The Weekly Standard is a neoconservative weekly journal published by MediaDC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clarity Media Group, Inc., and made its debut on September 17, 1995. The magazine is edited by Stephen F. Hayes, Richard Starr and Fred Barnes, co-host of The Beltway Boys on Fox News. It is 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 features such writers as P.J. O'Rourke, Irwin Stelzer, Charles Krauthammer and Michael Goldfarb. Bill Kristol was a co-founder and editor of the magazine.
During the Trump era, TWS performed poorly, and rumors circulated that the magazine would shut down.
TWS Fact Check
TWS Fact Check is associated with The Weekly Standard and joined Facebook's network of fact-checkers in 2017. It is a signatory of the International Face Checking Network, which Media Bias Fact Check uses to determine factual reporting for outsource reviews.
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