'2016' highest-grossing conservative documentary
August 28th, 2012
12:23 PM ET

'2016' highest-grossing conservative documentary

On a slow weekend, the documentary "2016: Obama's America" took industry observers by surprise, pulling in $6.2 million and earning a spot in the top 10 movies at the box office.

For what it's worth, "2016: Obama's America" surpassed the new Kristen Bell/Dax Shepard film "Hit and Run," the Jordin Sparks/Whitney Houston remake of "Sparkle," and "Twilight" star Ashley Greene's new thriller, "The Apparition."

As Entertainment Weekly explained in its box office breakdown, the film now holds the title of highest-grossing conservative documentary, amassing $9.1 million over seven weeks. It's being considered an impressive feat, as what's propelled "2016: Obama's America" since its July 13 release in one theater in Houston has been word of mouth and promotions on talk radio, EW noted. Over the weekend, the documentary expanded from 169 theaters to 1,091.

The question at the heart of the film, as described on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes (where the film currently sits at 45 percent fresh for critics, 81 percent for audiences), is where the country will be in 2016 if Obama is elected to a second term in November.

"2016: Obama's America" was co-directed and executive produced by conservative author Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan. Gerald R. Molen, who's served as producer on "Jurassic Park," "Minority Report" and "Schindler's List," held the same role with this documentary.

Trade publication Variety pegs it as a "slickly produced" documentary that could "turn a tidy profit" with content that prompts discussion about "President Obama as a clear and present danger whose socialist governing philosophy has been indelibly colored by radical influences ranging from his African-born father (a rabid anti-colonialist) to the notorious Rev. Jeremiah Wright."

Although it's not likely to win fans among Obama supporters, Variety's review continues, "there's no gainsaying the value of '2016' as a sort of Cliffs Notes precis of the conservative case against the re-election of our current U.S. president."

If the film has yet to make its way to your area, it seems the filmmakers are trying to expand its reach. D'Souza told The Hollywood Reporter over the weekend, "We still live in a consumer-driven capitalistic economy and if there is demand we will do everything we can to meet it with supply. Our plan is to do our best to expand this film to as many theaters as the people demand. We'll be taking a close look at various markets and determining where we go next."

For producer Molen, the response confirms his intent to create honest films.

"All of my movies have been about telling the truth," he told THR."That's important to me. We've gone out of our way to make a movie that's fair and truthful. And these numbers tell me that the American people agree with that assessment."

Have you seen "2016: Obama's America"? If so, what'd you think?


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    January 31, 2013 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Theresa

    I just watched tis on pay per view. I've watched much of this unfold over the passed 4 years. If Obama had been vetted before the his election, he would never have been elected. He wants to bring down these United States of America. Now he wants 4 more years to finish what he set out to do long before he became president. We need someone who is offering solutions to strengthening our economy, creating jobs, and protecting our country by keeping our military forces strong.

    October 28, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. your a bore

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    September 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jerry

    Box office / business for
2016: Obama's America (2012) More at IMDbPro »

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    Budget
    $2,500,000 (estimated)

    Opening Weekend
    $31,610 (USA) (15 July 2012) (1 Screen)

    Gross
    $20,685,234 (USA) (2 September 2012)
    $9,075,393 (USA) (26 August 2012)
    $2,028,035 (USA) (19 August 2012)
    $141,637 (USA) (5 August 2012)
    $135,228 (USA) (29 July 2012)
    $80,134 (USA) (22 July 2012)
    $31,610 (USA) (15 July 2012)

    Weekend Gross
    $5,103,382 (USA) (2 September 2012) (1,747 Screens)
    $6,237,517 (USA) (26 August 2012) (1,091 Screens)
    $1,244,698 (USA) (19 August 2012) (169 Screens)
    $34,133 (USA) (5 August 2012) (10 Screens)
    $39,459 (USA) (29 July 2012) (6 Screens)
    $33,182 (USA) (22 July 2012) (4 Screens)
    $31,610 (USA) (15 July 2012) (1 Screen)

    September 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. S-Hug

    It got a spat on Rotten Tomatoes (31%).

