President Barack Obama is serious about how he handles those, who think they should slander him and his legacy without punishment.
One filmmaker is feeling his wrath after his quest to demystify Obama, the first black president.
On Monday, a Manhattan judge ordered Dinesh D’ Souza to continue his community service and get psychological counseling.
Obama’s staff will have some explaining to do about this approach to journalists and Christians before he ends his second term.
To be fair, D’Souza’s critique of Obama is sometimes ridiculous. But it’s worth parsing.
Obama is a 1.9 immigrant, according to some scholars like me, who study immigrants and thier children. (I agree after covering Obama at the White House). Many immigrants are looking to him to confront the rising racism and xenophobia during his tenure at the White House. The hate is palpable. And it is affecting thier bottomline as immigrants on the job or in school.
Perhaps D’Souza should bone up on United States history before he critiques the black president and the black experience in America. I think that’s where there’s a gap in his education and why the judge had a difficult time in his logic about the first black president.
According to Newsweek, D’Souza was sentenced to eight months in a work-release center, five years of probation, a $30,000 fine and community service after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations in May 2014.
The conservative critic had arranged “straw donors” to contribute $10,000 to the failed 2012 U.S. Senate campaign of his college friend Wendy Long.
Psychiatrists found no signs of depression, but U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman overruled their findings and ordered D’Souza see a new psychological counselor weekly.