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October 08, 2019

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Steve Hayes and Jonah Goldberg -- "Two of the Biggest Names in Conservative Journalism!" --
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Launch Their Newsletter, With Surprise Guest
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I give it thirteen months. The liberal donors will stop subsdizing it shortly after the 2020 election.

Two of the biggest names in conservative journalism -- Steve Hayes, formerly of the now-defunct Weekly Standard, and Jonah Goldberg, a longtime National Review star -- will launch The Dispatch, a digital media company, on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The Dispatch, citing "worrisome" trends in journalism on the right, is plunging into a tough space --conservative, but not a booster of President Trump. "The conservative movement was not intended to be a handmaiden to a single political party," the co-founders say in a letter to readers.

So... there will be some boosting of the Democrat Party?

The website will go live today, the first in a string of newsletters begins tomorrow, and Goldberg has begun the first podcast, The Remnant.


The co-founders raised roughly $6 million from a few dozen investors.

Gee I wonder if I can name every single one of them off the top of my head.

Now, this sentence means what I think it does, right?

Hayes and Goldberg -- along with their senior editor, former National Review senior editor David French -- are longtime critics of Trump.

That's not as clear as I'd like, but it does seem to me that they managed to somehow lure David French away from the National Review, which he was destroying with his pro-Democrat bias and where he was getting absolutely hammered in the comments day-in, day-out.

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Yup, French has surrendered:

A friend calls it "The Great Cvcksolidation."

Wow, David French went from having a prominent perch at the longest-lived conservative opinion journal to being an editor at a... newsletter, and an expansion-team newsletter at that.

That's some promotion.

So, their new hire -- former Slate editor Rachel Larimore, who then worked at The Bulwark -- embraces their image as a promoter of Drag Queen Story Hour by posting a meme of a drag queen vogue-ing.

So much conservatism.


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