Bill Kristol’s lifestyle/war pamphlet The Weekly Standard has found a new home! It is much like the old one, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., which presumably got tired of losing insane amounts of money each year. (Also, Murdoch didn’t want to get shot by Maryland Nazis.)
It has been sold to Clarity Media Group, the outlet of wingnut tycoon Philip Anschutz (NW: $8 billion). Anchutz also owns the Washington Examiner, which is kind of like a free tabloid version of the Washington Times and is distributed at Metro stops in the morning, where commuters ignore it and grab Express instead. Nothing much is expected to change on the editorial side of the Standard, because why meddle with perfection?