Today\’s quote comes to us from the nothing-if-not-entertaining michael moore.
As you may be aware, when American Sniper came out, and immediately became a huge hit – the kind which moore will never see in his lifetime – he went on twitter and denounced Chris Kyle, the film\’s real-life main character, as a “coward”.
Then, when people from both sides of the aisle expressed their revulsion, moore tried walking his “coward” tweet back, claiming he wasn\’t actually referring to Kyle at all – which, I am guessing, probably convinced, oh, maybe 7 or 8 people in the country.
Well, as it turns out, moore was not through.
Stung by the amount of negativity tossed his way – mostly, I assume, the amount of leftward negativity (since he has amassed a fortune by working diligently to infuriate the right every chance he gets), moore decided to go on the offensive again.
He went into overdrive, ranting about how terrible and depraved the USA is, how terrible and depraved our military is, etc. etc. etc. blah blah blah, yada yada yada. One broadside after another. You can see these latest examples of moore\’s, er, wit and wisdom, by reading Clay Waters\’ compilation (pile might be a better word) at newsbusters.org.
With this much material to work with, there was a lot to choose from. But we do have a “winner” (if that term actually applies).
moore wins Quote Of The Day honors for this particular bit of what passes for his logic:
“Thispast week or so of hysterical attacks on me only proves that theAmerican lovers of violence and the issuers of fatwas in OUR societyhaven\’t gone away. They are our American ISIS — \’Criticize ormock those whom we deify, like our sainted sniper, and we will harmyou most assuredly.\'”
Ooooooooooooohhhhh. Someone\’s wiwoo sensibiwities were bwoosed.
When a public figure, whose career is predicated on stirring controversy by taking hard left stands and shoving it out at us, as contentiously as possible, equates criticism of what he posted online for the world to see with…let\’s list \’em out….
-fatwas (i.e. religious edicts, presumably for retribution)
-and ISIS (which, as you may be aware, is less interested in offering criticism to detractors than it is in gruesomely killing them)…
… recognition must be given – if, for no other reason, the level of paranoia such an equation would seem to take.
You get today\’s award, michael. Well earned. Feel free to brag about it at will.