- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Actor Gary Sinise — who’s known just as much for his heartfelt activism for the military — struck back hard at Democratic political operative Howard Dean for his public diss of “American Sniper” and the caliber of the movie’s audience.

Mr. Dean said in an appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” that “there is lot of anger in this country, and the people who go see this movie are people who are very angry,” various media reported. He also said, Twitchy reported: “I bet if you looked at a cross-section of the Tea Party and people who go see this movie, there’s a lot of intersection.”

And Mr. Sinise’s reply?

He wrote, on the celebrity website WhoSay: “To Howard Dean, I saw ‘American Sniper’ and would not consider myself to be an angry person. You certainly have a right to make stupid blanket statements, suggesting that all people who see this film are angry, but how is that helpful sir? … Chris Kyle’s story deserved to be told.”

Mr. Sinise then went on: “I will admit that perhaps somewhere among the masses of people who are going to see the film there may be a few that might have some anger or have been angry at some point in their lives, but, with all due respect, what the hell are you talking about?”

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