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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:11 PM

Right wingers: Vast librul conspiracy behind 'Obama's America' Oscar snub







Gerald Molan, the director of the extremely anti-Obama movie, 2016: Obama’s America , is mad that his and Dinesh D'Souza’s film wasn’t on the shortlist of documentaries nominated for an Academy Award.

"The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead on arrival in Hollywood circles,” he complained to the Hollywood Reporter.

That’s one explanation for its omission--but here are four far more likely reasons that the propaganda film wasn’t nominated.

1. The film is full of lies

Following the film’s profitable release, the White House responded to a number of the film’s inaccuracies, from its false assertions about what Obama believes to historical claims that even a simple Google search prove are false. One of the film’s most obvious lies include that Obama signed the TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) legislation. It was actually former President George W. Bush who signed the program into law in 2008. .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/media/right-wing-whine-about-oscar-omission-2016-obamas-america-heres-four-simple-reasons-why-it-got



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marmar Dec 2012 OP
sendero Dec 2012 #1
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #2
zbdent Dec 2012 #6
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:14 PM

1. Yeah..

... the Academy routinely awards Oscars to ham-handed polemics full of outright lies. Sure.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:49 PM

2. LOL @ "Documentary" shortlist. Documentaries are NON-FICTION.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:06 PM

6. I do believe they may exploit a loophole ...

I saw that "The Obama Diaries" by a RW author (and admittedly a fabrication, noted on the cover of the book!) listed as non-fiction.

That, and any book by Ann Coulter, were listed as "non-fiction" ...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:53 PM

3. Gerald, look on the bright side; D'Souza didn't have to decide who to bring to the ceremony...

his wife or his fiancée?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:00 PM

4. "It sucked hard enough to pump out a swamp" isn't reason enough?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:29 PM

5. Getting an Oscar or not doesn't really matter, when it comes to accuracy in a documentary.

Or even the quality of the actual documentary.

Ever see "Triumph Of The Will?"
Brilliantly filmed documentary of one of the Nazi Nuremburg rallies.
Could have easily won an Oscar, if not for the subject.

"2016" we know is a bullshit movie.

Even if it got an Oscar, it would still be bullshit.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:38 AM

7. the doc rated low overall scores from critics who actually bothered to watch it...

Molan should have known it wasn't going to get any love from the Academy when the film itself couldn't even generate love from critics.

Besides "The Central Park Five" is one of the most acclaimed docs of 2012 and it didn't make the short list either.

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