By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Broadcast debut of note Monday: that would be CNN's "The Lead," showcasing the he-man talents of Jake Tapper, who has managed to sidestep the land mines of broadcast to emerge with his own show, credibility intact.
"Sugar Man," "Detopia" and "Ethel" were among the 15 documentaries deemed eligible for an Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science on Tuesday. But not "2016: Obama's America."
A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing documentary that condemns President Barack Obama is under investigation by the evangelical college he leads over a report he took a woman who is not his wife to an event on Christian values.
Somebody must be worried. Muckrakers and pirates have struck "2016: Obama's America," the blockbuster documentary that examines the future of America should President Obama be re-elected, now in more than 2,000 theaters nationwide.
In an Aug. 28 story about the film "2016: Obama's America," The Associated Press erroneously suggested the film did not address the increase in the national debt under President George W. Bush. The film includes an interview with economist David Walker, who does mention the increase in the debt under Bush.
Early in the 2012 campaign season, predictions were that a major film would reach theaters in the fall, shine a spotlight on one of the presidential candidates, and possibly influence the outcome of the election. And that's how it happened, except the movie wasn't "Zero Dark Thirty," the surefire Hollywood blockbuster about the killing of Osama bin Laden that Republicans feared would throw the election to President Obama.
President Obama's dithering on the world stage makes Americans vulnerable everywhere. When crazed Islamic radicals can get away with murdering and possibly raping a U.S. ambassador, none of our citizens are safe on any spot of the globe. When a president is too weak to defend his people, they become targets.
It's a good thing President Obama already has written two autobiographies; otherwise, he would have a hard time finding a kind word on the bookshelves.
Feisty former vice president Dan Quayle is cheerfully engaged in the presidential election, but is not without a cautionary tale.
Historians will be perplexed when they look back at America's first years in the 21st century. They will see a country rich in natural resources, populated by people possessing great intellect and technological prowess, and an administration that could have dug the United States out of a jobless economic recovery but was immobilized by ideology.
Dinesh D'Souza's sleeper political documentary "2016: Obama's America" was the No. 1, largest-grossing conservative documentary ever in its first week of wide release last week.
It wasn't backed by any Hollywood movie studio. Reviews were mostly negative. It premiered in Houston, not Los Angeles or New York. And yet despite the unconventional release of "2016: Obama's America," the movie is now among the most successful political documentaries of all time _ and it doesn't show signs of cooling down ahead of the presidential election.
Vilifying Republicans is a sport for some journalists, who continue to frame the Grand Old Party as a bunch of smug rich guys with a cold hearted agenda. The disconnect between the news coverage and the reality of the Republican National Convention is striking — and someone has quantified it.
Polls show a neck-and-neck horse race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for the presidency, but it might not be so close in November. Lines at movie theaters, book purchases and music downloads all point to a red tide in November.
A check of the facts shows that an "anti-Colonial" Obama — as argued in Dinesh D'Souza's latest film — is simply not plausible.
'What would the world look like if America never was? And that's a question I often ask myself," said Dinesh D'Souza, on revealing in the final hours of CPAC that he had begun another film project.
"I want to thank the Academy for not nominating our film," Mr. D'Souza added.