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Alan Colmes leaving “Hannity & Colmes”
Hot Air ^ | November 24, 2008 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 11/24/2008 12:08:28 PM PST by RobinMasters

Broken by Radio Equalizer, confirmed by Fox News.

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…

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.”

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KEYWORDS: alancolmes; colmes; foxnews; hannity; seeya; skeletor
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1 posted on 11/24/2008 12:08:29 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
Wow, that's too bad. I really believe Alan Colmes served a useful purpose of showing how fundamentally inane Liberals are. He'll be missed.
2 posted on 11/24/2008 12:10:30 PM PST by elhombrelibre (The MSM has its president elect.)
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To: RobinMasters

I think they are just giving him a graceful way out.


3 posted on 11/24/2008 12:10:57 PM PST by Badeye (If he's a Messiah, how come his brother lives in a mud hut?)
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To: RobinMasters

Pale face is leaving...bummer..


4 posted on 11/24/2008 12:11:02 PM PST by Edizzl79 (you want my guns..come and get em...I dare ya....)
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To: RobinMasters

He was a good cupcake.


5 posted on 11/24/2008 12:11:47 PM PST by Republican Extremist
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To: RobinMasters

Who’s going to replace him? Bob Beckel or Kristen Powers? I’m hoping the latter.


6 posted on 11/24/2008 12:12:12 PM PST by Borges
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To: RobinMasters

I couldn’t stand the guy. But then, I can’t stand any talking head spouting marxism and supporting the murdering of babies.


7 posted on 11/24/2008 12:12:15 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICATED)
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To: RobinMasters

Excellent. We might be able to watch the show again.

It is common in our house for someone to run from the room at the sound of Alan’s voice.


8 posted on 11/24/2008 12:12:24 PM PST by freespirited (Honk to indict the MSM for treason.)
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To: RobinMasters

Good riddance. To bad he’s not completely gone from FOX.


9 posted on 11/24/2008 12:12:44 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Sarah Palin reminds me of the story about David and Goliath)
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To: RobinMasters
I’ll genuinely miss sparring with such a skillful debate partner.

Huh. I guess everything's relative. I've never considered Colmes a "skillful debate[r]". All he'd do is spew the DNC talking points of the day, then have that dumb smile on his face when he was floored.

I'm not surprised by this though. Although recent viewings have been sparse, it's been obvious to me he wasn't enjoying himself. He seemed to be taking the jibes more personally. That's when it's time to go...

10 posted on 11/24/2008 12:13:22 PM PST by bcsco (Liberals don't understand, it's impossible to pick up a turd-like Obama-by the clean end...)
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To: RobinMasters
Earlier thread with many replies
11 posted on 11/24/2008 12:13:33 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: RobinMasters

I wonder which cabinet position he was offered.


12 posted on 11/24/2008 12:14:20 PM PST by red-dawg (Bend over for CHANGE.)
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To: RobinMasters

Now if they can get Hannity to do the same, I may tune in.


13 posted on 11/24/2008 12:15:11 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: RobinMasters
Alan Colmes leaving “Hannity & Colmes”

I quit watching a very long time ago. Maybe I'll tune it.

14 posted on 11/24/2008 12:15:15 PM PST by mosquewatch (No peace without FREEDOM.)
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To: RobinMasters

He must have been madder at Dick Morris than I thought!


15 posted on 11/24/2008 12:15:42 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: RobinMasters
I'm sorry to hear that:

NOT because I liked him on Hannity and Colmes - just the opposite in fact.

However, previously both he and that dunder-head Hannity were more-or-less "contained" on their own show, and if I avoided IT I could still watch FoxNews while being reasonably sure of avoiding them BOTH!

If "Skullface" is to become a "liberal" voice on OTHER Fox News shows it will be harder to watch the network without risking seeing/hearing him.

16 posted on 11/24/2008 12:15:55 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: RobinMasters

He doesn’t want to be in a position to try and defend the socialist Obama when the shiite hits the fan.


