Via a note on the site of the magazine he founded (along with Fred Barnes) in 1995, Bill Kristol let it be known that he was no longer going to be the editor of The Weekly Standard.
While he will no longer be involved in the day-to-day operations of the conservative publication, Kristol will remain on as editor-at-large:
After 21 years as editor, I’m very pleased to announce that I’m moving over to become editor at large and that my longtime colleagues Steve Hayes and Richard Starr have agreed to take on the responsibility for day-to-day management of the magazine. I’m thoroughly looking forward to the welcome opportunity to work on longer pieces while continuing to write weekly editorials and contribute to the website. With Steve and Richard at the helm, the magazine couldn’t be in better hands.
Kristol is a familiar face on cable news as a political commentator and analyst and has been featured as a regular panelist on ABC News’s This Week recently. (He previously worked for Fox News.) Throughout this most recent election, the neoconservaitve Kristol was a vocal Trump critic and attempted to find an independent candidate for the #NeverTrump cause.
Eventually, it was revealed who his white knight was — little-known conservative writer David French. The National Review columnist’s run never materialized, however, with French himself writing an article declaring that he wasn’t the right man for the job.
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