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George was a glossy politics-as-lifestyle monthly magazine founded by John F. Kennedy, Jr. and publisher Hachette Filipacchi Media in New York City in 1995. Its tagline was "Not Just Politics as Usual."
When it first appeared, George attracted great interest, partly due to the celebrity status of Kennedy, but it soon began losing money. Kennedy later complained that the magazine was not taken seriously in the publishing world.
After Kennedy's untimely death in a plane crash in 1999, Frank Lalli become editor-in-chief. In 2001, George was terminated by Hachette Filipacchi due to disappointing advertising revenues.
Critics called George "the political magazine for people who don't understand politics", assailing it for "stripping any and all discussion of political issues from its coverage of politics". In a feature in its final issue, Spy magazine asserted that the magazine's premise was flawed; there was no real convergence of politics and celebrity lifestyles.
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