Dissent is Forbidden: Obama Looks to Jail Another Film Maker

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 at 7:58 am
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Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, whose documentary 2016: Obama’s America took a critical look at President Barack Obama and was a surprise hit in 2012, will be arrested in New York on Friday for allegedly violating campaign-finance laws, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Federal authorities accuse D’Souza of donating more than is legal to the campaign of Wendy Long, who ran in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton but lost to now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Long, though, is not mentioned in an indictment obtained by THR on Thursday.

Insiders say D’Souza has been friends with Long since they attended Dartmouth College together in the early 1980s. According to the indictment, D’Souza donated $20,000 to Long’s campaign by aggregating the money from various people and falsely reporting the source of the funds. But Gerald Molen, a co-producer of 2016, says the charge is politically motivated.

“In America, we have a long tradition of not doing what is commonly done in too many other countries — criminalizing dissent through the selective enforcement of the law,” Molen tells THR.

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5 Responses to “Dissent is Forbidden: Obama Looks to Jail Another Film Maker”

  1. Samaritan01 on 24/24/14 at 9:26 pm

    Dinesh D’Souza is arrested for supporting a specific political belief???

    Isn’t that exactly what the IRS did, and is still doing, on the national level?

    When do they start going to jail?

  2. JoyO on 25/25/14 at 7:40 pm

    Day by day, the new America is look more and more like the old Russia. This is evidenced by the media whose articles read like Pravda, the IRS who is abusing the Conservatives and Tea Party groups, the NSA and FBI who are spying on everyone, the government takeover of 1/6 of the national economy via Obamacare, the DOJ’s pursuit of political enemies of Obama, and the continued demonizing of the religious beliefs of many Americans. I keep remembering that the income equality achieved in Russia was that the Communist political elite were extremely wealthy and the general masses were extremely poor.