Editor Chris Johns claims National Geographic has no agenda, and that it is “committed to an unbiased presentation of the facts.”
But Zahi Hawass puts such nonsense to rest. In this interview, Hawass — who was appointed Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities by President Hosni Mubarak just days before Mubarak was forced from office — is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. He is one of the marquee talents who personify the National Geographic brand. He’s one of Our Guys.
Watch and listen to this interview — initially posted by the BBC on February 6, 2011, in the midst of the massive protests in Egypt — and see if you can spot any bias or agenda: