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December 6, 2018

JOHN NOLTE: Conformity Killed the Weekly Standard.

The easiest way to sum up the failure of the Weekly Standard is this: Why would anyone on the right offer financial support to the Weekly Standard when CNN will call us a racist for free? And why would anyone on the left offer financial support to the Weekly Standard when CNN will call us a racist for free?

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No, the Weekly Standard as a whole only became interesting to watch as it fell into the establishment media’s classic trap, the old siren song of, Betray your base and we’ll love you…

And then your base abandons you, the music stops, and just like Megyn Kelly, you discover you’re the one without a chair.

As Glenn wrote yesterday, “The basic problem is that NeverTrumpism is a niche market even within the political class.”