Why Does The Weekly Standard Hate Hippies So Much?

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APRIL 1, 2011

Why Does The Weekly Standard Hate Hippies So Much?

This week’s cover of The Weekly Standard features an image of Charles and David Koch being burned at the stake by a screaming liberal mob. The mob includes, among the liberal archetypes who frequently grace that magazine’s cover art, a fist-shaking hippie, his face partially obscured by the arm of a fellow, earring-wearing liberal.

Over the years, I’ve noticed that, when the Standard wants to depict liberals, the hippie is the go-to image. Indeed, though the influence of hippies culture has been on the wane for the last, oh, 40 years, on the cover of the Standard, they’re as ubiquitous as ever. Herewith, a pictorial tour of hippies on the cover of The Weekly Standard.

Hippies on the cover of the Standard have two moods: angry or stoned. These ones are definitely stoned.

Angry. Also, pretty left-wing, if you can pick up on the subtle ideological cues.

 

 

Angry blogger hippie.

Stoned.

Ironically, this cover story has no hippie imagery, even though it is actually about hippies.

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