As Twitchy reported earlier, after 23 years, The Weekly Standard is sadly closing its doors. And while it’s good that people are trying to think of opportunities for many of their outstanding writers, this suggestion from Will Rahn didn’t go over so well.
The Atlantic, really? Yeah … no.
If I were EIC of, say, The Atlantic, I’d be trying to hire as many Weekly Standard writers as possible. Obviously Andy Ferguson and Matt Labash, but also the young talent like @byrdinator and @aliceblloyd
— Will Rahn (@willrahn) December 14, 2018
Maybe he missed it when The Atlantic tried to hire a popular (and brilliant) conservative earlier this year and the Left all but set fire to them online and said popular conservative was eventually let go.
Might want to talk to Kevin Williamson about that…
— Mr. Shepard (@JShep33) December 14, 2018
Yup, that was Kevin Williamson.
Lucky for them that The Atlantic has all those extra resources now, having outsourced their personnel decisions to Twitter.
— Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd) December 14, 2018
Gotta love the Twitter mob.
Oh wait … no, we don’t.
Yeah, but then they'd just get fired a week later for disagreeing with a liberal.
— ⛄️Wonderful Christmastime Liker? (@jtLOL) December 14, 2018
The Atlantic didn’t exactly fight for Kevin.
— Mark Harrison (@meh130) December 14, 2018
I dunno, the way they treated Kevin Williamson should give any Conservative pause before jumping over there. Just because you be hired just to attack fellow Conservatives, not report on what Conservatism actually is.
— ClassicalLibMOT (@CygnusA81) December 14, 2018
If there’s one thing a conservative hire can trust, it’s that the Atlantic will have your back if the left objects https://t.co/NcShhM5I4k
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) December 14, 2018
With friends like them who needs enemies?