Skip to comments.(Liberal) Alan Colmes: Rick Santorum took dead baby home to 'play with it'
Posted on 01/02/2012 8:16:51 PM PST by tobyhill
Liberal talk show host Alan Colmes sunk to new a new low when he said on Fox News that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum took his deceased baby home to 'play with it.'
Noting that the GOP has "speed-dated" every other candidate, Colmes said voters should "get a load" of what he called the "crazy things" Santorum has said and done.
"Like taking his two-hour old baby who died right after childbirth home and played with it for a couple hours so his other children would know it was real, I mean..."
At this point, Fox News contributor Rich Lowry tore into Colmes, calling his statement a "cheap shot."
Lowry lambasted Colmes for "mocking" the death of Santorum's child and said it was beneath the liberal talker, sometimes known as "Skeletor" among some conservatives
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I just watched the video and Coilmes is a total piece of trash. Also, I guess Colmes mother never told him to sit up straight when you’re on tv.
He should be off the air, given the full Don Imus / Jimmy the Greek treatment.
Colmes will say anything to get noticed. Why they keep that grinning clown around confounds me.
While I never have heard of someone taking a dead baby home, I know several folks who have lost newborns and had family come into the room to share the grief with parents and young siblings. At first I thought it was creepy. But after having two kids of our own I can understand it more.
Also, this is not something anyone does without the advice of a counselor. I am sure there were folks from the hospitall that helped them through this.
Unusual for sure. But I would not want to walk in those shoes.
Colmes just showed that he does not have the ability to even appear anything close to impartial with that hate filled comment.
hotair has the Hannity video of Santorum’s reaction, where Rick says that Colmes has apologized and that Karen and Rick have accepted the apology. Pretty moving video of Rick’s experience and the reasoning for having the infant’s funeral in the home.
It is hard to believe, but I think this is going to be the nastiest round yet. I almost didn’t comment, but we haven’t yet seen the bottom, the very dregs of humanity that are going surface.
Why Bill O’Reilly still has Alan on his show is beyond me. Colmes is an absolute waste of time.
but Lowry shot back, “I’m interrupting you because what you’re saying is contemptible.”
That guy just needs to retire. In shame. Now.
Grief causes people to do things that seem strange to others not experiencing it. Been there (relatively speaking - not this scenario in particular and would not want to).
But Skeletor needs a shunning. Any decent person should flat refuse to appear with him on TV or anywhere else. His ‘apology’ is BS.
Comes epitomizes the liberal approach to argument. He only mocks and ridicules. The concept of a reasoned argument and civilized discourse is alien to him.
1. He was in a state of grief. What is weird in a normal state didn’t seem weird at the time. And there’s the expectation or promise of “bringing the baby home”. He did. It was just dead.
2. The “reborn” babies seem weirder to me, making dolls of the dead kids.
3. The women who make baby dolls and then treat them as real babies is frankly way crazier. Babying dogs is only slightly less crazy.
Alan Colmes redefines schmuckery.
All the more reason not to watch Faux News anymore. Next thing you know, Ailes will give that vile piece of crap his own TV show.
When Alan Colmes was born, they threw away the baby, and kept the afterbirth.
Won’t lie...the comment made me chuckle as bad as admitting it is.
How would Cutie pie act if it were Obama instead of Santorum? Would Cutie pie Still have a job if this were Obamas loss he was mocking instead of Santorums?
INSENSITIVE!? It wasn’t just insensitive, it was abominably wicked and uncalled for.
Go eat a cricket, Alan.
Alan Colmes is an ignorant, contemptible Leftist bigot who should be fired forthwith, ‘apology’ or no. Attacking a politician’s family based on their respect for the loss of loved ones is completely unacceptable.
Colmes was disgusting. He is always disgusting, but this is the worst I have ever seen him get.
He should have already been fired, but I doubt that he will be. Fox news, now Faux news, has died. They have completely ruined their brand. I don’t see them as a competent trustworthy source of news anymore.
At best, Fox is lib lite. Fox doesn’t give a damn about the future of our country, only ratings and selling books.
Yes, Colmes was disgusting, but it is Fox that pays him to say the crap he says.
Fox news can go straight to hell.
Once this election is over, I will not watch Fox news again.
To answer your second question, Colmes would be fired or placed on an “indefinite suspension” before the next commercial break.
Your tagline applies to our congresscritters — all of them spineless.
...and you know this is true, because....?
Video of Santorum responding to the incident on Hannitys Fox News Channel Show on January 2, 2012:
Again, grief causes people to do ‘weird’ things.
Colmes has always been a skinny sick creature. Never understood how Hannity could stand to be in the same room with him. He oozes creeps.
This one really takes the cake. Its disgusting as hell.
With this remark Colmes has shown he isn’t even fit to be an organ donor.
I'm sure MSLSD would open their arms wide and welcome the POS into their communist fold.
They took their dead child home to be with its’ family. Perhaps Colmes thinks they should have left it on an examining table or the hospital dumpster.
Alan Colmes might just as well be calling President Lincoln and his wife twisted ghoul nutcases for opening the casket of their son for months after his death and freeing Democrats’ slaves.
as the mom of two previous “baked potatoes” who survived..I don’t find it strange at all. ALL life is sacred and a gift from God.
What exactly was ‘chuckle’ funny?
I agree, I always thought that Hannity & Cutiepie would have been a much better show if Cutiepie hadnt been on it.
Funerals in ones home not that long ago was the norm. Up until the 1940s it was common.
My mother has told me stories of her grandparents funeral in her parents home when she was a child and her mother making her kiss her grandfather goodbye.
These were traditions brought over from the old country.
Only rising standards of living made the funeral home possible and drove out old traditions. Undertakers used to come to your home and embalm and prepare the body for burial in your home.
Death was once much more familiar to people than it is today.
This is a personal family matter and does not belong in politics. Colmes is a POS.
This is great, Colmes is going to drive more independents away from the RAT party at no cost to us.
You need to spend some time in a Neo-natal Intensive Care unit to have your eyes opened. Baked potatoes..how revolting!
It was a lot worse than a cheap shot and when Lowry called him on it he repeated the “playing” meme once or twice more. Colmes is scum.
“Lowry lambasted Colmes for “mocking” the death of Santorum’s child and said it was beneath the liberal talker, sometimes known as “Skeletor” among some conservatives”
Actually, it’s the “Crypt Keeper”.