Gov. Ventura: “Rudy and I come from the same background.”

Gov. Ventura: “Rudy and I come from the same background.”
Praising his lack of political correctness and ability to just say what he’s thinking, Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura–who was also a Navy SEAL–said, “Me and Rudy say it like it is–regardless if you like it.”
+ also: columnist examines Rudy’s standing as a “public favorite and media darling”–and a “bigot.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.