At CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, NPR
reports that there were more than 20 new right-wing documentaries on display,
from “Hating Breitbart” to “FrackNation,” as well as a
trailer for author Dinesh D’Souza’s follow-up to his right-wing agit-doc “2016:
Obama’s America,” simply called “America,” which reportedly
extols the virtues of American exceptionalism.
But no matter how much money
“2016; Obama’s America” made, I contend that the film and its
brethren have done little to change the quality of these films. They are poorly made and poorly reported, are obviously made
with little attention to the art of the documentary form, but simply to preach
to the converted.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, D’Souza has built the
premise of his movie on the same kind of faulty logic that underlined his first
film. “President Obama looks at America as an oppressive force, while I and
millions of others around the world have a different view — that America has been
a great blessing to its own people and to the world,” he said. “We
intend to provide both serious answers and have some fun as we take Obama’s
dreams for America to their logical conclusions,” D’Souza said.
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