Dinesh D'Souza, newly-minted conservative conspiracy martyr, has a film coming out in July (the fourth, of course). Perhaps because of the increased attention on the author following his indictment on illegal campaign contribution charges, the trailer for D'Souza's "America" was released this weekend. In it, D'Souza promises to "debunk" the progressive movement.
D'Souza's production team for America includes Gerald Molen, who worked with him on 2016: Obama's America. Last week, Molen had quite a lot to say on why he believes the charges against D'Souza are about silencing the conservative celebrity. And hey, it looks like Molen is floating the idea that the election charges are an effort to silence "America." The film. Here's his remark to the Hollywood Reporter:
When American citizens begin to suspect that people are being arrested for alleged minor violations because of their vocal dissent against their elected representatives or rulers, it breeds disrespect and contempt for the law and suspicion of those officials. If this unfortunate action against Dinesh is intended to deter the release of his upcoming film, America, that effort will fail."
D'Souza has pleaded not guilty to the charges, for which he faces up to seven years in jail. He was released on $500,000 bond on Friday after a hearing in a U.S. District Court in New York.
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