REAL NEWS NOT AS EASY AS A-B-C
AFTER the ABC management/ board fiasco, is there a chance that the taxpayer can expect real news, by which I mean international and national political, financial and scientific information? News that is relevant to decisions I make as an individual?
I don’t need to know who has been sexually abused whether yesterday or 30 years ago, or who has been “slut-shamed”. Or how many ghost PMs we have.
I don’t need to know how much anyone drank in their youth.
I do not need to know anything about sport or who has been caught drink-driving. If I wanted to know these things I would turn to the commercial channels.
I switched from ABC news when they were so poor on international news to SBS, but now SBS has deteriorated into the sensational.
Whatever happened to that ABC radio program: “This is the British Broadcasting Corporation presenting news from around the world?” I used to listen to this 10-minute program on my way to school in the 1960s and ’70s. Far superior to the ABC
Breakfast program now on TV — for three hours from 6am to 9am, all you get is repetitive drivel with the presenters’ repartee or opinions but not much of any significance that is newsworthy.
Bring back real news without the commentary. Current programs are an insult to any thinking Australian. We just want the facts. Ann Frith Somerset