Formerly conservative magazine The Weekly Standard has been circling the drain for quite some time. The hard line, “principled” Never Trump stance taken by the magazine during the 2016 election, as well as their founder Bill Kristol, served to alienate pretty much all of their conservative readers. Subscriptions plummeted as people realized there was no difference between The Weekly Standard and the rest of the Mainstream Media.
Rumors had been circulating for the past few weeks that The Weekly Standard would be closing its doors soon. Friday morning Bill Kristol made it official and announced that the formerly conservative magazine was officially dead.
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
The move surprised no one, and actual conservatives let Bill Kristol know exactly what they thought of The Weekly Standard:
The Iraq War thanks you for your service!
— Snowball Monkey (@SnowballMonkee) December 14, 2018
bad things also come to an end
— I own a cat named Bernie (@katz_bernie) December 14, 2018
You killed the magazine you buffoon.
— Franc (@1100franc) December 14, 2018
Thanks for Iraq, Bill. That will be your greatest legacy.
— Jacob Head (@JHead1984) December 14, 2018
Best wishes on using another vanity project to start the Iran War
— Will🦕Menaker (@willmenaker) December 14, 2018
— namé 🌹 (@ramen_wood) December 14, 2018
Hell yeah and you deserve to never work again in this field – good riddance
— j (@foreskingawd) December 14, 2018
There was nothing good about The Weekly Standard.
Good riddance, Bill.
— Jim Minardi (@OpeImAwesome) December 14, 2018
What’s the saying? Get woke, go broke. The sad, sordid tale of The Weekly Standard’s fall from grace should be a stern warning to any would-be Never Trump “conservatives” out there.