Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, recognized as the most lethal sniper in United States military history, was shot and killed at a charity event in Texas in February 2013. A movie about Kyle’s life, “American Sniper,” was released yesterday.

Max Blumenthal, a writer for Alternet, used the occasion to label Kyle a mass murderer:

This isn’t the first vile attack on Kyle, and it undoubtedly won’t be the last.

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