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.
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- About Us, The Weekly Standard, Accessed September 13, 2018.
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