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Vice Media says 'several hundred' staff members will be laid off, Vice.com news site shuttered

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Didn't Vice have a far left slant? The trouble with trying to even break even from appealing to the far left is that everyone on that side of the political spectrum wants "free stuff" and is unwilling to pay for content. Tucker Whatshisname on the other side of the political spectrum has a better business model.

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Vice, which filed for bankruptcy last year before being sold for $350 million to a consortium led by the Fortress Investment Group, is also looking to sell its Refinery 29 publishing business, CEO Bruce Dixon said in his memo to staff.

Sad. Independent publishing and journalism is being demolished by private equity.

Vice was a little bloated, but had some only there reporting.

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What a shame. Where else can inquiring minds learn about things like "virtuous pedophiles"?

https://www.vice.com/en/topic/virtuous-pedophiles

Its no surprise its dead. The only surprise is how long it took.

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Vice was a little bloated, but had some only there reporting.

The reporting was the part of the business that was profitable, and will likely continue as a result.

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The trouble with trying to even break even from appealing to the far left is that everyone on that side of the political spectrum wants "free stuff" and is unwilling to pay for content

Yeah, all the money is in making barely comprehensible alt-right content that is lavishly funded by big corporate backers.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/robert-mercer-breitbart-war-on-media-steve-bannon-donald-trump-nigel-farage

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Okay down voters, go check the ratings for Vice. Not only are they rated as being of the far left (past lean left) they have an accuracy rating of only 65%. i.e. 35% of what they have published is far left garbage.

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More like, Vice was destroyed by its own radical nutcrackery.

Unfortunately for the comrades, the only Left-wing media is now corporate media, which much really struggle having to rely on the backing of tiny companies such as Google, Amazon, Pfizer, Nike, and Disney.

Independent media not outside of this political spectrum get to bathe in the luxury of being sponsored by a pillow manufacturer or selling whatever random vitamins they found in their hoarder's pile.

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Independent publishing and journalism is being demolished by private equity.

"Corporation bad."

Corporation changes logo to a rainbow for Pride Month.

"Corporation good!"

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