From Friday June 10, the propaganda film written, directed and produced by longtime right-wing political agitator Dinesh D’Souza will screen at the Broad Theater in Souderton at the request of some local residents. The film is designed to further inflame viewers who are already convinced that the 2020 presidential election in the United States has been stolen from its true winner. The film’s website mocks it: “SORRY, FACT-CHECKERS: 77% of likely US voters who saw ‘2000 Mules’ say the film reinforced their belief that there had been systematic and widespread voter fraud. in the 2020 elections.
The film purports to prove that anonymous pro-Democratic nonprofits hired “mules” to stuff mail-in ballot boxes with fraudulent ballots in several states, including ours. Normally, I wouldn’t write an op-ed to my local paper on a purely partisan political topic, but this movie is grossly partisan, and I’m saddened that my neighbors are asking to bring it to town.
D’Souza has a long history of promoting lies, conspiracy theories and divisive ideas. He was convicted of a criminal campaign contribution violation, lost his job as president of a small college as a result, only later received a presidential pardon.
I think I’ll save my movie ticket and wait for Greg Palast’s documentary on voter suppression in Georgia. Palast is a true investigative journalist who carefully and thoroughly documents his evidence and conclusions. If you do a Google search on his name and 2000 Mules, you can read his article on what’s wrong with the D’Souza movie. If you watch both films, you can clearly see the difference between a propaganda film and a journalistic documentary.
I love the Broad Theatre, but I hope it’s a movie they don’t make a lot of money on, sorry.
Richard Detwiler220, avenue Franklin
Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964