Decorated Army Snipers Response To Michael Moore’s Tweet That ‘Snipers Were Cowards’ Puts Moore To Shame.
Michael Moore, Mr. Anti-capitalist, has managed to find himself in hot water that did not involve cooking. This time, the bloated, hypocritical “documentary filmmaker” decided to weigh in on the newest hit military film American Sniper. The film is about Chris Kyle. The man known as one of the most “lethal” snipers in American history, or as terrorists in Iraq knew him, the “Devil of Ramadi”. He earned the latter nickname for frustrating Islamic terrorists with how many of their terrorist compatriots he managed to wipe out singlehandedly. When he returned home, he spent the majority of his time helping wounded veterans with PTSD. He did this until his tragic death, at the hands of a fellow soldier he was trying to help.
The film about Kyle's life, directed by Clint Eastwood, has been doing quite well at the box office. Naturally, good and bad critics come to provide commentary. Michael Moore, who barely qualifies as a critic, had despicable garbage to spew on Sunday.
My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 18, 2015
Besides his terrible eight year old spelling, his “coward” comment has not gone over too well. Fox News reports that Moore and Rob Lowe got into a Twitter war over it. To add insult to injury, Seth Rogen shared his mindless, stoner thoughts on the subject. According to USA Today, though he walked it back, Rogen seemed to compare American Sniper to a Nazi propaganda film.
Now, a more personal opinion has entered the American Sniping ring. Retired U.S. Marine Corporal Jacob Schick, in a sit down with Fox and Friends on Fox News, weighed in on the insults that have befell the film thus far.
"The fact that he[Moore] would say something about America's military, snipers in particular, goes to show his abundant lack of intellectual capability that harnesses any value."
Corporal Schick, who has been through 46 surgeries, 23 blood transfusions, and the loss of one leg, has a part in American Sniper. He plays a severely wounded veteran. He joked that he hoped he “nailed it”.
But if you're on the roof of your home defending it from invaders who've come 7K miles, you are not a sniper, u are brave, u are a neighbor.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 19, 2015
If his first comment wasn't bad enough, Michael had 'moore' to say. In an attempt to clarify his prior tweet, as CNN reported, he merely doubled down. He claimed he “didn't say a word” about American Sniper, and went on to specifically compliment everything except for Chris Kyle's story. He might as well have been speaking about the Hangover trilogy, which also features Bradley Cooper. However, he still managed to top off his clarification tweet with arsenic, as he added that “most Americans” do not think snipers are “heroes”.
A former Army Ranger, who also was on Fox and Friends, also weighed in on Moore's inflammatory comments, and was far more harsh.
"I don't think [Moore] deserves the breath that I'm about to give, but I'll just say Michael Moore wasn't there in Afghanistan and the last time I checked, he's never shot anybody with a scoped rifle."
When asked by one of the hosts if he feels that Moore owes him “thanks”, instead of an insult, he expressed that he did not care what Moore gave him.
"A lot of good guys and a lot of my friends died for his right to freedom of speech. I'm not really worried about what he has to say.“
Michael Moore has yet to reopen his gullet, and American Sniper break box office records, Forbes reports.