Right wing imprimaturs

Il Duce in a blue dressDid the Neocons flat out buy the National Geographic? It was a brilliant coup.
If you were to have asked yourself what periodical has been the most trusted and revered, it would have been the Geographic.
Right behind hobbiest zines like Popular Mechanics I suppose, and Hearst’s PM too falls suspiciously in the conservative think-tank stable.

With so much of the world, and the natural word ablaze, the Geographic has avoided showing the flames, maintaining it doesn’t want to take a political stand. (Besides its photogenic depiction of America’s war machine in Iraq.)
Everything, even nature, is political. These days, to be a-political means to endorse the status quo. That’s decidedly political.
I can see their upcoming take on authoritarian oligopoly: FASCISM: IT’S THE NATURAL ORDER.

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