All good things come to an end. And so, after 23 years, does The Weekly Standard. I want to express my gratitude to our readers and my admiration for my colleagues. We worked hard to put out a quality magazine, and we had a good time doing so. And we have much more to do. Onward!
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 14, 2018
JUST IN: The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, will shut down after 23 years https://t.co/8iRU31bLEV pic.twitter.com/QKSNmpRQvF
— The Hill (@thehill) December 14, 2018
People at the Weekly Standard have been told to clear out their offices by 5 pm today, in case you were wondering what Clarity Media is like.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) December 14, 2018
The death of The Weekly Standard is terrible for commentary journalism. But it wasn't just about being anti-Trump. https://t.co/BZfdXYipQr
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 14, 2018
"I hope and expect its subscribers, tens of thousands of whom have been with the magazine since its very first day, will demand refunds rather than serve as passive participants in this act of politico-cultural murder." https://t.co/q7MwCf5a0i
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) December 14, 2018
If you’re rejoicing at people’s misfortune — such as losing their jobs two weeks before Christmas, to pick a random example — because you disagree with them politically, you really need to examine your priorities and what kind of person you want to be.
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) December 14, 2018
This is the day Trump supporters whose Twitter bios reference their love of Jesus come out to rejoice that the Weekly Standard’s employees are out of jobs right before Christmas because they didn’t like Jesu…errrr…Trump.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) December 14, 2018
Don’t be gaslighted.
Clarity Media has put out a statement explaining their decision:
“For more than twenty years The Weekly Standard has provided a valued and important perspective on political, literary and cultural issues of the day. The magazine has been home to some of the industry’s most dedicated and talented staff and I thank them for their hard work and contributions, not just to the publication, but the field of journalism. 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.”
No one was reading this garbage.
The Weekly Standard was dying long before Trump arrived on the scene.
The NeoCon Standard would have been a more accurate name for that rag.
Trotskyites and other socialists made up the original neocons, and they were mostly Jewish. (Wikipedia has some total b.s. about how some of them came from the “right wing” of the Socialist party.) How does a Trotskyite become a “real” conservative? Like all leftism, it’s a scheme to gain power and money.
You know I have to post this:
You did it before I did! Good job, Denise. ? I love that one. ?
This one is also a fave:
Would be funny to stage a Casting call for a sequel to Schindler’s List and have young actresses scream “Goodbye Jews” caught on tape forever…
@JimB – I don’t know that one! The real problem is that they don’t go away! They are crawling all over everything now!
Sorry to hear that your writing career is tanking, but in the Age of Globalism there is more competition from developing countries, and those writing jobs aren’t ever coming back. Suggest you reinvent yourself as a computer engineer, and seek your fortune down in Silicon Valley.
Good riddance. National Review is next. Its ageing boomer readership is dying off.
off topic. I was reading about Salvini’s visit to Israel a couple of days ago. It was strange because he apparently had no need to go there, he’s just the Interior Minister.
His behavior was humiliating, he did all what other Western puppets do in Israel and more.
He called Hezbollah a terrorist organization, visited the Holohoax museum and said next time he will bring his daughter, promised to crush anti-semitism and holohoax deniers, blamed Muslims for growing anti-semitism in Europe, attacked the EU for not doing enough for Israel, etc.
Unbelievable abject behavior.
The only positive thing is the reaction of his voters, most seem disgusted or perplexed for his despicable conduct.
The sleazy cretin is done.
I don’t trust any of these “leaders” who seem to be pro-White. Kissing Jew ass is never absent with them. Italy’s Trump.
The one who funds the organization, controls the organization.
Nemo: Why is it all those “populist” leaders feel the uncontrollable urge to kiss jewish tuchases?
because – unlike Hitler – they are not real populists.
for instance, Orban, Salvini et al. want their nations to have borders…but also want to keep sucking on the EU (((Central Bank))) debt-tit.
and CB debt & money manufacturing is how the Eternal Jew rules.
they cannot have it both ways, but try to by sucking up to Jews/Israhell.
Wow, that’s a shame about Salvini but these leopards can’t change their spots.
I guess like Trump and Bolsonaro, they control both sides.
In the Gorbachev era, every Soviet apparachik participated in some anti drinking campaign.
First they screamed with burning eyes that alcohol is bad and after mandatory screaming they all went to drink.
Do not give too much attention to those mandatory religious moves. Purity is only in angloshpere. In the normal world, there are defense mechanisms against lunatics. When I served in the army, then we had religion education training friday afternoon and entire platoon agreed with chaplain that sex is only after marriage because everybody wanted to get off this BS , go out from the base and get pre married sex.
I am strong supporter of Israel but I thing that greatest threat to Israel is the Jews and luck of diversity. Gas the Jews and bring in as much Hamas fighters to defend Israel from Jews…:D
The actual extraparliamentary neofascist groups in Italy have staged protests against Salvini about a month ago for being a Zionist traitor.
The only good leader in Europe is Lukashenko. Nobody ever talks about him for some reason.
The Semitic Standard was relevant in the 90s and early 2000s but I think they permanently lost their credibility once it was discovered that the neo-Khans lied about Saddam’s WMDs and ties to 9/11.
“Discovered” by fools and idiots. Intelligent beings knew they were lying from the start.
Nothing to see here. Keep the line moving.
These vultures and maggots of Western civilization will have a soft landing in a golden parachute. The talmudic hydra has many heads spewing the same obscurantist propaganda and poison.This isn’t the last you’ll see of hear from these juden ‘chicken hawks.’
The Weekly Substandard will not be missed.
Last week’s budgie paper. Already in the bin.
The Weekly Standard is still here. It rebranded as the Washington Free Beacon and Washington Examiner, two separate websites. They have transitioned to these new labels over several years.