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Alan Colmes to Depart Top Rated Hannity & Colmes
Breitbart.com ^ | 24 NOV 08 | dcbryan1

Posted on 11/24/2008 10:36:20 AM PST by DCBryan1

FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Alan Colmes will relinquish his role as co-host of Hannity & Colmes at the end of the year.

In announcing his decision, Colmes said, “I approached Bill Shine (FNC’s Senior Vice President of Programming) earlier this year about wanting to move on after 12 years to develop new and challenging ways to contribute to the growth of the network. Although it’s bittersweet to leave one of the longest marriages on cable news, I’m proud that both Sean (Hannity) and I remained unharmed after sitting side by side, night after night for so many years.”

Colmes will continue to have a presence on FNC as he will serve as a liberal commentator on a variety of FOX News programming, including Foxnews.com’s The Strategy Room and continue hosting his radio program, The Alan Colmes Show on FOX Talk, a division of FOX News Radio. He will also begin developing a weekend program.

Shine said, “We’re very sorry to see Alan reach this decision but we understand his desire to seek other creative challenges in his career. We value his incredible hard work in making Hannity & Colmes the most successful debate program on cable news and we’re going to miss him on the show. Thankfully, he will begin developing a weekend pilot for us.”

FOX News Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Roger Ailes added, “Alan is one of the key reasons why FOX News has been such a remarkable success. We’re sad to see him leave the program but we look forward to his ongoing contributions to the network.”

Hannity & Colmes is the only FNC program which has remained in the same timeslot for 12 years, catapulting to number one in 2003 and never relinquishing the top spot. The second highest-rated program in cable news behind only The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes averaged 3.3 million viewers nightly for the Nielsen month of October and is poised to mark 60 consecutive months at number one at the end of November.

Hannity added, “Not only has Alan been a remarkable co-host, he’s been a great friend which is rare in this industry — I’ll genuinely miss sparring with such a skillful debate partner.”

Throughout his 12 year tenure on Hannity & Colmes, Colmes has interviewed numerous key political figures, including: President Elect Barack Obama, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), DNC Chairman Howard Dean and former Vice President Al Gore.

FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour general news service covering breaking news as well as political, entertainment and business news. For nearly seven years, FNC has been the most watched cable news channel in the nation. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 90 million homes.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adios; alancolmes; colmes; fnc; foxnews; hannity; seeya
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Good riddance....I couldn't stand him defending the undefendable for years and years....UGLY to boot!....

BRING IN KIRSTEN POWERS!! MUCH EASIER ON THE EYES!

1 posted on 11/24/2008 10:36:22 AM PST by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

That’s great news.


2 posted on 11/24/2008 10:37:39 AM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: DCBryan1

Just don’t bring in Bob Beckel. That guy is insufferable.


3 posted on 11/24/2008 10:37:41 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: DCBryan1

But where ever will they find another leftist idiot to take his place? /s


4 posted on 11/24/2008 10:37:45 AM PST by MarineBrat (You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.)
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To: DCBryan1

Obama must have hired him to fill the equivalent role of Baghdad Bob in his administration.


5 posted on 11/24/2008 10:37:55 AM PST by kalee
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To: DCBryan1
Alan Colmes to Depart Top Rated Hannity & Colmes

They finally going to bury the corpse?

6 posted on 11/24/2008 10:38:01 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: DCBryan1

Liberal commentator, I guess he means reading the media matter stories is what is meant by commentary. I always thought you had to actually think to be a commentator.


7 posted on 11/24/2008 10:38:05 AM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: DCBryan1

Alan, don’t let the door hit you in the ass:-()


8 posted on 11/24/2008 10:38:11 AM PST by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: Geo The Engineer says its HUSSEIN & the MSM fault for next 4 years:-))
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To: DCBryan1

oh no, how will sean replace the 2 viewers that tune in to hear alans opinion?


9 posted on 11/24/2008 10:38:36 AM PST by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: DCBryan1

I hope the doorknob gets perminatly stuck in his backside!


