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Earlier this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a list of 15 documentaries that will be considered for Oscar nominations. And in a surprise to no one outside the conservative bubble, Dinesh D'Souza's ridiculous Obama-bashing "documentary" 2016: Obama's America was not included. And in typical fashion, Distort D'Newsa is not taking it very well and blaming his snub on, what else, Hollywood liberal bias.

I want to thank the Academy for not nominating our film," D'Souza joked. "By ignoring 2016, the top performing box-office hit of 2012, and pretending that films like Searching for Sugar Man and This Is Not a Film are more deserving of an Oscar, our friends in Hollywood have removed any doubt average Americans may have had that liberal political ideology, not excellence, is the true standard of what receives awards."
Um, "top-performing box-office hit of 2012?" Really? It's grossed $33.5 million. Hardly the top-performing hit of the year. Now, for a documentary and on a $2.5 million budget, that is a very nice return for your money, but in comparison, Michael Moore's Farenheight 9/11 grossed over $222 million on a $6 million budget - no to mention his previous film Bowling for Columbine ($58 million on a $4 million budget) actually wonan Oscar. So calm down the bragging, Distort.

But it's not just him. Gerald Molen, the film's producer (who is also, hard as it is to believe, the Oscar-winning producer of Schindler's List) is also claiming bias.

"Dinesh warned me this might happen," Molen said with a laugh Tuesday. "The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead on arrival in Hollywood circles. The film's outstanding success means that America went to see the documentary in spite of how Hollywood feels about it."
A $33.5 million gross means "America" went to see it? Uh, no. That's a good return for a documentary true, but the way Molen's bragging, you'd think it did numbers to rival Avatar. No, it did well because the conservative base and Fox News droids ran out to see it because it fed their paranoid fantasies about Obama being this sinister Kenyan socialist Muslim sleeper agent out to destroy America.

Now, this isn't the first time D'Nouza and his fellow filmmakers have shown paranoia about the reaction to the film (previously they'd smelled conspiracy aimed at driving down box office returns), but this is getting ridiculous even by their standards. There are several perfectly viable reasons why 2016 was not considered for an Oscar nomination and none of them have anything to do with "liberal bias."

1. The film is full of lies.

The whole premise of the film (Obama being an "anti-colonist" because of his absent father's influence) is a crock of shit, but to pinpoint one specific and very blatant lie, D'Souza claims Obama signed TARP into law, when it was actually Bush who did it in 2008.

2. It doesn't qualify as a documentary.

When the L.A. Times calls your film one long attack ad and the Washington Post calls it a "slick infomercial", it's pretty clear that the term "documentary" doesn't apply to your film.

3. The man behind it is a proven liar prone to offensive and disgraceful acts and comments.

Just to pick one of D'Souza's worst examples was his 2007 book The Enemy at Home, which, as the NY Times said: filled with willfully incendiary - and preposterous - assertions that "the cultural left in this country is responsible for causing 9/11"; that the left is "secretly allied" with the moment that Osama bin Laden and Islamic radicals represent "to undermine the Bush administration and American foreign policy"; and that "the left wants America to be a shining beacon of global depravity, a kind of Gomorrah on a Hill."
Oh and D'Souza's been doing this type of garbage his whole life. Need I remind you he and Laura Ingraham were the founders of this while in college?

And probably the best reason why it's not getting considered for an Oscar nod:

4. It's not a good movie.

Take a look at Rotten Tomatoes and you see that 2016 has a putrid 27% rating and has been universally savaged by the top critics (EW's Owen Gleiberman, to just show one example, called it a "nonsensical, unsubstantiated act of character assassination."). By contrast, Searching For the Sugar Man and This Is Not a Film, the two documentaries D'Souza mocked as unworthy compared to his film, garner ratings of 95% and 100% respectively.

Newsflash to D'Souza and his backers; box-office success does not make a movie good. I only need point to the Twilight franchise and the films of Michael Bay for proof of that.

