Say It Ain’t So, Victoria

To: Victoria Pope, Managing Deputy Editor of National Geographic

Victoria Pope

Victoria Pope

We heard through the grapevine that you instructed NGM staffers not to speak to anyone here at Society Matters.

Is that true? It sounds so unlike you, especially given your experience as a foreign correspondent. You covered the imposition of martial law in Poland and the coup against Gorbachev in the former Soviet Union, so you’ve seen first-hand what happens when people are muzzled.

So if that gag order is just a bad rumor (and we trust it is), please let us know in the comments, below. But if it is true, well… no comment will be comment enough.

P.S. Congratulations on your promotion.


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