Monday, January 19, 2015

Michael Moore Insists Snipers Are Cowards, Praises American Sniper Movie

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Filmmaker Michael Moore started an online fuss over the weekend when he called snipers cowards, except if you were protecting your homeland. The two tweets were said by commentators to reference plot points in the the movie "American Sniper" which I saw yesterday. I thought it was a powerful and touching movie, and while I'm not a big fan of war, I respect soldiers and the role they play to protect civilians when necessary.

The movie so far has six Oscar nominations, and broke highest grossing record for January after leading the weekend box office. And in the wake of people seeing the movie, the Twitter war continued with sides for and against Michael Moore's tweets.