Mention of sold-out film couldn’t be found in a search of Fox’s website.
- The new film by Dinesh D’Souza about alleged election fraud in the 2020 Presidential election does not appear to be mentioned on mainstream conservative news platforms, despite the movie having been sold out in theatres across the country.
- A search for the film, 2,000 Mules on Fox News’ website produces results about actual mules and the origins of the drink, Moscow Mule.
- Other conservative websites, including One America News Network and Newsmax TV, all come up largely empty when performing a search for the film, with Newsmax making only one mention of the D’Souza’s film in an article from April 21.
- Liberal media, however, hasn’t shied away from coverage of the exposé. Newsweek featured quotes from D’Souza himself before going on to explain how the allegations in the film have been “debunked.”
2000 MULES’ SUCCESS:
- D’Souza’s film is premiering the week of May 2-May 7 in theatres across the nation, with showings on May 2 and May 4.
- Tickets to the film can be bought here for the Wednesday show, though as of early Wednesday many theatres were sold out.
- Digital viewing access was still being granted as of Wednesday morning, slated to stream on May 7, concurrent with the film’s premiere in Las Vegas, NV.
- The issue of election fraud and the news media has been in the headlines since early 2021 when both Fox News and OAN were sued for defamation due to their reporting.
- OAN settled with Georgia election workers after they claimed that the news network spread false claims about election fraud. Fox News was sued by Dominion Voting Systems over their allegedly false coverage of the company’s voting machines.