"Art Nation" has been axed! See links below to online newspaper articles about the ABC cutting/ outsourcing arts programming.
The only thing more vile is reading some of the comments left beneath the Australian newspaper article which speak in many ways (unintentionally) of the need for more arts and cultural programming:
B.Andersons Posted at 2:43 PM Today
John Miovich Posted at 3:13 PM TodayOh dear oh dear how awful, some of the poor darlings at the ABC will have to get real jobs !! I wonder how they'll cope ??? !!
Kevin Ball of Brisbane Posted at 3:32 PM TodayLet's face it- Art Nation was the ABC at its worst,a presentation of pretentious nonsense.But so too is Q and A.
ross of sydney Posted at 3:44 PM TodayOh what horror - closing down the most unwatched part of the largely unwatched ABC! Whatever next - having the luvvies pay for their ABC rather than sticking the bill to the rest of us.
petrus of queensland Posted at 3:55 PM Todaywhy not get rid of those one sided programs that are only there to prop up labor.i for one do not watch anymore abc to one sided
Jim Posted at 4:06 PM TodayWho cares! The ABC is just a mouthpiece for the Left. Look at Behind The News - pure ALP propaganda pushed onto children as "news".
Pedro of Canberra Posted at 4:11 PM TodayAbout time the ABC stop pandering to the lefty comrades and dreadful ALP apologists and catered for the whole country as per it's charter. Next on the list is to make the ABC bookshop competitive with K - Mart so us poor slobs can afford to indulge in the arts.