Vice’s bias was shining brightly on Sunday, and all it took was the idea of a couple Trump-supporting New England Patriots to make the news site come completely unhinged.
Ahead of the New England Patriots’ AFC Championship matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Vice posted an absurd tweet in open opposition to the Patriots — and the fact that owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and star player Tom Brady are friends of Donald Trump was clearly the driving force behind it.
The Jaguars are fun and don’t give a shit.
The Patriots are villainous cheaters with a player, coach, and owner that consider Donald Trump a friend.
There’s only one team to cheer for in the AFC title game. https://t.co/yIoHLoCB56
— VICE (@VICE) January 21, 2018
“The Jaguars are fun and don’t give a shit,” it read. “The Patriots are villainous cheaters with a player, coach and owner that consider Donald Trump a friend. There’s only one team to cheer for in the AFC title game.”
The tweet linked to a story published last week which trashed the Patriots and praised the Jaguars as “America’s Team.” While the language of the tweet was pulled directly from the ridiculous op-ed, Vice can’t actually take themselves seriously if they’re putting out tweets like this.
But guess what? The Patriots, led by that “player, coach and owner that consider Donald Trump a friend” are headed back to the Super Bowl AGAIN. And chances are they’ll be shaking hands with the president on the South Lawn of the White House AGAIN in the not-too-distant future, accompanied by another Lombardi trophy.
So just when you think Vice couldn’t have anything more to be ashamed about they let politics ruin the prospect of a perfectly good sporting event. If you were among those stupid enough to buy into their bias and hop on the bandwagon, let me remind you that Vice isn’t as cool and hip is it lets on.
The founders of Vice would love for you too keep on believing that they’re not like any of the big media companies out there, but the truth is they’re worse. They have become increasingly popular over the past few years and their revenue has exploded as a result. The Brooklyn-based company now has about 1,500 employees in 36 offices around the world, but while the owners have become multi-millionaires along the way they barely pay their employees a living wage. Oh, and then there’s the whole sexual harassment thing that came out in the fall which they clearly didn’t know how to handle.
Keep on drinking the Vice Kool-Aid if you want to, but know it’s not as cool as it seems.