Face it, Distort. Your movie was nothing but a film-length hatchet job, a shameless pack of lies intended to cause damage to Obama's reelection and further fuel the conservative conspiracy theories that Obama is the Other and not one of us. You failed utterly on all counts and now you expect to be rewarded with critical acclaim and accolades for your filth? Get real.

The proper treatment for D'Souza? I think Bill Maher had the best approach. Feel free to emulate him.


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  •  D'Ishtar nt (18+ / 0-)

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 08:34:32 PM PST

  •  What the heck? (14+ / 0-)

    I can understand sour grapes, but attacking This Is Not a Film, a scathing act of protest against Iranian oppression, by arguing its nomination is indicative of liberal bias?  

    Does not compute.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 08:39:14 PM PST

  •  I derive pleasure from many things but, (8+ / 0-)

    few more than laughing at D'inesh D'souza

  •  the reason it grossed so much money... (19+ / 0-)

    is because those crazy wingers will pay for anything that feeds into their paranoia. Invest in gold, see a crazy movie, donate to obvious losing political campaigns...doesn't matter. And, sadly, they're happy to lose their money to grifters like D'Souza.

    •  You hit the nail on the head (16+ / 0-)

      I imagine it was the cinematic version of the "bulk buying" schtick they do to get conservative books on the best seller list; wingnuts went and saw the movie again and again because it fed their crackpot fantasies about Obama.

      I compare it to The Green Berets, John Wayne's ludicrous 1968 pro-Vietnam War epic that was a high-grossing hit when it came out, but is now considered one of the worst war movies ever made and a shameless and tasteless piece of mindless propoganda. (It's really most famous now for the classic mistake at the end where the sun sets in the east.) Critics even then savaged the film, but it was a hit because conservatives and Vietnam supporters rushed out and saw it, because it fed their fantasies about Vietnam being a good and just war. No different here.

      •  Similar to that Mel Gibson Jesus movie where (7+ / 0-)

        the fundis ginned up thier flocks to go out and see Mel's take on religion which made Mel enough money to get drunk in Malibu bars to defame Jewish people.  It is the same concept here, just with different defamations.

        And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

        by MrJersey on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 10:25:53 PM PST

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      •  actually, the sun rise ending is posssible (1+ / 0-)
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        Vietnam has two coasts. The movie is bad for other reasons, like being filmed in Ga. which is hardly tropical. Still, it is fascinating from a socio-cultural point of view; as propaganda, it obviously failed....the more troubling film is The Deer Hunter, with excellent production and acting, it's message was that America suffered, while sort of mentioning that Vietnam suffered reality Vietnam was far more devastated that anything that took place in the US, the tragic deaths of 58,000 troops aside....

    •  It grossed $33M from the whole wingnut segment?? (8+ / 0-)

      Hell, Sheldon Adelson pissed away $150M this cycle on a losing strategy and candidate. Maybe D'Looza could have leaned on Uncle Sheldon to send all his buddies to buy a million more tickets or so to really ramp up the box office numbers; it's only walking around money to them, and they are serving a worthy cause supporting the writer of this feature-length hallucination. They wouldn't even have to watch the pathetic piece of crap. It's the cinema equivalent of vanity publishing.

      Your black cards can make you money, so you hide them when you're able; in the land of milk and honey, you must put them on the table - Steely Dan

      by OrdinaryIowan on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 10:02:32 PM PST

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  •  Dinesh D'Souza Promotes Nazi Race Theory (21+ / 0-)

    His movie promotes the idea that Obama is tainted by the jungle blood of the father he barely met so he can never really be a loyal American.

    This is exactly the mumbo-jumbo standard used by the Nazis - citizenship does not depend on being born a citizen and being raised as a citizen. Instead  it is a mystical association of blood and spirit and national will.  This was why the Germans said the Jews could never assimilate in a thousand years, even though the average German Jew was very cosmopolitan and patriotic.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 08:51:41 PM PST

    •  So clueless, he misses the mark about himself (2+ / 0-)
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      As an Indian-American, he too would also never be considered to be a truly loyal American either by those standards. Another for me, but not for thee Teahadist asshole.

