Hot Air welcomes Tina Korbe to the team!

posted at 1:35 pm on May 16, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

We are delighted to announce that Hot Air has expanded the team — by 50%!   Tina Korbe will join the editorial team, starting today, and will soon be posting her analyses of political issues.  Unlike Allahpundit and me, Tina will be based in Washington DC and will give us first-person reporting on events in our nation’s capital, as well as interviews with movers and shakers.  Viewers of the Ed Morrissey Show have already become acquainted with Tina, who has made two appearances in the past month, the most recent being last Wednesday’s show.  I promise you’ll see her on the show on a more regular basis!

Tina joins us from our friends at the Heritage Foundation, where she worked for my good friend Robert Bluey; she was a staff writer in the Center for Media and Public Policy, Heritage’s investigative journalism outlet.  In February, she traveled to Madison, WI, to provide eyewitness reporting of the teacher union protests there and to personally interview Gov. Scott Walker. That trip led to the creation of the video “Wisconsin: Myths v. Facts,” which quickly became the most-watched Heritage production on the Heritage YouTube channel, with nearly 130,000 views.

Tina also contributed to Heritage’s “Impact of Obamacare” video series and to a series of short videos documenting the ongoing hardships of Gulf coast residents as a result of the administration’s deepwater drilling moratorium and subsequent slowdown in permits.

In May 2010, just a few days before she moved to D.C. to work for Heritage, Tina graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas with a degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish. While there, she served as the editor of the campus newspaper and daily news website, The Arkansas Traveler. While she was editor, the Society of Professional Journalists named The Traveler among the top three non-daily student newspapers in the nation and praised the paper’s “vigorous editorial voice.”

Please join us in welcoming Tina to the Hot Air team!

Update: Here’s a nice note in the comments:

Congratulations to Tina from Missourieducationwatchdog.com.

We had the pleasure of working with Tina on educational issues and she was professional, thorough, and it was delightful working with her!

We are happy to know she has joined Hotair and the site has made a great choice with having her join the team!

Cheers from Kasey and Gretchen in St. Louis!

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Only Godless Yankees live above the Mason-Dixon line.

Should have dug a moat and filled it with alligators back in 1861…

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Are you still sore about the fact that God-fearing, freedom-loving Yankees kicked your inbred redneck butts, because you valued forced labor over the Union? Grow the hell up.

Uncle Sams Nephew on May 16, 2011 at 4:35 PM

How you doin?

lorien1973 on May 16, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Don’t answer that. It’s a trap.

Jimmy Doolittle on May 16, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Actually… with a picture of TK laying around, everyone showing their hands would be a good idea.

Abby Adams on May 16, 2011 at 4:31 PM

*gasp*

Abby!

Go wash your keyboard out with soap and water!

turfmann on May 16, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Do you remember how MM used to from time to time make videos for this blog. Those were major attractions.

I noticed Tina was in the choir. I’m thinking a monthly duet with AP would be nice. Tina can do lead vocals and the RINO Robot of Rockaway Beach could maybe do euro-trance background.

jaime on May 16, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Probably not… I believe she was hired because she’s a conservative.

mankai on May 16, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Bwahaha. Nice.

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Actually… with a picture of TK laying around, everyone showing their hands would be a good idea.

Abby Adams on May 16, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Good Lord. We’re not animals!

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Has anyone stopped and wondered whether Tina is Allah’s true identity?

AbaddonsReign on May 16, 2011 at 4:38 PM

YOWZA!

I’d go back to white girls for HER!

Nice to see some ‘talent’ back on HotAir since Michelle left us! Haha

Just kidding, it’s how you write that we’ll be LQQKin’ at, Tina, welcome aboard :-)

Tony737 on May 16, 2011 at 4:38 PM

So where’s my eye candy?
JetBoy on May 16, 2011 at 2:02 PM

I don’t believe Barney Frank is a Hot Air contributer.
Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 16, 2011 at 4:31 PM

lol…we’ve moved to DefCon 2

Tim_CA on May 16, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Welcome Tina.

msactionjackson on May 16, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Unlike you and Allahpundit she’s cute. No offense guys.

vcferlita on May 16, 2011 at 1:44 PM

How do you know Allahpundit isn’t cute??? ;-)

Welcome, Tina!

KS Rex on May 16, 2011 at 4:42 PM

In DC, eh? She’ll fit right in at HotAir. Come for the Southern efficiency, stay for the Northern charm.

/

Christien on May 16, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Good Lord. We’re not animals!

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Speak for yourself, sir.

I have multiple scars from the cast iron frying pan to prove it.

It’s the Red-Blooded American Boy in me.

turfmann on May 16, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Welcome, Tina. Good luck.

kingsjester on May 16, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Uncle Sams Nephew on May 16, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Stalking, sock puppet G M troll from the Indiana decision abrogating the 4th Amendment thread.

