So, is it a bit too early to start calling him Jesse “the тело” Ventura?
Ventura — the former one-term independent Minnesota governor who managed to make fellow Minnesotans Walter Mondale and Harold Stassen look sane and competent by comparison — is now set to begin a show for Russian propaganda outlet RT America this month.
Once considered a serious politician by people who should have known better, Ventura says he’ll be given “total artistic control” on “The World According to Jesse,” his weekly program on Moscow’s stateside mouthpiece, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
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“I am working for the enemy of mainstream media now,” Ventura told the Star-Tribune, somehow equating state-sponsored Russian television with anything other than mainstream media.
“I have total artistic control and I can talk about anything I want. We’re more interested in talking about our country. I didn’t join RT to report on Russia.”
Ventura said that he joined RT originally to get health insurance after he lost it because he was doing too little work with the screen actor’s union he received it from. He said that he talked to several Americans who have worked for the network. “Every one of them said it’s the best job (they’d) ever had in the industry,” Ventura said.
Probably with guns to their backs. And Ventura’s RT tale gets worse from there… [CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE]