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May. 28 2010 - 4:45 pm | 617 views | 0 recommendations | 11 comments

Moving on…

This is my last post at True Slant. As most of you have probably already read, Forbes acquired the blog, and the bloggers will be hearing by the end of the month who will be making the transition, and who will be cut. I’ve decided to return to my original blog ahead of schedule simply because I don’t think (for obvious reasons) I would be a good fit for the Forbes franchise even if I had been asked to join the team.

Other than that, I want to basically echo what Taibbi already wrote. Much thanks to Coates Bateman, Michael Roston, and Lewis Dvorkin, all hardworking champions, who gave me a job when other editors fainted at my use of profanity and/or selected topics of writing. True Slant operated on a really novel idea: bloggers deserve to be paid for their work, and independent journalism should be free of censorship.

You have no idea how rare that is (unless you’re a blogger, and these days, who isn’t?)

I hope my True Slant followers will join me over at the old (now new again) Unreported.


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    Thank you Allison for all you did to make yourself into one of our site’s more distinctive voices. You were one of our most indefatigable contributors, and I hope the big audience who followed you here will keep up with your work on your own page.

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    Very admirable. Lead the way, I shall follow.

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    But what if Teve Torbes is a huge fan!? Teve Torbes has it going on!

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    Good luck. It was nice competing with you for the leaderboard of views — knowing I was usually far behind you! I hope your hard work pays off again, financially as well, in the future.

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    Thank you Allison. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and hope for all the best in the future.

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    Bummer to see you go, Allison. I’ll certainly be reading you at your new/old digs.

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    Good luck. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog. I don’t think I could have covered this BP mess without throwing up my hands and consoling myself with the thought that I’ll be dead in the long run.

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    Will definitely be reading you on your new/old blog. bookmarked!

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    Nice pity post. Can’t have the resident anti-corporate lefty working for a corporation like Forbes, so you leave before you’re asked to.

    Won’t miss your diatribes and lack of research in the least.

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