10 posted on 11/24/2008 10:39:00 AM PST by dalereed
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To: DCBryan1

ZORAK is gone???????............

11 posted on 11/24/2008 10:39:05 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: DCBryan1

Don’t let the door hit you in the a@@ on the way out Alan. He’s the reason I don’t watch that show.


12 posted on 11/24/2008 10:39:09 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: DCBryan1

I could never stand that man.


13 posted on 11/24/2008 10:39:19 AM PST by Silly (www.QuestionOthority.com)
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To: DCBryan1

Its Hannity and Beckel time! LOL


14 posted on 11/24/2008 10:39:31 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: ScottinVA

Don’t worry, there are plenty looking for the job of Village Idiot.


15 posted on 11/24/2008 10:39:42 AM PST by Rumplemeyer
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To: geo40xyz; dalereed

He’d enjoy it......


16 posted on 11/24/2008 10:39:44 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: DCBryan1

That’s great news


17 posted on 11/24/2008 10:39:52 AM PST by RDTF (BO smells and eventually people do what's necessary to avoid it)
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To: DCBryan1

Oh come on Hannity- Alan is a “skillful debate partner”???

bwwhahahahahaa!!!


18 posted on 11/24/2008 10:40:14 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: DCBryan1
"Shine said, “We’re very sorry to see Alan reach this decision but we understand his desire to seek other creative challenges in his career."

Here is my translation: Shine said: Alan, you are out. You have been a joke on H&C and your time is up. How do you want to hand the PR?

19 posted on 11/24/2008 10:40:28 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: dalereed

He’d probably like that!


20 posted on 11/24/2008 10:40:52 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: DCBryan1

Alan is just bit funereal looking, don’t ya think?


21 posted on 11/24/2008 10:40:59 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (President Bush has let me down! Palin in 2012!)
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To: DCBryan1

He’s just a parasite on the show anyway, Hannity sets the agenda, gets the guests, etc. and Colmes just reads his talking points.

Just let Hannity have his own show like O’Reilly, he doesn’t need a counter-voice, he’ll debate his guests.


22 posted on 11/24/2008 10:41:01 AM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: DCBryan1

Apparently he couldn’t face defending Obama for 4 years.


23 posted on 11/24/2008 10:41:05 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: DCBryan1
"Good riddance....I couldn't stand him defending the..." indefensible
24 posted on 11/24/2008 10:41:10 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

Hannity and Powers


25 posted on 11/24/2008 10:41:51 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: neodad

I guess he’s gonna replace Whoopi on The View............


26 posted on 11/24/2008 10:41:55 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: DCBryan1

He looks like the Crypt-keeper.


27 posted on 11/24/2008 10:42:16 AM PST by Concho (Bitterly Clinging to Guns and Religion)
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To: SE Mom

Hannity may be a cunning linguist, but COlmes has always been a master debater.


28 posted on 11/24/2008 10:42:19 AM PST by TheOgre
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To: DCBryan1
Colmes is going to be the "Fairness Doctrine" commentator and will be available to provide the opposing view on each and every newscast and prime time show on Fox.
29 posted on 11/24/2008 10:42:19 AM PST by 3catsanadog (I plan to give the new President the same respect and dignity the other side gave Bush.)
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To: DCBryan1
It'd probably make the most sense to replace him with another retarded marijuana addict, but it sure would be more exciting to see a hyper-ventihilating loon like B.J. Hunnicutt.

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

30 posted on 11/24/2008 10:42:20 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: word_warrior_bob

Right. I’ve called it “Hannity and Whatever” for years.


31 posted on 11/24/2008 10:42:24 AM PST by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: DCBryan1
Hannity and Powers.

Or, given the new administration, should it be Powers and Hannity?

-PK

32 posted on 11/24/2008 10:42:26 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: DCBryan1

Powers would be a good choice but Hannity & Hannity would be a lot smarter. Bring in guest libs occasionally. Go it alone most of the time.


33 posted on 11/24/2008 10:42:37 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: DCBryan1

Thank G_D!


