After conservative author Dinesh D’Souza received five years of probation for violating campaign finance laws and avoided prison time, Glenn Beck deemed him a “political prisoner” of the Obama administration.
Over a 10-minute interview, Beck glossed over the story of D’Souza’s crime itself and attempted to detect the hand of Obama in the prosecution.
“It’s been a traumatic event, I won’t deny it,” D’Souza said. “I think a lot of it goes back to my understanding of the character of Obama,” he added, before going on to talk about Kenya.
After D’Souza jumped off the line, Beck offered his take.
“Now, this is a little dicey because, it’s not like he’s Martin Luther King who was just speaking out—he did something wrong—but this a political prisoner, make no mistake,” he said.
“And it’s sick. It’s really sick,” Beck said.
Though D’Souza avoided actual jail time, part of his sentencing includes serving eight months at a community confinement center, where D’Souza acknowledged he is “free to come and go.”