Dinesh D’Souza, maker of the film “2016: Obama’s America” is alleging that the charges against him for campaign finance fraud are political payback for D’Souza having made the movie.
D’Souza spoke concerning the matter Friday night on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox. “Now, remember,” Hannity said, “his indictment comes after the IRS harassed conservative groups last year and after the disgraced tax agency recently placed extra scrutiny on a group of conservatives in Hollywood.” As untrue as this statement is – the IRS also targeted ‘progressive’ groups as well – Hannity had no problem avoiding the facts of the matter.
According to Matt Wilstein at Mediaite, D’Souza was then asked if he felt that he was singled out for his conservative beliefs. He replied, “I will say that the film, 2016, was a film that does seem to have gotten under President Obama’s skin,” citing a “rant” against the film on Obama’s website, presumably referring to this repudiation of the film on by Obama’s 2012 Truth Team. “Whether this is a kind of payback remains to be seen.”
D’souza was not asked a single question about the campaign finance fraud charges he is currently facing. Hannity seemed uninterested into the severity or type of charges, instead focusing on his own hate-Obama rant.
Hannity also made allegations that there has been an orchestrated attack on the conservative movement, specifically stating that the Obama administration is “certainly targeting conservatives” in the U.S. Hannity went on to say that the political persecution has “been pretty well proven.”
Thumbs up, Fox! Glad to see you’re still keeping it classy. You can see the drum-banging here: