291x Longer Than CNN+: Hannity Marks Record as Longest Primetime Host
April 22nd, 2022 11:12 AM
On Thursday, Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity became the longest-running primetime cable news host at 25 consecutive years, six months, and 15 days, taking the top spot from the late Larry King. To put that further into perspective, Hannity’s 9,322 days as host on FNC are 291.31 times longer than the entire life of the hilarious failure that is CNN+.
Slate Brands Colmes 'Buffoon,' 'Liberal Weakling' Hours After He Died
February 27th, 2017 10:53 AM
This post goes straight into the "Just When You Didn't Think They Could Sink Any Lower (But They Always Manage)" file. At Slate.com on Thursday, staff writer Isaac Chotiner took the occasion of Alan Colmes's death only hours earlier to criticize him as a "buffoon and patsy," and as "Fox News’ Original Liberal Weakling."
Alan Colmes Fabricates Cruz's Absence From Scalia's Funeral
February 20th, 2016 9:41 PM
Liberal Alan Colmes, apparently miffed at people who have criticized President Barack Obama for not attending the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, asserted earlier today that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz would not be there.
Colmes got it wrong. Cruz was there, and it was known for quite some time that he would be there. Colmes, since the words "I'm sorry" are apparently…
Press Ignores Hillary Bringing Back Her Southern-Accent Pander
August 5th, 2015 11:19 PM
Though it's not as blatant as the speech which got noticed at Fox News and many center-right outlets (and, of course, nowhere else) eight years ago, it's clear that Hillary Clinton once again altered her diction and style several days ago to (in her mind, one would surmise) "adapt" them to her Southern audience.
This time, Mrs. Clinton was being interviewed by South Carolina Democratic Party…
Colmes Defends Obama Admin. Skirting 'Radical Islam' Term
January 29th, 2015 3:31 PM
Alan Colmes ran to the defense of the Obama administration on Thursday's Imus in the Morning on Fox Business over their deliberate avoidance of using the term "radical Islam." Producer Bernard McGuirk took a shot at the White House, asserting that "we should say 'Islamic extremism,' because by not saying it is not going to appease anybody." Colmes repeatedly underlined, "It's not Islam," and…
Alan Colmes Attacks NewsBusters For Critiquing New York Times Coverage
March 10th, 2014 4:11 PM
Liberal Fox News contributor and former TV host Alan Colmes took a swipe at NewsBusters on Monday’s "Happening Now" over our coverage of "The New York Times" coverage of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Appearing alongside conservative writer Jim Pinkerton on Monday's "Happening Now", Colmes claimed that "Conservatives are always complaining they're not getting fair …
Bill O'Reilly Praises CNN's Don Lemon as Courageous, Says Sharpton's
July 31st, 2013 12:13 PM
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly began his Monday evening edition of The O'Reilly Factor by pointing out what anchors on two of his cable network rivals said about his statement that people in “the grievance industry” don't discuss complicated racial problems.
O'Reilly then went on to contrast the actions of Don Lemon -- an anchor on CNN-- who the Fox News host called “honest” and courageous…
Alan Colmes Shocker: 'Liberals Have It Wrong About Rush And Sean
July 30th, 2013 6:28 PM
For the second day in a row, liberal talk radio host Alan Colmes has said something that will undoubtedly make the left squirm in their seats.
After marvelously saying Monday that we'll only have true equality in this country when blacks such as CNN's Don Lemon can speak against the grain without being called an Uncle Tom, Colmes on Tuesday published an article at his blog titled "How…
Larry Elder: 'We Won't Have True Equality Until Goldie Taylor No Longe
July 30th, 2013 3:32 PM
As NewsBusters reported, liberal talk radio host Alan Colmes on Monday defended CNN's Don Lemon from attacks by folks such as MSNBC's Goldie Taylor for having the nerve to agree with Bill O'Reilly about problems in the black community.
This led conservative talk radio host Larry Elder to give Taylor a serious dressing down on Twitter Monday evening ending with, "No, @AlanColmes, we won't have…
Alan Colmes: We’ll Have True Equality When Blacks Can Speak Against
July 29th, 2013 3:28 PM
As NewsBusters has been reporting, CNN’s Don Lemon has taken a lot of heat from the left for having the nerve to agree with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly about problems in the black community.
On Fox News’s Happening Now Monday, liberal talk radio host Alan Colmes marvelously stated, “We’ll have true equality in this country when someone like Don Lemon or any other person of color can make a…
Video: Alan Colmes Slams NewsBusters for Legitimate Criticism of Hilla
November 26th, 2012 6:04 PM
Libertarian media critic Jim Pinkerton and liberal Alan Colmes sparred earlier this afternoon on the Fox News program Happening Now over the question of the media's generally positive treatment of outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, despite unresolved questions about her role in the Benghazi debacle.
One item discussed in the segment was NewsBusters senior editor Tim Graham's…
Alan Colmes Fail: Record Shows CNN Candy Crowley Is No Republican
October 15th, 2012 5:45 PM
Of the four liberal-media moderators selected by both parties at the Commission for Presidential Debates, CNN's Candy Crowley is the fairest. She's a longtime political-news pro, but that doesn't mean that in her long tenure at CNN, she doesn't have a "paper trail" (video trail) of liberal bias.
On Fox News this afternoon, James Pinkerton cited MRC’s research [see below] and said “I think…
As Dems Convene, Food Stamp Rolls Hit Record Level -- And It's a Story
September 4th, 2012 9:49 PM
Completing a two-month full reversal of a tiny decline which began earlier in the year, the USDA reported on Friday that participation in the Food Stamp program, which the government wants everyone to call SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), reached an all-time record high in June. The program's had 46.67 million participants that month, eclipsing the previous record of 46.51…