The Weekly Standard ending?

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Guess this is what happens if you take a stand against Trump..

Staffers at the Weekly Standard have been told to gather for an all-hands meeting Friday — and they're bracing for bad news about the conservative magazine's future, according to four people familiar with the plans.

The Weekly Standard’s publisher, MediaDC, has not sent out an official memo announcing the gathering, nor has editor-in-chief Stephen Hayes. But word has circulated among the staff, including from some managers, that they should be prepared to convene, the people familiar with the meeting said.

These people said executives from MediaDC and its parent company, Clarity Media Group, have not shared any updates with staff since the magazine's owner said last week it was "exploring a number of possibilities" for the journal, which has stood out from its conservative peers by opposing President Donald Trump and his style of politics. The billionaire conservative donor Philip Anschutz, who owns Clarity Media, has also remained silent, leaving his employees without any sense of what might happen to their jobs.

“The assumption that everyone has is that something bad is going to happen on Friday," one Weekly Standard writer said.

‘Something bad is going to happen on Friday’: Weekly Standard staffers brace for end
 
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The Weekly Standard is shutting down, owner Clarity Media Group announced Friday, ending one of the only conservative outlets that consistently stood in opposition to the style and politics of President Donald Trump. The magazine’s final issue, which was completed Thursday, will publish on Dec. 17, Clarity said in a press release. The decision was communicated to staff members at a 10:30 a.m. meeting.

The Weekly Standard, conservative outlet that criticized Trump, to shut down
 

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The Weekly Standard is shutting down, owner Clarity Media Group announced Friday, ending one of the only conservative outlets that consistently stood in opposition to the style and politics of President Donald Trump. The magazine’s final issue, which was completed Thursday, will publish on Dec. 17, Clarity said in a press release. The decision was communicated to staff members at a 10:30 a.m. meeting.

The Weekly Standard, conservative outlet that criticized Trump, to shut down
Sad that the GOP allows no independence of its members.
 
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Sad that the GOP allows no independence of its members.
I dont really think its that they dont allow the independence but rather that the GOP is somehow more loyal to Trump. Many view Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes as traitors to the party.
 
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The GOP could have prevented Trumps nomination just like the Democrats did Bernie. The GOP probably thought Trump didn't have a chance.
 
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The GOP could have prevented Trumps nomination just like the Democrats did Bernie. The GOP probably thought Trump didn't have a chance.

But that doesn't make any sense. As dumb as the GOP is, they don't put up candidates to intentionally lose elections.

IMO, they were simply overtaken by the fanatics in their midst. The lunatic fringe was Trump's voting bloc from the start, and it gave him his momentum throughout the primaries. The RNC was caught like a deer in the headlights...you could hear it in the things Mitt and others were saying at the time. By the time Cruz dropped out, though, it was over. And, despite some last-minute hand-wringing at the convention, Trump was their boy.

I'm sure at that point there were plenty in the party who were secretly hoping he lost (especially those who actually knew him). But what's amazing is how they all have since jumped aboard the Russian Express, which is about to head off the cliff.
 

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