Freedom of speech- It’s a terrific political right to communicate someone’s opinion towards anyone willing to listen. There are those however, that don’t quite value it as much.

Max Blumenthal, a senior writer for Alternet.org is taking heat over some controversial tweets he wrote regarding Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL portrayed in the film “American Sniper”. Here are some of his inflammatory tweets:

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Fox news host Elizabeth Hasselbeck fired back, saying “Equating one of our greatest heroes to a mass murderer who went on a shooting, killing spree in D.C. and killed ten innocent people — how dare he? And on Christmas Day, when you think about Chris Kyle’s family, his wife, his young children, having to face this assault even on our military”.

The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, is out now in limited theatres and is scheduled to be released nationwide January 16th.