***UPDATE: Colmes apologizes to Santorum***

Rich Lowry from National Review would not let Alan Colmes continue to mock something so personal as how Santorum chose to deal with the death of his child and laid the smack down on Colmes, even telling him that the ‘dastardly’ people in the media wouldn’t sink so low as Colmes had just done.

It was awesome to see Colmes put in his place. Watch the entire interview as it continues to the end:

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UPDATE: Here is a clip of Santorum reflecting on his son’s death and explaining why he chose to talk his child home. As you would imagine it was a profoundly personal decision, but one that even the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recommended. It most certainly wasn’t as Colmes attempted to characterize it:

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UPDATE: Alan Colmes wrote this on twitter just a little while ago:


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  • Anonymous

    Good for Rich Lowery, Combs is an absolute, insensitive, leftist, idiot.

    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill

    “Little by little, subtle changes will come until one day America will wake up and be Socialist; the Democrat Party has adopted our platform.” – Norman Thomas, 1944

    • Evanescence: “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept Communism outright but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have Communism. We won’t have to fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into our hands. We are convinced that sooner or later Capitalism will perish, just as Feudalism perished earlier…….All the world will come to Communism. History does not ask whether you want it or not.” ~Nikita Khruschev, U.S.S.R. United Soviet Socialist Republics, Interview Osaka, Japan, June 18 (*171*252*333*414*585*666*747*828*999*Revelation 13:1) , 1957. “

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for the post, CD.

        Khruschev must have had a crystal ball.

      • I have been posting that quote for a long time. People don’t get it. The left wants it so, they hide it or say Khruschev is dead so it can’t happen. Well, I hate to say it. It is happening right in front of us and the left do not want to admit it. Thank you for posting it. The left should read “The Road to Surfdom” might change a mind or two….

    • Anonymous

      You know…Coombs was indeed insensitive in re: to Santorum’s approach to his child’s death. But then I see the comments made by people like 12grace, calling Coombs a leftist idiot, and I know for sure that the insensitive assholes aren’t only found on FOX news.

      • Anonymous

        Are you kidding me? Have you ever listened to Colmes on Fox? His gameplan is to smear, degrade, and insult any conservative idea. It doesn’t make one an insensitive a**hole to see that. And quite frankly, we don’t have to accept it any longer.

        • Anonymous

          First of all: I was responding to 12grace’s need to call Coombs an “insensitive idiot,” which calls into question his own sensitivity, doesn’t it?…but I blew it and used the word “asshole.” thinking that was the word 12grace used rather than “idiot.” OK, you may now call me an idiot for that too.

          As for Coombs…I have absolutely NO problem with him degrading the conservative ideas displayed on Fox, because most of them are thoroughly deserving of it. But Coombs is probably the weakest example of a “lefty” imaginable. He’s always lacked the “right stuff,” and is most often mealy-mouthed and less than convincing. And that is exactly the reason Fox employs him. A Harris-Perry or Maddow would make mincemeat of all the small minds on Fox, I assure you.

          • Anonymous

            Typical of you MSNBC’ers, you’re sooo worried about just the right phrase, while still degrading all that is good. And I can see why you have no problem with Colmes comments, as they appear to echo yours. You just don’t think he’s far left enough, do you.

            • Anonymous

              WTF? “Worried about just the right phrase, while degrading all that is good”? What a wonderfully strange concoction of an idea!

              I already said that I DO have a problem with Coombs comments regarding the Santorum issue, saying it WAS insensitive…perhaps you should apply yourself to my words as opposed to your own preconceptions, nukeman60 As for Coombs: his politics seem ok, his presentation (kinda like yours) is way off.

  • Combs is an embarrassing himself with judging how grieve the lost of a child. Fox News should take action on his dumb ass. They should be able to find another folk fro the left side.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t Bob Beckel from the left?

      • Persephone

        Beckel is an escapee from Porky’s Roadhouse.

        • TxGold

          Yeah, but I like him.

    • I have to admit, as somebody with no children, I thought it sounded strange myself until hearing Santorum speak about it the way he did.

      • DCGere

        Same here Jeremy. His siblings now have a chance to remember him the way they chose to, instead in a viewing at the funeral home.

  • Anonymous

    “I’m not mocking the losing of a child … what I’m moc … what I’m saying is …”

    Sometimes I just can’t believe the stuff that comes out of his mouth. So what he is “mocking” is how he and his family chose to grieve about the loss of their child/sibling.

  • Joe W.

    Alan “The Mortician” Colmes is a vile, cynical, left wing lunatic, and his presence on FOX has always been questionable, in my view. The “man” is nothing short of demonic.