Must not appreciate the beauty that is Tina.

How sad to be filled with so much pain and loneliness…

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Tina,

Since you’re living in DC, would you mind knocking over a Federal Building or two for us?

One a week should suffice.

Jimmy Doolittle on May 16, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Wishing you well from the mosh pit.

Saltysam on May 16, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Mindless, pus-gutted hick with a rusty shotgun and the IQ of a fly…how sad.

Shouldn’t you be daring a cop to storm your house?

Uncle Sams Nephew on May 16, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Has anyone stopped and wondered whether Tina is Allah’s true identity?

AbaddonsReign on May 16, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Not for a half second.

Impossible.

Saltysam on May 16, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Only Godless Yankees live above the Mason-Dixon line.

Should have dug a moat and filled it with alligators back in 1861…

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Are you still sore about the fact that God-fearing, freedom-loving Yankees kicked your inbred redneck butts, because you valued forced labor over the Union? Grow the hell up.

Uncle Sams Nephew on May 16, 2011 at 4:35 PM

I’ll be keeping my eye on both of you.

I’m not buying it.

Saltysam on May 16, 2011 at 4:50 PM

You will know them when you see them Tina.

Should be some way to earn CE credits in Behavioral Science by observing how they interact with the straights in here.

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 4:50 PM

*gasp*

Abby!

Go wash your keyboard out with soap and water!

turfmann on May 16, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Hahaha. I calls ‘em like I sees ‘em.
:-)

Abby Adams on May 16, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Yall is ambiguous faraway on May 16, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Shouldn’t that be y’all are ambiguous?

Akzed on May 16, 2011 at 4:53 PM

So when’s the staff swimsuit contest?

Akzed on May 16, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Tina is far better looking than Ed and presumably the “Beta Male.” Let’s hope she is more conservative.

bw222 on May 16, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Uncle Sams Nephew on May 16, 2011 at 4:35 PM

I think there was this thing called the Constitution which the Yankees pooped on. Kinda what we’re going through again these days.

Akzed on May 16, 2011 at 4:56 PM

So when’s the staff swimsuit contest?

Akzed on May 16, 2011 at 4:54 PM

The fix is in.

I want a Hot Air calender for Christmas. Ed and Allah do not have to participate.

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Welcome aboard, Tina.

Al in St. Lou on May 16, 2011 at 4:59 PM

I think there was this thing called the Constitution which the Yankees pooped on. Kinda what we’re going through again these days.

Akzed on May 16, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Don’t encourage it.

It gets too easily excited.

Think “Chris Matthews” excitations…. Yech…

Time to look at Tina’s picture again.

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Hahaha. I calls ‘em like I sees ‘em.
:-)

Abby Adams on May 16, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Exactly!

I can’t wait to read what Tina has to offer – if Ed and Allah thought she was up to the task of writing here then she must have the requisite chops.

There’ll be plenty of commenters ready to pounce (metaphorically, of course) if they don’t agree with what she writes.

And plenty of commenters ready to laud her if she picks up the mantle of conservatism and beats the snot out of the poisonous progressive ideology.

It’s all-hands-on-deck time. If you can construct an argument on paper, now’s the time to warm up the fingers.

turfmann on May 16, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Time to look at Tina’s picture again.

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Down in front, please!

turfmann on May 16, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Welcome Tina, I am looking forward to your contributions.

MalkinFan on May 16, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Welcome aboard!

BKennedy on May 16, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Here is a video of her from the Heritage Foundation

http://www.heritage.org/Multimedia/Video/2011/02/Freshmen-on-Spending

and some of her articles from there

http://www.heritage.org/About/Staff/K/Tina-Korbe

JeffinSac on May 16, 2011 at 5:07 PM

GreenRoom writers hardest hit.

Well, let’s see her writing.

DaydreamBeliever on May 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Cool, another Razorback! Ooooo pig soieeeee!

marinetbryant on May 16, 2011 at 5:13 PM

GreenRoom writers hardest hit.

Well, let’s see her writing.

DaydreamBeliever on May 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Ha. Interestingly, I was going to suggest this weekend that they hire JE Dyer. She’s a gem.

Bee on May 16, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Thanks for the link JeffinSac!

You can have the picture back now Turfman.

Tina! Have I mentioned that I am a widow these days?

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Welcome Tina! Your photo has already improved the loos of the place ;)

Hey, you can’t blame a dog for being a dog.

TheBigOldDog on May 16, 2011 at 5:21 PM

It’s good to see Hotair returning to its roots…looking forward to reading your contributions Ms. Korbe.

equanimous on May 16, 2011 at 5:23 PM

I hope you dont blog under your name like ed. Come up with a sweet handle to blog under like Ace or Allah did.

snoopicus on May 16, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Well, let’s see her writing.

