Filmmaker Michael Moore got called out by a real American sniper on Monday after he claimed snipers are “cowards” and "aren't heroes."
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Nick Irving told Elisabeth Hasselbeck that Moore didn’t deserve a response from him, but he offered one anyway.
My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 18, 2015
“I don’t think he deserves the breath that I’m about to give,” he said. “But I’ll just say, Michael Moore, he wasn’t there in Afghanistan and last time I checked he’s never shot anybody with a scoped rifle. So I don’t think he deserves the breath that comes out of me right now.”
When Hasselbeck asked if he feels that Moore should be thanking him instead, Irving took the high road rather than attack Moore back.
“I don’t really care what he gives me — a thank you or not. A lot of good guys and a lot my friends died for his right to — I guess freedom of speech. So I’m not really worried about what he has to say,” he added.
Irving is the author of "The Reaper," an autobiography of "one of the deadliest special ops snipers."
(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)