Critic of '2016' film turns fact into fiction

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 25, 2012 

This is in response to the letter, "Movie about Obama should not be believed." Either the writer did not see "2016: Obama's America" or just was not paying attention.

The movie stated that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, not Kenya.

The movie did not state Obama was a Muslim. In fact, he was brought up in a non-religious household. However, his father was a Muslim. Obama had little to do with his father since he left him as a small child. Obama's mother was influential in enforcing the father's beliefs (on which the book, "Dreams From My Father," is written). Obama formed an image of his absent father through stories told by his family. In later years, Obama traveled to meet his father.

The letter's comparison between a pedophile priest whom the congregation was unaware of is quite different from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright spewing hatred from the pulpit while you listened for 20 years.

The movie was produced by Gerald Molen, an Academy Award-winning producer of "Schindler's List," which was historically correct. Writer and narrator Dinesh D'Souza is a New York Times best-selling author who is not a movie maker from India. He was born in India and is an American filmmaker. He also worked in the White House during President Ronald Reagan's administration.

The issue here is knowing the difference between fact and fiction.

Bonnie Pastore

Angela Strom

Hilton Head Island

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