DaydreamBeliever on May 16, 2011 at 5:08 PM

When will the 50% reveal her wit?

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2011 at 5:35 PM

I hope you dont blog under your name like ed. Come up with a sweet handle to blog under like Ace or Allah did.

snoopicus on May 16, 2011 at 5:28 PM

“Tina Korbe” looks much nice than “Razorback.”

It also leaves the palate feeling happier having spoken it.

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Unlike you and Allahpundit she’s cute. No offense guys.

vcferlita on May 16, 2011 at 1:44 PM

I think Ed’s cute…in a waaay innocent admiring the opposite gender from afar way.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 16, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Good Lord. We’re not animals!

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Pfffffftttt, hahahahahahahah, …..yeah riiiiiiiiiiight

sicoit on May 16, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Hot Air welcomes Tina Korbe to the team!

/ (<= that is a sarcasim tag Tina, commonly refered to "sarc tag", or "/sarc", or just plain "/". I just wanted to make sure you knew, but sometimes we forget to use it.)

Welcome aboard…

Seven Percent Solution on May 16, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Pfffffftttt, hahahahahahahah, …..yeah riiiiiiiiiiight

sicoit on May 16, 2011 at 5:43 PM

If you can’t see the bright side of life, polish the dull side!

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Hi Tina!

Speakin’ as one of HA’S middle-aged broads, might I say welcome.
If the boys get out of line-whack ‘em on their noses with a rolled-up newspaper.
That usually gets ‘em back on track…usually.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 16, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Good Lord. We’re not animals!

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 4:38 PM

You lie!
*ducks*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 16, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Tina..can you please make your posts in HD ivdeo…I think that would make everyones day

Political Chef on May 16, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Well, Hello There…

TiminPhx on May 16, 2011 at 5:54 PM

We D.C. area RINO candyasses welcome her.

Vyce on May 16, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Psst, fellas. I’m trying to give us some cover.

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Ed! Might I make a suggestion for a NARN live streaming video stand-in host?

Roy Rogers on May 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Here is a video of her from the Heritage Foundation

http://www.heritage.org/Multimedia/Video/2011/02/Freshmen-on-Spending

JeffinSac on May 16, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Some love lamp. I love Korbe.

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Psst, fellas. I’m trying to give us some cover.

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Don’t worry Tina-we girlfriends have your back.
*Whacks Nick on the snout*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 16, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Don’t worry Tina-we girlfriends have your back.
*Whacks Nick on the snout*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 16, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Hey, I don’t bite! I nibble. ;)

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Welcome aboard Tina!

To Ed and AP: good call on hiring her! Brains and beauty!

Tina, a good rule around here is a right cross, or an uppercut, works best.

Bubba Redneck on May 16, 2011 at 6:09 PM

“editorial team”

…blogger visions of grandeur on parade…

Knott Buyinit on May 16, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Good Lord. We’re not animals!

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Yes we are!
But cute ones; very cute ones.

Bubba Redneck on May 16, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Good Lord. We’re not animals!

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Thanks for the chuckle. Thread winner for denying the obvious.

This thread has proven, beyond a shred of a doubt, creation and evolution, to each their own.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Welcome Tina

llano on May 16, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Welcome Tina!

Glad to have you onboard, even if it makes me feel old- no longer can I console myself with being younger and having more hair than Ed.

For your first contribution, I suggest saying something less than fully complimentary about Palin… I double dog dare you.

Hollowpoint on May 16, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2011 at 6:16 PM

——-> nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM

nickj116 on May 16, 2011 at 6:24 PM

For your first contribution, I suggest saying something less than fully complimentary about Palin… I double dog dare you.

Hollowpoint on May 16, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Unless the lady is like Hannity, she’ll alienate a good chunk of this bonhomie, whomever she writes the slightest negative thought about.

If this bord is any indication, the party is in big trouble.

Good thing Obama is such a dummy.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Welcome, Tina!

Don’t be afraid to slap the trolls and the Paultards around. The trolls are used to it and the Paultards need it.

trigon on May 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Tina is far better looking than Ed and presumably the “Beta Male.” Let’s hope she is more conservative.

bw222 on May 16, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Second that.

Welcome Tina!

Norwegian on May 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Hmmmm…
How do we know AllahPundit & Tina are two different people?

itsnotaboutme on May 16, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Maybe they aren’t. I’ve heard there aren’t any girls on the internetz.

trigon on May 16, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Tina!
If the boys get out of line-whack ‘em on their noses with a rolled-up newspaper.
That usually gets ‘em back on track…usually.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 16, 2011 at 5:48 PM

I believe you just came up with the script for my dream tonight.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 16, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Welcome aboard!

