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originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: Kapusta
Hm... It explains why National Geographic's shows has been very low in scientific accuracy and very high on sensationalism lately...
originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe
Looking forward to watching the earth is only a few thousand years old documentarys already.
originally posted by: ProfessorChaos
So this deal was announced on Wednesday (yesterday for those that are unaware), and NOW we see posts lamenting the crappy shows it has aired for years as Murdoch's fault?
Here's the deal:
Nat Geo has simply switched hands from liberal zealots, to not-quite-as-liberal zealots. There hasn't been anything trustworthy from National Geographic for decades, so no great loss here.
Ratings is what pays the bills, kids, and Rupert knows how to get the ratings.
originally posted by: ketsuko
Something I find enormously hilarious about this thread is how much people are blaming Fox for the erosion of the science channels, and yet Fox has only just bought into Nat Geo. It's like you are see this has just happened and are retro-actively blaming them for the erosion in quality that occurred under other ownership.
That would be like me blaming Obama for our initial invasion of Iraq.
Since 1888, the National Geographic Society has stood for science, discovery and storytelling. Its yellow-bordered magazine has served as the ultimate stage for award-winning photography, depicting the wonders of the world, and the group has supported pursuits as diverse as the underwater explorations of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Jane Goodall’s study of chimpanzees in Tanzania.