Skip to comments.A Haditha Marine Father Has a Question for Alan Colmes [Update at post 216: Colmes Apologizes!]
Posted on 02/11/2007 3:56:49 PM PST by RedRover
On the February 9th broadcast of Hannity & Colmes, Alan Colmes made an outrageous and poisonous statement that was not corrected on air.
Speaking to Oliver North, Colmes supported Congressman John Murtha's ugly and destructive lie that, "no question about it", Marines in Haditha had "killed innocent civilians in cold blood".
Defending the indefensible, Colmes told the viewers that there have been "confessions and convictions" in the Haditha Marine case.
Now Darryl Sharratt, the father of a Haditha Marine has a question:
"I would like to ask Alan Colmes where he got his information. There have been no convictions. There have been no confessions."
On the February 10th broadcast of Kit Jarrell's The Front Line, Mr. Sharratt stated, "Evidently, he is not doing the research to be on national television. He comes out in front of millions of people and makes this statement and it is 100% wrong."
So what now, Fox News?
If Mr. Colmes' false assertion continues to be left uncorrected, Fox News will contribute to a tainted jury pool, cause additional pain to the families, and mislead supporters and potential donors to the Haditha Marine defense funds. Through his statement, Mr. Colmes reached millions of people with the message that guilt has already been established.
Fox News and Alan Colmes must make amends...
1. Fox News owes its viewers the opportunity to hear from Darryl Sharratt or other Haditha Marine family members to set the record straight. None of the Haditha Marines have yet faced a hearing. Anything that is known about the case or the investigation has been leaked by prosecutors and politicians. The media has been complicit in this and it must stop now.
2. Alan Colmes owes the Marines and their families an apology. I suggest he make it in the form of a donation to any of the Haditha Marine Defense Funds. (For Mr. Colmes' convenience, all the information he needs about fund donations is here).
These are fair requests to make of a news channel long supported by patriots. Now it's up to Alan Colmes and Fox News.
Defend Our Marines
PS. If you have a blog or post online at military websites, please help spread the word. We will keep you posted.
You can e-mail any or all of the addresses below to ask that a Haditha Marine family member be given a chance to appear on Fox News to set the record straight....
For Oliver North, who heard Colmes' remark...
The Haditha Marine families feel abandoned by the world. Their only support is coming from the Internet. Hope you can lend a hand!
If you weren't pinged, let jazusamo or me know if you want on the Haditha Marine Ping List.
Colmes is one of the STRANGEST looking people I've ever seen.
I think proudofthesouth needs your photo of Homely Colmes.
And one of the most irritating.I can't watch H&C anymore,I'm afraid I'll do an Elvis to the TV.
Even I can do that! Thanks Jaz.
He's a person? Are you sure? Actually, he isn't that attractive, but I don't mind the guy.
I am going to print this out and put it over at the Big Apple deli, hopefully Alan gets to see it as he walks in for breakfast.
He always has reminded me of The Grinch - only in human(?) form.
I asked alan, didn`t give me a good answer:
I've wondered why this has been buried since we were supposed to find out the results of the investigation last summer.
Please ping me with updates.
WOW!!! That is great!!!
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I'm going to do what I do best in these situations. I'm going to pray for Darryl Sharratt to have his time with Alan Colmes. hehehehehe! The Lord provides. Go get'em Mr. Sharratt.
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