Tag: American Sniper

Interviewing Chris Kyle and, 4 Years Later, Taya Kyle

 

When I’m not writing articles like this, my day job is producing “Cam and Company” (Cam being Cam Edwards, not me; I’m in the Company) on NRA News. The job has allowed me to work with very talented people, travel the country extensively, and occasionally interview politicians, celebrities, and everyday Americans.

Every year, we take NRA News to Las Vegas to broadcast live from the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show, or the SHOT Show. They’re always star-studded broadcasts, and being in Vegas doesn’t suck.

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I’ve been writing about how social class has emerged in the work of the most successful contriver of popular spectacles, Marvel / Disney, who is never suspected of peddling anything but mindless fun. I am not really surprised at this development: Heroes in America tend to emerge in stories about protection–about caring for those in need […]

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Why The Left Hates “American Sniper”

 

American_Sniper_posterFrom the current issue of the Weekly Standard, Mark Hemingway:

[T]he film portrays Kyle as a proud southern, rural, religious, patriotic jock and gun enthusiast who was much more anguished about the people he was unable to save in Iraq than about the 160 confirmed sniper kills that the Navy credits him with. All of these traits are anathema to the left, though nearly all of the great soldiers in American history possessed one or more of them. Leftists simply can’t digest the fact that their own safety is predicated on the willingness to fight of courageous men they openly disdain.

Their own safety, predicated on the willingness to fight of courageous men they openly disdain.

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Disclaimer – I’ve not seen the movie.  I likely won’t see it.  The article linked and quoted herein was written by a blogger who is himself an Iraq War veteran (in this case a medical corpsman) a firearms enthusiast, and a sometime firearms journalist. Any discussion of Chris Kyle, American Sniper (the book), or American Sniper (the […]

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