    September 7, 2012 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. nuketim

    Take a 9-LED flashlight with you when you go. See who is a diehard GOPer; they'll all be in the theater. They'll also have the l'il chirren with 'em.

    September 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rick

    Finally, we get to see underneath the slick veneer a small fragment of truth about this man; maybe now the voters will check this guy out and find out what I knew from his days as a fledgling senator in Illinois, that his credentials prior to political office were best described as "charity management"; explains a lot about his domestic policy....

    September 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • OKC

      Thank you...........when some one isn't vetted them we get what we deserve.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mindy Gilbert

    I believe this film is extremely important for the average voter to see. It answers questions as to Obama's bazarre actions that demean the US. I believe that if the main stream media are truly not leaning in the direction of state television, these issues need to be covered with intelligent unbiased debate. This would be a new strategy for the MSM. Thank you, former democrat.

    September 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tim

    Very good project.

    http://www.timandjulie.org

    September 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Abby

    How ignorant, to watch this trash and believe it. Anyone with computer skills can make a movie. The audio was taken from the President's best selling book. So THIS MOVIE is distortedd and misleading. Inetlligent people definitely know better than to fall for this. STOP discrediting another person's character and have respect for your leader. He earned it honestly. Americans have spoken.

    September 2, 2012 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
    • In the middle

      Hmmm..."The audio was taken from the President's best selling book. So THIS MOVIE is distortedd and misleading." with the conclusion being that the President is distorted and misleading. Bravo...you've helped prove the point.

      September 4, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      It helps explain why Obama's actions in the Middle East always seem to benefit Muslim nationalism over democracy. Governments he helped overthrow are not replaced by democracies, but by theocracies. A kind of religeous facism.

      September 4, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      So Abby, have you taken the time to read obama's book?

      September 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • noles1153

      Why should we have respect for a man, who has no respect for his country. He is a disgrace to America.

      September 7, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Luvrnotahatr

      Abby, clearly you are content with the illusion you believe, and haven't even seen the movie. Most of Hollywood and the mainstream media is in love with Obama so they conveniently hid so many facts about his life. They can be verified if your interested in knowing the truth. Sadly, many people like you are not interested in truth.

      September 8, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenny

      Abby,
      Excuse me but I have to say you are an idiot. You obviously have not seen the movie. In the movie they interview his RELATIVES and his CLOSE FAMILY FRIENDS and you see and hear them saying exactly what Obama's agenda is. There is no trick editing.....people can bask it but all I have to say is you better get your head out of your A$$ or you will wake up and be shocked to see what his real agenda was.

      September 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • PMDU

      This is about an author's, Dinesh D'Souza, description of himself. Being of Indian decent, born in India of Indian parents, a former British colony. On the other hand, President Obama was born in the U.S. to a white American mother, grew up in the U.S., and raised by his white American grandparents. Who do you think has a more anti-imperialistic point of view?

      September 28, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Freedom

    Demon or damo, how do you explaing away Frank Marshall Davis in Hawaii and Bill Ayers giving a fundraiser for him(no that dude doesn't like radical revolutionaris, no) and the massive unhinged spending(they want yet another TARP or Stimulus) and his father's friend saying Obama's Speeches completely mirror his father's dreams and goals. How do you explain that he "was drawn to Marxist proffesors and Revolutionaries" in college. How do you explain all of Obama's seniors friends saying that although they studied in America they are drawn to the Radical left. And him telling reverend wrong, "At least you can speak the truth". How do you explain his policies in Lybia, Syria and Egypt away. You are so racist you want to see America on its knees and the white man suffer, even if it takes the whole world down with it.

    September 2, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • John Hudak

      Those in the know will go. Those that don't know won't go. Unfortunately though, the no-goers are voters. This can only
      suggest that most far left news commentators and anchors don't know.

      September 4, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • John Hudak

      Those in the know will go. Those that don't know won't go. Unfortunately though the no-goers are voters. This can only
      suggest that most far left news commentators and anchors don't know.

