Well, we knew this was coming. In a manner that we have all become all to familiar with, Hot Air has made its transition to Facebook. Just as the GOP Establishment didn’t give a shit what its actual base wanted, neither did Ed/Salem Communications. They gave the people who brung them in the fist place the old, Do it our way, or go fuck yourself.
Basically is comes down to this, Ed Morrissey, Allahpundit and Salem Communication wanted more money. They wanted to spend less time earning that money and to earn more at the same time. It is and has been all about money for quiet some time. Anything that gets in-between them and increased profits has to go.
In short, they have become utterly indistinguishable from Hillary Clinton. Mo money, mo money, mo money, wif out using yo money… And there it is folks. Just like what the GOP Establishment did to its Conservative base. They sold out their principals for mo money. Not to say, or suggest or imply that Ed Morrissey or Allahpundit every had any principals that weren’t for sale to the highest bidder. Even since his Captains Quarters days, Ed was always a GOP Establishment useless imbecile.
The Captains Quarters was always a gimmick, Ed was never a Captain of any sort and his wife and kids were never shipmates. It was just a writers gimmick to attract a customer base.
EDIT: As a caveat I should add, that Ed and Salem Communication fully expect most of their old customer base to surrender and sign up for Facebook, because, after all, where else do you have to go. Just like the fucking traitors running the GOP Establishment.