      •  There Were A Few Jews Who Were Ardent Nazis (0+ / 0-)

        After all, it's very very good work if you can get it.

        I think it also appeals to the sadist personality to see someone debase themselves..   Sure they get security and luxury, but the ruler literally gets to play the role satan stealing a soul.

        There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

        by bernardpliers on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 08:48:57 AM PST

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  •  The real reason why Dinesh is LAME (7+ / 0-)

    1)  He's really full of crap
    2)  His documentary is full of crap
    3)  Dinesh is an insult to his own race.  I swear, not a SINGLE Indian or Indian-American I've talked to believes a single thing that Dinesh D'Souza talks about in "Obama's America."  It's like Dinesh has forgotten where he comes from.  A lot of Indian and Indian-Americans are proud of being American or going to America for work but it isn't because their Indian: It's because they see opportunity.  I'm saying this because I live in Berkeley and I've got plenty of Indian friends who agree with me on this.

    •  Came From Mumbai India To Define "Real Americans" (5+ / 0-)
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      Seriously, he came from Mumbai India to America for college, where he became the wingnut spokesperson who would declare that Obama is somehow not a real Amercian.

      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 09:02:59 PM PST

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      •  But he's not from Mumbai. He's from Goa. (11+ / 0-)

        from the Economist:

        In other words, while I don't have any trouble understanding how Barack Obama thinks, I have a lot of trouble understanding how Dinesh D'Souza thinks. And if I were to try to understand his thinking using the same methods he uses to interpret Mr Obama, I might look to his Indian background, which is where he says he gained his insight into anti-colonialism. Mr D'Souza notes simply that he grew up in Mumbai, but a more complete accounting is that his parents were members of the Christian community in the state of Goa, which was colonised by Portugal. The last name "D'Souza" is a common family name in West Africa, where it indicates that the family is descended from the slave-trading coastal mixed-race elite. In India, however, it indicates that the family likely belongs to the Roman Catholic Brahmins, Hindu Brahmins who were converted by missionaries beginning in the 17th century. Interestingly, the Christian community in Goa retained a Hindu-style caste system, with Catholic Brahmins continuing to discriminate against Catholic dalit or "untouchables", whom they refer to as mahara or chamaar. Elite Catholic Brahmin households in Goa sent their children to Jesuit schools (like the one Mr D'Souza attended) and often spoke Portuguese at home, referring to the main local native language, Konkani, as the lingua des criados ("language of servants").

        Goa remained a Portuguese colony until it was annexed by India in 1961, which happens to be the year of Mr D'Souza's birth. Many Goan Christians did not welcome the annexation, fearing they would be subsumed in the Hindu-Muslim mega-state. A later source of anxiety was India's affirmative action (or "reservation") policies, which set aside university slots and civil-service jobs for people from recognised historically stigmatised groups, known as "scheduled castes and tribes". Beginning in the early 1980s, when Mr D'Souza was off studying at Dartmouth, these affirmative-action policies engendered widespread resistance among India's elite classes, who were terrified of losing their privileged status in a colossal country where hundreds of millions of indigents might overwhelm the available spots at top schools (and reduce their kids' chances of, say, going to Dartmouth). Goa itself has set itself up as a redoubt against the reservation policies: it has the fewest scheduled castes and tribes of any Indian state. This is largely because elite Christians have refused to acknowledge discrimination against the Christian dalit, or to allow them to be recognised as a scheduled caste. Pope John Paul II rebuked Indian bishops for these practices on his visit to Goa in 2003.

        Explains a LOT.
    •  Maybe biased zippers caused him to cheat on his (11+ / 0-)

      wife. Those damn commie zippers are always suddenly flying open when they detect your wife is not home.

      Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

      by tekno2600 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 09:06:02 PM PST

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      •  Even the pious are not safe from the psychological (4+ / 0-)
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        ravages of living in such a depraved culture. Or something..

