Vice Media Co-Founder on CNN: ‘Disaster’ That’s ‘Spiraling Into Sh*t’

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By Jordan Chariton Comment

ViceAhead of “Vice’s” season two premiere on HBO tonight, Vice Media co-founder Shane Smith had some harsh words for traditional TV news—including HBO’s sister network CNN.

Smith told the New York Daily News CNN is a mess.

“CNN is a disaster. It’s spiraling into s—,” Smith said in an interview with the Daily News last week. “They are trying to young it down, but everything they do is a f—ing disaster. But what’s bad for CNN is good for me.”

Last year, Smith told The New Yorker that news is still a moneymaker—and that young people care about news—pointing out CNN was built on major events like the Gulf War.

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