It’s being reported now that the Weekly Standard may be shutting down in a few weeks after having lost many subscribers since Trump’s election in 2016.
OAN Chief White House Correspondent reports…
BREAKING: Multiple sources tell me that neocon magazine @weeklystandard is expected to close its operations in a few weeks. It had lost many subscribers since the 2016 election as its #NeverTrumper editors @BillKristol @stephenfhayes @SykesCharlie publicly aligned with the Left.— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) December 4, 2018
And CNN is reporting something similar:
Scoop: The fate of @weeklystandard is uncertain, Editor-in-Chief Stephen Hayes told staff in a series of phone calls today. The magazine's precarious position comes after its leadership spent months searching for a buyer after butting heads w/current owner https://t.co/RRBH0hxBWl— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 4, 2018
Here’s more from CNN:
The fate of The Weekly Standard, the conservative magazine that has staked out a position as a publication on the right still critical of President Donald Trump, is uncertain, Editor-in-Chief Stephen Hayes told staff in a series of phone calls Tuesday, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The magazine’s precarious position comes after its leadership spent months searching for a buyer, the people told CNN.
The people explained that The Weekly Standard’s leadership had butted heads with MediaDC, the current parent company of the magazine, and that the two parties had agreed to allow Hayes to search for a new owner.
However, MediaDC recently informed The Weekly Standard’s leadership that the company was no longer interested in a sale, the people said.
Instead, Ryan McKibben, the chairman of MediaDC, asked to meet with Hayes in a meeting tentatively scheduled for late next week, the people said. McKibben, they said, also requested the entire staff of The Weekly Standard be made available following the meeting.
That request, coupled with MediaDC’s Monday announcement that its other conservative news organization, The Washington Examiner, would be expanding its magazine into a weekly publication, has left The Weekly Standard’s leadership worrying about the future of the magazine.
Employees at the magazine are bracing for the worst, multiple people familiar with the matter told CNN.
As CRTV and TheBlaze merge, it looks like the Weekly Standard is on the way out and it appears the marketplace has spoken.