Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza, facing scrutiny over his troubled marriage and dating life, is stepping down from his post as president of King’s College in New York, according to a statement Thursday from the school.
“After careful consultation with the board and with Dinesh, we have accepted his resignation to allow him to attend to his personal and family needs,” said Andy Mills, chairman of the board, in a statement. “We thank him for his service and significant contribution to the College over the last two years.”
D’Souza directed the documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” the second-highest-grossing political documentary in American history, and he has authored books including “Obama’s America” and “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.”
The school’s decision came several days after World magazine ran a story saying that D’Souza, who is married, introduced another woman as his fiancée to several people at a conference late last month, and shared a hotel room with her that night. The evangelical Christian publication also reported that, according to court records, D’Souza didn’t file for divorce until Oct. 4 — the day the World reporter called him.
Oops. But don't feel sorry for the one of the biggest purveyors of Obama Derangement Syndrome on the map, folks. I'm sure he's got a nice cushy wingnut welfare job lined up at FOX, National Review, the Wall Street Journal or hell, MSNBC. (Phil Griffin is considering it. Trust me.)
Guys like D'Souza can never really be shamed out of the media and stripped of their credibility. They just fail upwards to a better place.