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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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To: Red Badger

That picture is perfect!


151 posted on 11/24/2008 11:30:39 AM PST by mw19
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To: Stourme

Since when did you become the Party Police?

See post #148.


152 posted on 11/24/2008 11:31:16 AM PST by Concho (Bitterly Clinging to Guns and Religion)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Caddell would be a fine choice
but, if I shut my eyes,
I see Carville.

Guess I'm just too used to ugly.

153 posted on 11/24/2008 11:31:34 AM PST by norton
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

Alan=No Loss.


154 posted on 11/24/2008 11:31:48 AM PST by jocko12
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To: Reagan Man

Maybe they’ll hire Al Franken after he loses the recount (crossing fingers).


155 posted on 11/24/2008 11:32:46 AM PST by Chet 99
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To: DCBryan1
"I’m proud that both Sean (Hannity) and I remained unharmed after sitting side by side, night after night for so many years."

Typical liberal mindset.

Afraid of anyone who doesn't share their viewpoint and sees them as a threat. This explains the vitriolic hatred spewed by the left. Demonizing perceived threats in order to justify excessive responses that are otherwise unsubstantiated.

Must be some kind of mental illness...

156 posted on 11/24/2008 11:33:01 AM PST by GourmetDan
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To: ScottinVA

Beckel is a violent thug with a criminal past. He lies, blusters, shouts down his opponents while spouting RAT talking points, worse than Colmes. Unfortunately, somebody at FOX seems to like him, but I detest him. I loathe Colmes, but I’d rather see him than Beckel.


157 posted on 11/24/2008 11:34:35 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: OB1kNOb
Allen is probably exhausted from Halloween season and needs a break...

have not been watching FOX for almost a month now, but do watch Greta and Cavuto on occasion. I was a FOX addict 24/7 and can't believe how easy it was to break that habit... Allen is a prime example of LIBERAL, unable to stomach him...he made me very ill feeling, so his leaving is GOOD,,,

158 posted on 11/24/2008 11:35:52 AM PST by haircutter
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To: MarineBrat

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

Don’t worry. There are more of them than cockroaches in a getto.


159 posted on 11/24/2008 11:37:28 AM PST by hdstmf
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To: DCBryan1

Hey Alan.

Don’t go away mad, just go away.

I guess he’s had his fun attacking the administration all these years. Now that he would have to play “defense” for Obama-Pelosi, he wants to change the game taking his ball and going to play someplace else.


160 posted on 11/24/2008 11:38:01 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: Bushbacker1

Yeah, he looks like a typical liberal with a small brain and a small ...


161 posted on 11/24/2008 11:39:56 AM PST by hdstmf
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To: DCBryan1

Colmes is leaving? Now Hannity won’t have anyone to interrupt.


162 posted on 11/24/2008 11:40:00 AM PST by mysterio
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To: DCBryan1

Colmes is the reason the mute button was invented.
So long, Skeletor!


163 posted on 11/24/2008 11:40:57 AM PST by gigster
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To: DCBryan1

Wonderful news, how soon can we look forward to this actually happening?? LOL


164 posted on 11/24/2008 11:41:05 AM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: AmericanVictory

” he looks like a bug”
He reminds me of Jiminy Cricket, only a demented Jiminy!
“When you wish you were a Star,
Your dreams are screwed.”


165 posted on 11/24/2008 11:41:11 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: DCBryan1

Why stay on through the end of the year?


166 posted on 11/24/2008 11:42:08 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier ('This is worse than a divorce... I've lost half of my net worth and I still have my wife..')
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To: Tarpon
"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."

You forgot the sarcasm tag.

167 posted on 11/24/2008 11:42:18 AM PST by ljco (I think the best possible social program is a job. - The Gipper)
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To: DCBryan1

Maybe another liberal like John McCain can replace him.

*snicker*


168 posted on 11/24/2008 11:43:08 AM PST by CriticalJ
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

UGH!


169 posted on 11/24/2008 11:44:04 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: ljco

Nope, good to go as it is ... I don’t have a very high opinion of most liberal spouts.


