Sinclair Davidson sure knows how to run a stupid argument.
Today it's to suggest that the ABC must be failing its purpose (or not be good value for money) if people pay for cable television too.
Apparently, a really, really good national broadcaster can run enough programming that satisfies everyone at every minute of the day. I don't know: perhaps inflate their budget by 10, give them more bandwidth, and they could.*
It's an extraordinarily dumb line to run, even by his stagflated standards.
And then the minions get to bleat again about how much they hate the ABC, because bias, climate change, etc. Sad place, really.
* that was just a guess, but maybe not far off. I see that the Nine Network annual report from 2014 says they had total revenue that year of about $1.5 billion. The ABC in its entirety - TV, radio, internet and other assorted stuff - operates on just over a billion dollar budget.