Anchutz Buys The Weekly Standard « The Washington Independent
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.