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Obama smear filmmaker sentenced to confinement and therapy

Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza received his sentence for violating election laws, says Reuters today. The judge, after viewing post-conviction videos of D’Souza, rejected his claims of remorse, saying:

And it is still hard for me to discern any personal acceptance of responsibility in this case.

Reuters details the sentence:

D’Souza, 53, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan to live [8 months] in [a confinement] center at the start of a five year probationary period in which he must do one day of community service a week. He must also pay a $30,000 fine and undergo weekly therapy.

D’Souza is of interest on this blog because of his smear book and film about Barack Obama, The Roots of Obama’s Rage and Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream respectively. He was born in India and became a naturalized US Citizen in 1991, serving as an advisor to Ronald Reagan.

D’Souza says he is not a birther.

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Obama smear film maker pleads guilty

Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza pled guilty to campaign law violations last Tuesday. D’Souza violated the law by getting friends to contribute to a political campaign (straw contributors) and then reimbursing them. It’s an explicitly illegal scam to evade campaign donation limits.

D’Souza is known primarily for his book: The Roots of Obama’s Rage and his book and film Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream.

My articles on D’Souza:

Press coverage:

Obama smear author D’Souza indicted

imageI only touched briefly on Dinesh D’Souza in an article mainly about Joel Gilbert. D’Souza wrote two anti-Obama books, the The Roots of Obama’s Rage and a 2012 follow-up, 2016: Obama’s America. The latter is also the title of a film that earned $33 million in 2012. The books claim Obama has some anti-colonial rage inherited from Kenyan roots that drives him to do everything possible to destroy the country. From the book description at Amazon.com:

Obama came into office with an eight-year plan for America, argues D’Souza. In almost four years, he’s crippled our economy, healthcare system, and global stature through invasive big-government policies. If he’s re-elected in 2012, he will be able to finish the job, and destroy America’s future.

A federal grand jury in New York indicted D’Souza last week charging that he used straw donors to funnel money to a US Senate candidate Wendy Long in violation of campaign finance laws.

  • Count 1 charges a violation of Title 2 USC Sections 441f and 437g(d)(1)(D) and Title 18 USC Section 2 by reimbursing others to make political contributions in the amount of $20,000. If I read the statute correctly, the maximum penalty for this count is 2 years imprisonment and a fine of 3 times the amount of the contribution (in this case $60,000).
  • Count 2 charges a violation of 18 USC Sections 1001(a) and 2 by causing the submission of false representations to the FEC by a campaign committee. Violation of this section carries a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment.

D’Souza was released on $500,000 bond and asked to surrender his passport and agree to travel restrictions.

Under the “too good to be true” category, D’Souza is scheduled to debate none other than Bill Ayers this week on the topic “What’s So Great About America?” at Dartmouth College. The debate is at 7: 30 PM EST and will stream live.

For information and a trailer from D’Souza’s film, America, scheduled for release this July 4, visit the Hollywood Reporter.

This is the first shoe to drop.

Update (5/20/2014)

D’Souza pled guilty today.

Two films smear Obama

“There is no evidence for any of this”

So says The Daily Beast’s Michelle Goldberg of Dinesh D’Souza’s book and film, Obama’s America, and it’s claims about Barack Obama’s mother. Goldberg has equally disparaging remarks for Joel Gilbert’s film, Dreams from My Real Father.

Despite their dubious claims, Obama’s America reached the number one spot on the NY Times bestseller list and Dreams is being mailed to a reported one million voters in Ohio and other states.

The title of Goldberg’s article is: “With ‘Dreams From My Real Father,’ Have Obama Haters Hit Rock Bottom?” My answer to this question is that Obama haters have been bottom feeders from the beginning, and this is not a new low. I will admit that this latest round is far worse than what I wrote about in my article, “It’s an insult to his mother” back in August of 2009. I can’t help but believe that most Americans will not react kindly to Obama’s mother being portrayed as a “fat whore.”

Personally, I think Obama takes after his grandfather, Stanley Dunham. Look at the eyes.

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Check out Loren Collins’ in-depth look at Dreams at Barackryphal.