Fox News is still attacking Michael Moore for having the audacity to criticize American Sniper. Oh, and still mum about the lies of its hero, Chris Kyle.
The latest excuse for Fox to go after Moore is a series of tweets in which he invoked Jesus as part of his objection to the glorification of Kyle’s kills in the film and the ferocious criticism he has received:
“Jesus wouldn’t put any soldiers lives in harm’s way in the first place because he wouldn’t have sent them…”
“But What Would Jesus Do if he could be a sniper & save soldiers lives shooting ‘savages’ in the back?...”
“Oh, I know what he’d do – hide on top of a roof and shoot people in the back!”
“Pretty vicious,” O’Reilly complained. This, from the guy who just a few days ago called an American Sniper critic a possible terrorist.
However, to his credit, O’Reilly noted that Pope John Paul II had opposed the Iraq invasion.
Guest Raymond Arroyo, from Eternal Word Television Network, dismissed that by saying, “Jesus has no place in this debate.” But then Arroyo added, “I think if Jesus were commenting on it, I hardly think he would be defaming a good soldier who went out to defend his country and defend innocent people in a foreign land at the risk of his own life. I don’t think he’d be doing that.”
O’Reilly agreed. “It was very cheap to run down Chris Kyle by using Jesus and I think Jesus is appalled at that. That’s just my opinion,” he said.
Arroyo quipped, “You wrote about him, you’d know.”
O’Reilly went on to say that the Vatican and the Catholic Church “are on Moore’s side about the Iraq war.” But O’Reilly tried to suggest that the church should or would be against Moore because of the “doctrine of just war.” O'Reilly said he was sorry the church "hasn’t defined it clearer."
Maybe he shouldn't be. Arroyo said, “The just war is simply a list of conditions that a party must meet to be considered for a conflict to be considered a just war.” And what was the first condition Arroyo later listed? “You have to have a grave and present threat.”
Rather than note that Iraq failed that first test, Arroyo argued that it’s up to “the authority” to decide, not the pope. “The pope is not the global minister of war,” Arroyo added. “Appropriate authority made this decision (to invade Iraq), including our current Secretary of State,” Arroyo said. If he’s angling for a paid Fox News position, he was certainly off to a good start.
Watch it below, from tonight’s The O’Reilly Factor.
Yeah, I’ve noticed that BOR and the rest of the FOX “news” talking heads have been ignoring this during all these “American Sniper” discussions. Clearly they are afraid of filling the folks in on all the facts. No sense letting facts get in the way when there’s an agenda to be fulfilled. And BOR supposedly runs a “no spin zone” too. Shame on him. LOL!
And, I might add, BOR probably should not be talking about what Jesus would be “appalled at” considering he’s paid out hush money to a woman he sexually harassed and used the promise of a donation to get your ex-wife’s new man investigated. LOL!
Who can doubt the word of someone going to war after the voices in his head tell him too?
The only attributed case where Jesus became truly irate was with the “lenders” at the Temple, who were making money off the people’s faith. (Sound familiar to anyone else?_
Compare that action with how Jesus reacted when one of HIS disciples drew a sword on a Roman soldier there to arrest Jesus. Jesus rebuked the disciple and healed the “enemy.”
I’d also suggest that, if Mr Arroyo’s going to criticize the Pope*, he might leave the religious pontificating about what Jesus would or wouldn’t do to the Pope (you know—the guy that Catholics consider to be “God’s Emissary on Earth”).
(*It’s kind of interesting that a right-winger can criticize the Pope and still consider himself to be a “devout Christian” and face no criticism from FoxNoise but if a progressive or liberal dares to make a similar criticism, then they’re roundly criticized for days on end by FoxNoise.)