‘2016: Obama’s America’ director Dinesh D’Souza had a new film out this week, which boldly posited that maybe America is actually pretty cool. That film was called, simply, ‘America,’ and it didn’t do so hot, opening with less than half of his last movie. Clearly there must be some mistake when Americans don’t even want to be pandered to on July 4th, and D’Souza’s lawyers have written a letter to Google claiming that Google keeps getting its ‘America’-related searches wrong. Clearly, this is why people aren’t seeing the film, and D’Souza’s people are demanding to know whether the mistakes are a result of a glitch or human error.
Lawyers representing Dinesh D’Souza’s newest film, ‘America,’ have fired off a letter to Google demanding that the search engine correct problems that they say are hampering the ability of consumers to figure out where the movie is playing.
The letter claims that Google has been confusing ‘America’ with ‘2016: Obama’s America,’ which was D’Souza’s first movie and has been out of theaters for two years, while Lionsgate released America on July 2 and it is currently playing in about 1,100 theaters nationwide.
Google, according to the letter, has been “misdirecting many users who mistakenly believed the film was not playing in theaters. We understand this was brought to your attention for correction five days ago, yet the problem persists.”
It demands that Google disclose “whether human or automated error was the source” of the alleged mistakes and asks “what measures have been taken to fix the problem.”
The letter also asks Google to supply “statistics on searches from the time the misdirection began until resolved so that we might ascertain the number of users who could not find the film as a result of this mix-up.”
Do you see all the resistance this man faces? ALL HE WANTS TO DO IS LOVE AMERICA! Clearly this must be nefarious plot by a bunch of pinko nerds, and not the result of naming your movie a one-word term that’s so general it can be used to refer to different continents.
While Google did not respond to multiple requests for comment, some potential moviegoers are accusing the search company, or others, of engaging in a plot of misinformation. “This mixup is likely being coordinated by those in the film industry who hope the film fails at the box office,” one wrote at the film’s Facebook page.
Yes, it’s definitely a conspiracy. A conspiracy to keep people whose entire worldview is formed by email forwards from being able to easily find things on the internet. Occam’s Razor is pointing right at the lizard people on this one. Anyway, I hope Google ferrets out these rats before the release of D’Souza’s next film, a challenge to progressive English teachers called ‘The The.’
Here’s the trailer for D’Souza’s movie, which I found on a website owned by Glenn Beck as the number one search result: