Ahead 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.