Have you been reading NatGeo this past decade? It's already become as political as one can imagine, just in the other direction.
I have read it cover-to-cover every time. I've thought it getting more pro-oil pro-banking, actually, so that just shows how subjective these things are.
I'm a brit abroad and I wish it had a more science, nature, anthropology and everything else slant. Last months article on the new missing link finds was really interesting, but I won't miss all the American-centric stories one iota.
I planned to subscribe after I moved house, but the Murdoch purchase was announced in-between.
Edit: same for NatGeo, long time subscriber that cancelled because I refuse to knowingly give a dime to Murdoch and Co.