Tom Nickels at the City Journal offers a piece on the Philadelphia Weekly changing course and becoming a conservative newspaper.
Philadelphia Weekly, one of the city’s most venerable leftist “alternative” newsweeklies, has rocked the local journalism scene with its announcement that, starting next year, itwill provide Philly readers with a different kind of alternative: it will change its editorial outlook from hard-liberal to conservative. The news that ’s chairman and publisher, Dan McDonough, Jr., was doing a 180-degree reversal of its editorial direction struck most Philadelphians as a fantasy straight out of . I received several emails from fellow journalists, asking, “Is this real?”
Ironically,was no longer an alternative weekly in the sense of being different from any other newspaper in the city, because its views mirrored many of the left-wing arguments found in and elsewhere. just pushed harder.
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