From Vice Co-Founder To Donald Trump Supporter: The Strange Tale Of Gavin McInnes

“They’re all wimps,” McInnes said of competing Republican candidates before adding that Trump “sounds like the real America” when he speaks.
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    What Do Vice Co-Founder Gavin McInnes & ISIS Have In Common? An Appreciation For Donald Trump

    What Do Vice Co-Founder Gavin McInnes & ISIS Have In Common? An Appreciation For Donald Trump

    MINNEAPOLIS — While the alternative media outlet Vice is associated with reporting on a decidedly liberal flavor of the American and international counterculture, one of its original co-founders is today a strong supporter of Donald Trump and his extremely conservative agenda.

    Along with Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi, Gavin McInnes founded a small independent magazine, the “Voice of Montreal,” in 1994, which would be rechristened “Vice” in 1996. By 2008, Vice had grown into a media empire that includes a popular website, a separate “Vice News” brand for journalism, a music label, and an HBO program. However, citing “creative differences,” McInnes announced his departure from the media brand in January 2008.

    Since parting ways with Vice, McInnes, who now hosts an online program, “The Gavin McInnes Show,” and serves as a frequent Fox News contributor, has come under fire for transphobic and anti-Semitic rhetoric. And now he’s lending his support to Trump, the controversial GOP frontrunner for the 2016 presidential nomination.



    On Dec. 7, Trump called for a ban on all Muslim immigrants entering the United States in response to the Dec. 2 San Bernardino shooting. Russell Berman, writing for The Atlantic, noted:

    “Trump has built his campaign juggernaut on the premise that he is willing to flout all standards of political correctness, drawing the support of Americans fearful of immigrants and favoring a muscular response to Islamic terrorism.”

    Trump also drew criticism for his support of a debunked myth that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated in the wake of the 9/11 attacks — a claim he has repeated during multiple media appearances following the November attacks on Paris.

    In a Dec. 8 appearance on NewsMax TV, McInnes declared that although he previously supported Ted Cruz for president, he had “crossed over to the dark side” to support Trump after the San Bernardino shooting.

    Lamenting that people in Paris were in a civil state of mourning following the November attacks in the city and other GOP candidates’ comparatively liberal policies on immigration and refugees, he declared, “We need to swing the pendulum away from tolerance and towards irrational behavior.”

    “They’re all wimps,” McInnes declared of the other Republican presidential hopefuls, including Cruz. “When Trump says something with hubris and courage and bravery that sounds like the real America, they cower in fear.”

    Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric is also garnering support from another, perhaps more unexpected source. Daesh (an Arabic acronym for the group commonly known as ISIS) closely follows him, according to Rita Katz, an intelligence analyst who follows the terrorist group on social media. On Dec. 8, she told NBC News, “They love him from the sense that he is supporting their rhetoric,” adding:

    “They follow everything Donald Trump says … When he says, ‘No Muslims should be allowed in America,’ they tell people, ‘We told you America hates Muslims and here is proof.'”

    David Phillips, director of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, concurred, telling NBC, “Trump’s incendiary anti-Muslim comments will surely be used by ISIS social media to demonize the United States and attract recruits to fight in Iraq and Syria.”

    Watch “Gavin McInnes discusses his provocative take on the California terror attack” from NewsMaxTV:

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    • Anyone who’s studied Trump’s business practices can see snake oil: he hasn’t befriended the working class, but been sued by it.

    • hardlyfast

      You write McInnes parted with Vice in 2008, then why is his stuff still on their website? Is he still being paid?
      Also, if they (McInnes, Smith, Alvi) worked together for 15 years, don’t you think they agreed more than not??
      Is Vice Media just Poser in the world of liberal media? Please explain yourselves!

    • the patriarical warlord

      and you’re censoring comments?
      wow,

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    • Quazi Moto

      What part of “America” are we talking about anyhow? There is the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Balize, Panama etc?

      Even in the USA we do not have a consensus except within the corporate structure which only states profit over the rest.

      Just sayin’….

    • GALT

      Trump does represent the “spirit” of the founders and framers
      and the REAL reason for the “rebellion”, slavery, genocide and
      land speculation….especially reserved for “deserving white folks
      with the proper sky god”. ( not the history you were taught, but
      the only reasonable interpretation of the FACTS. )

      • Quazi Moto

        How about taking a week or three and reading “a peoples history of america” by howard zinn?

        • GALT

          You seem to be suggesting that this would alter the above
          assessment or you are disagreeing with it?

          I am familiar with portions of his work, but I do not see how it
          changes the historical facts……regarding the “mythology” of
          what is commonly understood to be the motivation of the
          framers/founders of the united States. ( reading list also
          available. )

        • Tom C

          Here. Read some communist propaganda…that’ll fix ya

          • Quazi Moto

            LOL…

            So, which is worse; a facism hidden inside a communism or a facism hidden inside a capitalist government?