July 26, 2014

Gather round, ye graduating high school seniors, and behold the right wing propaganda film your right wing lawmakers want you to view before leaving the cozy cocoon of high school.

The Hollywood Reporter:

Republican Alan Hays said he’ll introduce in November his one-page bill that simply states that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object.

The plan is sure to draw fire from liberals not only because D’Souza is a prominent conservative but because he is also behind the movie, 2016: Obama’s America, which is a profoundly negative take on Democratic U.S. president Barack Obama.

America, the movie, espouses a conservative point of view toward telling history. D'Souza takes on leftist arguments that portray the U.S. in a negative light, and he specifically attacks Howard Zinn, author of the book A People’s History of the United States, often considered the most widely used history book in U.S. academia.

The movie shows actors Matt Damon and Woody Harrelson praising the book.

Hays said the purpose of his proposal is to introduce more balance into Florida schools.

What drugs was this reporter on? Zinn's book is surely a classic, but it's hardly a history book used in high schools, for crying out loud. Will there be any mention of D'Souza's conduct, including trying to buy himself a US Senator for the low price of a felony conviction?

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