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Go Ahead, Blame Me

Posted on | April 20, 2012 | 41 Comments

Ed Morrissey informs us that Tina Korbe is leaving Hot Air to take a job at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, and I’m sure some people will find some way to say this is somehow my fault.

As I explained in February when people were screaming for my scalp: I’ve always liked Tina, had often linked and praised her blog posts, and she was always nice to me. My remarks that were interpreted as being critical of her were misunderstood, but if I write something that is misunderstood, the fault is mine anyway for having been less than clear in my writing.

Therefore, mea culpa, and best wishes to Tina.


41 Responses to “Go Ahead, Blame Me”

  1. Carp32001
    April 20th, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    But now we won’t get to see those LEGS! … sigh.

  2. Jerry Wilson
    April 20th, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    I’m sure Salem Communications will conduct a thorough search, based on nothing but professional credentials, for her replacement. Perhaps they’ll post the job opening and take applications, each of which will be thoroughly considered and evaluated to select the best possible candidates.

    You’ll be announcing all this during your featured speaker appearance at BlogCon this weekend, right Stacy?

  3. smitty
    April 20th, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    @rsmccain:disqus  I blame you for the increase in my wife’s workload that precluded my attending BlogCon Charlotte.Your anti-squid bias is coming out in the most refined, passive aggressive fashion. You may heap abuse about your own head and shoulders at your discretion for this affront.

  4. Adjoran
    April 20th, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    I blame you for Tina Korbe’s sudden change to modest old-lady attire AND for Tabitha Hale’s eating disorder.

  5. Adobe_Walls
    April 20th, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Sounds like a good excuse for a rule 5 post.

  6. ThePaganTemple
    April 20th, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    I blame you for Amanda Marcotte’s bangs.

  7. Adobe_Walls
    April 20th, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    Have you ever been to Charlotte? I worked there on the Panther’s stadium swore I’d never go back unless I could do so in plane and pull the levers while over it. Charlotte and Obamsky are a match made ……somewhere.

  8. Adobe_Walls
    April 20th, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    @rsmccain:disqus You really do need to stop caring what most others think particularly of you, some one else’s lack of reading comprehension does not make you at fault.

  9. Adobe_Walls
    April 20th, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    Sounds like a good excuse for a comparative before and after Rule 5 post.

  10. fredo
    April 20th, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Actually, Tina should be thanking you for all that extra attention.  The added publicity probably helped her land her new gig!

  11. Jerry Stratton
    April 20th, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    Someone, somewhere, is hurting. #blamestacy

  12. Adjoran
    April 20th, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Their interstates and beltways were designed by a guy who thought Atlanta’s were just too darned efficient.

  13. chango butt
    April 20th, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    Maybe you will be added back to the Hot Air blog roll.   Or not.

  14. Adjoran
    April 20th, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

     And she’s had a LOT of bangs.

  15. Adobe_Walls
    April 20th, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    Their beltway is inside the city! It’s the only city I’ve ever been to where four right turns don’t bring you back where you started.

  16. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 20th, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    Did someone mention  eating disorders?

    You are just not culturally cosmopolitan as some!  

  17. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 20th, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    The legs that launched a million hits…  Updated with Stacy’s best wishes!  

  18. Bob Belvedere
    April 20th, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    Screw Captain Ed for being such a panty-waisted wimp pussy.

  19. AnonymousDrivel
    April 20th, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    A little NSFW heads up on the link might be nice. Please.

  20. Adobe_Walls
    April 20th, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    Well done!

  21. Evilbloggerlady
    April 20th, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    BBQ is NSFW? How elitist!

  22. robertstacymccain
    April 20th, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    Not Ed’s fault. They are employed by a corporation.

  23. robertstacymccain
    April 20th, 2012 @ 11:26 pm


  24. Garym
    April 20th, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

    Don’t hold back Bob. Tell us how you really feel. Be honest this time!
    : )

  25. robertstacymccain
    April 20th, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    Well, it did get a lot of publicity, but if I had to guess, her job change probably has more to do with her soon-to-be-married status. Likely wanted something more 9-to-5-ish, less stressful, less high-profile. As with any woman being on such a prominent online platform, I’m sure her inbox was crammed with lurid/hateful e-mails. (You’ve seen when Malkin occasionally reprints some of what she gets.) So with her nuptials pending, Tina might have decided to step back from the intense glare at HA.

    That’s just guesswork, though. OCPA may have simply offered more pay.

  26. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 21st, 2012 @ 12:20 am

    I like Oregon Inlet for fishing (with a side visit to Kitty Hawk to see history).  You can keep the “cities.”  

  27. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 21st, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    Is that how you want it?  I prefer medium rare myself.  

  28. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 21st, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    I blame Adjoran’s brother Moe for Amanda’s bangs.  

  29. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 21st, 2012 @ 12:22 am

    I am not even on the blog role here…sob.  

  30. Adobe_Walls
    April 21st, 2012 @ 1:00 am

    Still sounds like a good excuse for a rule 5 post.

  31. Adjoran
    April 21st, 2012 @ 2:13 am

     You must work for a real bitch.

  32. Adjoran
    April 21st, 2012 @ 2:22 am

     Moe, Shemp, and Curly were brothers.  Larry Fine was an itinerant comic who used a violin in his act – he was actually good at it and might have gone into music.  He played the same Vaudeville circuit with Ted Healy and His Stooges, which started out as Moe and Shemp until Shemp was fed up with Healy’s low pay and abuse, and was replaced by Curly. 

    Healy liked Larry and offered him a job if he would lose the violin.  An early film appearance drew an offer for the boys but not Healy, which led to the Stooges going on their own.  Larry was the glue that held the act together.

  33. Adjoran
    April 21st, 2012 @ 2:24 am

     Probably better pay AND benefits but insisted she give up political blogging. 

    What really made the decision easy is she no longer has to worry if every creep who follows her on the street is Allahpundit.

  34. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 21st, 2012 @ 2:52 am

    I am sure RSM, Smitty and Wombat are on the sort list (I wish they were).  

  35. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 21st, 2012 @ 2:53 am

    I think he is back in the doghouse.  

  36. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 21st, 2012 @ 2:56 am

    Are you suggesting that Townhall is cheap…sir!  

    Sorry, I was temporarily possessed by Keith Olbermann!  

  37. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 21st, 2012 @ 2:57 am

    There is more truth to that than most of us want to admit.  

  38. Bob Belvedere
    April 21st, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    I don’t know about you all, but I’m going to Jackson, ’cause I’m a big-talkin’ man.

  39. Bob Belvedere
    April 21st, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    Yeah, but having sex with a Living Doll that looks like Chris Noth doesn’t count.

  40. Bob Belvedere
    April 21st, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    I must respectfully disagree: Ed is in charge of Hot Air.  Therefore, chances are highly likely he made the decision.

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