Michael Moore Calls Snipers 'Cowards,' Draws a Ton of Hate-filled Tweets

Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" may have garnered box office gold this weekend, ($90 million), but filmmaker Michael Moore was not impressed. In fact, Moore questioned the whole idea that snipers are in any way heroic when he wrote, “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.” 


While comments about the film on Twitter have been contentious, and insanely Islamophobic, Moore's also drew a ton of hate.

Meanwhile, Fox's Elisabeth Hasselbeck gushed all over Sgt. Nick Irving, a real-life sniper, (Killing 33 people in 4 months! That's "incredible!") Then she asked what he thought of Moore's tweet. 
“Last time I checked, he’s never shot anybody with a scoped rifle,” Irving answered. “So, I don’t think he deserves the breath that comes out of me right now.”
Then again, as far as we know, Hasselbeck never shot anyone with a scoped rifle.

“Don’t you believe that he should have turned that into somewhat of a thank you?” Hasselbeck said. “I mean, here you are protecting everybody here, you know, the 1 percent protecting the 99. All those kills are really to keep us safe. Don’t you think he owes you a thank you, not a shot?”

See how she did that, flipping the whole 1% thing and totally distorting its meaning!

On the other hand, while Hasselbeck happily attacked Moore's patriotism, she refrained from attacking his weight.

Not so with conservative radio host Dana Loesch, who commented on both Moore’s wealth and weight, writing, “Easy to say from your frillion dollar lake front house, tons of fun. Why don’t you go over there, show them how it’s done @MMFlint ?”

Here's Moore's tweet, followed by some of the responses:

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Islamophobes were also out in force in response to the movie. Here's sampling of their disgusting, hate-filled tweets.

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