Critic Consensus: Vice's storytelling reporting style seeks to examine the macro through the micro, though its shock jock approach occasionally overshadows its subjects.
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"Vice" tries to go where other news, documentary and magazine shows do not. That's okay, though it does at times overstate its pioneering prowess.
Truly, I get what "Vice" is trying to do, and while the desire to shed light on world issues is laudable, and some of the show even works, the sloppiness of the execution and the egocentric nature of the beast can be pretty damned hard to take.
There's something bracing and surprisingly restrained about the show's approach to story-telling.
This is broadcast journalism for those who have not typically paid attention to foreign news and aren't at all squeamish about seeing footage of war carnage that other networks might edit out as a matter of taste.
Traditional journalists and academics may debate the validity of "Vice's" approach to storytelling: Reportorial distance used to be seen as crucial to being able to fully report the facts on all sides of a story without bias.
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