Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes has no ties to Vice, CEO says

Vice Media is once again working to distance itself from its co-founder, Gavin McInnes, who set much of the tone for the company in its early days before going on to found the Proud Boys, the far-right group whose ideology ​has been labeled “misogynistic, Islamophobic, transphobic, and anti-immigration” by the Anti-Defamation League.



Gavin McInnes talking on a cell phone: Vice Media co-founder and conservative speaker Gavin McInnes reads a speech written by Ann Coulter to a crowd during a conservative rally in Berkeley, California on April 27, 2017. (Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)


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Vice Media co-founder and conservative speaker Gavin McInnes reads a speech written by Ann Coulter to a crowd during a conservative rally in Berkeley, California on April 27, 2017. (Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Wednesday night, one day after President Donald Trump failed to disavow the Proud Boys during a presidential debate, instead telling them to “stand back and stand by,” Vice Media CEO ​Nancy Dubuc sent an email to her staff to reassure them that the media company has no current connection with McInnes.

“I’m sure we’re all still trying to make

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