Dreams From My *Real* Father

Joel Gilbert’s direct-to-DVD movie Dreams From My Real Father is to the Obama Birther movement what Dylan Avery’s Loose Change was to the 9/11 Truthers. It is a slickly-polished piece of propaganda, designed to promote a fringe conspiracy theory through the presentation of extensive misinformation. But whereas Loose Change has inspired extensive, point-by-point debunkings, it’s doubtful that anyone will ever give Gilbert’s film that much attention. Not because it’s *good* mind you, but simply because it’s just that unimportant.

But Gilbert claims to be spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to send free DVD copies to unsuspecting voters, making this is a fringe production with a promotion budget that is respectably mainstream. Moreover, Gilbert refuses to disclose who is funding this effort. So if some anonymous benefactor is willing to spend a half-million to raise public awareness of Gilbert’s claims, I can afford a little time to demonstrate why he’s untrustworthy and his claims are crap.

Joel Gilbert vs. The Complete Exotique (video of Gilbert’s photos in 1958 publication)

Joel Gilbert Really Is Lying to You (interview with owner of Frank Marshall Davis’ house)

Fever Dreams From My Real Father #1: The Nude Photos Debunked

Fever Dreams From My Real Father #2: “Anne” vs. Ann

Fever Dreams From My Real Father #3: Factual Failings

Introduction

Fever Dreams From My Real Father #4: Family Portraits

Fever Dreams From My Real Father #5: Joel Gilbert’s Phantom Evidence

Fever Dreams From My Real Father #6: The Omniscient Joel Gilbert

Fever Dreams From My Real Father #7: Gilbert’s “Mockumentaries”