D'Souza Targets Fox News, Says Network Banning Mention of '2000 Mules'

An author and conservative political commentator is attacking a popular network for refusing to mention the name of a recently released film.

On Thursday morning, Dinesh D'Souza went after Fox News for its coverage of his new documentary, 2000 Mules.

D'Souza, in posts on Twitter, claimed that the network has banned mentions of his documentary, which alleges widespread voter fraud took place during the 2020 presidential election, a claim that former President Donald Trump continues to make.

"Fox hosts and pundits routinely denounce the mainstream media for banning any mention of the Hunter Biden story in the weeks leading up to the election. Fox itself is now banning any mention of "2000 Mules." Both are important, legitimate stories. So what's the difference?" he wrote.

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Dinesh D'Souza attacked Fox News over coverage of his latest film, 2000 Mules, on Twitter on Thursday morning. Above, the conservative commentator at the premiere of one of his other films in Los Angeles, California, on July 31, 2018. Greg Doherty/Getty Images

D'Souza and others, including Trump and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, have continued to claim since Trump left office that widespread voter fraud happened in states where Trump lost. Despite the allegations, the Department of Homeland Security has said that the 2020 election "was the most secure election in American history."

In a follow-up post Thursday morning, D'Souza also went after the lawyers employed by the network, saying they are doing a less-than-adequate job on behalf of their client.

"If Fox is being blocked from mentioning "2000 Mules" by its lawyers, it needs to fire its lawyers. They let Fox get into ruinous litigation over what they did allow, and now want to cover their butts by shutting down a completely legitimate news story of massive public interest," D'Souza posted.

Trump said in a statement this week that widespread nefarious activities happened during the 2020 election and encouraged "every American" to download and watch D'Souza's latest film, which he called "the most important political documentary ever made" as it "reveals with irrefutable proof what really happened in the 2020 Election."

Prior to his statement, Trump held a screening of the documentary at his Mar-a-Largo resort last week.

D'Souza's film claims to have found evidence of paid or unpaid political operatives, which the film refers to as "mules," placing ballots in a number of drop boxes, which were implemented to make voting more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this week, D'Souza fired off missives against another network and a Fox News host for their lack of coverage of his film.

He said that Newsmax was "blocking coverage" of 2000 Mules by canceling his scheduled appearance on one of the network's programs.

D'Souza also mentioned that Tucker Carlson and his team had prohibited Catherine Engelbrecht, the head of True the Vote, who had a hand in the making of 2000 Mules, from saying the name of the film on the air.

Newsweek reached out to D'Souza and Fox News for comment.