    • Anonymous

      Combs is a first class idiot. Hate to think how much FN pays him and Bob Bechel to act stupid.

      • Joe W.

        FOX is moving more left every time I tune in, which is not nearly as often as I used to….

  • I guess the idiot colmes wouldn’t approve of those sites which photograph parents with a lost child either? Then again, he wants to kill them long before that so I guess seeing the body is WAY too hard on him.

  • Anonymous

    Colmes was only annoying when he was on with Hannity, now he’s turned into a full blown dirtbag. Who the hell would even bring up the death of a candidate’s child? That tells me that when it comes to destroying Santorum they are going to have a hard time.

    • Anonymous

      They will dig down as far as it takes and as far back as they have to go to find mud to sling and if they can’t find any they’ll fabricate it. Colmes, like Beckel and their sort, have no scruples and therefore are used as the water boys to carry the sludge and disperse it. This is a perfect example of what I call Limbo Politics, how low can you go.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      But he says he doesn’t judge anybody – that’s not his job. [oh man- that guy makes me find the Mute button faster than my puppy finds a piece of dinner left on the table!]

  • When I am trying to figure out where the dead center of the ‘mainstream’ is on topic ‘x’, I always think “I wonder what Alan Colmes thinks about topic ‘x’?”. That’s why I call him Alan ‘Mainstream’ Colmes.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t you mean “lamestream”. I can’t imagine Colmes’ opinion being a mainsteam opinion.

  • Anonymous

    I like Santorum very much and I am glad he is surging. I was trying to remember the Santorum comment on private consensual sex. I did not bother looking for it, because I knew it would come up soon enough.

    I have consistently included Santorum can be included with Romney and Gingrich as a candidate that is a fine debater and can communicate the conservative principles effectively. Not sure if he can do it in that special Reagan way that is amiable and non-threatening. We will see. BTW: Santorum was freaking fantastic on MTP yesterday. He had Gregory so flustered, he completely lost any semblance of journalistic objectivity. Gregory stopped questioning and got into debate mode as he carried the democratic water. Santorum took him on and did him in.

  • Anonymous

    Alan Colmes is a despicable excuse for a human being his saying that Santorum brought the dead baby home to “play” with it was low even for him. However, as I’ve said here before, Santorum using that story to advance his conservative credentials is as low as I’ve ever seen any candidate go. It’s a horrible story no matter how you pro-lifers want to spin it.

    Just the idea of a parent bringing a dead baby home so his other little kids could see it is so horrible I can’t even imagine it being true. I don’t care what his story is or how he wants to spin it to help him get votes. Most normal people would not do such a thing to little kids. Talk about child abuse. It’s sick. It’s heartless. To do that to little kids is just too horrific to even think about.

    • Anonymous

      At first blush, it could seem almost morbid to some. Having lost a baby brother of 2 days, I still regret never seeing him or touching him. At the time of his death we were too young to visit the maternity ward. So I can understand this desire to give their other children closure.

      Many opinions on this but I applaud the Santorums for handling the loss in a way they felt their family could best express their loss and love. And that assumes they put it in terms their children understand, which I suspect they would.

      Years ago (before hospitals) every family did this with family members of all ages. I’ve always been glad that I didn’t grow up in the age of corpses in the parlor. 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, but there’s a huge difference between a wake at home back when most people died at home, and bringing home the body of a dead baby to show it to little kids, which is what Santorum has explained he did.

        I realize I grew up in New England where people are much more staid about things like this, and I’ve seen what I consider atrocious behaviors like taking pictures of the deceased in the coffin, which is apparently considered normal in some parts of the country. I’m a big fan of Irish wakes, which as far as I’m concerned is the only kind of wake to have. For an adult who lived a long happy life.

        But this? I’m sorry, but anyone who has ever seen a dead body and still finds this story to be any kind of “touching” or sentimental in any way is just plain sick. I would never show a little kid a dead body. I would never do that to a child and anyone who would is just plain sick.

        • Anonymous

          I’m thankful I’ve never had to deal with it myself. And just seeing my Dad after death let me know I never want to look at another person in a coffin. Period.

          An elderly neighbor when I was a kid had a photo album she would show me frequently and I was morbidly fascinated with the pictures she told me were taken after two of her babies had died …. eeewwww for sure, but truth be told they looked just like they were sleeping.

          Another age/custom I’m glad I missed out on.

        • TxGold

          No, it’s not sick. Mommy goes the hospital to have the baby that’s been talked about for months, but comes home without it. How does that look to the child?

