Skip to comments.Alan Colmes leaving “Hannity & Colmes”
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 (FNCs 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 its bittersweet to leave one of the longest marriages on cable news, Im 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.coms 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, hes been a great friend which is rare in this industry. Ill genuinely miss sparring with such a skillful debate partner.
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I think they are just giving him a graceful way out.
Pale face is leaving...bummer..
He was a good cupcake.
Who’s going to replace him? Bob Beckel or Kristen Powers? I’m hoping the latter.
I couldn’t stand the guy. But then, I can’t stand any talking head spouting marxism and supporting the murdering of babies.
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.
Good riddance. To bad he’s not completely gone from FOX.
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...
I wonder which cabinet position he was offered.
Now if they can get Hannity to do the same, I may tune in.
I quit watching a very long time ago. Maybe I'll tune it.
He must have been madder at Dick Morris than I thought!
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.
He doesn’t want to be in a position to try and defend the socialist Obama when the shiite hits the fan.
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.
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.
I wonder if he’s physicall ill. He doesn’t look too healthy.
I’m with MM - Hannity and Carville would be a riot!
It is common for one of us to use the mute button every time Colmes or any of his Democrat friends start talking.
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.
who’s gonna read Demonkat talking points — fox could hire a monkey to do that.
will Holmes be O’s new minister of reptiles?
The Alien is going back to Mars
Seriously he always reminded me on an alien of sorts.
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.
“I wonder which cabinet position he was offered.”
The way he has been looking lately I’d say the MEDICINE CABINET!!
Exactly!!! Probably Press Secretary!
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.
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.
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.
An answer to prayer . . . as long as no one worse replaces him! LOL.
Aint’ that the truth. And it seems he has gotten worse in the last year or so.
well, if nothing else he showed positive proof the more liberal you are...the uglier you get.
James Carville? Juan Williams? Mort Kondracke? Susan Estrich? Nina Easton?
Powers would be the easiest on the eyes but the greenest potential co-host.
My bet is Kirsten
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.
Maybe Krauthammer could replace him?
Pray for W and Our Troops
Now will it be called Hannity & ?
they have plenty to choose from to take his place....
He was ‘shined-on’ by Bill Shine! Good riddance to that annoying, twisted liberal dweebish goof. See ya on radio.
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.
Or Mort Kondracke...
C'mon. Hannity ain't settin' the bar too high here!
Debate? Really, Sean...
Hannity & Ego
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.