Vox Media was forced to issue a humiliating correction and apology today after falsely labelling popular social media figure, Donald Trump supporter, and Breitbart contributor “Pizza Party Ben” an anti-Semite, after Breitbart challenged the website to justify the label.
In an email which can be read in full below, Breitbart asked why Ben, a popular conservative new media figure, was referred to as an anti-Semite with no evidence offered.
“The clear implication of your words is that Twitter user @PizzaPartyBen is an anti-Semite and that Donald Trump lifted a joke about Disney’s Frozen from the @PizzaPartyBen Twitter account,” we wrote to Vox editor Lauren Williams.
Vox Apologizes for Labeling Trump Fan 'Pizza Party Ben' an 'Anti-Semite' - Breitbart
Donald Trump used an alt-right Frozen meme to defend his other Star of David meme - Vox
Milo Yiannopoulos ひ✘ @Nero
I asked Vox why they libelled @PizzaPartyBen , calling him an anti-Semite in a headline. They have now changed it.
related: alt-right making establishment jumpy:
The alt-right is more than warmed-over white supremacy. Itâ€™s that, but way way weirder. - Vox