My take on Jesse Ventura walking off radio show
I haven’t commented on the incident in which Jesse Ventura stormed off a satellite radio show earlier this week because I really didn’t want to give the show any more publicity. Since several people have asked me about it, however, I’ll give my opinion.
The name of the show in question is out there, but I am not going to give the people involved with the show the satisfaction of getting another mention in the press. That’s exactly why they pull these kinds of stunts. Judging by that, you can probably guess which side I’m on.
For those who don’t know, Ventura appeared in studio on the show to promote his new “Conspiracy Theory” program on truTV. The former governor of Minnesota ended up in a heated debate with some obnoxious “comedian” who I’ve never heard of about the government’s possible involvement in 9/11 and whether the U.S. should have gone to war.
In the five-minute clip that I saw on YouTube, the “comedian” raised his voice (even after Ventura asked him to calm down), spoke over him, insulted him and basically did everything he could to get Ventura to take a swing at him. I thought Ventura showed remarkable restraint by not doing so. I honestly can’t say that I could have done the same thing under those circumstances.
I suppose Ventura should have known what he was getting into by appearing on the show. Personally, I can’t stand these shock radio, Howard Stern-wannabe shows. They’re too mean-spirited for my taste, and when discussing serious subjects they only lower the discourse.