17 posted on 11/24/2008 12:16:31 PM PST by South40
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To: FatherofFive
I can’t stand any talking head spouting marxism and supporting the murdering of babies.

I've only watched recently during the later part of the campaign, and only then when the wife would have it on because there was nothing else to watch. But it seemed to me Colmes wasn't happy. And it seemed to me that this was the one topic (abortion) that had him upset (perhaps too strong a word). I got the idea that he had a problem defending it, especially when the terms "killing of babies" or the like were used.

18 posted on 11/24/2008 12:17:05 PM PST by bcsco (Liberals don't understand, it's impossible to pick up a turd-like Obama-by the clean end...)
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To: RobinMasters

Leaving just when he was at his snideist over the election. He’s been backtalking and uppity since Nov. 4, wincing his scrincey face into laughs. Now they can get a real liberal on the show, like Kathleen Parker.


19 posted on 11/24/2008 12:18:41 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: bcsco

I wonder if he’s physicall ill. He doesn’t look too healthy.


20 posted on 11/24/2008 12:19:00 PM PST by sarasota
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To: RobinMasters

I’m with MM - Hannity and Carville would be a riot!


21 posted on 11/24/2008 12:19:07 PM PST by bigbob
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To: freespirited

It is common for one of us to use the mute button every time Colmes or any of his Democrat friends start talking.


22 posted on 11/24/2008 12:21:51 PM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: RobinMasters

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. This could be the result of a major re-tooling of the show following the new multi million dollar Hannity contract. I can’t believe that he ever brought enough to the show to merit his staying. As of late, he seems genuinely annoyed with Sean and the barbs thrown at him by Coulter, Gingrich etc.


23 posted on 11/24/2008 12:23:22 PM PST by albie
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To: RobinMasters

who’s gonna read Demonkat talking points — fox could hire a monkey to do that.

will Holmes be O’s new minister of reptiles?


24 posted on 11/24/2008 12:23:23 PM PST by webschooner
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To: sarasota

The Alien is going back to Mars
Seriously he always reminded me on an alien of sorts.


25 posted on 11/24/2008 12:24:09 PM PST by LittleMoe
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To: WayneS
If "Skullface" is to become a "liberal" voice on OTHER Fox News shows it will be harder to watch the network without risking seeing/hearing him.

Wayne, I gave it up when Britt Hume's Special Report appeared in the tank for Obama at the last debate. My wife (who's far more tolerant than I) noticed it too, and has far less viewing time in since then as a result. I haven't watched since the election was over. And before that it was sparingly. I get my news here.

Dick Morris took Colmes to task during the campaign, but it appeared to me that Colmes had problems when having to defend abortion, which came up frequently during the campaign. Not that I think he has a problem per se with abortion in general, but it seemed to me that the use of terms like "the killing of babies" or "infanticide" troubled him. That's when he really seemed to show emotion beyond the usual mask. He didn't like being reminded of the truth behind the issue.

26 posted on 11/24/2008 12:24:51 PM PST by bcsco (Liberals don't understand, it's impossible to pick up a turd-like Obama-by the clean end...)
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To: red-dawg

“I wonder which cabinet position he was offered.”

The way he has been looking lately I’d say the MEDICINE CABINET!!


27 posted on 11/24/2008 12:25:31 PM PST by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: red-dawg
I wonder which cabinet position he was offered.

Exactly!!! Probably Press Secretary!

28 posted on 11/24/2008 12:25:40 PM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: sarasota
I wonder if he’s physicall ill. He doesn’t look too healthy.

The way it's come out, it doesn't sound like that, but who knows? He's been beaten up on a number of issues lately, and I suspect he's looking for a "safer" environment. By that I mean where he has more control over the content and guests. But, that's just my opinion.

29 posted on 11/24/2008 12:27:10 PM PST by bcsco (Liberals don't understand, it's impossible to pick up a turd-like Obama-by the clean end...)
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To: BlueStateBlues
He’s been backtalking and uppity since Nov. 4, wincing his scrincey face into laughs.

You'd think he'd be all smiles and giddy. His community organizer took the throne.

