It is a shocker of a sort....National Geographic got bought this week....by a group related to Rupert Murdoch. Price for the purchase....around $720 million. It is a partnership deal....Murdoch will have 73-percent ownership.
Up until 2004, I had been a subscriber to National Geographic for a decade. In fact, I can remember reading it as a kid (an uncle would drop off copies after he finished reading them). In the fall of 2004, they ran a stupid all-climate-change edition. Every single article was climate change. It was the month prior to the election.
I wrote a simple 8-line letter and quit. I haven't picked it up since (even at airports).
Will this purchase change my mind? Maybe. It might take a few months for Murdoch to get the staff to see his view of the world and return the Geographic back to the former glory (before the 1990s).