        "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

        by 2020adam on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 11:08:26 PM PST

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        •  Hmmm...but why are the pious the most depraved? (1+ / 0-)
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          They seem to actually be considerable less moral than the average person.

          Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

          by tekno2600 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 01:20:54 PM PST

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          •  Let's not complicate things with unnecessary... (1+ / 0-)
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            observations of reality.

            That said, it seems clear that flaunting one's beliefs and policing those of others is generally a sign of weakness of belief. From religion to politics, the demand that others adhere to your belief looks, to me, like admitting that your own beliefs aren't strong enough to stand on their own.

            "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

            by 2020adam on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 10:00:32 PM PST

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    •  Methinks Mr D'Souza has a deep seated hatred... (4+ / 0-)

      for his former countrymen and an intense desire to erase his ancestry. Colonialism meant the torture, murder and enslavement of the Indian people. To complain about its end is to wish for the re-subjugation and brutalisation of his birthplace and the eradication of its culture.

      "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

      by 2020adam on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 10:27:07 PM PST

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      •  He considers himself above such nonsense (0+ / 0-)

        See my comment above on D'Souza being from Goa.

        •  It's certainly an interesting hypothesis, (0+ / 0-)

          and as the author notes, it's just that. I'd say it doesn't make too massive a difference to the analysis. Whether his people were colonized by the British or Portuguese, whether they belonged to the native religion or had been converted to the sect of their colonizers, there's a desire to erase one's history and claim a kinship with those who eradicated the culture of his ancestors. Maybe, as the author theorizes, that's the mindset of his small community back home, or maybe it's something he's adopted to make his way here. Who knows.

          Regardless, what he speaks of is the brutalisation of the population he lived among and the wiping clean of its culture.

          "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

          by 2020adam on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 12:24:16 PM PST

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  •  Delish! Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom (3+ / 0-)
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    You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

    by Cartoon Peril on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 09:08:03 PM PST

  •  F9/11 didn't win the Oscar (3+ / 0-)
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    Wasn't even nominated since Moore knowingly made it ineligible by screening it on TV  against Academy exhibition rules, so it could be seen on the tube before the 2004 election. Bowling for Columbine did win.

    The Academy generally doesn't hand out the prize to explicitly didactic films. Capitalism a Love Story wasn't nominated either. Nor was Bill Maher's Religulous.

    But do they REALLY want to make an argument based on box office? Really? $222 million vs. $33 million. And that was in 2004 dollars.

    •  Already fixed. Thanks for the heads up (1+ / 0-)
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      But even Bowling beats out 2016. The latter has grossed $33.5 million, while the former $58 million -  and it won an Oscar too. And as you said, that doesn't even count inflation.

  •  The Razzies could use (6+ / 0-)

    a Worst Documentary category.

  •  He's A Maroon (3+ / 0-)
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    whose name rhymes with lollapalooza. He has to look in the mirror at night and wonder at the stupidity of those who would buy his shit.

    Canada - where a pack of smokes is ten bucks and a heart transplant is free.

    by dpc on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 10:07:58 PM PST

  •  To be fair, this is an important film that needs (11+ / 0-)

    to be recognized.  After all, it is the film that dared to tell the truth about the Obama presidency that let American people know just how bad Obama was, with the result of swinging the 2012 election into a Romney landslide.  Any film that changes history so fundamentally needs to be recognized by the Academy and President-Elect Romney.

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 10:31:22 PM PST

  •  Another member of the American Taliban... (4+ / 0-)
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    claiming that the violent backlash to the colonialism he advocates was actually caused by a lack of adherence to religious dogma. Just another backward conservative advocating brutality against people who advocate the wrong kind of backward conservatism.

    "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

    by 2020adam on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 10:34:47 PM PST

  •  Perhaps in the Fantasy category? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 11:20:41 PM PST

  •  T & R just for snapping on Twilight & Michael Bay (2+ / 0-)
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    By D'Souza's standard, Sara Palin: Winning was also Oscar-worthy.