SouthernGent on May 16, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Is she single?

Blake on May 16, 2011 at 1:39 PM

..are you?

The War Planner on May 16, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I think I’m experiencing one of the side effects of middle age. I’m young enough to be captivated by her beauty and old enough to want to see what she brings to the table before passing judgment on her.

Welcome aboard, Tina. I’m looking forward to seeing your work.

backwoods conservative on May 16, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Welcome, Tina! Pay no attention to the pit of vipers the comments section has become. :-)

Tennman on May 16, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Way. To. Think. Outside. The. Box.

MarkJudge on May 16, 2011 at 7:57 PM

backwoods conservative on May 16, 2011 at 7:12 PM

+1

Tina,

Your photo has our attention captured.
Videos of you will keep us enraptured.
As your new career at HotAir takes flight,
Please accept the best from your friends on The Right.

OneVision on May 16, 2011 at 8:00 PM

You folks need to chill with the sexist overtones seriously.

She actually has work to be judged by so stop commenting on her looks.

TimeTraveler on May 16, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Welcome aboard, Tina.

Considering who founded this blog, all of us here should be accustomed to conservative gals with brains and good looks.

Bigfoot on May 16, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Hmmmm…
How do we know AllahPundit & Tina are two different people?
itsnotaboutme on May 16, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Yeah, like it would be impossible to find a RINO gal to join in.

whatcat on May 16, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Welcome Aboard Tina.

I’ve seen your work in the Examiner. Strong stuff, with who, what, where and why.

How about an interview with VA Attorney General Cuccinelli? I’d like his take on the corruption of America by the current administration.

NaCly dog on May 16, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Hi Tina!

Are you ready for the inevitable insults that will be hurled in your direction because of your choice of words?

Machiavelli Hobbes on May 16, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Aloha Tina. Welcome to the team!

alohapundit on May 16, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Welcome, Tina, looking forward to reading the inside scoop from the most dysfunctional place on Earth.

Cindy Munford on May 16, 2011 at 4:07 PM

DC?
Or the HA comments section?

soundingboard on May 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Please join us in welcoming Tina to the Hot Air team!

Welcome to the Hot Air team Tina!

rukiddingme on May 16, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Dear Tina,

When posters aren’t serious, when they’re just spoofing and all, they log in as MadisonConservative.

Just thought you should know.

Best,

Akzed

Akzed on May 16, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Defiantly an improvement over that other female D.C. reporter …………Helen Thomas!

thegeneral on May 16, 2011 at 11:45 PM

DC?
Or the HA comments section?

soundingboard on May 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Well, I was thinking DC but I can understand the confusion.

Cindy Munford on May 17, 2011 at 12:26 AM

Well, I was thinking DC but I can understand the confusion.

Cindy Munford on May 17, 2011 at 12:26 AM

:)

soundingboard on May 17, 2011 at 12:49 AM

What a delight! Tina has impressed me on TEMS with her intelligence and ability to discuss complex issues clearly and cogently. She’s also very pretty. It will be nice to have another member of the team whom we can see.

flataffect on May 17, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Holy Moly!
She’s beautiful!!!11!

justltl on May 17, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Welcome!

I look forward to reading/seeing your interviews and reports. I like Ed and AP, but another conservative opinion is always welcome.

And don’t be fooled if Ed offers you either the red pill or the blue pill…they’re both just jelly beans.

DrAllecon on May 17, 2011 at 10:18 AM

A belated welcome Tina.

Good luck and fair winds (on your keyboard)………..

Rovin on May 17, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Welcome Tina. Hottie!!!!

JustJP on May 17, 2011 at 12:55 PM

A hot blonde! What do you think you are, Fox News?

NNtrancer on May 17, 2011 at 4:30 PM

There’s just no getting around it; there’s something about conservative ideals that makes women who holds them beautiful. I’m not sure why the effect doesn’t work on men.

RegularJoe on May 17, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Damn!!!

Shock the Monkey on May 17, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Let me add my 2 cents worth and say welcome, hope you have a great deal of success in all of your endeavors. Looking forward to reading your posts.

nwsseeker on May 17, 2011 at 11:26 PM

You folks need to chill with the sexist overtones seriously.

She actually has work to be judged by so stop commenting on her looks.

TimeTraveler on May 16, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Of course; but we haven’t seen her work yet. We HAVE seen her picture, and she is lovely — and to some extent you just have to say acknowledge that, and get it out of the way. Some have been a bit crass, and that’s regrettable.

Once she has written her first content here, no one will care (much) about her looks. I’m eager to see what she has to say.

RegularJoe on May 18, 2011 at 2:46 PM

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