170 posted on 11/24/2008 11:45:17 AM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: haircutter
I was a FOX addict 24/7 and can't believe how easy it was to break that habit...

I wish you could convince my wife to do the same. 100+ sattelite channels to choose from and our TV is on Fox News probably 70-80% of the time. I like to keep current on the news too, but too much I think, can affect one's attitude .

171 posted on 11/24/2008 11:46:01 AM PST by OB1kNOb (I for one will NOT welcome our new Marxist overlords.)
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To: DCBryan1; All; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Marine_Uncle; BOBTHENAILER; ...

1 posted on Mon 24 Nov 2008 10:36:22 AM PST
171 posted on Mon 24 Nov 2008 11:46:01 AM PST

Isn’t this some kind of record for number of posts in a short time span?


172 posted on 11/24/2008 11:54:02 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: DCBryan1

I didn’t like Colmes, but now that he’s gone where are they going to find someone dumb enough to make Hannity look good.


173 posted on 11/24/2008 11:56:57 AM PST by SeeSharp
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To: DCBryan1

Alan you WON’T be missed!!!!!


174 posted on 11/24/2008 11:57:53 AM PST by BornToBeAmerican (Sarah: I'm not going to just go along to get along.)
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To: All
Foxnews.com’s The Strategy Room

Guess they are copying CNN.....

The Strategy Room Online

********************************EXCERPT****************************


175 posted on 11/24/2008 11:57:56 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: neodad

Same here and have emailed Sean many times regarding dumpung that dork.


176 posted on 11/24/2008 11:58:04 AM PST by dusttoyou (First they steal our savings, then our liberty)
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To: Red Badger
ZORAK is gone???????............

LOL!! I have always referred to him as "The Cryptkeeper".

177 posted on 11/24/2008 12:00:07 PM PST by Rollee
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Damn, I was hoping they were going to cast him as Gollum in a spin off of Lord of the Rings...

ROTFLMAO!!!!! I almost fell out of my chair just now. Too funny!

178 posted on 11/24/2008 12:05:46 PM PST by Rollee
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Damn, I was hoping they were going to cast him as Gollum in a spin off of Lord of the Rings...

ROTFLMAO!!!!! I almost fell out of my chair just now. Too funny!

179 posted on 11/24/2008 12:05:47 PM PST by Rollee
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To: AirForceMom

when it’s apparent 52% of the population was taken for a willing ride.

I just can not figure how anyone, especially on FR, can think that nobama election was on the up and up. There was just enough ACORN effect to get through. The ELECTION WAS STOLEN! Doesn’t matter if by 3% or 30%. Can you hear me now?


180 posted on 11/24/2008 12:07:54 PM PST by dusttoyou (First they steal our savings, then our liberty)
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To: Tarpon
Probably why deep thought on liberal talk radio is so engaging.

LOL. Some tunnels are deep. Tunnel vision, otoh…:

181 posted on 11/24/2008 12:08:16 PM PST by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: MarineBrat

No need. Equal time is NOT needed to represent the establishment ‘majority’.

Think a Liberal news outlet will step up to the plate and fill the place FOX news did for Liberals when Conservatives represented the majority? Don’t hold your breath.


182 posted on 11/24/2008 12:11:19 PM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: DCBryan1

“Heck of a job there, Alan.”


183 posted on 11/24/2008 12:13:57 PM PST by Unruly Human
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To: DCBryan1

How about “Hannity’s America” 6 nights a week?


184 posted on 11/24/2008 12:15:34 PM PST by cblue55 (Save yourself from the matrix - blue states take blue pill; red states take the red pill)
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To: DCBryan1
I have to say, I've never thought Alan Colmes was near as far left as he portrays, I believe he was just a radical "foil", to Hanity's "conservative" views, reading Dem talking points.

Hell I'd like to drink a beer with the guy to find out what he really believes.

185 posted on 11/24/2008 12:17:20 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: ScottinVA
"Just don’t bring in Bob Beckel. That guy is insufferable."

THAT would be a pissah!

Beckel is a liberal ill-tempered alcoholic with a BIG mouth who couldn't out-debate Tucker Carlson on Carlson's worst day.