  •  My apologies to those who have seen this (1+ / 0-)
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    My take on D'Souza (I call him Darvish Corsica, to conflate Corsi with him), in Aldus Shrugged may not have been a Bill Maher takedown, but it made me feel good, and I am proud of it.  I would read it to D'Souza out loud right to his face, given the opportunity.  Trust me, I have personal knowledge that he is petty, not a true intellectual, and because of his insecurity, pettiness and thin skin, likes to punch downward.

    From Aldus Shrugged:

    "...I added, ‘Darvish is an immigrant, too.  I mean, we all are, and he can speak out all he wants:  his opinions are as valid as the next guy’s; even Billy’s right next door.  But he wasn’t born here.  He didn’t come here till he was 17.  I just want to know where his opinions come from.  He very smugly acts as if he’s got the social pulse of this entire country, and he thinks he’s more American than our president.  But what feel does he really have for America, except from like-minded people he listens to, or maybe TV, or from books?’
    ‘And what books does he read?’  She added.  ‘Probably garbage like he writes!’
    There’s one company that publishes this crap and assures they’re best-sellers.  They publish all the conspiracy and birther shit.  Darvish fits right into their business model.  He actually claims Obama’s anti-colonialism, and anti-American stances came from his father, who was a Kenyan Socialist or something like that.  And the publisher treats his word as gospel!’

    That’s pretty much his standard blather.  He writes entire books, hypothesizing on the possibilities that our president is actually a loyal Kenyan Socialist – or is it a Kenyo-European anti-Colonialist, which is apparently the most insidious strain of the nasty hybrid Socialism and Fascism, or something like that.  Who the hell knows what he even thinks?  That’s the whole point:  it’s just crap from his own head, with no basis whatsoever.
    ‘He can write anything he wants and a small slice of people will slurp it up as truth!’  I said.  ‘He claims our president is bent on destroying America and all we stand for:  The strawman/bogeymen fantasy presented as fact.’

    ‘Yes,’ Dessa added, quickly, ‘I read a review of that garbage.  He uses the racial/cultural angle to claim that Obama’s father must have exerted a tremendous influence on his son, even though he was raised by his mom, and he only met his dad once after he was a baby.  But, by god, since his dad was a Muslim, and a Kenyan, somehow Barack himself MUST follow in his father’s path.  I swear, he subtly paints a picture of our president as a Kenyan witch doctor, or something.  He knows what he’s doing!  Dog-whistle Darvish…’
    ‘Dog-shit Darvish is more like it.  Dessa, if I ever write a book, you’ll know what my opinions are; I promise you that.  But there are opinions based on fact, and then there are opinions just based on belief, or from la-la land in your head.  So then just be honest and call it a novel or a comic book.  There’s tremendous responsibility that comes with free speech.  For an educated writer not to ensure people know the difference when he blathers, is disingenuous and irresponsible; and an insult to his readers.  He must think they’re all stupid.  I’m sick of people with a modicum of intelligence or power treating me like I’m stupid!’
    ‘Oh, I agree, and I believe that people like him cannot possibly know how petty and jealous they look, or they would be truly ashamed.’  Dessa added, ‘What’s Darvish’s next historical book going to be called:  Close Your Eyes and Imagine What If…?’
    ‘There’s a lot of money in that garbage, but that doesn’t make it right or noble.’  I was sick of his whole act, a microcosm of the general discourse, and our acceptance of pure conjecture and pure lies.  He’s just another lying son of a bitch who knows better but acts as if he doesn’t.  Get in line behind your extremist friends, asshole, and make some more blood money off of conjecture, fear-mongering, and utterly dangerous disrespect.  You’ve found your niche market in this whole new anti-Obama industry, so go and drain some more blood.  It’s Capitalism.  Go pretend you offer something real.  Be a proud American, and remember, Americans have always supported their president when push came to shove - or at least they never delegitimized him - especially during wartime.  Do you not understand that?..."

