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Why Hollywood's new attack on Cheney is a boost for Trump

•, Abe Greenwald

The $60 million Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" opens on Christmas Day, and its director, Adam McKay, has left little doubt about the movie's political slant: He's told the New York Times' Maureen Dowd that Cheney is "way worse" than a "frothing maniac with a meat cleaver."

The movie will only make conservatives that much more likely to tune out current Hollywood sermonizing about President Donald Trump.

Many on the left — wrongly — see the former VP as the all-powerful warmonger who forced the country into the Iraq War. So it's tempting to say that Cheney, with his curled upper lip and evil-schemer persona, holds a special place in the liberal imagination. But there's nothing special about Hollywood's understanding of a major Republican figure as being more dangerous than a homicidal psychopath.