      September 4, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  12. zuma012007

    Sometimes I asked myself why are a large majority of American so stupid??? American believes everything that is thrown at them such as this Non Sense MOVIE... Dinesh is a smart Indian guy and you dumb American are again making him FILTY RICH!!!! lol... WAKE UP especially WHITE PEOPLE of USA!!!!!! The world is not about RACE and Ethnic as you are shown in your politics. The colonialism is OVER more than 60-70 years ago….
    I am from West Africa and I have also lived in India, and Laos, which have also been "Colonial Countries" back 70 years ago... The true is, this anti-colonialist mentality has been dead with our fathers’ long time ago. All these countries are now independent and are only worry about development ; but not an Idea that doesn’t exit any more (I am telling you from a Truth prospective and reality)…
    GUYS, Just a little common sense… We are in 2012... The COLD WAR is over, People have gone to the moon since and now we are sending stuff in Mars. Egypt and Libya are free, South Africa is united, even poor India has became nuclear, and Starving China is now booming.
    YOU AMERICAN needs to relax your brain and not believe everything you are being feeds. Get educated not by what you see while sitting on your couch and watching TV. TRAVEL the WORLD, leave the country, and read intellectually. There is not much of a different world out there you will learn to love and feel love. People aspire to be free, eat well, raise their children safely and sleep well. A lot of us foreigner know how to make money here. Especially in politics, the rule is: “You scare them, you make money”.
    Us immigrant, we are very smart and know how to deal with you to suck you dry. Dinesh is getting RICHER, Thanks to you.

    By the way, if you are an intellect and read intellectually or have travel to museum in Great Britain like I have, you will know that there are 2 Churchill Status in the white house. One is still there and the one returned by Obama was the original peace and was given after 911 being RENTED by Gorge W BUSH for a lot of money. Doesn't make sense for a struggling economy. "Don't believe BLINDLY"
    “sorry for my English”

    September 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • PJB

      Perfedct example of stupid. "Us Americans" would just as soon you leave the country since you think everyone is so stupid. Take your Socailism and scram.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • hey

      yea stupid its called socialism if you were educated you would know that moron.

      September 22, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Germtan53

      Your English is good enough, Zuma. Great post! People forget that the republic is stronger thank one person, than any president. He can only exercise power that we allow him to.

      October 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. PJB

    Wake up people. This country cannot take another four years of this Socialist. If Everyone should see the movie before voting, especially those who fell for his lies four years ago.

    August 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • R Danger

      I rather have a socialist as president than a vulture capitalist. Besides if I had a penny for every time I heard Obama say the free market is the best thing in the world, I would have a hundred penny’s that cost our country about a $1.50 to make.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Strike 2

    hope the country gets in shape

    August 31, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  15. Cait

    All propaganda has some truth in it, so they can pull "bait and switch". I havent seen this film and when I do see it I will only take the statistics to heart and everything else with a grain of salt. On either side of the political coin it's the same. I did the same with all the Michael Moore films.

    August 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      It's not a film of statistics. It's about what makes him "tic". The best thing to do is to go see it.

      September 4, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  16. Arron Long

    I always wondered why Obama has kept secret his high school and college transcripts. 2016 tells us why. All of Obamas friends, mentors and family are far left wing radicals. Communists, Socialist, and terrorist are Obamas think tank. Had the public known of this in 2008 he couldn't have been elected President. Hopefully, the damage he has done to America can be undone, although it will be a long and painful process.

    August 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  17. R Danger

    If you understood what I was trying to say, you would understand that I wasn't saying Obama is a bad leader, in fact I think all things considered he's doing a pretty good job and the numbers don't lie. The right may cherry pick their "facts" and try to tell you otherwise, but the real numbers don't lie. So I'm not saying one bad leader justifies another, I'm saying Bush sucked dog balls and Obama is paying for the consequences and doing a pretty good job if I may say so myself. But then again I'm just saying.

    August 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenny

      Go see the movie and you will RUN to vote for Romney. This movie is in Obama's own words, friends of his Mom's friend of his Dad's, friends of his Grandfather and you see and hear them answering questions. His plan is way worse than any of us thought.

      GO SEE THE MOVIE! It is beyond you just posting some nasty message about Bush....Our country is at risk beyond your imagination.