    Buy Aldus Shrugged : The Antidote to Ayn Rand, and tear Ayn and the GOP new orifices. Plus, I get a small royalty, and Jeff Bezos and his employees get the rest. Not a bad deal, as CEO Bezos is not much of a dick, relatively speaking. @floydbluealdus1

    by Floyd Blue on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 05:10:55 AM PST

  •  D'Souza (2+ / 0-)
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    Didn't he go away yet?  I thought being caught in flagrante delecto banging a young woman not his wife while being the president of a "Christian" storefront "college" in NYC for a million dollar salary had sort of shut him up for a while.

    What a sorry, pathetic, ignorant, wannabe intellectual loser.

    •  Was the other woman also married? (0+ / 0-)

      I thought I heard that she was married as well.  Which would make this story even more D'Sgusting and D'Sgraceful for D'Souza.

      This turd is completely finished as a credible political commentator.  Anyone who invites him on any show ought to be swung by their PINKY TOES!!

  •  Since when has being "anti-colonialist" ... (3+ / 0-)
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    been a BAD thing.  I thought our national slogan was pretty much "Anti-Colonialist Since 1776."  True, we haven't always acted that way, but it's at least what we've claimed to be.

    Bin Laden is dead. GM and Chrysler are alive.

    by leevank on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 05:30:10 AM PST

  •  Career advice - D'Souza, release your sex tape now (1+ / 0-)
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    only then you will find acceptance amongst the Hollywood hedonists.

  •  Oh, and the reason the Schindler's List guy (1+ / 0-)
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    got involved with this? I don't know for sure, but I'll bet my lunch money it's because he considers Obama to be anti-Israel.

    Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

    by milkbone on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 07:15:14 AM PST

  •  The clip with Maher is so excellent! (0+ / 0-)

    What a lying little weasel this D'souza is.

    One can't help but think--when pondering him
    cheating on his wife:    ewwwww.

  •  There's that 27% number again. (1+ / 0-)
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    Consistently supporting all things idiotic, inaccurate and falsely patriotic since GWB and 9/11.  

    "When people show you who they really are, believe them." - Maya Angelou

    by Pennsylvanian on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 07:27:23 AM PST

  •  It failed because (0+ / 0-)

    "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a better documentary.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 10:49:55 AM PST

  •  Sorry I'm late on this one, but... (0+ / 0-)

    ...Douche D'Souza?  Oscar??  OSCAR??!!


    This bozo, who had very little credibility to begin with, lost every last remaining ounce of it by (1) commissioning this film to begin with, to fulfill some kind of political fantasy or vendetta, and (2) getting in bed with another married woman, the result being his hypocrisy on morality being completely exposed, and the loss of his million-dollar "professorship".

    Everyone who knows Obama personally, and everyone who knows the true art of making a documentary, can distinguish between a professional effort and a cut-rate screwjob.  As has been said by many who have seen this film, not an ounce of scholarly research had gone into making this film.

    I have not seen much more than excerpts (totaling maybe a minute and a half) of this film, but from several accounts from those who watched it all, it seems that this film is laced with propaganda that would have been worthy of the Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea, or worse, the National Socialist Republic of Germany, 1935...

    ...In simpler language, bullshit to make himself, his fellow colonialist fascist pigs, and other extremist funny farm escapees feel good; nevertheless, it is still bullshit.  You know the old "lipstick on a pig" thing, with a twist (he and his ideas are the pig, and his attempt to sell pure balderdash the lipstick).

    The producer of Schindler's List lost a huge chunk of credibility by getting in bed with D'Souza and swimming in this pile of sewage.  Didn't he learn, from none other than Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11, 2004), that releasing any political documentary during an election year is almost guaranteed to backfire, no matter how well done, or sloppy, or basically full of shit it is?  I wonder if he and Steven Spielberg are still on speaking terms.

    Word to one who is clearly D'Sturbed:  Oscar?!  Don't make us laugh!  They don't reward outright lies in the real world, buster!  Just ask Willard and his pet rats, of which Ryan is one of them.  Or do you think we live in a world that only Harry Turtledove could dream up?

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