In a recent interview with the Huffington Post‘s Patricia Zohn, The King’s Speech screenwriter David Seidler “has gone far beyond the original misrepresentation and falsification that lie at the heart of the film, and has become a propagandist for the Munich faction,” in the view of Slate‘s Christopher Hitchens.

“As I wrote [on 1.24], The King’s Speech is an excellently made movie that features (with the awful exception of Timothy Spall‘s Churchill) generally first-rate acting. Oscars should go to those who entertain and amuse. But if the academy gives an award to Seidler, a man who absurdly fancies himself subject to persecution when confronted with the historical record, it will have conferred approval on something, and someone, extremely shabby.”