      August 30, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • john malone

      you really need to get out of your moms basement, how can anyone be so thick?

      August 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • R Danger

      Wow, just because I think Bush sucks I live in my mom's basement. What if I thought Obama sucked, would that mean I lived in my Moms mansion. Looks like you need to get out of fairy land, where the grass is blue, the sky’s are green and the Republican's are smart.

      August 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • how can you not see through obama wake up people

      please enlighten us what numbers are you talking about to say the "numbers dont lie what unemployement? you like that we lost 20% of our welath in 4 years and most of the "jobs" added to the economy were low paying fast food jobs is that what you want your Childrens future to be ? We still don't have a f-ing budget this is the 4th extension we have had to make emergency stimulus to keep the federal government running come on your right the numbers don't lie

      September 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Disfunctional People..Help Each Other..Offer Peace

    be good to one another don't do bad things...we need each other as human beings..don't hurt people - be a united.
    we have to pray every single day more then ever. we need mr and miss peace in our lives.. no drama when we
    go home. people have constant drama in their lives, men and women who are in terrible relationships and unfortunately live this way.

    we need to search to be loved not hated. thanks.

    August 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Careful And Be More Concerned About Your Country

    there are major concerns ahead - remember what we are dealing with. we have to find a way to help this country move foward. we have more challenges to face next year which is not looking well at all... we need to be united better towards each other. be positive and do the right things in our future and most of all pray..its very important now more then ever... Pray and work on meditation. This can help you in your life of sadness of your lives.

    August 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  20. dne

    *

    August 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  21. R Danger

    What i want to know is if Obama is such a bad leader, than what did that make Bush. Eight years of BS and you don't hear a peep from the right. The majority of what is going on right now is from Bush and the fact that we are not in a depression right now can be attributed to Obama. So basically what I'm trying to say is leave it to this country to have a white man rape and leave somthing for dead and the black man gets the blame. I'm just saying.

    August 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • TRACK THIS CNN

      THANKS

      August 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • So what you're saying is...

      One bad leader justifies another?

      August 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenny

      PLEASE just quit posting and take 1.5 hrs out of your life and see the movie. There is no chain of opinions here....this is OBAMA's own words.You will hear him saying things before he was president, you will see and hear friend's of his Mom, his Dad and his Grandfather. There is no trick editing, it is there. LISTEN TO THEIR WORDS!!!

      Go see the movie and you will see his plans are way worse than any of us thought.

      The entire audience stands up and cheers at the end. When was the last time you were in a movie and saw that???? GO SEE IT!!!!

      August 30, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • R Danger

      Thanks for the advice, I've read plenty of stuff of 2016 to realize it's nothing more than but a bunch of propagandist nonsense, devised to play on your own fear of having a black guy in the white house. It looks like you really liked this movie and I'm glad, it's probably the same feeling I get when I watch a Michael Moore movie, the only difference is his movies are based on fact. But yet again thanks for the advice, if I ever consider becoming a brain dead moron I'll watch it.

      August 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  22. phn?

    ?

    August 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  23. oh wait

    then again if its a big mouth troll they are famous for stunts

    August 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  24. oh wait

    then again if its a big mouth troll they are famous for stunts, like the RULE the work.

    August 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  25. magnum

    Obama didn't build the mars project and he does hate NASA. Why pay for new technology when you can redirect the money to lazy people and buy some more votes. He is definitely anti-American but luckily, he is just as lazy as his flunkies.

    I'm getting sick of signing checks on the front anyway. Maybe I'll quit my job and vote for Obama so I can sign checks on the back like the smart people.

    August 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Obama

    I love obama he's a wonderful person

    August 29, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  27. iminim

    It is always weird to me when people talk about all the horrible things Obama will do to destroy the US if he is elected. He WAS elected. Troops aren't marching in our streets. No foreign powers are invading. Even if a President did intentionally set out to destroy the US, do these people think that the US is so weak that a single President could do the kind of damage they fear? This movie is just a piece of propaganda that uses fear tactics in an attempt to influence voters. Remember Cheney's 2008 assertions that, if Obama was elected, terrorists would launch huge attacks on our country? Hasn't happened yet, so the fear mongers are trying to create a new set of fears.

