Vice’s nightly news program promises “the first modern news show,” but its series premiere simply catered to short attention spans.
While not as catchy as “the first modern news show,” the above tagline could certainly apply to the premiere episode of “Vice News Tonight.” Moving along at rapid speed with constantly shifting graphics, HBO’s debut half-hour glazed over most of its content in favor of covering a wide swath of topics. So fast were the reports thrown at the audience, “Vice News Tonight” didn’t even have time for an anchor. No one sat behind a desk. No one cracked wise. And no revolution occurred.