Saturday, September 7, 2013

Scandal, Censure and Rebirth: The Fall of Dinesh D'Souza

Last year, conservative author and Obama critic Dinesh D'Souza resigned as President of King's College, an evangelical Christian Liberal Arts school, amid scandal. He was embroiled in controversey over his marital infidelity to his wife of 20 years when he sahred a hotel room with another woman while attending the Truth for a New Generation gathering.
D'Souza wasn't considered an asset to the college since he spent most of his time promoting his documentary and books. His high profille in the media as a critic of the Obama Administration wasn't perceived as beneficial to the college.

Obviously, D'Souza is concentrating on his rebirth with a new documentary to be released next July.  “America,” D’Souza said, will extoll American exceptionalism, celebrate American values, and counter the vision offered by President Barack Obama. The new film will build on the case against the Obama agenda, he said, although it is not intended as a sequel to ‘2016.’
D'Souza says his new film, scheduled for completion in June 2014, takes the next step, by offering a debate between the competing visions of America's 1776 Founding Fathers and "Obama's America," which he traces to the radical upheavals of 1968.

"2016" pulled in $33.4 million, the second-highest-grossing political documentary in history. Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11",  released in 2004,  grossed more than $222 million.

In "2016," D'Souza used arguments made in his bestselling 2010 book "The Roots of Obama's Rage" to argue that Obama had deep-seated anger against the country he leads, a feeling that he absorbed from his father, a Kenyan who resented British colonialism.
While D'Souza's first film exposed what he saw as Obama's philosophy for the nation, "America" will look at the great debate "over the meaning of America," he said, and ponder the notion of what the world would be like today if America had not come into existence.

 D'Souza, 52, a native of Mumbai, India, came to the United States as a foreign student. He earned a degree from Dartmouth, gaining notoriety for his conservative writings — he famously coined the term "political correctness" — and is the author of several influential and best-selling books, including "Letters to a Young Conservative" and "What's So Great About America."
D'Souza said the "film will very clearly show what are the principles that built America, but will also show the tendencies that are taking America down."

D'Aouza seems to be a "one-trick pony". It'll be intereting to see how he makes his money when President Obama leaves office.

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