Good-bye, National Geographic

So, it happened.  Rupert Murdoch has laid off the staff of National Geographic. They’re gone.  All gone. The award-winning staff no longer works for National Geographic. Editors, writers, photographers, all of them gone.

Who is it that thought selling National Geographic to Rupert Murdoch was a good idea? He’s destroyed it. They will no longer be pro-science, they’ll be a way for Murdoch to spread his anti-science garbage. Very sad day.

Update: Thanks to that above article, it made it sound much worse than it was. Here’s something more informative.

It’s still a massive cut in staff, including a lot of the fact-checking staff. While it’s not good-bye, I still think what’s going to happen is a reduction in the quality of the magazine. I’m hoping I’m wrong. I really want to be wrong.

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