It's fucking Vice. Even before their fired 90% of their writers and editors like a month ago, Vice was a fucking joke.They have to be panicking really bad right now that those Medium articles will go properly viral. Pat and Seth are used to looking like total fools in public but this is a reputation destroyer for an established publication.
Their journalism consists of reading a reddit post about fixing your computer and turning it into a 3000 word blog on how problematically alt right computers are or some exceptional shit.
You can't lose a reputation you don't have.