The Weekly Standard was a neoconservative, Never Trumper weekly magazine published by MediaDC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clarity Media Group, Inc., and made its debut on September 17, 1995. The magazine was edited by Stephen F. Hayes, Richard Starr and Fred Barnes, co-host of The Beltway Boys on Fox News. It was generally considered to be one of the top three right-leaning publications, along with William F. Buckley's National Review and the American Spectator. It featured writers such as P.J. O'Rourke, Irwin Stelzer, Charles Krauthammer and Michael Goldfarb. Bill Kristol was a co-founder and editor of the magazine. In 2009 it was purchased by the Anshultz Corporation, which is controlled by right-leading billionaire Philip Anschutz.
As a neocon publication, The Weekly Standard was anti-Trump and attacked social conservative, such as accusing Congressman Steve King of being a "bigot". Within about a month its patron pulled out of funding of the publication.
During the Trump era, TWS performed poorly, and rumors circulated that the magazine would shut down. On December 14, 2018, the magazine announced it would shut down.
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- ↑ About Us, The Weekly Standard, Accessed September 13, 2018.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/stephenfhayes/status/1061053642445414402
- ↑ Nolte, John (December 5, 2018). Nolte: Conformity Killed the Weekly Standard. Breitbart News. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
- ↑ Multiple references:
- Caplan, Joshua (December 14, 2018). Weekly Standard to Shut Down. Breitbart News. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
- Rodrigo, Chris Mills (December 14, 2018). Weekly Standard to shut down. The Hill. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
- Mass, Warren (December 17, 2018). The Weekly Standard, the “Neo-con Bible,” Ends 23-year Publishing Run. The New American. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
- McManus, John F. (December 21, 2018). The Weekly Standard Folds; Good Riddance. The New American. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
- Gstalter, Morgan (December 15, 2018). Trump praises closure of Weekly Standard: 'Rest in peace!' The Hill. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
- Miller, S.A. (December 15, 2018). Trump takes parting shot at Weekly Standard, its never-Trump editor Bill Kristol. The Washington Times. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
- Nolte, John (December 15, 2018). Nolte: Donald Trump Mocks ‘Pathetic’ Weekly Standard. Breitbart News. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
- ↑ How to Tell If an Online Article is Real, Fake or a Scam, The Mac Security Blog, September 7, 2018.