34 posted on 11/24/2008 10:42:57 AM PST by A. Morgan
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To: DCBryan1

Unharmed? ;o) I’m biased but, I didn’t find his attempts at arguing the leftist perspective particularly compelling.


35 posted on 11/24/2008 10:42:58 AM PST by Rockitz (NObama 2008- Strange we ain't believin')
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To: DCBryan1
They should bring in Mr. Burgess; he'll tear Sean up!!


36 posted on 11/24/2008 10:42:58 AM PST by pookie18 (Jindal-Palin or Palin-Jindal '12)
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To: ScottinVA
Just don’t bring in Bob Beckel. That guy is insufferable.

Beckel is the man who dropped not very subtle threats against the Republican electors in 2000. I cannot stand the man.

37 posted on 11/24/2008 10:43:42 AM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: mainerforglobalwarming
"I’m proud that both Sean (Hannity) and I remained unharmed after sitting side by side, night after night for so many years."

Longest marriages? Unharmed? What was supposed to have happened? They were supposed to get in a catfight and kill each other? What an odd choice of words. Freudian slip, perhaps?

38 posted on 11/24/2008 10:43:53 AM PST by XenaLee
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To: kellynla

.... Strategery!


39 posted on 11/24/2008 10:43:55 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: ScottinVA

“Just don’t bring in Bob Beckel. That guy is insufferable.”

I can’t think of a liberal who isn’t.


40 posted on 11/24/2008 10:44:14 AM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: neodad
"He’s the reason I don’t watch that show."

His contribution to the show became so discusting last week that we simply turned to another channel at the first sound of his voice, and have not watched since.

41 posted on 11/24/2008 10:44:18 AM PST by An Old Man (Lead, Follow, or get the hell out of the way)
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To: DCBryan1

Maybe Hannity could rescue that hat babe on the view and give her a shot.


42 posted on 11/24/2008 10:44:18 AM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: DCBryan1

He’s done a lot of damage.....I won’t miss him.


43 posted on 11/24/2008 10:44:38 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

That was ‘hot’ and hasslebeck would be a big time upgrade.


44 posted on 11/24/2008 10:44:44 AM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: DCBryan1

Please don’t replace Colmes with any total spinmeister such as Bob Beckel. I’d also prefer someone who doesn’t read the talking points but can simply use their own arguments.

Colmes is making a “pitino/petrino” type mistake. It’s unusual to be on a top-rated program or a top-rated team. There are certain things that have to come together to make that possible. That kind of magic isn’t necessarily transferable.


45 posted on 11/24/2008 10:44:54 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain, Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: DCBryan1

This is such great news. I stopped watching H&C because I couldn’t take his childish rants anymore.


46 posted on 11/24/2008 10:44:56 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Hacklehead

Pat Caddell is tolerable.

Actually, he and Ann Coulter are often on Hannity’s radio show together, and I think they make a good team.


47 posted on 11/24/2008 10:45:12 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: MarineBrat

Lol...ah..indeed, what a challenge, ‘cause we know they are a rare and dying breed.


48 posted on 11/24/2008 10:45:14 AM PST by top 2 toe red (Some names I will never, ever dignify with a Capital letter again!)
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To: DCBryan1
Good riddance. I absolutely hate the format of that program. Having a Lib and conservative host and a lib and conservative guest on most segments is just an awful idea. Who wants to watch them all yelling over each other? The show descends into a yelling match most nigts and gives me a headache. Hannity should do the show alone. If they want to keep it 'Fair and Balanced' they can get guests from both sides...but only one host.

FOX News Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Roger Ailes added, “Alan is one of the key reasons why FOX News has been such a remarkable success..."

Roger Ailes if full of sh*t.

49 posted on 11/24/2008 10:45:21 AM PST by pgkdan ( All Catholics should know supporting Obama constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil.)
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To: XenaLee

Oh God, please I’m just about to have a snack. Starting to lose my appetite.


50 posted on 11/24/2008 10:45:48 AM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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