Bill Maher Takes On That Anti-Obama Filmmaker
Posted on Sep 1, 2012
Author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday to defend his depiction of the president in his new film “2016: Obama’s America.” But item by item, Maher dismantled D’Souza’s flimsy claims about Obama’s pre-political past and his performance in the White House.
In a feat of newspeak that would make the trickiest of Soviet-era propagandists blush, the slippery D’Souza cast Obama as a stonewalling anti-capitalist bent on fulfilling the anti-American ambitions of his Kenyan father, whom the president met once.
“I believe that Obama is anti-capitalist, yes,” D’Souza told Maher.
“But there’s no evidence for that,” Maher replied.
D’Souza: “Yes there is.”
Maher: “What is that?”
D’Souza: “Well the evidence is that ... ”
Maher: “He saved the banks?”
D’Souza: “No, no, no. Let’s put it my way.”
Maher: “He appointed [liberal historian and political critic] Noam Chomsky secretary of the Treasury?”
Watch the full conversation courtesy of “Crooks and Liars” here.
D’Souza walked into a similar anti-baloney firestorm when he appeared on Cenk Uygur’s “The Young Turks” in mid-August.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly. Follow him on Twitter: @areedkelly.