Rupert Murdoch - making hippies heads explode

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He purchased National Geographic when their other option was bankruptcy. Here is a 1:46 video of him on global warming:

Is this the face of evil? Don't think so - he seems to be very rational. Unfortunately, the folks at BoingBoing fall into the hyperventilating kool-aid camp - sad as I really like the site:

Climate change denier Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic, which gives grants to scientists
The National Geographic magazine has been a nonprofit publication since inception in 1888, but that ends today. The long-running American publication becomes very much for-profit under a $725 million dollar deal announced today with 21st Century Fox, the entertainment company controlled by the family of Rupert Murdoch.

Murdoch is a notorious climate change denier, and his family’s Fox media empire is the world’s primary source of global warming misinformation. Which would be no big deal here, I guess, were it not for the fact that the National Geographic Society’s mission includes giving grants to scientists.

What Xeni and her editors at BoingBoing fail to realize is that if Murdoch had not bought out NatGeo, their option would have been bankruptcy and how many grants would have been given out to scientists then? At lest this way, the grants will be given to people who do actual science and not to people who parrot the current political agenda.

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