I've been a subscriber since 1977 and your point of view is not representative of reality. The science based aspect has not declined at all, including the current issue that's on my dining room table right now. That you follow that up with a strange finger-pointing routine further undermines your unfounded statement.
That said I expect Murdoch will poison NG with his horseshit as he does to every media outlet he consumes. NG played a major role in shaping my view of the world and the universe beyond and it saddens me that it will soon be gutted, just another political mouthpiece added to the braying armies of hate.