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Murdoch to Unload Weekly Standard

Is Rupert Murdoch not conservative enough for you? The Los Angeles Times reports that “News Corp. is near a deal to sell its conservative political magazine the Weekly Standard to media mogul Philip Anschutz.” Murdoch started the Standard, which is edited by William Kristol and Fred Barnes, in 1995, but he has perhaps lost interest since he took over The Wall Street Journal, whose editorial page makes similar arguments but to a much larger audience. Anschutz, whose net worth is estimated be close to $8 billion, has long been a champion of conservative Christian causes, and perhaps wants a vanity project to add to his collection of sports arenas and production studios.