(ReliableNews.org) – Today’s woke media likes to criticize conservatives for making false or inappropriate comparisons as part of an ongoing effort to sensationalize the news in hopes of driving page views. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) recently pushed back against the latest stunt by American-Canadian digital news and broadcast company VICE Media, LLC.
On Thursday, August 26, Crenshaw lashed out at VICE News using his Twitter account after the company posted a link promoting an article discussing why so many current and former US Marines are Neo-Nazis.
Crenshaw expressed outrage that VICE posted the link around the same time reports were being confirmed of a deadly attack outside Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport by a suicide bomber. The attack killed nearly 100 people, including 13 US service members.
VICE News quickly deleted its tweet after Crenshaw called them out for it. It also included a disclaimer on its article in the form of an editor’s note explaining that it published the article before news broke of the “horrific bombing in Kabul.”
The disclaimer also stated that VICE News regretted the article’s timing and offered its condolences to the victims of the attack and their family members.
However, that didn’t stop it from retweeting a post by the article’s author, Ben Makuch, as a means of promoting the piece on his Twitter page. VICE News has 2 million followers compared to Makuch’s 16.1K.
While the US military writ-large has a far-right extremism problem, mounting evidence suggests the Marine Corps has a serious neo-Nazi problem (and it isn’t new). My latest for @VICENews looking at the USMC and its links to domestic terror. https://t.co/w7OlT54Wau
— Ben Makuch (@BMakuch) August 26, 2021
American service members continued to risk their lives as they attempted to evacuate all remaining American citizens and Afghan allies by the August 31 deadline. It remains unclear whether or not the Biden administration will seek to extend that deadline or to continue rescuing any American citizens or Afghan partners via humanitarian means, especially as the final evacuating plane flew out of the Kabul airport on August 30th.
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