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Anchutz Buys The Weekly Standard

Adan Duran
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jun 18, 2009

Conservative media mogul Phillip Anchutz, and his Clarity Media Group, has bought the Weekly Standard from Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp. That greatly expands Anchutz’s beltway empire — he launched and owned the Washington Examiner, which has been beefing up its staff.

I asked Examiner opinion page editor Mark Tapscott whether there’d be any cross-pollination between the two publications. “I am ecstatic about the move and the prospect of working with Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes,” he said.

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