The Week in Media Bias History: MSNBC Hits War Hero as ‘Racist' Killer
February 3rd, 2018 12:15 PM
Some quotes featured in This Week in Media Bias History are so awful, they end up becoming infamous. This edition has one of those quotes. On January 29, 2015, NBC journalist Ayman Mohyeldin smeared Chris Kyle, the late Navy SEAL portrayed in the film American Sniper. He slimed Kyle as a “racist” who went on "killing sprees.” The quote would go on to win the Media Research…
U of Michigan Cancels 'American Sniper' After Muslim Students Complain
April 8th, 2015 4:07 PM
The University of Michigan has dropped a campus showing of “American Sniper” after Muslim students complained the film made them feel "uncomfortable."
U of M is roughly 40 miles away from Dearborn, a city which is famous for having one of the largest Muslim populations in the U.S. But U of M is also a university, where once upon a time young people went to have their…
NY Times Targets 'American Sniper' for Promoting 'Insane Behavior'
February 5th, 2015 6:55 PM
What is the moral of the smash hit movie American Sniper? According to an editorial in Thursday's edition of the New York Times, our country's “gun-friendly culture” leads to “insane behavior” that not only threatens the lives of gun owners and their families, but also makes a case for stronger gun-control legislation.
“You know the movie, right?”…
O’Donnell Skips Lies in Obama’s Book, Yet Attacked Chris Kyle's Story
February 5th, 2015 12:30 AM
On Tuesday night, Lawrence O’Donnell devoted nearly four minutes of MSNBC show The Last Word to reading from and professing his complete admiration for President Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams From My Father as the “most honest,” “open,” “artful,” and “finest literary work ever authored by a President…
NBC Refusing to Apologize for Chris Kyle 'Killing Sprees' Smear
February 4th, 2015 12:47 PM
NBC foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin suggested that Chris Kyle, the real "American Sniper," was a "racist" whose military missions were nothing less than "killing sprees." Despite receiving thousands of phone calls, NBC has yet to issue an apology.
Michael Moore: My Conservative Critics Are an 'American ISIS'
February 3rd, 2015 7:41 AM
Vice Magazine has posted a long, fawning interview with limousine leftist documentary maker Michael Moore, infamous for his recent Twitter attack on U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle. Maintaining the offensiveness, Moore found American Sniper to be a racist "mess" and discredits the heroism of marksmen like Kyle, calling snipers "chicken-shit," saying the U.S. was the bad guy in Iraq…
Bradley Cooper: Playing Chris Kyle Was 'Life-Changing'
January 29th, 2015 5:10 PM
Before he signed up to play Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in American Sniper, Bradley Cooper put on weight, studied with a voice coach, and learned to put a bullet into a target from 800 yards away. But he told People magazine the most lasting lessons he learned were about the struggles of everyday military families.
"I had an appreciation for veterans before this, but what I definitely did not know…
Lefty Professor: ‘American Sniper’ Delusional, Just Like the GOP
January 27th, 2015 11:25 AM
In an article for Salon, Penn State professor Sophia McClennen claims the box-office blockbuster has “no nuance, no context and no subtlety” and that its director, Clint Eastwood, “represents a dark, disturbing feature of the GOP mind-set.”
Matt Taibbi: 'American Sniper' 'Idiotic'; Chris Kyle 'Kind of a D**k'
January 22nd, 2015 5:23 PM
In a nasty screed against American Sniper on Wednesday, Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi claimed the Oscar-nominated film was "almost too dumb to criticize" but proceeded to do so anyway, declaring: "Even by the low low standards of this business, it still manages to sink to a new depth or two."
‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle Was a Mass Murderer Like Lee Malvo?
December 27th, 2014 8:20 AM
The late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is recognized as the most effective sniper in U.S. military history. Max Blumenthal, the son of liberal journalist and adoring Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, only has a reputation for being a jerk who trolls conservative conventions and writes books with titles like “Republican Gomorrah.”
Twitchy reported on Friday that Blumenthal on Twitter compared…
CNN's Cooper Blasts Jesse Ventura Over Lawsuit Against Military Widow
July 30th, 2014 7:12 PM
CNN's Anderson Cooper targeted former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura in a Tuesday post on Twitter, after a jury awarded the ex-governor of Minnesota over $1.8 million in damages in a defamation lawsuit against the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Kyle's widow, Taya Kyle, is the executor of her deceased husband's estate.
In the Tweet, Cooper expressed his disbelief over…
Lee Judge's Tasteless Chris Kyle Cartoon Is Only His Latest Smear Of C
February 14th, 2013 6:45 PM
Today, our friends at Twitchy reported that Lee Judge, a left-wing political cartoonist, illustrated a depraved caricature depicting the grave of ex-sniper, and Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle – with the caption “if only there had been a good guy around.” This is wholly insensitive, and a craven attempt to smear an American hero who was tragically slain by a fellow veteran whom he…