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New Yorker story on "American Sniper" Chris Kyle

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, May 27, 2013.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    If you read one story this Memorial Day, make it this one on the life and death of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and his killer:

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    His book is pretty good. It's out in paperback now.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The New Yorker piece makes it sound like you can probably believe about half of what's in there.

    Great piece - though long. Sympathetic but tough on both shooter and victim. Not so sympathetic toward the Dallas V.A.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I take for granted that half of what's in a soldier's autobiography is true. But it's still an enjoyable read.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's not like the concept of "war stories" began with this generation.
  6. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    However Jesse Ventura was defamed in Kyle's book is dwarfed now by the damage he has done to his own reputation by calling attention to it and suing the soldier's widow. Only if he said, "I made my point. She can keep the money" could he walk this shameful episode back. He remains a horse's ass in every incarnation, from wrestler to podunk politician to conspiracy buff to this litigious piece of crap.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Apparently, Ventura doesn't wants the widow to pay him, but the publisher's insurance company. However, the reading of the insurance policy isn't clear.

    From the AP:

  8. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I can't believe that the Kyle estate has any money left after the lawsuits from the families of the people he shot from the roof of the Superdome.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

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