THIS is about something that’s likely to have a significant impact in the future. At the Newsmax website we read: Weekly Standard Sold for $1 Million. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has sold The Weekly Standard to Christian conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz — so the magazine’s right-wing viewpoint is unlikely to change.
The deal’s reportedly modest price tag, $1 million, is not surprising since the magazine has never been profitable since it was founded in 1995.
Very interesting, you say, but you’re wondering what this has to do with the evolution-creationism controversy. Let’s read on:
Anschutz, with a fortune estimated at close to $8 billion, already owns The San Francisco Examiner and The Washington Examiner newspapers.
When will we get to The Controversy? It’s coming:
Anschutz has been an active patron of a number of religious and conservative causes. He helped fund Colorado’s 1992 Amendment 2, which was designed to overturn state and local laws prohibiting discrimination against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation.
Come on, Curmudgeon — get with it! Okay, here it is:
He has also helped fund the Discovery Institute, which promotes intelligent design and criticizes evolution, and the Parents Television Council, an organization that protests against what it views as television indecency.
So there you are. The Weekly Standard, of which the two top editors are William Kristol and Fred Barnes, is now likely to be taking a sharp turn toward creationism. Add that to Forbes’ promotion of creationism, and the Creation Museum Commercials on Fox News, and probably some other moves of which we’re unaware, and things don’t look good.
Our nightmare is coming true. The two-party system in America will be offering a choice between socialists and creationists. Isn’t that grand?
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