Debating the merit of ‘American Sniper’

January 29, 2015 4:56 PM

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Every few years, a movie is released that rises to a level of national discussion. Typically, the movie does so because of its message—or perceived message—and because it is political in some way. Since its release a couple of weeks ago, “American Sniper” has been that movie.

The rhetoric started when Michael Moore said he thought snipers were “cowards” who basically shot people in the back. Seth Rogen added fuel to the fire when he likened the movie to a propaganda piece the Nazis used in the movie “Inglorious Basterds.” Reaction was swift, as military members and milit...

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