    August 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Em

      It only took one guy (Hitler) over a course of time to ruin the whole country and many others. A simply high school history class can show you just how much ONE man can do when given enough time.

      September 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  28. SpotOn

    obma hs prblms

    August 29, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • L33t Speak Sucks

      Spell words properly you idiot. The same goes to the person below your comment

      August 30, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  29. Obama --

    get awy frm prsn

    August 29, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  30. Jcraw

    I am disturbed by Obama's profile photo – he looks EVIL! Then again, who cares – I cannot vote here anyway, I am Australian. I will be back in Australian next year – Yeah! I have never seen a country and its peopel so divided like in U.S. it's sad and stupid. American people are only hurting themselves by not getting along – not working together. It might be too late to fix anything now.

    August 29, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  31. wmnpg

    country uncertainty.

    August 29, 2012 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  32. ffb

    thnx

    August 29, 2012 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  33. mike

    D'Souza gave me plenty of good reasons NOT TO VOTE FOR ROMNEY – More Imperialistic Colonialism where a few (Like Romney) make and hold the wealth off the backs of the majority. I also noticed how D'Souza shows federal deficit charts in the film and intentionally leaves out the reduction during Clinton years and that Bush II is the one who looted and bankrupted the USA at the expense of in-debting taxpayers for the next 20 years, the GOP did that and they are the biggest pack of dishonest liars ever.

    August 29, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  34. bdmve

    bless this country and its future.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Cal

    People, we were all led astray in 2008! By a person with a lot of FALSE HOPE and FALSE PROMISES! Boy, were we
    taken in and taken in good!! PLEASE! If we have a brain and any common sense! PLEASE! Think with your minds and
    hearts about what is really important to us, our children, and what is it that we really want for the future and the country
    that we all love?! VOTE SMART THIS TIME AROUND! For the future of our beloved country! Thank You for listening.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  36. mntlblkge

    lies always come out and hopefully obama can handle it.

    August 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Thomas

    Yeah

    August 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Ella R.

    damo12345 sure sounds like a liar and maybe even a lesbian. That or a troll that likes to sniff underwear.

    August 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Sarah

    Excellent movie! I was surprised by how many people where in attendance at a Tuesday 12:45 showing. My husband went on Sunday and insisted that I go and take my 90 year old Mother. We were not disappointed! I voted for Obama last election partly I must admit because I felt it was good for our country to have it's first black president. I won't do it again.

    August 28, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      You're a racist pig so who cares if you don't vote for Pres. Obama. He won't need the racist vote anyway. Robmey has that voting block locked up solid. Robmey – The Great White Hope ! FAIL!

      August 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Buckhippo

    All ye conservative sheep shall flock to thy theater and rejoice in the BS that is knee deepeth but this doth not matter for the word of God has commanded us to smite the black man from office! America is full of idiots if they believe this "film."

    August 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Yosimite Sam 

    The government is out to kill us all. Seriously. No joke. They're also putting chemicals in our food that's why everyone is gay lately. We as a country are in deep s***

    August 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  42. damo12345

    Terrible movie, torn apart with casual ease by factcheckers, that strings together a load of assumptions made by the filmmaker behalf, while operating under the assumption that "colonialism is great," despite the fact that the Founding Fathers might be inclined to disagree (see "The American Revolution" for more details).

    Folks, if you want to see a movie that claims that Obama hates NASA (despite what's going on right now on Mars), that Obama is secretly sympathetic to terrorists (ask bin Ladin just how much sympathy he got. Or the top Afghan Taliban leader that was just killed in a drone strike), that Obama clearly resents America because a small part of the population of Hawaii does (apparently the fact that Obama lived in that state is all the proof the film-maker needs that Obama sympathizes with them), that Obama supported the release of the Lackerbie bomber (which is strange, because the State department's letter to Scotland's PM states the exact opposite), and that Obama is the inventor of TARP (which was implemented by Bush and congress before Obama was even President)... this is the movie for you!

    If, on the other hand, you don't want to pay to sit through an extra-long political ad that offers conjecture and blatant distortions instead of facts, you may want to give this a miss.

    August 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  43. HOTFF

    where are you honey.

    August 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  44. crazycarl

    good movie; ask questions & uncovers what the mainstream should have done in 2008

    August 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Blaine Caliazzo

    Michael Caliazzo should run for Governor or at least mayor of Princeton.

    August 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Michael Caliazzo

    Obama is a good man that is misunderstood.

    August 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • RZ70

      And Mengala just wanted to exapnd the boundries of medical science. Is Big O a Mengala? No. But if you find yourself in a place where you are saying 'the ends justify means' on a scale that the President must work at, then you are a failure as an individual and a human being. It means you have taken liberties from some to reward others. Obama walks a very dangerous line.... He may easily become the bully he thinks he's protecting others from.

      August 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Mermaid57

    All the demonizing and name calling aside, SEE the MOVIE! And then, as is your right in a free society, make up your own mind. If more people would think for themselves and question everything, we would all be better citizens with a better country!

    August 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • damo12345

      The blatant lies in the movie have already been independently verified by numerous individuals, with no serious attempts being made to defend them.

      Seeing the movie increases its box office earnings, which might influence individuals into going to see it in the belief that it might be worthwhile.

      If those people lack the knowledge of how to check the movie's content for how factual it is, they will walk away having had their heads filled with easily dis-proven lies and conjecture based on little to no evidence.

      I anyone is considering watching this movie out of interest, I would strongly urge them to do a little digging to see how well it's holding up under scrutiny from fact-checkers, and avoid buying a ticket and legitimizing this propaganda piece further.

      August 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      Lol! Your version of people thinking for themselves is to see a movie based on lies and feeds into the hate you neocons have for Pres. Obama? No thanks. Oh, but that HBO movie Game Changer was excellent and based on truth! I watched six times!

      August 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Truth

    The movie was researched and factual. Unlike anything put out by Michael Moore.

    August 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Yeah right. If you believe that, I've got some swamp land in Nebraska I'd like to sell ya! Do some unbiased research!

      August 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • damo12345

      Well researched? It doesn't hold up under the most basic of scrutiny. It claims Obama is behind TARP, which originated in the previous administration. It claims he's anti-NASA despite the fact that we've got a rover on Mars blasting rocks with a nuclear-powered last. It claims he's actually sympathetic to Islamic terrorists, despite the scores of them killed during this administration. It claims he learned anti-American sentiment in Hawaii because... well there are some people that feel that way in Hawaii, and Obama was in Hawaii, therefore obviously he learned that from them. No, that does not scream "research" to me.

      August 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buckhippo

      Nope. Sorry. You're obviously a liar too.

      August 28, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Momma

    i will never hurt you–your not a leader.

    August 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  50. BigDaddyBourgeois

    @Just
    This film isn't about him being "dumb as a brick" it's about his anti-American views. The USofA can live with an idiot but it can not survive when it's leaders are against her.

    Oh, and by the way the other movie about POTUS is Dumb 'O – get it the ears....

    Also starring Say It Ain't So, Joe.

    August 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just

      Anti American views, huh? According to who? Some right wing nut case with an ax to bear? Yeah right. Just a bunch of right wing rhetoric. Watch it if you must, but afterwards, do a little research from a nonbiased news source. Yeah, I can dig up any conspiracy I want, because there will always be somebody out there that likes to spread lies. The truth is the truth. Do your own research on a non partisan news source before you perpetuate the lie.

      August 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      This lying piece of trash of a movie has nothing on the FACTUAL movie Game Changer! Now that was an HBO movie worth watching over and over!

      August 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Thoughts.

    the public feels obama is trying to decide which one. lord.

    August 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  52. wxyz62

    Saw the movie. If you plan on voting see it for yourself.

    August 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • damo12345

      I saw an associated press fact check summary and that's more than enough.

      It claims Obama is "weirdly sympathetic to Muslim jihadists" while neglecting to mention he ordered the mission that ended with bin Ladin dead, and has ordered drone strikes that have wiped out numerous members of terrorist organizations.

