If you’re wondering what self-respecting man would admit he’s still trembling over a “threat” from a man who is now 84 years-old, the answer is none. Proving he has no self-respect as a man, Michael Moore sniveled out a Facebook post Thursday recounting the time Clint Eastwood “said he would kill me.”
Ten years ago this past week, Clint Eastwood stood in front of the National Board of Review awards dinner and announced to me and to the crowd that he would “kill” me if I ever came to his house with my camera for an interview.
“I’ll kill you,” he declared.
The crowd laughed nervously. As for me, having just experienced a half-dozen assaults in the previous year from crazies upset at ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ and my anti-war Oscar speech, plus the attempt by a right wing extremist to blow up my house (he was caught in time and went to prison), I was a bit stunned to hear Eastwood, out of the blue, make such a violent statement. But I instantly decided he was just trying to be funny, so I laughed the same nervous laugh everyone else did. Clint, though, didn’t seem to like all that laughter.
“I mean it,” he barked, and the audience grew more quiet. “I’ll shoot you.”
Moore, who hasn’t directed anything close to a hit in more than a decade, then goes on to question Eastwood’s mental faculties — yes, the same Clint Eastwood who at 84 is right now breaking countless box office records with “American Sniper,” a film that is already considered a classic and might just be remembered as his career masterpiece.
We should all be so crazy.
Michael Moore’s career all but ended before he turned 50. Eastwood’s career is as hot as it’s ever been.
Last week, Michael Moore hid behind cryptic tweets to declare American Sniper Chris Kyle a coward. Now the crybaby hasbeen is attacking Eastwood as a mental case from behind his Facebook page.
Michael Moore used to at least be pretty good at pretending to be an everyman. As his heyday grows smaller and smaller in the rear-view, more and more he reveals himself to be a neurotic punk.
Next month Eastwood will attend the Academy Awards where his box office smash has been nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
Meanwhile, in one of his half-dozen homes, multi-millionaire socialist Michael Moore will no doubt be thinking up schemes to use social media as a way to troll his way into some media attention.
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