        • Anonymous

          Jaynie59, this is not Rick Santorum dictating to everyone how they should handle the loss of a child very soon after birth, but rather how he and his wife choose to deal with that loss. What you denounce as “sick” says more about you and your morals then it ever does about Rick Santorum pandering for votes. I commend the Santorum’s for being candid regarding this very personal emotional time in their lives and for helping others cope with similar loss. I would not be so callous so as to dismiss it as a mere vote-getting stunt. You should be ashamed of yourself.

      • cabensg

        I can’t say I understand it but it’s really none of my business or something I would hold against someone who chose to handle it that way. I could see taking the children to see the body but…oh well as I said it’s up to the family. I can’t say it’s something I’d broadcast to the world though.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you Patriot! This is such a personal thing, how can anyone say anything against him unless they experienced what he has. I value your opinion above others, Patriot, because of your loss. May God give you peace.

        • Anonymous

          If it’s a personal thing then why is Santorum using it to win a primary? I’ve seen him tell the story three times and he tells it to “prove” how conservative he is. Like he’s selling himself. It’s disgusting.

          • Is_Sense_Common

            I’m not sure he’s “using it to win a primary.” It happened, he was asked about it, he answered the question, and now he’s being viewed as jamming it down people’s throats. It’s similar to Tim Tebow. He bends a knee to honor his Lord in the midst of life, the media highlights it and then acts like it’s him (Tebow) who’s jamming Christianity down people’s throats. The media has this weird prism where they pick something they’re uncomfortable with, try to make sure YOU’RE uncomfortable with it, & then spins it into a context where the subject seems to be the one jamming things down people’s throats. I didn’t write this very well, but hopefully someone out there can hear what I’m trying to say… (hopefully you have your decoder rings on…)

          • Anonymous

            If Santorum is doing it to win a primary than I agree with you, but I just don’t think that that is true.

  • Anonymous

    I would take great pleasure in serving up Colmes a heaping bowl of STFU.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Alan, it is a cheap shot. I think smirking Colmes is disgusting anyway and his comments, insistence on continuing to make them, and lack of ability to comprehend the unsuitability of the comments supports it. He can comment on his opinion of a family’s grief on the death of a child but it’s “not his job” to comment on private sex practices? He shouldn’t comment on either one. What a very sad, strange person. It is sad he has a forum to spew his vile comments on FOX.

  • Anonymous

    Combs is the shock jock of the Demonacratic party. The real question is whether he believes what comes out of his mouth, or is it an act? He certainly does not help the perception of his intelligence by saying such garbage. I thought that liberals were supposed to be the ones that loved everyone. Obviously that sentiment is very qualified, and politically dependent.

  • Anonymous

    Colmes is a twit.I always feel like I’m in some odd time warp when I listen to him.
    Alien, I mean Alan is warped.

  • This is why I will not watch Fox News: people like Alan Colmes, Bob Beckel, and Juan Williams. I have respect for Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell, but I cannot listen to disgusting leftists like Colmes.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you! I detest Colmes and Beckel. When they appear on FOX, I just change the channel.

  • It always amazes me. To the leftists, it’s the right who are those who want to see old people and kids killed.. and they are those who are all so tolerant and pro choice. Yet, we have people like Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin, who the left vilifies for the Santorum’s for bringing their baby home so their family can have closure, and for Sarah for giving birth to a down syndrome baby and loving him.

    Colmes is an a$$ but it’s typical of those on the left. It was nice to see him put in his place.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      Hey AbC – this is off topic but are you watching Herman tonight on Piers? His smile and laugh was medicinal!! Maybe TRS will post it? (truth be told, he’s talking but not saying much – but it’s just so nice to see him again with that contagious smile!)

  • In case you’re interested, Fox News just posted on its Facebook page: “What do you think? Did Colmes’s comment cross the line?” There are over 500 comments, most of which say “Yes”. I posted a link to Scoop’s post there.

  • Anonymous

    There are cultures around the world who do similar things and treat death much differently than our Westernized society. I’m sure Alan Colmes would be applauding those cultures b/c he’s into multiculturism.

    Personally, I would not do it. But I find such knee jerk, judgemental attitude odd coming from the tolerant Left which promotes “different” lifestyles and an “each his own attitude.” After all, I thought Santorum was the one trying to impose morality on the rest of us.

    • Anonymous

      My Grandmother had a stillborn child. She gave birth at home, and the doctor was there and pronounced the child dead. My Mother, Aunts, and Grandfather, dressed the baby and prepared him for burial. Granddad, built the coffin, and dug grave. We are so insulated from death in this society. So much so that when death comes, we are ill prepared for what to do afterwards. What the Santorums did was not that unusual, at least historically.

      Too bad that the Demonocratic party now has stooped to this level of attack. This is purely Chicago style politics. Go figure.

