Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza appears to have run out of ways to "legitimately" attack Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Why else would he be resorting to doctored pictures and overeager Photoshopping to get his daily dose of mean-spirited jollies?
D'Souza recently tweeted a photo of a young Clinton, with a Confederate flag in the background, hoping to besmirch her candidacy some.
Look closely at this Hillary photo; isn't that a Confederate flag behind her on the bookshelf? pic.twitter.com/Og3Q0IKREP— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 7, 2015
We're not even sure if D'Souza understands the reason why the Confederate flag has been, and continues to be, viewed with such antipathy. Many conservatives don't. His intention here seems not to be any sort of admission that, yes, the Confederate flag is problematic. He just wants to point out Clinton, and by extension, the Democratic Party's, would-be hypocrisy.
We guess D'Souza doesn't know how the Internet works. Did he think people weren't going to find out his trick, like, immediately? Does the original photo just vanish simultaneously with the publication of the fake one? If you're going to attack the Democrats, Sooz, put up a real fight.
Unfortunately for D'Souza, he's only fouled his own cred. Although there wasn't much left to tarnish after that felony charge.
Thankfully, D'Souza's colossal gaffe has elicited a Twitter party of sarcasm and vitriol, which is always fun for us passers-by.
The following two RTs are further evidence that the title of stupidest mammal in the hemisphere still belongs to @DineshDSouza— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 7, 2015
Convicted felon D’Souza commits fraud? I’m shocked! http://t.co/JWhXuSzKhH— Adam Lipkin (@Tsalmoth) July 8, 2015
D'Souza made a belated attempt at saving his hide, but no attempt at ridiculing Clinton's admittedly questionable fashion sense is going to help him now.
CORRECTION: Disregard the photoshopped Confederate flag in the background of the Hillary photo and simply focus on those glasses and hairdo— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 7, 2015