Guardian: Replace Jonathan Jones with an actual art critic
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Jonathan Jones is currently an art critic and columnist for The Guardian newspaper. His writing has displayed a deep-seeded ignorance of the subject, with his columns routinely criticised by the art community on social media worldwide for his negligence to grasp even the most basic of contemporary and art historical subject matter. While his writing generates ire within the art world, he also does the readers of The Guardian who are not a part of the art community a disservice. By holding up his own dire opinions as facts, The Guardian, due to its position as a reputable publisher, misleads the uninitiated and uneducated to believe Jones holds some position of authority as an arbiter of taste, judgement, and knowledge of art, both historical and contemporary.
The Guardian's readership would be better served if Jonathan Jones were replaced by a real art critic. If they could prove having at least passed an A-level in art history or something related, that would be a real plus.
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