Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fox Buys National Geographic: One More Blight on Intelligent Thought

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

It was announced a few days ago that 21st Century Fox, the "news" organization managed by James Murdoch, Rupert's son, has come to terms with the National Geographic Society for the purchase of many of the assets of that esteemed organization - magazine, cable channels, maps, travel, and digital platforms.  Actually, the two organizations are forming a partnership which will temporarily, at least, be managed by personnel from National Geographic, but whose ownership and control belongs ultimately to the dark forces of Fox.

Think of National Geographic as a large, modern hen house with picture windows peering out into the future -  and Fox as . . . well, as a fox!

One of the world's premier science outlets, and the one which publishes a geographic and scientific journal that is the most readily accessed on earth, is being taken over by an organization with an anti-science - and particularly an anti-climate change mindset.

The mind reels, and boggles, and ultimately deflates.

1 comment:

Xobekim said...

As a child I was conflicted that to subscribe to the National Geographic one had to be a member of their Society. To be a member one had to be invited. Where once stood an icon to scientific discovery there is today, I fear, an exodus of principle being replaced by a hologram of greed and manipulation. I wish I were a child again and unworthy to subscribe than be an adult and see this institution unworthy of subscription.