Kevin Costner Gives Michael Moore Valuable History Lesson On Snipers

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The backlash over leftist filmmaker Michael Moore’s Twitter post disparaging military snipers had yet to dissipate when he doubled down on the unpopular sentiment and posted additional criticism online this week. Celebrities, soldiers, and civilians alike weighed in on the story, many of whom lambasted Moore for his remarks in light of the new movie based on the life and exploits of deceased Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

During a recent appearance on Laura Ingraham’s radio program, actor Kevin Costner shared his thoughts, using history as a backdrop for disagreeing with Moore.

“I did take exception to what Michael Moore said,” he affirmed. “We practically invented the sniper in the Revolutionary War when we couldn’t take on, we couldn’t hold back the British. That was the formation if you look back, historically, about snipers.”

He went on to insist Moore’s characterization of snipers as “cowards” was unwarranted, adding the filmmaker “ought to be smart enough to take it back, brave enough to take it back.”

Costner acknowledged that Moore’s opinion was shaped by a family event, though that excuse does not justify such a blanket statement.

“When you’re the victim of something,” he continued, “you can have a perspective; but I think when you get that microphone and you’re a little glib and a little fast, you end up saying stuff like that.”

The actor, who stars in the new film Black or White, predicted Moore “would have trouble saying that to a room of men who went out as young guys and they’re assigned things because of a skill set and they go out and do it the best they can.”

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University Bans Use Of ‘Mr., Mrs. Or Ms.’ In The Name Of Political Correctness

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According to recent reports, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York has handed down a decision that will force its staff to ditch certain honorifics when addressing others. The new policy prohibits the use of “Mr., Mrs. or Ms.” due to their potentially discriminatory characteristics.

CUNY Interim Provost Louise Lennihan distributed a memo touting the “respectful, welcoming and gender-inclusive learning environment” the new policy will help preserve, explaining the absence of these titles serves to “accommodate properly the diverse population of current and prospective students.”

While another university source suggested the policy shift was part of the school’s compliance with federal law, however, at least one expert in anti-discrimination legislation confirmed no such policy is required.

“They are not mandated to do this,” attorney Saundra Schuster said.

Regardless of legal requirements, though, CUNY staff members took the memo as a direct order to curtail the use of certain gender-based titles.

“My interpretation was that I was being asked to adhere to this policy,” said professor Juliette Blevins, “as were the professors who received the letter.”

Another CUNY professor, Joseph Borelli, indicated that he is open to embracing whatever titles his students prefer, though he opposes limiting speech with this restrictive policy.

“If a student asked me to call him Godzilla, I would happily call him Godzilla,” he said, “or whatever anyone asked to be called. But we do not need another ultra-PC policy change.”

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Wow: Michael Moore Once Again Trashes Snipers On Twitter

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As Western Journalism reported, leftist filmmaker Michael Moore faced significant backlash after sharing his belief that military snipers are “cowards” just as a new film documenting the exploits of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle broke multiple box office records. In response to the attack on the late Kyle and his fellow snipers, numerous Americans — including several celebrities — shared their disapproval on Twitter and in other forums.

Moore made a subsequent attempt to explain himself; however, a new Twitter post this past weekend proved his disdain for snipers has not dissipated.

As with his previous comment, this tweet was quickly followed by the responses of outraged detractors.

Some pointed out the apparent hypocrisy of Moore’s position…

…while others opted to opine on the orator’s obesity.

h/t: TPNN

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Fox Protester Fatally Shoots Self In Front Of News Corp Building In NYC

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This post has been updated.

An incident that occurred outside of the corporate office of Fox network parent company News Corp building in New York City Monday morning was initially reported as a protest against cable news leader Fox News Channel. Subsequent reports, however, indicate the lone demonstrator was actually a disgruntled former employee of a Fox affiliate in Austin, Texas.

According to the New York Post, 41-year-old Phillip Perea stood outside the building Monday morning, telling passersby that the network had somehow ruined his life. Shortly after security guards asked the man to leave, they reportedly heard a gunshot and turned around to find him slumped over with a gunshot wound to his chest.

He was transported to a local hospital where he subsequently died from his injury.

One source confirmed the man had what appeared to be a suicide note in his pocket at the time of the incident.

Though Perea recently shared links to a video critical of Fox News, there is no indication he had any direct ties to the network.

Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernathy released the following statement regarding the incident.

This morning a former employee at Fox 7-KTBC (Austin) committed suicide outside Fox Television Stations’ headquarters in New York City. He was employed at our Austin television station for ten months and has not been with the station or FTS since June 2014. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy.

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Concerned Mother Noticed Strange Symbol Built Into Local School Buses

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According to a recent WMC report, one Memphis, Tenn., parent is calling out the local school district for including a demonic symbol in the tail lights of some of its buses. Scroll down to see a full image of the offending lights.

The mother, who initially wished to remain anonymous because of threats she had received, explained that she stopped behind one of the buses and noticed the offensive symbol. She was later identified as Robyn Wilkins.

“Anyone who fears a god, if not God and Jesus Christ, should be outraged,” Wilkins said, noting that if the district would not be allowed to display a Christian cross on a vehicle, it “cannot put a pentagram on it.”

The network spoke to a Wiccan, Jo Applewhite, who confirmed the symbol was “technically” a pentagram and said the shape is used in the practice of the pagan religion. She went on to encourage anyone upset about the lights to research whether their installation was intended to depict the symbol.

Another local said she saw the mother’s point, adding that people “should be upset if that is against their feelings, religion, et cetera.”

The complainant said it is unlikely any other religious or offensive symbol would be permitted on a public school bus.

“Would we allow a swastika, for instance, to be on the back of the bus?” Wilkins asked.

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Reaction to the story was varied, with several commenters asserting that the mother was likely overreacting to the situation.

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WMC

Others, however, used this incident to identify an ostensible attack on Christianity in America through the promotion of pagan faiths.

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WMC

Given the mother’s reluctance to identify herself after allegedly receiving death threats, it appears passions on both sides of the issue run deep.

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