Ed Driscoll

Clint Eastwood Threatened to Kill Me, Claims Michael Moore

“The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies,” historian Robert Conquest once said. As a corollary to that, I’m starting to think Eastwood hired Moore to be his secret PR man to promote American Sniper. This article in the London Daily Mail should ensure an extra $10,000,000 in ticket sales alone:

Michael Moore has confirmed that Clint Eastwood had previously threatened his life as the fallout between the pair continues after the filmmaker criticized the director’s movie, American Sniper.

Writing on his Facebook page, the documentary maker said Eastwood made the comments in January 2005 – ’10 years ago this week’ at the National Board of Review Awards dinner.

Moore said Eastwood 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.’

Moore goes on to say that he thought Eastwood was “joking,” but hey, that’s the risk of how Moore chose to make his (exceedingly well-padded) bones: sometimes the ambush interviewer gets ambushed himself.

In other news concerning American Sniper:

Michael Moore to imitate cover of first Led Zeppelin album when he hears this news in 3…2…1…