People are acting weird lately. Not happy weird. It's more like confused or "irritated" weird. They all act like ate something bad.

30 posted on 11/24/2008 12:29:46 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: RobinMasters

and I remained unharmed after sitting side by side, night after night for so many years

wth?


31 posted on 11/24/2008 12:31:41 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
The FULL quote is:
I’m proud that both Sean (Hannity) and I remained unharmed after sitting side by side, night after night for so many years.

I'm pretty sure he was making a joke.

32 posted on 11/24/2008 12:37:00 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: RobinMasters

An answer to prayer . . . as long as no one worse replaces him! LOL.


33 posted on 11/24/2008 12:39:02 PM PST by Quix (LAWLESS LEADER QUOTES FM 1900: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: freespirited

Aint’ that the truth. And it seems he has gotten worse in the last year or so.


34 posted on 11/24/2008 12:39:20 PM PST by mel
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To: elhombrelibre

well, if nothing else he showed positive proof the more liberal you are...the uglier you get.


35 posted on 11/24/2008 12:40:05 PM PST by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: Borges
Who’s going to replace him? Bob Beckel or Kristen Powers?

James Carville? Juan Williams? Mort Kondracke? Susan Estrich? Nina Easton?

Powers would be the easiest on the eyes but the greenest potential co-host.

36 posted on 11/24/2008 12:40:30 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: RobinMasters

My bet is Kirsten


37 posted on 11/24/2008 12:41:40 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: Borges
Who’s going to replace him? Bob Beckel or Kristen Powers? I’m hoping the latter.

I immediately thought of Kirstin Powers. I think she started on O'Reilly and improved drastically over a short time. She doesn't really annoy me.

38 posted on 11/24/2008 12:48:14 PM PST by sazerac
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To: RobinMasters

Maybe Krauthammer could replace him?

Pray for W and Our Troops


39 posted on 11/24/2008 12:49:14 PM PST by bray (All thats left of my 401K is a little Change and very little Hope.)
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To: RobinMasters

Now will it be called Hannity & ?


40 posted on 11/24/2008 12:51:25 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: elhombrelibre

they have plenty to choose from to take his place....


41 posted on 11/24/2008 12:52:22 PM PST by tatsinfla
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He was ‘shined-on’ by Bill Shine! Good riddance to that annoying, twisted liberal dweebish goof. See ya on radio.


42 posted on 11/24/2008 12:53:08 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: sazerac
If it wasn't for H&C and Colmes I would have mostly never heard of Colmes.

Powers will probably be it until she loses her looks. My suggestion for a replacement is a fax machine straight to the DNC, which is pretty much what they had before.

43 posted on 11/24/2008 12:55:29 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: BlueStateBlues
Now they can get a real liberal on the show, like Kathleen Parker.

Or Mort Kondracke...

44 posted on 11/24/2008 12:56:25 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: bcsco
"I’ll genuinely miss sparring with such a skillful debate partner."

C'mon. Hannity ain't settin' the bar too high here!

Debate? Really, Sean...

45 posted on 11/24/2008 12:56:36 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Patriotism: Not voting for the candidate whose strongest qualification is being a minority.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Hannity & Ego


46 posted on 11/24/2008 12:58:31 PM PST by Londo Molari
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To: Londo Molari

LOL!


47 posted on 11/24/2008 1:00:25 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: RobinMasters
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Are the rumors true that Barney Frank had a big hand in redirecting Colmes ca rear?

48 posted on 11/24/2008 1:01:59 PM PST by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: RobinMasters

Good


49 posted on 11/24/2008 1:02:20 PM PST by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new enviromentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: RobinMasters
I just filed this in my "Don't Give a %hit" binder...

Don't take it the wrong way, I'm glad you posted this thread. Alan was just tired of being Sean's beyotch.

Plus, I needed to change my tag line. I'm just hoping Sarah doesn't go Hollywood on us. Alaska needs her to be focusing on her stewardship of the state for at least two more years.

50 posted on 11/24/2008 1:07:55 PM PST by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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