‘Jackass’ at VICE decides the day Marines die in Kabul is the time to call them ‘Neo-Nazis’

VICE News, no stranger to controversy and hating America, has put its foot in its mouth yet again, this time regarding the alleged Nazism of US Marines.

While most of the US is mourning its lost soldiers, dying to defend the evacuation of President Biden’s abortive pull-out, Vice found the great timing to post about “why are so many Marines Neo-Nazis?” Not surprisingly, this has resulted in outrage and widespread condemnation, prompting Vice to take down the tweet, but not the story itself.

The backlash on Twitter was quick and intense:

Many also pointed out that the story itself is nonsense, relying on a tiny number of cherry-picked incidents (less than 10) to indict more than 180,000 currently serving Marines:

Others were quick to suggest that Vice’s definition of Nazi, and its apparent fixation with such a minuscule minority in America, might be because the left needs its opponents to not just be political rivals but enemies as a way to de-legitimize dissent: (** Language warning)

Others reminded Vice that the internet, especially Twitter, has a very long memory:

Even Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) joined in the fray:

As sad as this is, it should come as no real surprise for anyone familiar with Vice News or the article’s author, Ben Makuch. A glance at his articles over on Vice’s website shows a history of “outing veterans” and searching for Neo-Nazis under every bed. Makuch has kept his version of the tweet live while complaining about the criticism and alleged death threats.

This is the same Vice that breathlessly reported on journalists allegedly experiencing PTSD over the January 6th capitol riot. The same Vice that struggles against constant sexual harassment issues. In light of such embarrassing issues, it perhaps becomes a little more clear as to why Vice feels the need to attack American servicemen as Neo-Nazis – to deflect from their own manifold failings.

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