By Tom Knighton
You’d think that would be the end of it.
However, it seems Vice took issue with the two companies as well, and they felt the need to respond to yet another attack I can only describe as libelous.
There’s a lot there, but here’s the press release as a whole, which has the complete, sordid mess here:
Left-wing media outlets lose minds over gun ad, disregard basic rules of journalism
APOPKA, Fla. – On Sunday, Spike’s Tactical, a Florida-based gun manufacturer, and Pipe Hitters Union, a Texas-based apparel company, released a joint advertisement. Throughout the week, the ad has apparently caused left-leaning media outlets like VICE News and Newsweek to disregard basic journalism ethics like fact-checking for accuracy and maintaining any form of neutrality.
The ad, which depicts a group of violent Antifa protesters armed with weapons, who appear to have just set fire to the city behind them, are charging forward on one side of a barricade, while on the other side, there are four lawfully armed men standing guard. Their guns are not pointed at the attackers and their fingers are off the triggers.
The dual-page ad is featured in the current issue of SKILLSET Magazine and was designed as part of an annual joint advertisement for RECOIL Magazine by Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union for the 2018 SHOT Show convention in Las Vegas.
On Monday, Newsweek fired back at Spike’s by running a one-sided hit piece, and the attacks continued Wednesday when VICE News ran their article.
Newsweek failed to contact Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union for comments related to the Click to see the original article