Florida Democrat Wants Theaters To Pull Dinesh D’Souza’s Anti-Hillary Doc Because…
It’s already been a tough week for the Democratic Party.
Positioned as the best opportunity to reconcile and unite the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the party, the Democratic National Convention kicked off in Philadelphia on Monday amid new and growing scandals.
The last thing nominee Hillary Clinton needs is a popular new documentary laying out the case that she and her party have a long history of corruption. That’s exactly what conservative filmmaker and bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza is trying to provide with his latest movie, “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.”
The documentary — written and directed by D’Souza — went into wide release on more than 1,200 screens across the nation last week, sparking relatively brisk ticket sales and prompting significant social media chatter.
Just as leaked emails suggest national party leaders worked to stifle Clinton criticism and promote her candidacy in the primary, reports indicate at least one local Democrat official is working to limit the negative impact D’Souza’s latest film might have on the election.
In Sumter County, Fla., Democratic State Committeeman Joseph Flynn is requesting the theaters at The Villages carrying “Hillary’s America” pull upcoming showings from their schedules. The reason, he claims, is an ostensible spike in threats against local Democrats.
“I have received a significant number of calls from people in Sumter County who viewed the trailer of this movie and voiced concern the movie will incite additional threats of violence against them and their property for being Democrats,” he said.
According to the manager of one area cinema, however, there has not even been the whisper of any potential violence. There has been plenty of talk about the film, though.
The manager explained the premier showing of “Hillary’s America” saw more patrons than usual attend a screening at that time of day at all eight of the cinema’s screens combined.
Nevertheless, Flynn stuck to his guns and cited two vague anecdotes he insisted prove his point. Both included unsubstantiated fears of an armed Republican mowing down Democrats with a firearm based solely on a political disagreement.
Though the threat scenario seems far-fetched and unsupported by even a shred of evidence, this still appears to be the crux of Flynn’s argument.
And Hillary is still blaming Benghazi on a video.
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