Ben Swann appeared as a guest on RT’s In The Now, Monday to talk about the growing scandal surrounding VICE Media and accusations that VICE allows certain stories to be killed so as to not offend or upset “brand” partners.
The most recent accusation made against VICE comes from former media editor Chris Davis who last week, posted a series of screenshots on Twitter that he claims have come from emails sent by management at Vice, where he worked from December 2012 until last month, according to his resume.
In one apparent exchange, Davis shows an email in which he’s reminded that “basically any mention of a large entity that [Vice] might be marking some kind of business deal with…should get run up the flagpole” before being published.
— Charles Davis (@charliearchy) October 1, 2014
Later, Davis tweeted again that VICE management requires writers to “run up the flagpole” any stories that might reference or deal with “brand partners.
Just want to add to this: In my experience, every single time — every single time — I had a story "run up the flagpole" it was killed.
— Charles Davis (@charliearchy) October 2, 2014
You can read the full interview with Charlie Davis conducted by CapitalNewYork.com here.