15th, 2010 10:50 AM
For Joy Behar, saying Muslims killed Americans on September 11, 2001 is "hate speech," but saying the American government did it is perfectly acceptable and well within the bounds of civil discourse. That, at least, is the standard she set forth yesterday, first throwing a temper tantrum on "The View" when Bill O'Reilly noted the religious identities of the 9/11…

On HBO, Jesse Ventura Said Catholic Church Should Be Prosecuted Like M

April 18th, 2010 2:27 PM
(Updated with anti-Catholic "New Rules" jokes below.) Liberals complained this week when Rep. Michele Bachmann complained about "gangster government." But do they mind if the Catholic Church is compared to (and prosecuted like) the Mafia? So said former Gov. Jesse Ventura on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday.MAHER: You did a movie called Predator. Let's talk about the…

Barbara Walters Lets Jesse Ventura Spread 9-11 Truther Rant, Gives Out

March 13th, 2010 10:11 AM
Professional conspiracy theorist (and former independent Minnesota Governor) Jesse Ventura hawked his book American Conspiracies on ABC’s The View on Wednesday. Barbara Walters plays a journalist on TV, so why would she spread horrific and unproven conspiracy theories on ABC? Just for the ratings? The View began with this promo: "Jesse Ventura’s blowing the lid off American conspiracies. Why…

Behar Calls for Limbaugh’s Firing Over 'Massa' Play on Words; Dabble

March 11th, 2010 9:27 AM
Has Joy Behar run out of things to talk about? Is the HLN host and "The View" co-host allowing producers to select her topics? On HLN's March 10 "The Joy Behar Show," Behar suggested it might be time for conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh to go after making certain remarks involving embattled New York Gov. David Paterson and former Rep. Eric Massa, D-N.Y. "This…

NBC's Curry Prompts Ventura to Claim Bush Admin Knew About

March 9th, 2010 3:34 PM
NBC's Ann Curry invited former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura to promote his new book of conspiracy theories, on Tuesday's Today show, and pressed the former professional wrestler to throw out the loony charge that the Bush administration had foreknowledge of 9/11. On to promote his book American Conspiracies, Ventura charged that the CIA was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy and…

Larry King Pro-Obama Then Anti-War in Michael Moore Interview

December 2nd, 2009 3:30 PM
CNN’s Larry King carried water for President Obama’s move to send more troops to Afghanistan during an interview of Michael Moore on early Wednesday morning. King later shifted further to the left, asking Moore if he agreed with Jesse Ventura’s call for a new draft and a “war tax” and quoting from Bob Herbert of the New York Times, who labeled the Afghan war a “tragic mistake.”The CNN host…

Jesse Ventura: MSNBC Canceled My Show For Opposing Iraq War

November 29th, 2009 12:02 PM
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura says that MSNBC canceled his cable program "Jesse Ventura's America" back in 2003 because he was opposed to the Iraq war.According to the former professional wrestler, the network continued to pay his salary despite his termination in order to prevent him from speaking his antiwar views elsewhere.Such was reported by the Los Angeles Times in an…