FBI describes 'Proud Boys' as 'extremist group with ties to white nationalism' in law enforcement document


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/19/fbi-describes-proud-boys-a.html


#2

The hate group was founded by Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes

You don’t say? I don’t watch anything from Vice Media but now that i know this i will make it a point never to do so.


#3

“B-b-b-but whatabout Black Lives Matter and Antifa!?!” scream the apologists.


#4

Cue the freeze peach arguments in 3… 2… 1…


#5

[Really just wish mommy would say she is] Proud [of them] Boys


#6

That’s a weird way to describe actual and obvious foundations rooted in white nationalism.


#7

I do love me some frozen peach sorbet…


#8

Okay, so, I researched this but couldn’t find much that was clear: is there actually a connection to Vice Media, or is the co-founder going rogue here or what? I see Vice as pretty clearly leftist, rather than nationalist.


#9

I think Vice Media is pretty interesting. And, I think this guy is long disassociated from them. /shrug


#10

Those Nazis douche bags never come into our neck of the woods, right near the California Mexico boarder.

Gosh, I wonder why?


#11

Wow. Gavin McInnes is gonna be pissed, he hates when he called a white nationalist just because he supports white nationalism and goes to white nationalist rallies.


#12

This raises a disturbing personal question. Will I be upset if these terrorists are sent to Gitmo?


#13

I wouldn’t be… but the real question is would it piss off Joey?


#14

LuLz! That was a fun day.


#15

does he profit in any way from his past connection to them, though? does he have stock in Vice Media, or anything? i am going to steer clear of Vice just as a matter of course. that dude is a total asshole, and he’s got his stink all over them even if he’s long gone from them.


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Ish. I just read the wiki page on him, and now I need a shower. The good news is that he left Vice in 2008 due to “creative differences” and co-founded an ad agency, Rooster. His own ad agency kicked him out a few years later after another public display of racism. He’s apparently a lifelong shitstain on humanity.

I’m always surprised when people like that can actually function in society; you’d think their overt racism would dry up whatever contacts they have. But I suppose the Old Boys Network he belongs to is really the Old White Boys Network.


#17

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#18

In other news, the National Weather Service describes “rain” as “water falling from the sky.”


#19

Anything is possible when you’ve got money to burn i guess


#20

All I remember him from Vice was that he ran a Dos and Don’t’s photo fashion thing for the mag. It was pretty mean spirited, and a little weird considering he was a dude approaching middle age and not a student in middle school.