  • Anonymous

    Put the ideology aside this is beyond disgusting. Lack of judgement?

  • Anonymous

    “Mocking the loss of a child.”

    If Rick’s wife had had an abortion, they’d be celebrated as heroes by the looney-lefties.

    Machts nichts.

  • kenmelton

    Keep Alan Colmes on the air as much as possible.

    It’s a great way of confirming that liberals indeed have a mental disorder.

  • Anonymous

    I watched that….Colmes is despicable!
    He acted like a baby too when Rich pressed him.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      Good thing he wasn’t still in the womb.

  • FOX News needs to make a public apology to the Santorum family, and then ban Colmes from any future appearance on the network.

  • Anonymous

    I think Alan Colmes pulled similar crap about Palin’s medical treatment when she went into labor, and went on a plane to AK.

    The guy is the lowest of the low, and has no problem going there.

  • Anonymous

    I meant to comment on this earlier, but after listening to Colmes, I had to go take a shower first to remove the slime. Sadly, when returning, I noticed that his dispicable face was still there and the stench returned to my nostrils.

    Colmes is more than a far-left idiotic spewing liberal. He’s a dolt, pure and simple. When you look uo the word, it has his face next to the description. That is all that’s needed there.

    I don’t have any words for this. Fox can find some left-leaning pundits that don’t stoop this far into the cesspool, can’t they?

    • Anonymous

      On a happier note, my hat’s off to the workers of the NICU wards in any hospital that has them. My second son was born 4 weeks premature and spent an entire month there back in ’85. They do amazing work and are true heroes to me.

      I worked in the control room of a nuclear power plant with dozens of alarms going off at once, all the while calmly going about the duties of saving the unit. These nurses would have the same thing going on daily with their wards and would calmly take care of business, restarting little hearts, attending to emergencies and saving lives daily. It was nerve-wracking to me, but I was grateful to them.

      My son is a happy, healthy 26 year old today thanks to them and the Grace of God.

      • poljunkie

        Our son was born early too, just about two months early. Only weighed 2 pounds. He’s 23 now! Aren’t the NICU’s amazing? (Both for patient and parents)
        He too, is an incredible kid.

        • Anonymous

          Ya, when I saw my son for the first time, he was the size of my palm, but the nurses said he was a huge preemie at 4 lbs.

          • poljunkie

            Our son came home at just under 4 lbs!! AND he looked gigantic.
            Glad your guy is doin’ well today!

            • Anonymous

              I’m happy for yours, as well. They say it’s the wonders of modern technology, but it’s actually the wonder of God that gives us that technology.

      • Amen to that! One of my nieces was born terrifyingly early, and the NICU staff fought like Spartans to keep her alive. You’d never know it to look at her today.

        • Anonymous

          Bravo for them and joyous for you. True miracles of God.

      • Anonymous

        Mine was about six weeks early but fortunately had no medical issues, just an underdeveloped sucking reflex. He had to be tube fed until it was strong enough. 17 days it took. He weighed 5#5oz at birth and would have been fine to bring home had he been able to sustain himself.

        In the olden days he would have died like the pioneer babies who didn’t “suckle”.
        Now he’s a strapping 24 year old thanks be to God and modern medicine.

        • Anonymous

          Careful. A lot of people would say 24 years ago was the olden days.

          Gratz to you and praise God for the nurses in NICU.

  • poljunkie

    I am surprised Comes didnt blame President Bush…That is his standard answer to nearly every question or discussion he is in.

    I wish he had left FOX when he left Hannity.

    Its strange….after 9/11 we literally watched FOX news ALL day and night. This went on for at least…. probably eight + years. It became just what we did as our background “noise”. Suddenly the radio had been replaced to hear, any and all “breaking news alert.” Over time they became really pretty good at projecting the news the way we “wanted to hear it.
    Now they have shifted to middle, leaning to attract even lefty’s…AND they have “news alerts” for meaningless things which are, in my view- almost like crying wolf. Our stereo is back on. AND we are only tuning in for “special events” or shows.

    We would love a true Conservative network.

    • Persephone

      Same here, Pol’ie.
      I no longer leave Fox on as “background noise”.
      We only turn it on occasionally now, if we’re wanting to see what their ‘take’ is on some breaking story.

      As conservatives…we have no network that does for us, what all the networks do for the liberals.
      We’re on our own.

      • poljunkie

        Perse!
        It’s really too bad- isnt it?

        I had heard that Kelsey Grammer was thinking about starting a network, but it is probably more for sitcoms and other entertainment.

        We crave information.

