That, understandably, was enough to persuade Alan Mairson to close his Website, SOCIETY MATTERS, which acted as a sort of ‘stardards’ watchdog for the NGS and also reported on matters that raised questions on the NGS integrity and mission.
One of the big stories that Mairson had been following since 2011 was the unholy alliance between Zahi HAWASS and NGS, especially since the US Department of Justice had opened an investigation regarding alleged bribery between NGS and HAWASS. Mairson correctly pointed out that the appointment of HAWASS in 2001 as ‘Explorer in Residence’ for NGS by Terry Garcia, a vice president of NGS, and the yearly stipend of $200,000 that NGS paid HAWASS put into serious question the connection that HAWASS had with the National Geographic Channel owned in majority by RUPERT MURDOCH’S 21st CENTURY FOX.
We recall that it was VOCATIV ( Deep Web Internet News) that first brought to attention this case. VOCATIV is owned by Israeli-American whiz tycoon Mati Kochavi, also owner and CEO of AGT, a ‘homeland security’ and ant-terrorist protection system company working for various governments.
See here for the last posting by Mairson on this intrigue: