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Producer Of '2016: Obama's America' Denies Charges Of Racism

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by Sergio
September 18, 2012 10:44 PM
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2016:Obama's America

The paranoid, right-wing, pseudo-documenatry, 2016: Obama's America, has been a huge success at the box office, grossiing some $30 million to date.

Last month, Courtney covered the film (HERE) and we got a ton of comments - especially from hardcore fans of the film, saying how much they loved it, and that people stood up and applauded at the end of the film, in the theaters where they saw it -no doubt, the same type of people who stand up and applaud at cross burnings.

In reality, 2016 is nothing more than a modern day version of the infamous 1962 TV special Red Nightmare, starring Jack Webb (of Dragnet fame), which painted a nightmare of a future America, after a takeover by the then communist Soviet Union, which had become a grim, oppressive, totalitarian hell hole.

But let's be totally honest here: do you really think that if Obama were, say, a white guy named O'Bama, who could trace his family to County Cork, would such a documentary exist in the first place? Yeah, I don't think so either.

But hey, just don't go by my words. The film, directed by right wing conversative pundit and lacky Dinesh D'Souza, based on his book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, says that the President is an angry, anti-American "Third World upstart," filled with anti-colonialist rage taught to him by his father. You know, the one he only met once in his entire life.

Entertanment Weekly magazine likened the film to "a Republican 'Southern strategy,' which contends that the GOP attempts to win elections by appealing to the racist sentiments in America." 

But however, the producer of the film, Gerald Molen, who produced such Steven Spielberg films such as Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, and Minority Report, said that the charges that his film is racist are “patently ridiculous,in an interview today with the website Mediate.

He further added, noting that the director of the film, D'Souza, is non-white, that “absolutely nothing contained in the film implies racism and if I were racist, I wouldn’t be aligning myself with him.

And some of my best friends are Indian.

Molen is upset that people would even think that he's a racist: “It’s hard to be a racist in Hollywood (and) talk to anyone in Hollywood, and find them saying I’m racist. You can’t find anyone who will say it. There is not a racist bone in my body....Because we ask questions, we’re racist? That shows me that those critics operate from the bottom of the pit.

Like I say folks, you can't make this stuff up. It writes itself.

But why doesn't Molen like Obama? According to him: There’s just so much secrecy with Obama. Why won’t he release his school grades? Why can’t we have some insight into his academic prowess? Whether he wrote any great papers? Why doesn’t the media plead with this guy they have so much respect for to have him open up?

Or, in other words... translated: "If he wins again, black people will take over the country, start producing films with Spielberg, move into my house and have sex with my wife and daughter while blasting rap music all the time out of their cars."

But don't be too hard on Molen. He clearly sees himself as a patriot: “We’re losing a lot of the personal individualism in this country. We see more of a nanny state now: it’s slowly becoming a society of makers and takers.

Hey, isn't that EXACTLY the same thing Romney was secretly recorded saying at the $50,000 a plate dinner party the other day? Talk about birds of a feather.

I guess all this means that Molen will never hire me to work on any of his films; as if that was ever going to happen.

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37 Comments

  • 5AsInRaaaaacist | October 13, 2012 2:37 PMReply

    You're sooooooooooooo right. The right wing is sooooooooooooooooo afraid of foreign-born dark skinned men that they're spending $30 million dollars watching a movie produced by a dark skinned foreign-born man.

    BRILLIANT ARGUMENT!

  • Jebediah | October 12, 2012 3:11 AMReply

    I don't know why this in't getting press, assuming the Q&A is real. It sounds too authentic to be a hoax. At 3:30 on this Youtube clip you have the producer of Schindler's List, Gerald R. Molen, responding to a question saying that he suspects Obama is a muslim and that he was not born in the United States. Where is Steven Spielberg? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEOdq0QaBtQ&feature=related

  • Obama Effect | October 10, 2012 2:12 PMReply

    For those of you who don’t believe that 2016 reflects Obama’s America, we encourage you to check out The Obama Effect.” You can watch it on demand here: http://bit.ly/ShhGFS and or you can pre-order it on DVD here: http://amzn.to/W98wtI. It will be released on DVD on election day!

  • Rich | October 2, 2012 10:06 PMReply

    I'm sure this post will be filtered, Its the liberal way. However, I watched the movie and I didn't see one single racist thing in it. The movie did have many facts about who Obama really is. The fact that most Obama supporters don't really even know the man is funny as hell and at the same time scary. The guy has absolutely no record before becoming president. He gets elected because the media backs him. Then he digs the biggest financial hole the country has ever seen and people want to reelect him. To be honest the only people I see being racist are the people writing articles like this and the left wing media.

