Trump and Rand Paul Say Good Riddance To The “Fake Conservative” Magazine: The Weekly Standard

December 18, 2018
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Trump and Rand Paul came out as a unified force to dog the Trump critical conservative(?) magazine: The Weekly Standard. The Weekly Standard has always sold itself as a conservative magazine but came out strong against Trump. Which muddied the water when it came to its political stances.

Trump and Rand Paul bid the magazine a farewell on Twitter.

The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!

The Weekly Standard responded to the slights claiming this is not the last you have heard from them.

“I think [Trump] wants us to rest in peace, the spirit of The Weekly Standard to rest in peace,” Kristol said. “He wants people like me and Steve Hayes, and John McCormack, and Charlie Sykes to go away and stop trying to save conservatism and the Republican Party — and indeed America to some degree … We will not rest in peace.”

The Weekly Standard has been hampered by many of the same challenges that countless other magazines and newspapers across the country have been wrestling with,” McKibben wrote.

“Despite investing significant resources into the publication, the financial performance of the publication over the last five years — with double-digit declines in its subscriber base all but one year since 2013 — made it clear that a decision had to be made. After careful consideration of all possible options for its future, it became clear that this was the step we needed to take.”

Rumors had been swirling about The Weekly Standard since Clarity announced that its sister publication, the Washington Examiner, would expand with a weekly conservative magazine with national distribution.

With the new Examiner product positioned to take over The Weekly Standard’s corner, management decided to shutter the journal, rather than sell it or allow it to exist in some other form that could create a potential competitor to the newly expanded Examiner.”

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