‘2016: Obama’s America’ Author Dinesh D’Souza Fires Back at AP ‘Fact Check’

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Dinesh D'Souza, who wrote and narrates "2016: Obama's America," says that an Associated Press story fact-checking his hit documentary is a "crude and inaccurate attack"

Author Dinesh D’Souza, who wrote and co-directed “2016: Obama’s America,” told TheWrap Monday that a recent Associated Press report “fact-checking” his hit documentary is “a crude and inaccurate attack masquerading as a news story.”

The AP article, posted Friday and written by Beth Fouhy, was headlined “Fact Check: Anti-Colonial Obama Not Plausible.”

Getty ImagesThe AP article says that the documentary’s assertion that Obama's presidency is an expression of his father's anti-colonial political beliefs, which D'Souza first made in 2010 in his book "The Roots of Obama's Rage," is “almost entirely subjective and a logical stretch at best.”

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In an op-ed piece for TheWrap, D’Souza writes that “this fact-checking article required its own fact-checker,” and suggests that AP publish an apology.

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"Certainly it's possible to debate the issues raised in the film." D'Souza writes. "If AP wanted to commission a review or op-ed article, that would be fine.  But instead the news agency has published a crude and inaccurate attack masquerading as a news story."

Reached for comment by TheWrap,  the Associated Press has not yet responded.

"2016 Obama's America" has grossed more than $20 million since opening eight weeks ago. It has already supplanted "Bully" as the year's leading documentary moneymaker.

It is on pace to top "Bowling for Columbine" ($21.6 million), "An Inconvenient Truth" ($24.1 million) and "Sicko" ($24.5 million) as the second-highest-grossing political documentary ever.

Michael Moore's 2004 film "Farenheit 9/11," which was highly critical of President George W. Bush, is No. 1. It took in $119 million domestically and $222 million at the worldwide box office.