Fox New host Bill O’Reilly said Tuesday that rabidly obese filmmaker Michael Moore “ruined his career” when he criticized the film “American Sniper.”
An act, if true, that could prove to be a financial setback for grocers all across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
“I believe that he has ruined his career by his far-left musings, to be kind, and this is just another one of them,” O’Reilly said of Moore, who set off a firestorm when he called snipers “cowards” on social media.
O’Reilly also commented on actor Seth Rogen, who was also critical of the film, comparing it to a fictitious Nazi propaganda film seen in “Inglourious Basterds.”
“I’d like him to come on this program and explain that,” O’Reilly said. “If he doesn’t, I think he’s damaged his career immensely.”
Interestingly, the segment opened with a clip of Whoopi Goldberg defending “American Sniper,” with of all people, Rosie O’Donnell appearing to agree.
“I thought I was hallucinating,” O’Reilly said.
It’s clear the wave of criticism directed at Moore penetrated the blubber, as he later tried to back away from his comment, saying he wasn’t calling former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle a coward.
Even though he also appeared to compare Kyle to James Earl Ray, the man who killed Martin Luther King, Jr.
On the opening weekend of “American Sniper,” which was also the weekend leading up to MLK Day, Moore posted a rambling comment on Facebook that suggested the “scoundrel” was not legendary outlaw Jesse James, but “the sniper who shot him in the back.”
“I think most Americans don’t think snipers are heroes,” Moore wrote on his Facebook page, according to the Independent Journal Review. “Hopefully not on this weekend when we remember that man in Memphis, Tennessee, who was killed by a sniper’s bullet.”
Never mind that James was shot inside a house, while standing on a chair — it doesn’t take much of a sniper to pull that feat off. But then, we know facts mean little to the left when trying to establish a narrative.
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