  • Archangel2020 | September 23, 2012 7:40 PMReply

    All I'm going to say is that anyone who seriously thinks that Obama is a socialist needs their head examined. If he were truly socialist, he would have probably nationalized the banks during the financial crisis when he first came into office and did what Iceland did to their bankers, who caused their economy to crash. Also, if people took the time to think about it rationally, he wouldn't have garnered as much support that he got from Wall Street during his first run, that is if you consider Tim Geithner a socialist? People understand this, politicians from both parties are pretty much bought and sold. If anyone believes anything coming out of our current crop of politicians needs a serious reality check. Understand this, if you are not in a position to make a serious contribution to any of their campaigns, then they probably don't give a rat's ass about any of your concerns. One side may not screw you as bad as the other, but somehow, someway, you'll get screwed. Sounds pretty cynical, right? but until the average American starts caring about the country and less about reality TV, folks we are seriously up the creek. Just my two cents worth.

  • Miles Ellison | October 2, 2012 11:04 PM

    The people accusing Obama of being a socialist have no idea what a socialist is.

  • Rich | October 2, 2012 10:09 PM

    No Obama isn’t a socialist. He was only raised by socialist, taught socialism as a young man and has almost all socialist policy’s. Are you crazy, of course hes socialist. Just look at his record. People who claim Obama isn't socialist are people that watch to much MSNBC and other left wing media. Your brainwashed.

  • Julie | September 21, 2012 5:02 PMReply

    "the same people who stand and applaud at cross burnings"???? are you seriously that ignorant??? Not that I've ever seen one, but I doubt very much I would applaud at that. I despise racism, but I also despise people who use the "race" card at every turn to defend a president who is a socialist/communist. This has nothing to do with skin color, but everything to do with the "content of his character" as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr put it. MLK desired that people be judged by the content of their character, and I am telling you that and that alone is the reason I stood to applaud this movie as it reveals the true content of Obama's character, or rather, lack thereof. Give us all a break, stop using the worn out over used "race card" defense, and deal with the real issues here!

  • Miles Ellison | October 2, 2012 11:06 PM

    Stop calling Obama a socialist until you learn what the word means.

  • finny | September 20, 2012 11:36 AMReply

    "if Obama were white do you think this documentary would exist?"

    What a dumb question! What color is Bush? And yet Farenheit 911 exists! Are you really that lacking in intellect? I would bet money that you haven't even seen the movie you are ragging on. Which is too bad. It is actually quite good.

  • Rich | October 2, 2012 10:12 PM

    I agree but I would not use F911 as a good example. that movie was 100% made up. There isn't a single true fact in it. It should be in the fiction section along with all of moores other movies.

  • Julie | September 21, 2012 5:04 PM

    Yes I do! because its NOT about the color of his skin. Its about his politics, and policies, and views on America, and failed performance as president. The issue here is NOT racism, it is the survival of America. Stop using the race card defense, its not the core issue and is NOT relevant.

  • joe | September 20, 2012 3:28 AMReply

    THIS article is actually racists as well. It's sad you try and pull the race card without a hint of irony, you are using racist remarks yourself you hypocrite. How is this movie ANY DIFFERENT than fahrenheit 911? It's the same situation reversed and somehow YOU think a double standard is OK.

  • Rich | October 2, 2012 10:13 PM

    This movie was not the same as F911. This movie is based on facts F911 was all made up.

  • Peter | September 19, 2012 4:46 PMReply

    Whatever happened to unbiased reporting? This is a shameful excuse for a movie review.

    Your openmindedness and toleration of differing viewpoints is stifling.

  • Donella | September 19, 2012 3:18 PMReply

    D'Souza is the one full of rage. And Obama probably laughs at beta male D'Souza's seething hatred and frustrated insecurity at least once every day. I know that I do.

  • Savagedarky | September 19, 2012 11:53 AMReply

    We all know that anyone with a hint of Hinduism in their philosophy is diametrically opposed to anything perceived as remotely Muslim. Obama has been painted with a velatura of Islamic leanings by his opposition, so this D'Souza guy is like a natural enemy of Obama as their different memes clash. I don't think conversion to Catholicism has expunged D'Souza's Hindu DNA entirely. Was it Ptolemy or somebody from back in the day that said that once you have a drop of one thing in another you can never quite get it all out? This is also why whites fear the black phallus, it threatens their disappearance-more powerful than nuclear annihilation-able to fell tall white women in a single bound. Anyway Muslims and Hindus are natural enemies as their theology is totally opposite one another. With that stated this D'Souza is definitely suspect in his motives. I have not seen the movie.

  • SouthernBred | September 22, 2012 7:30 PM

    Wow! Speak of racism! It is alive and well in your comments!

  • J64 | September 19, 2012 11:50 AMReply

    I have read quite a few unfavorable reviews by the liberal, left-wing movie critics about the ' 2016 Obama's America ' documentary. But, I have yet seen any documentary by any movie producers praising Obama on how great a President he has been for the past 3 1/2 years. If any one knows of such a documentary playing nationwide, please let me know and I will buy the popcorn and soda for us while we watch this documentary.

  • Peachy Keen | September 19, 2012 10:36 AMReply

    First of all, Dinesh D'Souza is just suspect. A former Hindu who converted to Catholicism. No doubt for political purposes, BUT he still apparently has the heart of a caste loving Hindu. Clearly.

