Tag Archives: The Weekly Standard

One America, Two Different Worlds (Jonathan Chiat Edition)

First in what promises to be a long-running series It’s news to no one that liberals and conservatives in this great land of ours live in parallel universes. But with the ascension of Hair Apparent Donald J. Trump to the nation’s highest … Continue reading

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Weekly Standard Whacks Mike Dukakis Re: Ethel Rosenberg

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg may have been executed in 1953 for conspiring to pass atomic secrets to Russia, as this  Los Angeles Times front page noted.       Except they haven’t really. During the past six decades, the Rosenbergs have been subject to more … Continue reading

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The Yin and Yang of Donald Trump’s Tweeting

The hardworking staff has concluded that not only are there two Americas, there are two media Americas as well. Case in point: These bookend pieces about the Twitter feed of (say it – c’mon, say it) president-elect Donald J. Trump. Start … Continue reading

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Conservative Magazine Says ‘Bill Belichick for President!’

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, The Weekly Standard has been a standard-bearing Dump Trump hardliner. But in the magazine’s October 17th issue, contributor Geoffrey Norman proposes an actual alternative. A Real Winner Come November, I’m writing in Bill Belichick Variations on the … Continue reading

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Kristol Clear: Weekly Standard Has Sold Off Editorial Integrity

During the past six months the hardworking staff has chronicled the pimping out of The Weekly Standard’s writers to Xanterra Parks and Resorts (“the largest National Parks concessionaire”) in a series of feature stories on national parks that erased the line … Continue reading

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The Weekly Standard Pimps Out Its Cover and Writers – Again!

This is getting to be a habit, no? As the hardworking staff has repeatedly noted, The Weekly Standard has lately become a marketing chippy for its owner Philip Anschutz, who also owns Xanterra Parks & Resorts. As we wrote earlier: … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Is So Desperate, He’s ‘Deputy’ Dogging Me

As the hardworking staff noted yesterday, GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-Jesus Loves You and I Might Too) has offered to make us a Deputy Delegate to the Republican National Convention in exchange for a modest donation to his campaign. … Continue reading

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Our Email to The Weekly Standard About Selling Out Its Writers

As the hardworking staff has recently noted, the Philip Anschutz-owned Weekly Standard has been playing footsie with the Philip Anschutz-owned Xanterra Parks & Resorts in a series of pieces lauding the National Parks that lard Xanterra’s coffers. What puzzles the headscratching staff … Continue reading

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The Weekly Standard Just a Marketing Tool for Philip Anschutz

As the hardworking staff recently noted, The Weekly Standard has taken to pimping out its editorial content and its writers to Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the major concessionaire at U.S. National Parks. It’s bad enough the Standard has estimable writers … Continue reading

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The Weekly Standard Pimps Out Another Writer to an Advertiser

As the hardworking staff noted several weeks ago, The Weekly Standard has taken to renting its writers out to ad clients. Last month it was Joseph Bottum who was auctioned off to Xanterra Parks & Resorts for a promotional piece … Continue reading

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