Be fun the the week or so before his inevitable firing.

Now Olbermann vs. Hannity -- THAT would be priceless.

186 posted on 11/24/2008 12:17:57 PM PST by AC-130 Gunship (ZERO-Hussein 0sama: Ushering in a new Reich of hell of thru "diversity" and Marxism.)
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To: DCBryan1
I liked Alan.He had his little list of talking points and would rush to say most of the list before he could be interrupted.My favorite was was after Sarah spoke at the convention and Dick Morris was saying Wow and Alan whipped out his talking points and Dick got so mad.
187 posted on 11/24/2008 12:18:51 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Unruly Human
“Heck of a job there, Alan.”

LOL

I often thought they couldn't have paid the guy enough to make himself a punching bag night after night. He has to be the dumbest guy on television.

188 posted on 11/24/2008 12:19:33 PM PST by Neverforget01
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To: DCBryan1

By all accounts Colmes is one of the nicest guys in the business, but he’s completely out of his league on that show. That’s saying something, considering that Hannity isn’t exactly an intellectual heavyweight himself. That show has just been too painful to watch in recent years.

They need someone who can actually put forth a thoughtful and consistent defense of the liberal philosophy, rather than simply ape DNC talking points without any logic or facts to back it up. Yes, I know, it’s a tall order when it comes to liberalism, but it can be done.

I have to disagree with one of the other posters who didn’t want Beckel; I actually think he’d be halfway decent. The guy actually seems to think for himself.


189 posted on 11/24/2008 12:20:43 PM PST by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: ScottinVA

BOb ,the DNC brain trust who wrote a personal check to a hooker!


190 posted on 11/24/2008 12:22:24 PM PST by ncalburt (Read all about)
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To: dead
Lol, nice excerpt of your parodies...EXCEPT we can't tell that they're parodies :-)

We oft-times forget the mental gymnastics and insanity of the Clinton defenders. How many times would there be Hannity clubbing away at the BS of Kamber, Lanny Davis, Clift, etal.

191 posted on 11/24/2008 12:23:04 PM PST by AC-130 Gunship (ZERO-Hussein 0sama: Ushering in a new Reich of hell of thru "diversity" and Marxism.)
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To: MarineBrat

SET (leftists) = SET (leftist idiots)


192 posted on 11/24/2008 12:23:22 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: GOPologist

Yeah, I have watched Austin Powers one too many times.


193 posted on 11/24/2008 12:25:43 PM PST by TheOgre
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To: The Pack Knight

Sure, Alan is a great guy. Great guys often enable rape hoax’s long after it is apparent that no rape occurred. Alan Colmes is a scumbag.


194 posted on 11/24/2008 12:28:01 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

That is sick! LOL


195 posted on 11/24/2008 12:28:25 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (President Bush has let me down! Palin in 2012!)
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To: ScreamingFist
"I'd like to drink a beer with the guy to find out what he [Colmes] really believes.

I would too.

I'm not sure his heart was ever THAT much into defending liberal insanity night after night.

And would Monica Crowley have been dumb enough to EVER set up her own sister with a moonbat of that caliber?

196 posted on 11/24/2008 12:29:49 PM PST by AC-130 Gunship (ZERO-Hussein 0sama: Ushering in a new Reich of hell of thru "diversity" and Marxism.)
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To: DCBryan1
I used to watch H&C regularly, but haven't been able to bear it for the past few years.

In the early days, I used to email Alan, and he would reply. It was great fun, he has a great sense of humor.

I never agreed with his opinions, but he was a nice guy. Too bad he never learned to read a teleprompter.

197 posted on 11/24/2008 12:35:47 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: DCBryan1

Heading off the “Fairness Doctrine”, they’ll be signing Rosie O’Donnell.


198 posted on 11/24/2008 12:44:42 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: OB1kNOb
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199 posted on 11/24/2008 12:45:15 PM PST by IrishPennant (He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.)
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To: dead

Your parady is pretty funny! Alan is always making excuses.


200 posted on 11/24/2008 12:50:03 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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