January 22, 2015

Matt Taibbi nukes "American Sniper"

I enjoy reading Matt Taibbi, but only now and then. I couldn't take him on a regular basis. But once every month or two, I enjoy reading his words. The man murders his subjects, which is fitting for a review of American Sniper. Here's a link to the article and here's a paragraph from it:
Sniper is a movie whose politics are so ludicrous and idiotic that under normal circumstances it would be beneath criticism. The only thing that forces us to take it seriously is the extraordinary fact that an almost exactly similar worldview consumed the walnut-sized mind of the president who got us into the war in question.
And that takes care of that. In case you're not familiar with Taibbi, the man typically rips the life out of his subjects and then tears their corpses to shreds. In this case, it's well deserved. More at the link.


Anna Guess Pick said...

Thanks for this post. I have been mostly ignoring "American Sniper" stories until all the recent flap.

Good article by Matt Taibbi. I especially like this part,

"The really dangerous part of this film is that it turns into a referendum on the character of a single soldier. It's an unwinnable argument in either direction. We end up talking about Chris Kyle and his dilemmas, and not about the Rumsfelds and Cheneys and other officials up the chain who put Kyle and his high-powered rifle on rooftops in Iraq and asked him to shoot women and children."

writenow said...

Good paragraph. He makes so much sense. Hi, Annie!