Fw: McCain: Michael Moore's 'Sniper' comments 'idiotic,' 'outrageous'

date:Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 3:46 PM
subject:Fw: McCain: Michael Moore's 'Sniper' comments 'idiotic,' 'outrageous'

McCain: Michael Moore's 'Sniper' comments 'idiotic,' 'outrageous'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took aim at Michael Moore on Wednesday, saying the documentary maker's comments on military snipers were "idiotic."
Conservatives have slammed the controversial filmmaker after he tweeted earlier this month that his uncle was killed by a sniper during World War II and "we were taught snipers were cowards." He mentioned snipers may shoot their targets in the back and "aren't heroes."
"Sometimes when I hear an idiotic statement like that from someone like Michael Moore I don't want to dignify it with a response because it's so outrageous," McCain, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, said in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday.
"That's like saying we should not use airplanes, we should not use tanks, we should not use any other weapon. What does he want us to do, go back to hand-to-hand fighting?" McCain said.
Moore's tweet caused a firestorm last week amid praise for the blockbuster hit "American Sniper," which tells the story of the late Chris Kyle. The Navy SEAL is credited with the most kills in American history, and the movie follows his work as a sniper during four tours in Iraq.
Moore defended himself in a Facebook post Sunday, writing that "only 'haters' of our brave young men and women would recklessly send them into harm's way for something that had absolutely nothing to do with defending the United States of America."
In a statement on Monday, McCain praised the controversial film, congratulating director Clint Eastwood and his cast for "an outstanding cinematic achievement."
"This film depicts with subtlety and compassion those brave few who serve our nation in uniform, their experiences in the horror of war, the burdens they often bear upon returning home, and the untold sacrifices of their families," he wrote.
"It is deeply regrettable that obsessive critics of U.S. foreign policy have sought to disparage this film and denigrate the memory of a noble American warrior," he added.
Asked Wednesday on CNBC's "Squawk Box" if he had seen the film, McCain said he hasn't yet but intends to "as soon as possible."
The Oscar-nominated film earned $200.1 million in the box office through Sunday and has been a hit among audiences, scoring a 7.7 out of 10 stars on IMDB and 72 percent approval on the Rotten Tomatoes review site.
McCain explained that snipers "save the lives of others of their comrades because they are able to neutralize or take out an enemy that's been destroying them."
The veteran lawmaker, who was held as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, said regarding Moore's tweet that it was "a great disservice to say that about so many of our young men and women who are serving in the Marines, in the Army, and many of them are scout snipers, so it's almost insulting to them."


Mike Hawk said...

Let's just call this "Juan" a wash.....

Senator McCain is an old fart with a pickled brain, and fat ass Michael Moore's schtick is to say outlandish and controversial comments like these.

Two nutcases on full display for public consumption.

Mike Hawk

CharlieE said...

I guess one's opinion as to whether snipers are heroes or cowards depends on whose behalf the sniper is sniping.

ferschitz said...

McCain jumped numerous sharks quite some time ago. Nothing he says has any value. Absolute Zero value.


Time Mag is not exactly some leftwing rag, and this article highlights why Navy SEALS and other special forces aren't supposed to come back home and brag about their exploits, like Chris Kyle did (and made beaucoup buck$$ for it).

Oh and here's a similar notion from none other than Fox Nooz:


I think what snipers do is highly questionable, especially given that Kyle killed women and kids. What a hero.


Michael Moore can definitely be a braggart and a blowhard, but his documentaries are very accurate. No wonder the rightwing loathes him and takes every opportunity to diss him. If Moore was useless or didn't hit a nerve with his comments, McCain wouldn't bother to attack him.

gruaud said...


Mike Hawk said...

ferschitz: "his documentaries are very accurate"?????

Child please, put down your fokin' joint.


ferschitz = More accurate name for you would be....FULLOFCHIT.

Schitzengiggles said...

Not a Moore fan but reading little Mikey's link Fahrenheit was a shade over 50% which means it's probably about 20-30 points above Fox News when it comes to deception and facts.

CharlieE said...

I'm with ferschitz re: Michael Moore, and I think his films are generally accurate. That's why the Right usually attacks him personally, rather than attacking his work.

Mike Hawk said...

Well, in that case, next time you have heart major problems, jump on a raft and head to Havana since Moore sings the praises of Cuba's medical care.....What a crock of shit!

Ese Gringo gordo esta lleno de mierda...y dice cosas en sus peliculas que no tienen nada de merito.

Mike Hawk

Mike Hawk said...

*major heart problems

Hooray4US said...






If Moore's documentaries were as inaccurate as the rightwing wishes to depict them, then Fox/Rush wouldn't have to spend so much time propagandizing the dittoheads into hating on Moore. Why do conservatives mainly attack Moore, and not his films? The inaccuracies would be obvious and easily debunked, and no one would bother paying attention to Moore.

I agree with ferschitz, if Moore hadn't hit a nerve, weird old McCain wouldn't have bothered to attack him.

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