  • joe | September 20, 2012 3:29 AM

    you CLEARLY did not see the movie

  • sickof liberal bs | September 19, 2012 9:35 AMReply

    Forget the mans color, what the hell is wrong with you, he could be yellow tan orange purple whie blue, whatever, the man is a socialist pure and simple, he is changing this country, where did Obama get hsi money from, how did he pay for his school, where is his real birth certificate, you guys all talk about Romneys Taxes, the man gives away a huge amount of money, he didnt take a pay check as a governor, he didnt take a check as the head of the Olympics, the real racists are thsoie who only vote for Obama cause hes blac, vote for the mans policies and his record, stop with the typical liberal banter.

  • Rich | October 2, 2012 10:18 PM

    FYI, Jim those wall street bankers Obama hired are the ones that also caused the financial crisis. Also many of the people he hired on his administration are the lobbyists he promised not to work with. lol, and he fracking hired them.

  • Savagedarky | September 19, 2012 12:02 PM

    @ SICK OF LIBERAL BS
    You are sick of liberal banter? Why are you not helping your boy Romney get his message out? What you say about him is not being addressed in the media. If you don't work for his campaign you should get your ass down their and get busy! His campaign people are failing to get what you believe about the man in front of the average knucklehead sitting on their sofa watching "How I Met Your Mother" or "Friends" re-runs, let alone the "47%" watching "Good Times" or "Sanford & Son" with a mouth full of government cheese. Stop yer bitchin' and get involved and then you will be a true American and not an arm chair conservative, average- scared "their taking away my pony" phony. In other words, never miss an opportunity to shut the fuck up.

  • Jim | September 19, 2012 10:20 AM

    LOL!!! A socialist? Do you even know the meaning of the word? How many Wall Street bankers did Obama hire as part of his team? Have you looked at the stock market? And that health care reform that is based on people BUYING health care from PRIVATE insurance companies, do you understand that it is market based?

    Finally, do some basic research. African-Americans have voted loyally for Democratic presidential nominees since the 1960s. Obama is the first one who is black. How is voting for him suddenly different from them voting for any of the others???

    As for D'Souza, the guy has a long, seedy history of being the GOP's go to brown face for pushing anti-black racist propaganda.

  • Peachy Keen | September 19, 2012 10:15 AM

    This is for you SICKOF LIBERAL BS.
    http://www.hulu.com/watch/394807
    Anyhow. . .

  • Ladybug | September 19, 2012 8:25 AMReply

    They are worried about the release of grades and Romney won't release his fucking taxes . . . eye roll . . . they have nothing better to do than to lie!

  • joe | September 20, 2012 3:30 AM

    Romney DID release the required tax returns wing nut. Focus on THE ISSUES THAT MATTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • other song | September 19, 2012 4:22 AMReply

    I'd be more surprised if producer said, 'yeah, I was being racist'. He might even get a slow clap out of me.

  • Bobloblaw | September 19, 2012 2:02 AMReply

    There must be lots of cross burnings where you live.

  • AJ | September 19, 2012 12:05 AMReply

    I don't say this lightly: this might be the absolute worst review I've ever had the displeasure of experiencing. Not a single articulate counterpoint to any content in the documentary. Not one intelligent piece of analysis refuting D'Souza's ideological points. More than a dozen paragraphs of rank, willful, race-pimping, that only serves to enflame the worst tendencies of the people who might enjoy this, and disgust the rest of us.

  • No | September 19, 2012 9:21 AM

    @AJ: Yeah, I agree: this was not an informative, well thought-out review of the film. I read the original article and saw Bill Maher dissect the film's originator on his show. The basic premise -- that Obama had gotten his anti-colonial rage from a father he only saw once -- doesn't stand when you go through it fact by each non-fact. Also, it's laughable that producer Molen or D'Souza couldn't be a racist merely because D'Souza is Indian. The best way to examine the film is to juxtapose it with Richard Hoftstader's "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," which both D'Souza article and film are good examples. It's a shame that Sergio didn't use his perch to engage in a more descriptive and analytic review of how propaganda works -- and succeeds.

  • Carl | September 19, 2012 12:33 AM

    Stop crying like a bitch and leave this blog if you don't like it. Simple.

  • Jerome | September 19, 2012 12:04 AMReply

    Glad to see you back, Sergio.

  • Jebediah | October 11, 2012 4:27 PM

    I don't know why this in't getting press, assuming the Q&A is real. It sounds too authentic to be a hoax. At 3:30 on this Youtube clip you have the producer of Schindler's List, Gerald R. Molen, responding to a question saying that he suspects Obama is a muslim and that he was not born in the United States. Where is Steven Spielberg?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEOdq0QaBtQ&feature=related

  • sergio | September 19, 2012 7:46 AM

    Where have you been? I never left

  • hawg-farmer | September 19, 2012 1:05 AM

    re: Carl, your debating skills are exemplary/s Real brain trust there...

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