Hot Air was founded by Michelle Malkin, a conservative author and blogger, in 2006, taking over hotair. com from a defunct personal website. Although Malkin served as the publisher and CEO of Hot Air, she exercised little editorial control over the site's various commentators. Morrissey, a Roman Catholic, is the more socially conservative (though gay-friendly) of the two current bloggers, whereas Allahpundit is more libertarian and an atheist. Hot Air carried posts from a selection of conservative and libertarian bloggers in its "Green Room," which closed in May 2014. In February 2010, Salem Communications purchased Hot Air.