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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blowhard Alan Colmes Calls Me A Blowhard

UPDATE: Alan Colmes e-mailed me to indicate he meant no offense, and said "C’mon Professor, we’re BOTH blowhards." Well, that may be going a bit too far, but thanks for the note. I take back what all those people said about him.

I am still seething over the NY Times calling me seething, and now this from Alan Colmes:
The right-wing nut machine can’t say enough bad things about President Obama....Then, some blowhard named “Legal Insurrection” writes, “Relax, The Dems Will Screw Up.”
Colmes links to my cross-post at Hot Air's The Green Room, rather than the post at this blog. Here's what a blowhard I am; just the facts:
  • "Hannity & Colmes" averaged 2.3 million total viewers and 505,000 A25-54 in the month of December 2008, Colmes' last month on the show. Since then, Hannity without Colmes hasn't lost any viewers. You brought a lot to the show, Alan.
  • Here is what a liberal icon said about Colmes: "Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., compared Hannity & Colmes to a Harlem Globetrotters game, where Colmes' "whole job is to lose every argument.""
  • Guess who called Colmes "the human straw man"? (Hint, it wasn't me)
  • What do Alan Colmes and Al Franken have in common? (Hint, they both started as comedians.)
  • Guess who interfered in the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Iran by calling one of the captors, potentially putting our diplomats in danger? (Hint, it wasn't me)
  • Guess who called Colmes "dopey liberal, chastened by his conservative master." (Hint, it wasn't me or a conservative.)
  • This photo has it about right, big guy:

  • Who feels the need to take cheap shots at a famous working mother by claiming she didn't give proper pre-natal care of her child? (Hint, not me.) And who then changed his website when he got called out on it? (Hint, not me again.)
  • Somebody called Colmes "FOX's favorite liberal whipping boy." (Hint, it wasn't me.)
  • And another the "hapless Alan Colmes" (Hint, not me again.)
You stay classy, Alan. And so will I.

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  1. Why don't you pick on someone your own size?

  2. Oooo... A call out by Alan Colmes! Congrats. You've hit the big time! :)

  3. Alan always did strike me as at the least, classy. I guess he's following the trend of calling conservatives 'blowhards' or other fancy names. At least we have the dignity to allow our philosophical adversaries to live up to their own names, their own words, and provide facts with our commentary.

  4. But have you yet been named on Olbermann's Worst Person in the world? Because if you were then...something like eight people would see it.

  5. Okay, I think this comment is going through: Congratulations!

  6. Crack Investigative Journalist Alan Colmes thinks someone is "named" Legal Insurrection. A quick "google" of that "name" leads to a blog, where the author's name, William A. Jacobson is listed ON THE FRONT PAGE. Total investigative effort: < 3 seconds.

  7. too funny and well done... enjoy the ride

  8. Almost as exciting as being criticized by the NY Times! Though can't decide which one is less credible.