American Spectator Returns to Tabloid Format

Brags The American Spectator: “As other publications downsize or cease printing altogether, The American Spectator – a magazine renowned for going against the grain – is returning to a tabloid size beginning February 2013.”

The Spectator says it’s returning to its roots — after all, they published as a tabloid from 1979 to 1992. They also want to “stand out against the bland, cookie-cutter newsweeklies and opinion journals that clutter today’s newsstands and recycling bins.” They came to their ultimate conclusion by conducting an informal focus group of Washington conservatives.

“Our re-design offers a fresh look and an opportunity to focus on the panache and humor that made the magazine famous,” said managing editor Kyle Peterson in a statement. “We aim to bring the Spectator’s trademark wit and wisdom to a new generation.”

Editor-in-Chief and Founder Emmett Tyrell, Jr. makes a journalistic threat to Obama. “A new design hearkening to our old design – what is new is what is old. That is a conservative’s ideal vision of progress. That is my idea of progress!” said Tyrrell, Jr. in the release. “At the Spectator we are entering a new era full of the old investigative vigor and our timeless sense of the absurd. Mr. Obama, watch out!”