        • Anonymous

          Poljunkie, he did start it. It’s an online site called the Right Network. You can find it here:

          http://rightnetwork.com/

          • poljunkie

            Oh wow, thanks.

    • cabensg

      There radio was always leftist talking points just like the others but TV and online it was always center or center right. That’s all changed and except for some shows they’re just run of the mill leftist. Online all pretense of actual political coverage has vanished, it’s all superficial Hollywood and other BS reporting. That’s what happens when you let a liberal take over.

      • poljunkie

        Bummer.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you pol!

    • Anonymous

      poljunkie, your experience perfectly parallels mine.

  • Anonymous

    Colmes’ ideas and opinions have always appeared just as ugly as his face. Honestly…. This is one of the ugliest looking and thinking libs around.

  • Anonymous

    This is how low liberals will stoop this election season! Buckle your seats fellow conservatives for the ride of your lives. The one good thing is the libs will show their hand and expose the immoral filth they really are.

    • poljunkie

      Happy New Year C_H.!

      • Anonymous

        Same to you Pol!

    • Anonymous

      Oh yes, its open season on every aspect of the R candidate … but no one can say a word about their “precious” Obama.

      • Anonymous

        LOL! I just got done watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy. “Precious” has new meaning to me, but maybe that was what you were alluding to 🙂

        • My favorite book series of all time, and favorite movies!! I think I may have to watch it tonight 😉 Thanks C!

          • Anonymous

            🙂

    • Anonymous

      Spot on Hippie!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll bet Alan Colmes got beat up a lot as a kid. I got a fortune cookie today that said to never argue with a fool. Rich, let the idiot talk. Argue with the moderator after the scene, not the fool.

    BS
    DTOM

    • Anonymous

      Generally, I would agree with that. But in this case, he had to step in to stop the total obnoxious bs. I love the way he wouldn’t let it go, as well. That’s the most I’ve seen Colmes squirm in a looong time.

  • magilp21252

    Colmes, thinks everyone should think like him.

    He is one sick ____. period.

    When he comes on Fox, i change channels, because i can not even stand the sound of his voice.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah Alan, voters would be very upset about a candidate that say got drunk, drove a car into a river killing a passenger, leaving the scene, not reporting it for hours…they would never elect someone like that, because voters pay attention to that sort of thing.

  • Anonymous

    Colmes’ reaction to being challenged is exactly how all democrats and leftwingers react in such circumstances. At first you can see that Colmes is a bit embarrassed after Lowery’s first confrontation about the inappropriateness of Colmes’ comment on Santorium’s personal choice. Then Colmes’ body language starts to show defensiveness and smugness (crossed arms, looking down his nose, pursed lips). Indeed, his embarrassment turns to anger and arrogance. Too bad someone like him can’t just own up to being wrong or at least be willing to look at other perspectives. I’ll turn the volume down on him from now on.

  • Anonymous

    This episode is an example of the reasons that I no longer watch FNC on a regular basis. If it’s not idiot lefties like Colmes, it’s sanctimonious R’s who think they know better than the rest of us. Yeah, I’m talking to you, Rove, Krauthammer, Perino, Morris, et al.

    If there is something on FNC worth watching, RS will have it here.

  • Anonymous

    It’s about time someone put the ideologue in his place! Opinion is one thing. Lack of class and civility is another… Typical.

  • Anonymous

    Rich Lowry from National Review is a hero. This is how to deal with a liberal.
    This video should be part of all conservative training.

    Colmes’ only position was that Santorum is wrong, poor judgment outside of the mainstream etc. Colmes has no position, no proposal. Rich points out that Colmes (liberal commie traitor) likes to keep his answers hazy and confusing-great insight!

    It was brilliant.

  • Anonymous

    In some countries, when a child dies in the hospital, the nurse calls you to take your child home. There is no such thing like a morgue or parlor. In tropical countries, as soon as you get the body; families, friends and neighbors are informed of his passing away. The family has less than 24 hours to contact the church, cemetery officials, media outlets etc to spread the news and prepare for burial. The dead is placed at home in an open casket as a procession of people come in – all throughout the night – to say their last goodbyes. If the person died in the morning, he has to be buried that afternoon or the next day around the time of death. That has to be observed according to the season – the watch is shorter in the summer time. They keep watch sometimes playing dominoes and sharing food. But the family is not left alone until the loved one departs the house carried by pallbearers and followed by a procession of people walking towards church and from the church onto buses and cars to the person’s final resting place.
    That’s how “paying your last respects” was all about!

    • Persephone

      The ancient Egyptians used to embalm stilborn babies, as is evidenced by the little mummies that have been found in tombs.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly! Ultimately what Colmes mocked was a family who dared to morn their dead without paid professional help.

