ConWebBlog: The Weblog of ConWebWatch

your New Media watchdog

ConWebWatch: home | archive/search | about | primer | shop

Monday, January 27, 2014
WND Fires Up The D'Souza Conspiracy Bandwagon
Topic: WorldNetDaily

If there's a right-wing, anti-Obama conspiracy to be had, WorldNetDaily wants in on it. So it's no surprise that it's been flooding the zone regarding the arrest of right-wing filmmaker, discredited Obama-hater and adulterous former college president Dinesh D'Souza for campaign finance violations.

A Jan. 24 article by Jerome Corsi quoted the producer of D'Souza's films, Gerald Molen, as claiming that D'Souza's arrest is "political prosecution" comparable to the tactics used on the communist former Soviet Union to quell dissent. Molen concedes that D'Souza did what he is being accused of, but claims that it's "the equivalent of prosecuting a political dissident in the Soviet Union for jay-walking." Molen also accused the Obama administration of "selective enforcement," but Corsi provided no instances of the crime D'Souza is accused of failing to be prosecuted in other instances.

A Jan. 24 WND article by Gina Loudon resorted to a woman hiding behind a fake name -- "a woman executive at a major motion picture studio who is known online as Anita Gunn" -- to accuse Obama of acting "Nixonian" despite the complete lack of evidence of any direct Obama role. Loudon also claims that "the Friends of Abe, a private conservative organization in Hollywood, was being targeted by the Internal Revenue Service," leaving out the fact that Friends of Abe applied for a non-profit tax status that opened itself up to such scrutiny as part of the process to obtain that non-profit status.

Another Jan. 24 article, by Garth Kant, quoted another right-wing filmmaker, anti-immigration activist Dennis Michael Lyncy, claiming that the goal of D'Souza's arrest was to stop his upcoming film. Lynch also said of D'Souza that "nothing in his film has been shown to be false. Everything has been shown to be true.” Which is an utter lie.

WND editor Joseph Farah uses his Jan. 26 column to rant that D'Souza's indictment was part of Obama's " all-out war on the First Amendment," claiming that "Dinesh D’Souza is now officially an enemy of the state."

Pamela Geller also runs to D'Souza's defense, ranting, "America, put down the newly legalized weed that Obama is touting and join us in the fight for freedom."

With the fizzing of his birther conspiracies (not that they'll ever admit it, of course), WND needed a new cudgel to bash Obama with. It has found one in a prosecution of D'Souza an offense that even D'Souza's supporters concede he performed.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:22 PM EST

Newer | Latest | Older

Bookmark and Share

Get the WorldNetDaily Lies sticker!

Find more neat stuff at the ConWebWatch store!

Buy through this Amazon link and support ConWebWatch!

Support This Site

« January 2014 »
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

Bloggers' Rights at EFF
Support Bloggers' Rights!

News Media Blog Network

Add to Google