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."
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Alan Colmes Remembered by Fox News Colleagues as 'Good,' 'Decent Man'

February 23rd, 2017 5:04 PM

For many years, liberal pundit Alan Colmes often provided the “balanced” part of the Fox News Channel motto of being “Fair and Balanced.” That came to abrupt end when the 66-year-old former stand-up comedian, radio host and co-host of the Hannity & Colmes weeknight news and interview program passed away after a brief illness on Thursday.

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…

Clarence Page: 'Right-Wing Wouldn't Have' Rev. Wright Story 'If it Was

May 20th, 2012 12:51 PM
If there was a contest each week for the dumbest comment made by a member of the media, this would likely be last week's prohibitive favorite. On the syndicated Chris Matthews Show this weekend, during a discussion about Barack Obama's America-hating Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page actually said with a straight face, "Right-wing wouldn't have…

Former Fox Contributor Left Network Partially Because of Glenn Beck

October 25th, 2009 11:06 AM
Former Fox News contributor Jane Hall said Sunday that one of the reasons she left the cable network was because she was uncomfortable with host Glenn Beck who she believes "should be called out as somebody whose language is way over the top and scary."Fox watchers know Hall as one of the regular liberal panelists on Saturday's "Fox News Watch" as well a frequent guest on…

Fmr Dem/Actor Paul Rodriguez Begs Obama to Side w/ Farmers Over Endang

September 18th, 2009 3:34 PM
As FNC's Sean Hannity devoted his show Hannity on Thursday evening to the plight of California farmers who are suffering unemployment because the federal government is withholding water from their crops in favor of saving endangered fish, Hannity began the show, specially titled "The Valley That Hope Forgot," by interviewing comedian and former Democrat Paul Rodriguez, chairman of the…

Actor Alan Autry Slams Obama for Choosing Fish Over Farmers, Says Drou

September 18th, 2009 11:32 AM
On Thursday's Hannity show, Sean Hannity hosted a special edition of his program -- titled "The Valley That Hope Forgot" -- in Huron, California, where drought-stricken farmers are suffering because the federal government continues to withhold water to save endangered fish, leaving tens of thousands of farm workers standing in line for hours at food banks. As the show aired amidst a…

Voight: Press ‘Covering For’ ‘Cunning’ Obama, ‘Lied’ About

July 19th, 2009 5:03 PM
On Monday’s Hannity show on FNC, actor Jon Voight accused the press of "protecting" and "covering for" President Obama by not giving enough coverage to dissatisfaction with the President’s economic policies, including the anti-tax TEA party protests:But the press, the press brought him in, and now they want to make sure that nobody topples the throne, it seems. So they don't…

FNC: Fmr Inspector General Charges 'Mudslinging' by Obama Admin

June 18th, 2009 3:39 PM
On Wednesday, several FNC shows recounted the latest developments in the case of President Obama's suspicious, and possibly illegal, firing of former inspector general Gerald Walpin, after an investigation headed by Walpin found Obama friend and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson guilty of misusing over $800,000 in funding intended for the AmeriCorps program. Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity pointed to…

FNC's Hannity Suggests Obama Cite America's Sacrifices for Muslims

June 4th, 2009 3:02 PM
On Tuesday's Hannity show on FNC, while interviewing author Brigitte Gabriel, host Sean Hannity suggested that, rather than make apologies for America in the Muslim world, that President Obama should point out that Muslims have benefited from America's assistance in various countries, and Gabriel pointed out that the United States sided with Muslims against Christians in the former Yugoslavia.…

Flashback: FNC Interviewed American POW Tortured in Iraq

May 26th, 2009 4:33 PM
On Memorial Day, 2002, FNC's Hannity and Colmes held an interview with U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Troy Dunlap, who was held in Iraq as a POW during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, and his attorney, Steve Fennell, to discuss a lawsuit against the Iraqi government because of torture Dunlap and other POWs endured. During the current debate over how high-level Al-Qaeda prisoners should be treated, and the…

You Read It Here First: Hannity Cites NewsBusters on Revolving Door

May 8th, 2009 2:02 AM
In his Wednesday night “Media Mash” segment, FNC's Sean Hannity picked up on a Tuesday night NewsBusters post, “Third CNN Staffer Joins Obama's Team, As Does ABC Vet; Revolving Door Up to Ten,” about the latest journalists to spin through the revolving door to work in the Obama administration. Hannity informed his viewers of how the press corps are “losing three more of their own to the Obama…

Hannity Calls on Brokaw: 'Are You Proud' of MSNBC & Garofalo

April 20th, 2009 5:47 PM

CNN’s Begala: Tea Party Goers ‘Wimpy, Whiny, Weasels Who Don’t L

April 20th, 2009 1:44 PM
On Friday’s Hannity show on FNC, host Sean Hannity played an audio clip of liberal CNN contributor Paul Begala as he was interviewed on the April 15 Imus in the Morning, in which Begala engaged in name-calling against Tax Day Tea Party participants: "Why are they out there whining with this Tea Party thing? Just a bunch of wimpy, whiny, weasels who don't love their country and don't want to…