  • Anonymous

    Rick Santorum is a fine and honorable man. We need people like him in positions of leadership, something Alan Colmes could never understand.

  • Huladeb

    I can’t believe the number of people her who see the dead body as scary and something to be avoided. Death is the end of life – and therefore is a part of life. It does seem strange that a family would talk for months about the coming baby, but then if it dies, just tell the children the baby dies and Mommy is sad. Children wonder and imagine whatever they will imagine.

    The Santorums allowed their children to experience a normal part of life, and to see that the dead body and soul of their brother was beautiful, tiny and loved. There was nothing to fear, as some of the commenters here feel. The people who find this disgusting have their own issues with death, and dead bodies, and I think they are the ones who need to rethink why they are afraid or disgusted by the dead.

    The Santorums are a mature couple. Bringing their baby home was an act of love, for both the deceased baby and the rest of the family.

    My guess is the Santorum children will not have an unnatural fear of corpses.

    I would love for this man to be President.

    • Anonymous

      Well said!

  • janickimj

    Alan Colmes is a piece of SHIT

  • Anonymous

    A guy like Colmes shouldn’t be on TV anymore because he is mentally sick and his memorized standard sentences don’t stick to anyone anymore. It is his behavior and what he is saying that is questionable and cruel. Furthermore it is an attack to the sensibility of the public opinion. I could barely listen……The cruelty of Colmes is a common symptom of mental deterioration after being exposed for so many years to vicious propaganda training. He is now in a state of journalistic apocalypse. Colmes is done! The only thing that was missing here was a strip intermezzo like the one recently performed by the cross-eyed carrot Griffin, because Colmes also desperately needs attention from the viewers. He has the same symptoms as Maher and Schultz.
    If Colmes cannot show any respect for Santorum, he should have at least showed some compassion for the dead baby and the family. But he is not pro-life anway. Every single person and every culture has its own rituals and way to grief as well as how to say good bye to a deceased loved one. What Santorum was trying to do by playing with the baby, was to help the other siblings to say good-bye to the baby and to take the fear of death away from them in a loving way. I believe that the siblings will keep a lovely image of the baby for many years to come and accept the life cycle. Only a man of character and conviction can do something like that. Colmes for sure not. He is willing to categorize this event as an unusual behavior because his favorite topic is only sex and abortion.
    Santorum doesn’t have any baggage and therefore, mentally impaired guys like Colmes, that are desperate to keep their jobs as useful idiots, will look underneath the stones to find something to attack Santorum.
    Since when is Colmes a psychiatrist to be capable of determining if there is an unusual attitude or not?

    What the media really needs to focus, is in the removal of sick guys like Colmes, Maher and Schultz from TV.

    Colmes at the very end, even contradicts himself by stating that he doesn’t judge other people’s consensual matters.
    So he is a „cool guy“, when it comes to sex! On the sex issue he doesn’t judge, but when it comes on how to grief for the death of a son, he thinks that his judgement is needed by the whole nation. So much for „cool liberal“ thinking.

    The cherry on top that shows off Colme’s decadence is when he says that bringing the troops back from Irak was in accordance with Bush’s timeline. By stating something like that, he is virtually confirming that Obama was never in charge in this last three years, but playing Golf. Colmes is applying his memorized liberal propaganda in a last attempt to survive 2012 and keep his job.

  • Anonymous

    Good job Rich. Hey alan, u r a communist pos!

    TEA:-)

  • Anonymous

    Alan is a shining example that historically ignorant, illogical, unintelligent people can make it to the big leagues. Because of liberals, I quit telling my kids that you cant make it in this world with half a brain devoid of common sense.

  • Anonymous

    What would you expect…the left has supported abortion and the death of over 50 million babies…do you expect them to have a heart….they are dark places

  • Anonymous

    Alan Colmes–a disgusting blob of protoplasm but typical of the hate filled, elitist, no act, deed or word too low or disgusting to throw at those who do not agree with them. Alan Colmes is lower than whale droppings in the Philippine Trench!

