'InfoWars-style garbage dump': Critically acclaimed 'Vice' doesn't align with history, insiders say
Another fake biopic from Lying Holllywood LibTards.
“Vice” — a comedic broadside from progressive filmmaker Adam McKay (“The Big Short”) — has racked up nine Critics’ Choice Award nominations, six Golden Globe nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Award nods. It is receiving significant Oscar buzz for a film that hasn’t even opened: It debuts Dec. 23.
That critical praise isn’t universal, however, especially in conservative circles. National Review’s Kyle Smith compared “Vice” to an “InfoWars-style garbage dump.” Conservative critic James Frazier tweeted that Oliver Stone’s 2008 biopic “W.,” a withering portrayal of President George W. Bush, “is hagiographic compared to ‘Vice.’”
Michael Brown, who served as undersecretary of homeland security under Mr. Bush, called “Vice” “an attempt to get in a one-two punch against Republicans and conservatives prior to the 2020 election.”
“President Bush gave the vice president certain responsibilities, including counterterrorism, prior to 9/11,” Mr. Brown said. “So that role in counterterrorism was heightened and more in-your-face post 9/11, and I think that drove the narrative that the VP was a Darth Vader character really running the administration.
“Nothing could be further from the truth,” he said. “The president indeed relied on the VP for advice, but no more so than he relied on [Secretary of State] Condi Rice or [White House Chief of Staff] Andy Card or other key figures inside the West Wing.
But Alberto Gonzales, who served as Mr. Bush’s attorney general from 2005 to 2007, laughed when he first saw the “Vice” trailer.
“I thought it was hilarious … and so far from the reality that I know,” Mr. Gonzales said of the film, originally titled “Backseat.”
He discards the film’s assessment that Mr. Cheney essentially ran the administration and calls the narrative “totally false based on my firsthand experience.”