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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Human Events Kills Newspaper, Dumps Staff

By Rick Pearcey • February 28, 2013, 09:21 AM

Paul Bedard writes in his Washington Secrets column:

Human Events, for decades the lone national conservative newspaper before the Fox era, on Wednesday announced that the grim reaper killing off print publications around the nation has reached its door on Capitol Hill. The Feb. 18 issue currently on the stands will be its last.

But Human Events, Ronald Reagan's fave, like the Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News and Newsweek before it, will live on via the Internet, where it receives 1 million visitors a month.

Among those reportedly getting the axe, my friend and great reporter and next-door office buddy John Gizzi

When I was managing editor of Human Events, Ann Coulter came onboard. Tom Winter was editor in chief, and Terry Jeffrey was brought in as editor (now editor in chief at CNSNews.com). Former co-owner Allan Ryskind was also a terrific reporter (his dad, Morrie, wrote for the Marx brothers).

Reporters included John Gizzi, Tim Carney, Mike Catanzaro, Joe D'Agostino, and Michael Chapman (now managing editor at CNSNews.com). And there was, of course, the irrepressible Miss Linda.