  • Anonymous

    There is no doubt Colmes was out of line and couldn’t “walk it bacK”. In a bigger picture sense, Santorum does say things sometimes that warrant exploration. In one of the debates he declared there should be no exception for life of the mother or a victim of rape or incest when it came to abortion. His rationale was that we shouldn’t put a woman through the trauma of an abortion on top of that (!!). So, birthing the result of a rape…that’s not traumatic? Even the most conservative advocates on this position have allowed for life of the mother and a victim of rape or incest. When Santorum makes sense (tax policy for instance), he makes good sense. When he doesn’t, it’s because he is a zealot. We are not going to survive as a nation with 4 more years of Obama…he will take us past points of return…and that’s the truth. We need a candidate who can be elected and inspire conservatives, independents and center-left people who understand Obama isn’t working. The most conservative among my fellow GOPers must stop labeling center-right and moderately conservative Republicans as RINO’s if we don’t meet their standards. They helped to hand Obama an ’08 victory. They need to STOP that kind of help this time around and embrace who we can elect! The left will run that tape of Santorum uttering that inane crap at the debate around the clock until election day…and we will get our asses kicked again if we are stuck with a candidate like Santorum. To my very far right friends: stop being part of the problem…for all of our sakes.

    • Anonymous

      You mean moderates are immune to Leftist media attacks? You mean they wouldn’t run with an adultery story or “rich, white man” story on McCain or Romney respectively?

      You sound naive in your political analysis … as if a R candidate says and does the “right, politically correct/acceptable” things, somehow the media will go easy on this non-existent candidate.

      Just wait till the Alinsky machine gets its claws into Romney. It will not be pretty. But, somehow you will find a way to blame that on right-wingers as well.

      • Anonymous

        No PhillyCon, you misunderstand. All candidates, regardless of party and stripe (liberal, moderate, right of center, conservative) are subject to media scrutiny (less so in the liberal case). What I’m saying is I don’t want to hand the left a gift like Santorum. My goal is to see that Barack Obama is not re-elected. I don’t want to lend him any support. Far right conservatives have taken to employing “litmus” tests (just like far left liberals) to determine who is a “conservative” and who isn’t. They can kiss my ass. I am a proud Ronald Reagan conservative who supported him, Bush Sr Dole, and less enthusiastically, Bush Jr. I don’t need anyone questioning my credentials, or my commitment by applying litmus tests. I’m just being pragmatic. A Santorum candidacy would get us Obama part 2. And if you can’t see that his more zealous commentary would assure that he is not elected, then you are the naive one. I don’t blame right-wingers…I am a right winger…just not blindly right.

        • Anonymous

          So, if you are a “right winger” then who do you support? Who is this magical candidate that will not be made into Attila the Hun by November 2012?

          So, who would not give us Obama part 2?

          Second, Obama has a proactive, PR media machine behind him … its a different ballgame than just not “scrutinizing” him.

          • Anonymous

            I think I can hear the crickets in his answer. “chirp, chirp” 🙂

            Also, as to your last comment, if we play our cards right, both the House and Senate win!!! So if, by Chicago rules, Obama wins anyway, we neuter him with Congress.

          • Anonymous

            My first response was censored…how nice. I work in the media. I know all about media machines and the Obama agenda and I’ve always been the odd man out. I don’t need the inner workings tutorial from you. Bottom line, the only two people in the field who can beat back the media, win some independents and blue dogs and kick Obama’s ass to the curb is Romney or Huntsman. I’m sure that neither is “conservative” enough for you (God knows I’m not). The only reason I care even a little what you think is that once again the most far right conservatives in my party can wind up handing Obama a re-election by dividing the party and protesting from the sidelines by not supporting the GOP candidate.

            • Anonymous

              Wow. Way to “win me over” with your condescending snark!

              • Anonymous

                Not looking to win you over. You fired high and mighty criticism at me…and I shared a little back. At the same time, I do think it’s essential for the ultra far right to stop trying to be power brokers. The non-support of John McCain didn’t help last time. Non-support of Romney, Huntsman should either get the nod would be devastating. And Nukeman 60 shouldn’t be so damn sure we would have the house and senate in November. We were supposed to have both in 2010 and we came up short because the ultra right gave us the likes of Christine O’Donnell! That’s just a bad joke. I want to pragmatically see the Obama and the left go away…I hope you and others share that sentiment…and aren’t on a misguided power trip instead.

                • Anonymous

                  I guess 2012 elections will tell the tape. If you don’t see the groundswell, then you are spending too much time being controlled by the progressive polls. We’ll see.

                • Anonymous

                  I don’t pay attention to progressive polls. There are certain candidates who make sense. I care about the best result for the country…and that’s all. Obama is not a best result. I want to see someone in there who can beat him.

                • Anonymous

                  I don’t understand what “criticism” I “fired” at you? Why don’t you look at your initial post … you came off as accusatory.

                  If you are not looking to win me over, then what’s the point of your admonitions to us “far right wingers” who are on a “power trip?” What’s the point of even posting at RS? Just to lecture and brow beat into supporting Huntsman or Romney?

