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Trump dances on The Weekly Standard's grave

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President Trump on Twitter Saturday gleefully greeted Friday’s News that The Weekly Standard, a neoconservative news magazine which has been critical of his presidency, is closing its doors:

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A brief reply from Weekly Standard co-founder Bill Kristol told Trump to share future insults directly instead of subtweeting them, which is the Twitter equivalent of talking behind someone’s back:

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A CNN report on The Weekly Standard‘s closure suggested the magazine’s failing fortunes were linked to its opposition to the president. Conservative outlets “critical of Trump have lost influence or changed their tone,” the story says, “while media organizations on the right supportive of the president have flourished.”

The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Stephen Hayes, seemed to hint at this dynamic in a note to staff Friday. “This is a volatile time in American journalism and politics,” he wrote. “Many media outlets have responded to the challenges of the moment by prioritizing affirmation over information, giving into the pull of polarization and the lure of clickbait.”



Source : theweek

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