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Jesse Ventura Goes Off The Grid for New Show

JesseVenturaOraHe’s fought, wrestled, acted and governed. Now Jesse Ventura is back in front of a camera — from Mexico — with a new show on Ora.tv, which is also home to Larry King. Mediabistro managing editor Valerie Berrios caught up with Ventura about how “Off the Grid” differs from his last TV series, “Jesse Ventura’s America” on MSNBC:

“Well, this program differs in the fact that in my short-lived time at MSNBC of about four weeks — even though they paid me huge money for three years — all the topics came from upstairs… the topics come from me. And I don’t answer to anybody.”

Berrios: How did you end up on Ora.tv? Why this platform?
Ventura: My last book tour in the United States was not overly successful because I was pretty much blackballed by NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC. I have a difficult time now gaining an audience there because they won’t put me on, and so Off the Grid is my way of combating them. They can’t control me now. I can do my own show and people can listen to me and hear what I have to say at their convenience. It’s been a Godsend for me. I thank Larry King from the day we met doing an interview on my book tour when he told me about Ora.tv.

Ventura also talks about his “good friend,” Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano and what he learned recently from watching Nancy Grace.

Click through for So What Do You Do, Jesse Ventura?

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FBN Anchor Eric Bolling Meets “The Body”

On Eric Bolling‘s newly re-branded show, “Money Rocks” “Follow the Money,” at 8pm last night, Jesse Ventura got in Bolling’s face and loudly “discusses” many of the nation’s conspiracy theories after a  seemingly civilized interview . After cordial visits on “The Joy Behar Show” and “Larry King Live,” the past few days the former Minnesota Governor (I) showed his wrestling roots as “The Body.”


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Joy Behar Talks about her ‘The View’ Walk-Off

On her HLN show tonight, airing at 9pmET, Joy Behar talks about the incident this morning on “The View” which led her to walk off the set. She talked about it with former Minnesota governor and MSNBC host, Jesse Ventura. Ventura defended O’Reilly’s right to say what he said, but then he also called the Fox News host “a spineless puke.” Here’s a clip:

Jesse Ventura Issues His Own Waterboarding Challenge to Sean Hannity

Ventura_5.22.jpgWrestler, turned governor, turned MSNBC host, turned author, turned book promoter Jesse Ventura is finding his TV appearances are becoming more scarce than CNN’s prime time viewers.

In an interview with The Huffington Post Ventura says Bill O’Reilly and Bill Maher are “afraid” to have him on their shows.

Ventura did appear on Sean Hannity‘s show Monday night, but Ventura says Hannity cut short the interview before they could talk about waterboarding. “He’s scared to death of me,” says Ventura. “It was over in a few minutes and that was it.”

And now Ventura is proposing an Olbermann-like waterboarding wager. “I’ll bet [Hannity] a thousand bucks that I can get him to say ‘Barack Obama is the greatest president.’ If I get him to say it, he’ll give the thousand to charity and if I can’t, I’ll give the money to charity.”

Ventura is making the rounds promoting the paperback version of, “Don’t Start The Revolution Without Me.” He made appearances on “Fox & Friends” and “The View” this week as well.

> Update: Hannity responds: “Jesse was on radio and TV with me for a combined 30 full minutes last week – what a shame in his old age he couldn’t remember to say it on air then. The truth is, Jesse has become a dull guest who’s trying to recapture his former political glory and sell his recently released paperback.”