ByJerome Maida, writer at
Jerome Maida

Liberal blowhard Michael Moore made it clear he is not a fan of the record-breaking "American Sniper".

This should come as no surprise, since the documentary filmmaker's career, such as it is, reached it's peak in 2003 when he denounced the Iraq War that "American Sniper" subject Chris Kyle fought in and then-President George W. Bush and was booed by even the Left-leaning Oscar crowd for his boorishness.

But even for Moore, the comments he tweeted about "American Sniper" and real-life snipers was beyond the pale.

"My uncle killed by sniper in WW2", tweeted Moore. "We were taught snipers are cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders are worse".


So what's Moore's problem?

I think it's as simple as good old jealousy.

Seriously, when was the last time you heard about Michael Moore?

Yet "American Sniper" - the success of which is a direct repudiation of how Moore feels about the Iraq War - has grossed nearly as much in four days ($105 million) as what was, by far, the most successful film of Moore's career, the anti-Bush propaganda piece "Fahrenheit 9/11" ($119 million).

In fact, despite his reputation, "Fahrenheit 9/11" is the only film out of the seven Moore has made that a decent amount of American filmgoers wanted to see. It accounts for about 2/3 of the total, both in raw dollars ($119 million of $187 million) or in dollars adjusted for inflation ( $155 million of $243 million).

Heck, it "Fahrenheit 9/11" is the the only Moore film to be seen as having enough appeal to be booked for over 2,000 theaters.

Heck, the only other Moore film to be booked for over 1,00 theaters was "Sicko", which was booked in 1,117 theaters and grossed $24.5 million domestically in 2009.

Moore's last film, "Capitalism: A Love Story" was only booked in only 995 theaters and grossed only $14.3 million domestically during it's entire run.

So it's understandable that Michael Moore despises "American Sniper". It's absolute proof that those who buy the message Moore continues to send on the Iraq war is a fraction of those who support men like Chris Kyle.

So while many inside and outside Hollywood have bashed Moore for his tweet, they should take knowledge in that fact.


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