Sarah Palin has a message for documentary filmmaker Michael Moore:
This just came into our tips bin… lol pic.twitter.com/i7Awlq5784
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) January 23, 2015
According to Palin’s daughter Bristol, the former governor of Alaska, along with Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient, held up the sign pictured above, complete with crosshairs drawn into the “O’s” in Moore’s name, at the 2015 Shot Show convention being held this week in Las Vegas.
The sign was a response to a tweet Moore sent earlier this week criticizing the film “American Sniper,” about the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most prolific sniper in U.S. military history.
“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,” Moore tweeted.
Meyer, who received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions in Afghanistan in 2009, was one of many who publicly criticized Moore, an outspoken liberal.
“I’m sure that his grandfather, who died serving this country, is rolling over in his grave knowing that his grandson is using him to justify him calling U.S. servicemen cowards,” Meyer wrote in a blog post earlier this week, inadvertently referring to Moore’s grandfather rather than his uncle.
“I’d be willing to bet that at some point during his grandfather’s service, he was watched over by U.S. snipers, and probably had his life saved more than once by U.S. snipers during the war,” Meyer continued.
“I served as a Marine sniper for three years, and I believe the film American Sniper depicted what we do perfectly. A sniper’s primary goal is to eliminate ground threats for U.S. guys on the ground. Is that what a coward is? A person whose goal is to save the lives of his warrior brothers?”