Reports that VICE Editor Arrested for threatening to Blow Up Mount Rushmore believed to be Fake News

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Editor’s note: It has come to the attention of The XYZ that the following story is fake news, or at least that several pertinent facts have been omitted by the author, while other impertinent facts are entirely fanciful.

The Revolutionary Socialist senior editor of far-left blog VICE, Wilbert Cooper, has been arrested in a noon raid on his one-bedroom apartment in Idaho. Sources suggest police found him in bed, asleep, surrounded by hamsters.

You can view footage of the raid here.

Cooper recently posted an online rant in which he stated that he hates America and white people:

“More than ever, old monuments to famous white American men are being threatened … [because] the only way we can help America fulfill her promise is by shedding the faith and facing the truth. A big part of that process probably involves taking those men we’ve placed so high and bringing them back down to Earth where we can judge them for who they really were… As long as we allow those men to be cults of personality who exist beyond reproach, we’re never going to be able to see them for all of their good and all of their evil.”

Although the company later disavowed violence and changed the headline to “Let’s get rid of Mount Rushmore”, lines such as “Let’s take with us the righteous ideas and beliefs and leave everything else on the pyre,” are a clear dogwhistle to extremist left-wing readers and supporters who believe they have a right to use violence against those who disagree with them.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that communist reading material was found on his premises.

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David Hiscox
David has studied history and political science at Melbourne University. His thesis was written on how the utilisation of Missile Defence can help to achieve nuclear disarmament. His interest in history was piqued by playing a flight simulator computer game about the Battle of Britain, and he hopes to one day siphon the earnings from his political writings into funding the greatest prog-rock concept album the world has ever seen.