Skip to comments.Alan Colmes to Depart Top Rated Hannity & Colmes
Posted on 11/24/2008 10:36:20 AM PST by DCBryan1
FOX News Channels (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 (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.
Shine said, Were 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 were 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. Were 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 OReilly 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, hes been a great friend which is rare in this industry Ill 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.
That picture is perfect!
Since when did you become the Party Police?
See post #148.
Guess I'm just too used to ugly.
Maybe they’ll hire Al Franken after he loses the recount (crossing fingers).
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...
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.
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,,,
“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.
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.
Yeah, he looks like a typical liberal with a small brain and a small ...
Colmes is leaving? Now Hannity won’t have anyone to interrupt.
Colmes is the reason the mute button was invented.
So long, Skeletor!
Wonderful news, how soon can we look forward to this actually happening?? LOL
” 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.”
Why stay on through the end of the year?
You forgot the sarcasm tag.
Maybe another liberal like John McCain can replace him.
Nope, good to go as it is ... I don’t have a very high opinion of most liberal spouts.
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 .
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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?
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.
Alan you WON’T be missed!!!!!
Guess they are copying CNN.....
Same here and have emailed Sean many times regarding dumpung that dork.
LOL!! I have always referred to him as "The Cryptkeeper".
ROTFLMAO!!!!! I almost fell out of my chair just now. Too funny!
ROTFLMAO!!!!! I almost fell out of my chair just now. Too funny!
when its 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?
LOL. Some tunnels are deep. Tunnel vision, otoh
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.
“Heck of a job there, Alan.”
How about “Hannity’s America” 6 nights a week?
Hell I'd like to drink a beer with the guy to find out what he really believes.
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.
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.
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.
BOb ,the DNC brain trust who wrote a personal check to a hooker!
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.
SET (leftists) = SET (leftist idiots)
Yeah, I have watched Austin Powers one too many times.
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.
That is sick! LOL
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?
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.
Heading off the “Fairness Doctrine”, they’ll be signing Rosie O’Donnell.
Your parady is pretty funny! Alan is always making excuses.