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Blather, babble, blah – the death throes of ABC TV news

20 February 2023

5:00 AM

20 February 2023

5:00 AM

That ABC TV news is dying is not in dispute.

The remaining question is whether to switch off life-support or let the news offering drift in and out of consciousness until the final moment comes. Sensibly, the BBC has set a date for the shutdown of its flagship television news ‘service’ – moving entirely to online services.

ABC audience diehards – a rapidly dwindling but persevering lot – will have noted the correlation between junk ABC news and current affairs broadcasting, and the numbers of people producing it.

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