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John Podhoretz: The 'Murder' of 'The Weekly Standard' Wasn't About Trump


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R.I.P. Weekly Standard. On Friday, staff at the conservative magazine were told to clear out their desks by 5 p.m. Many fans of President Donald Trump hailed the Standard’s shuttering as evidence of Trump’s victory over the #NeverTrump holdouts, but the magazine’s co-founder, John Podhoretz, insisted that is the wrong lesson to learn.

“One key thing: It actually wasn’t about Trump, or only about Trump on the margins. This was far more in the nature of a weird personal vendetta,” Podhoretz tweeted.—More…

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