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CNN: Weekly Standard Could Shutter Soon

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The Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol (David Royal/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 04 December 2018 10:33 PM

The conservative-leaning Weekly Standard will likely be shuttered in the coming weeks as leadership at the magazine continues to butt heads with its parent company over coverage of the Trump administration, MediaDC, CNN reports.

The Standard, founded by Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes in 1995, shares a space with the conservative Washington Examiner in Washington, D.C. Both are owned by MediaDC. Kristol, a staunch critic of President Donald Trump's since he announced his candidacy, resigned in 2016 as editor in chief, but the Standard has remained steadfast of its criticism of the president under Stephen Hayes.

Hayes reportedly told staffers of the magazine's uncertain future in phone calls this week but did not respond to emails requesting comment.

A source told CNN MediaDC was "expanding the pro-Trump magazine that does what the owners want, while threatening closing of an independent magazine that has its own history and identity."

MediaDC is a subsidiary of Clarity Media Group, which is owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz.

A spokesman from Clarity Media on Tuesday told CNN it was no secret "news organizations across the U.S. are dealing with an evolving business landscape.

"The Weekly Standard is dealing with these same issues. Clarity Media has been exploring a number of possibilities regarding the future of The Weekly Standard. At this time, Clarity does not have any news to share about its evaluation process."

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As leadership at The Weekly Standard continues to butt heads with its parent company over coverage of the Trump administration, MediaDC, the conservative-leaning magazine might be shut down, according to CNN.
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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 10:33 PM
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