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December 01, 2009


Ventura Claims He Was Silenced

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said that MSNBC kept him off the air because he did not support the Iraq war.

Said Ventura: "It was awful. I was basically silenced. When I came out of office, I was the hottest commodity out there. There was a bidding war between CNN, Fox and MSNBC to get my services. MSNBC ultimately won. I was being groomed for a five day-a-week TV show by them. Then, all of a sudden, weird phone calls started happening: 'Is it true Jesse doesn't support the war in Iraq?'"

"My contract said I couldn't do any other cable TV or any news shows, and they honored and paid it for the duration of it. So in essence I had my silence purchased. Why do you think you didn't hear from me for three years? I was under contract."














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