Plucky website purchased

“I have always respected Michelle Malkin and the insights and opinions presented by Hot Air,” said Garthwaite, who will serve as general manager of Townhall/Hot Air. “I look forward to working with Ed Morrissey and Allahpundit during a critical period in determining our country’s future.”…

Tom Perrault, senior vice president of Salem’s Web radio division, said, “The addition of Hot Air doubles the size of Salem’s expanding footprint in online conservative commentary.”

“Hot Air has experienced phenomenal growth — beyond our wildest expectations,” said Malkin in the statement. “With its established radio platform and fast-growing Internet brands, Salem is perfectly positioned to take Hot Air to the next level as a conservative multimedia powerhouse.”