Well, the reaction to Clint Eastwood's film "American Sniper" is the latest and best example yet that sadly proves my point. Raw Story:
Two journalists, Rania Khalek and Max Blumenthal, have become the target of death threats and online harassment from conservatives and Tea Party supporters for their criticism of the pro-Iraq War film American Sniper.
Khalek wrote on Friday that she and Blumenthal had aired their grievances with the film, which they see as glorifying the U.S. invasion of Iraq and lionizing a bloodthirsty killer who boasted of his pleasure in gunning down some 160 to 250 Iraqi “savages” during the height of the war.
This “kicked off an endless flood in our Twitter mentions of outraged rightwing military worshippers who’ve whipped themselves into a hateful frenzy out of blind obedience to a mass killer,” Khalek said.
Michelle Malkin’s site Twitchy.com published a piece blasting Khalek and Blumenthal as “American Psychos,” far-left kooks trying to tarnish the memory of a great American. Blumenthal and Khalek were then flooded with death threats and harassment.
From the now-suspended account of one Robert Clemons came the exhortation, “BOTH OF YOU ASSHOLES NEED TO BE SHOT DEAD. DO ALL A FAVOR. GO KILL YOURSELVES.” Clemens also wrote, “@RaniaKhalek it is a DAMN SHAME he never had the chance to target YOU. YOU NEED TO DIE C*NT.”
Here's what some of those tweets looked like:
"That's dangerous talk from the conservative right, that now seems to oppose free speech and opposing viewpoints."ReplyDelete
It seems Blumenthal is the one opposed to free speech and opposing opinions.
My head is already hurting after reading the two comment here.ReplyDelete
The reporters have tweeted their opinions, they haven't called for a ban on the film or opposed the right to say what the movie says. They object to the glorification of soldiers, war and Kyle's unconfirmed accomplishments that seem made up.
You see something that isn't there, as a way to delegitimize criticism and promote silencing their voices.
As far as the stupid "liberal" annoyance, that sounds real free speech like from our conservative masters. Do you listen to yourself? No self awareness?
"They object to the glorification of soldiers, war and Kyle's unconfirmed accomplishments that seem made up."ReplyDelete
Come'n, that's hypocrisy at its highest. Where is their objection to glorification of Seal Team 6, their objection to Obama assassinating two American citizens, to the glorification to the military at every sporting event in the country, to glorification to Pat Tillman for giving up a football career to go kill people, for every other movie glorifying war and the military and honoring every soldier on every holiday on the calendar.
What a pile of manure you are spreading.