The Good Ship Weekly Standard Hits a Trumpberg

Looks like the Weekly Standard (or is it Weakly Standard) has hit a bump in its business plan. It appears to be heading for shutdown. Guess that
“all anti-Trump, all the time” model got old fast. It has made Don Surber’s Trumpenfreude list.

But we’ll always have this

guy

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46 thoughts on “The Good Ship Weekly Standard Hits a Trumpberg”

  1. Heh.  Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch.

    Weekly Standard Editor Fred Obama

    Wellll, actually, I do think Barnes is genuinely a nice guy, so I got a bit of a hitch is my SchadenFU2.  But as I wrote at the link above, these guys ran to Obama for protection when the conservative heat got too hot.

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  2. Pencilvania:
    Wow, that is significant if it comes to pass.

    Trumpberg, lol.

    I don’t know how significant or meaningful.   I bet that National Review’s donors will keep it afloat no matter how low their circulation goes.   We will be plagued by NeverTrumps at least until President Trump leaves office.

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  3. But I thought they were so smart. What could have possibly happened? It is all a Hayes to me. 😉

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  4. I simply can’t understand why a conservative magazine taking an editorial stance against conservative voters wasn’t a winning business plan.

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  5. Douglas:
    I simply can’t understand why a conservative magazine taking an editorial stance against conservative voters wasn’t a winning business plan.

    “Business plan. What’s a business plan?”

     

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  6. I wonder if this is creative destruction. There have been new outlets that have come out to replace the Weekly Standard therefore there is no need to have an obsolete magazine.

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  7. 10 Cents:

    Douglas:
    I simply can’t understand why a conservative magazine taking an editorial stance against conservative voters wasn’t a winning business plan.

    “Business plan. What’s a business plan?”

     

    I thought the GOP was the party of business? Surprising how many conservative outlets don’t know how to run a business.

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  8. To the lifeboats! Bill Kristol first then — maybe — women and children … IF there’s any room. Which there probably won’t be.

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  9. I used to buy that magazine off newsstands. I think I stopped reading around 2007 except for an occasional article. By 2012 I was extremely frustrated with this faction of shallow Neo-con servants of Globalism, but I still could accept them as political allies against the left.

    Now they have outed themselves as complete frauds, having leeched off the “conservative” movement to advance  their (now completely exposed) agenda of America last, open borders, patrician dominance, and displaying  a desperate and palpable need to be accepted by their opposition while lecturing their supposed allies on how to conduct themselves while America is being undermined by their fraternity brothers on the left.

    Bill Kristol is the very embodiment of this faction. He’s a navel-gazing fool, a political moron who lives in his own dreamworld. If there ever is a real civil war, I suspect these traitors will be among the first to be targeted by those angry mobs they live in such ( rightful?) fear of.

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  10. 10 Cents:
    I wonder if this is creative destruction. There have been new outlets that have come out to replace the Weekly Standard therefore there is no need to have an obsolete magazine.

    Well, there’s The Federalist, wherein Mollie Hemingway calls out the NeverTrumpers by name. Hope her husband finds a new job.

    While we’re on the subject, why is it that Bill Kristol always looks like such a chucklehead?

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  11. OmegaPaladin:
    I hope Mark Hemingway gets a nice gig.

    I do as well. I continued to subscribe because I could usually find a gem or two in every issue. Hemingway was often the author!

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  12. I am a little distraught that some of you are perplexed by the Neo-Con betrayal of the ideology of limited government. Neo-Cons were never limited government types. They were Leftists who viewed the cultural upheaval of the 60s as a line which society should not have crossed. They are every bit the Trotsky-ists that the Students for a Democratic Society and the Black Panthers were with the exception that the Neo-Cons thought blacks should remain in the state constructed shackles of Jim Crow and that the hippies should have been shipped to Vietnam for liquidation by other means. These people hated the Reagan Revolution–hence Bush 41 cleaning house upon winning the presidency in 1989. They hated any attempt by the actual Conservative Right in Congress to do something about the size of the general government–hence Krauthammer during every budget battle during Obama saying that the GOP needs to cut a deal and then get ’em at the next budget battle. All these people care about is using the United States and the Middle American families who field the armies of the United States to protect Israel. That is not a statement of anti-semitism, but one of fact. Israel can handle itself because the Arab/Muslim armies are inept and led by militarily retarded people. The lone fear of nuclear weapons is legitimate, but Israel is probably in a better position to mitigate that threat than the United States is. I am not shocked by the Neo-Cons. and the quicker that the Neo-Con influence is abolished from the GOP, the quicker the GOP might become a viable opponent against the Left. But alas, with the rampant immigration that the Neo-Cons have not just promoted but propagated, it might be too late.

    RIP the Weakling Standard? Not a chance. Good riddance. National Review needs to be next.

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  13. Robert A. McReynolds:
    National Review needs to be next.

    As a former subscriber to NR as well, I find it far more offensive than WS because I revered WFB and his sister PLB. Rich Lowry is a spineless milquetoast with absolutely no charisma, presence, or intuition and I am enraged at what he has done to one of the most innovative and intellectual magazines ever published.

    As an aside, after all my reading on WFB and his quirky points de vue, I sincerely believe he would have liked DJT which aggravates me all the more at Lowry’s betrayal.

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  14. TKC 1101:
    One down, NR to go. Ain’t free enterprise grand?

    I’ll miss WS, NR, FT and even the Atlantic back in the day when they interviewed people like Paul Wolfowitz. I specifically remember that interview because it was so unusual- all Wolfowitz and no narcissistic journalist.

    I usually buy the Economist in airports ($7 bucks but I like to know what people are thinking in Europe) and that publication is starting to look moderate to me now. Oy!

    At least there’s still IBD (fab editorial page) and WSJ’s Kimberley Strassel.

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  15. EThompson:
    I usually buy the Economist

    I’m surprised anyone around here still reads the Ecommunist. I thought it was strictly for Davos Man. As an aside, Berlusconi was brilliant in coining that nickname for the magazine.

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