Vice Is About to Stir Up the Euthanasia Debate

By Richard Horgan Comment

In the Vice News vertical “Right to Die,” the most recent current story involves the December 2015 legalization of euthanasia in the province of Quebec and the first subsequent Canadian patient put to death legally by a doctor. The item was written by Rachel Browne, who moved over to Vice Canada from Maclean’s magazine.

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In a few weeks, on the fourth season of Vice’s HBO series debuting tonight, that same general topic will be explored. From Huffington Post media reporter Michael Calderone’s chat with Shane Smith:

Smith said the third episode of the season, “Right to Die,” is like “nothing like I’ve ever seen on TV, let alone on our HBO show.”

“I’m haunted by it,” Smith added later. “I’m mesmerized by it… I just can’t stop thinking about it.”

That’s a heck of an endorsement. Biased, yes. But given all the potent Vice content Smith has ingested over the years, for one to cut through and have that sort of residual impact says a lot. There’s no preview info yet on the HBO Vice website for Episode 403, which will premiere Friday Feb. 19.
 
[Screen grab via: vice.com]

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