Is this President Obama’s first political prisoner?

Filmmaker and best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza, a vocal critic of the Obama administration, has been sentenced to eight months in a community confinement center and five years probation after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, TheBlaze reports. In May, D'Souza pleaded guilty to funneling contributions to Wendy Long's failed campaign for the U.S. Senate by arranging donations through "straw donors". But out of all the people who could have come under scrutiny for this violation, why has D'Souza been one of the few prosecuted? Glenn talked to him on radio this morning about what happened and where he goes from here.

D'Souza was also fined $30,000 and ordered to undergo therapeutic counseling. That last piece of information raised a red flag with Glenn, who asked why counseling was part of his sentence.

"Well, you know, the judge threw out this very remarkable and very suspenseful kind of hearing yesterday. He kept scratching his head and he said, 'Well, you're such a successful guy. You've worked in the White House and you've been a scholar and written all these books and made movies. I don't understand why you would do that'. And I tried to say why I did it. I said, 'Judge, I'm an immigrant. I left all my friends behind. I came to America. When I was at Dartmouth, I had a group of people very close to me who became in a sense more than friends, they almost become became surrogate family of my. One of them is Wendy Long and 25 years later she once for the U.S. senate, and I did this carelessly, foolishly, and I was trying to help her. I had no corrupt motive. I wasn't looking for an appointment. She didn't even know that I was putting in this extra money into her campaign. She was not even aware of it,'" D'Souza said.

"At the end of day I think he thought counseling could help me and I suppose I can't be harmed by it, and I'm happy to do it," he explained.

Why did the government aggressively come after D'Souza when cases like this don't usually end up with such a harsh sentence?

"The Obama Administration is insisting they aren't targeting me. They say they were not selectively prosecuting this guy. Some guy was saying this is a "routine audit:. But interesting, it's a routine audit that produced a single offender: me. And yesterday my attorney said there is not one man in the United States, who has not done what Dinesh D'Souza did who is sitting in prison. And yet this government has been watching this guy over the year, 10 to 16 months, somewhere in that range, in order for doing something with no corrupt intent whatsoever," D'Souza said.

"And what the government did, which I think was sleazy, was they picked the theories of cases, about eight of them I guess, in which people who had exceeded the campaign finance limit did get prison time. But in every single one of those cases there was corruption. In one case someone had done it before. In another case they were trying to buy certain types of appointments or get certain kinds of kickbacks. So what the government did was carefully omit the evidence of corruption from the description of the legal cases to fool the judge into thinking that this was normal to send people like me to prison, but the scheme didn't work. The judge saw through it. So the government tried to send me to prison and a federal judge, a Democratic appointee, looked him in the eye and basically said no," he added.

Overall, D'Souza was optimistic about the outcome of the sentencing. He will be able to continue his work in films and books, which he believes will be critical in the buildup to the 2016 Presidential election.

"I feel right now that the U.S. government made an attempt to really knock me down for the count. And they would have," D'Souza said. "I was worried that this would actually immobilize me from my work. But happily, with what I have now, a fair penalty for what I did, I'll be able to pay my debt to society."

After the interview, Glenn warned the audience that what happened to D'Souza could happen to any political opponent of those in power.

"He was targeted. But this is something we talked about. If you're doing something wrong, they will find out. And it doesn't have to be -- it doesn't have to be intentional. It doesn't have to be anything that big. They will take the smallest thing and they will twist it and make it look horrible," Glenn said.

"[D'Souza's] paying the price. And he's doing it with a glad heart and I think that's great," Glenn said. "And you know what I'm thinking, this is the first real political prisoner that I have seen this president - or this country - do this time around besides those who are journalists."

"Now, this is a little dicey because, you know -- it's not like he's Martin Luther King who is just speaking out. He did something wrong. But this is a political prisoner, make no mistake. He he was only prosecuted, they only found this stuff, because they were going through everything to stop him," Glenn said.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

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