      It claims that Obama learned anti-American colonialism sentiment from Hawaii, because... well there's people against American colonialism in Hawaii, Obama was in Hawaii, that's all you need to know!

      It claims that Obama shares anti-American views of a friend of Obama's father. This would be the father Obama met once after his childhood. The friend in question, Obama has never met.

      It claims that Obama has done nothing on Iran. We've hit them with extremely harsh sanctions, and have promised that a nuclear Iran is not an option we will tolerate. Obviously everyone (except some on the Right) wants to avoid war if possible, but if that's what's needed it will happen (and Obama will be criticized for doing it by the Right, of course).

      The movie lays the blame for the country's debt entirely at Obama's feet. Apparently the last administration and all of Congress have nothing to do with our country's financial woes.

      The movie claims Obama wants to take the Falkland Islands from Britain and give them back to Argentina. On the contrary, Argentinia's claim to the islands had gotten no support whatsoever, resulting in harsh words from other Latin American countries.

      It goes on. The movie is swill, propaganda pure and simple, attempting to rewrite history and play guilt by association (or rather "guilt by relation to someone with an association" and "guilt by spending time living in a State with some unhappy people")

      August 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oakspar

      Damo12345

      You saw an AP fact check and that was enough for you? Who is fact checking the AP? Every claim you made about the movie is here-say – evidence that would not be admissible in any court in the country.

      Even if every bit of rumor mongering, truth twisting, or out right lies you referenced was true – you would be equally guilty of acting on rumor, unreferenced evidence, and possible lies. You assume the AP never has been incorrect, biased, or wrong – ever.

      The unwillingness to engage the oppositions arguements by clinging to self-supporting media and talking points is a criticism long leveled against the right and the left, and it far too often confirmed by people like yourself who so impugn their credibility that even the truths they tell come out sounding like lies.

      Clearly, if the president has written an entire book about how much his father (in presence and absence) has influenced him, then his father's beliefs are valid for questioning.

      August 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • damo12345

      @ Oakspar: I'm not planning on bringing it to court. And I've checked other fact checkers, and gotten the same stuff. It's based on a book that was put out years back, which was also thoroughly condemned as being a mess of conjecture, distortion, and outright lies.

      But please, if I've got it wrong, correct me We've got a wonderful machine on Mars right now shooting rocks with a nuclear-powered laser. Does the movie offer anything in its claims that Obama is anti-NASA that trumps Curiosity? When the movie is making reference to how "sympathetic" Obama is to Islamic terrorists, does it bring up that the administration's belt is notched with names like "Osama bin Ladin" "Anwar al-Awlaki" "Abu Hafs al-Shari" and so on? When attributing TARP to Obama, does it mention that TARP was implemented before Obama was even President? When discussing the debt, does it mention the role of the previous administration, or the role of Congress at the moment? When claiming that Obama insulted Britain by "getting rid of" the Churchill bust, does it mention the fact that the bust (which has been in the white house since the 60s) is still there? It was temporarily removed for some work during the Bush administration, and Tony Blair provided a copy for while it was being worked on. When Obama took office he redecorated, and moved the ~50 year old bust into the White House residential area, with only the copy (intended to be temporary) being removed. That seems like a pertinent piece of information, was it brought up? While condemning Obama for banning off-shore oil drilling, did it mention the Obama Administration 5-Year Offshore Oil Drilling Plan that would have made available "more than 75% of undiscovered technically recoverable oil and gas resources," or the fact that the Republican led House rejected it?

      August 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Just

    Just another right wing hatchet job, probably full of non factual information. How about all you right wingers watch "Game Change". According to Steve Schimidt , who ran McCain's election, & Nicole Wallace, who was Palin's handler, this movie was factual. One sad fact, Nicole Wallace said that this was the first election that she couldn't even bring herself to vote. Palin was the worst pick they could have come up with. She was a dumb as a brick.

    August 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Hal A. Luya

    Dinesh D'Souza is, among other things, a christian apologist that has a personal agenda that involves his rejection of "separation of church and state". I believe that Dinesh sees Obama as a threat to christian America. He probably also rejects the truth of evolution while he embraces intelligent design.

    August 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |

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