                • Anonymous

                  The point is that this is America. People having to prove themselves as “conservative” enough to fellow conservatives is not only stupid, but kind of scary. Am I supposed to be cowed because I’m not the right religion, or not religious enough? You have every right to your opinion. If you believe that only far right is right enough…you are entitled to feel that way. If enough like you fracture whomever the GOP chooses as our candidate, then ultimately you are doing Obama’s bidding. I would much rather have a right of center candidate fighting the fight…who could win, than someone who turns off center-right, independent and Blue Dog voters. I’m not admonishing anyone; I’m just tired of being “judged” by fellow conservatives as not being “conservative enough”. Who declared you the arbiter of conservative? That’s what I’m objecting to. If Obama is to be voted out in November, we need center right and far right united and voting!

    • Matthew Roth

      Considering science shows the abortion trauma is worse than the rape trauma, he’s right in a sense, though a moral one and certainly not a legal one…
      He makes sound bipartisan sense on issues like Medicare reform, etc. Santorum understands the issues Ron Paul is trying to address, but with a more common-sense attitude, and I think that he needs to bridge the gap between governmental/social attitude adjustment-though in a different direction than Mr Paul-and our current ways of doing things in this country.
      Nobody gets foreign policy in my opinion, but none of the candidates are perfect.

  • Anonymous

    Colmes would rather he murdered his child before it was born. He has gull to talk about someone taking his 2 hour old baby home, while he endorses murdering them.

  • Anonymous

    “Biggest Brain?” The media? Funny. They have no brains.

  • Colmes has always been a sleazebag (my apologies to any sleazebags offended by that comparison). Don’t forget that he tried to float the idea that Sarah Palin caused her child’s Downs Syndrome by continuing to work and and take trips while pregnant; he got so much heat for that that he had to shut off the ability to post comments.

    He continues his shameful tactic of using someone’s quote against them even after it’s been clarified or explained when that clarification shows that the point he is trying to use it to make is wrong.

    As for the Iraq withdrawal being Bush’s time line, Bush’s time line was always contingent on conditions on the ground and the advice and concerns of the military commanders. Obama simply looked at his Dayplanner and said “Time to leave. Screw you Generals”.

  • Anonymous

    How about the media focus on Zero’s origins, Alan? How about they focus on Mr. Brilliance’s college grades, Alan? We still can’t see his grades, although he’s supposed to be brilliant? He’s not brilliant, and there’s more.

  • Watch the entire interview as it continues to the end

    How else am I supposed to watch it? In order to watch it continue to the beginning, I’d have to play it in reverse.

    • Anonymous

      I think he is referring to the rebuke (it) continuing to the end.

      • Probably. And what does he mean by “talk his child home”?

        • Anonymous

          I’m sure it’s a typo – ‘take’ his child home.

  • Anonymous

    Colmes, as with most liberals, do not understand the love of life and family. He does not consider a 2 hour old baby a person any more than he considers a fetus a baby. I wonder at what point is life to be considered life? Pro-Choice is such a misnomer! They are ANTI-LIFE! Why does Fox continue to give this POS a forum?

  • Liberals are absolute vermin. If they fear they won’t get their way, they’re determined to cause someone pain over it.

  • Josie

    This is the first I have heard of this story. I was wondering what the left was going to slam Santorum on and this is most likely it. The left will make it so odd and strange that the “hopeless dopes” will believe it and turn away from him. A family member lost a newborn last year and they opted to hold the child for hours and talk to it and share in some part of that life to have a connection and a personal closing, rather than a cold walking away as if the life never happened. I understand and support him and his wife for making that decision and do not find it that odd. First of all it was not that long ago that most funerals were held in homes. Some are opting for other solutions to making final plans.

    I think the reason why we are now backing Santorum is because first we backed Bachmann and came to realize that we had doubts that she could take it all the way to the WH. Then there was Cain and then we were willing to go along with Gringrich because of the hope that he could do some well deserved ass kicking in DC. Hunstman is pretty much finished and until this week I thought he dropped out. Ron Paul will not get enough support. I am curious why the left keeps trying to push Romney in front of us to support but many distruct him as much as Gingrich. Not sure if Perry can make any sort of a comeback. That leaves Santorum and that is why he is gaining support. He may be our last hope (oops true hope not the phony baloney be got with Bummer).

  • TxGold

    Sounds like colmes may vote for Ron Paul.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t Skeletor have rape fantasies about one of the Palin girls as well…. That guy is disgusting.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Colmes is an ediot and a jerk.

  • For God’s sake, somebody at Fox please fire Colmes!

  • Anonymous

    Many kudos to Rich for you-know-what slapping Alan Colmes for his awful comments. Listening to Alan’s kind of talk is infuriating, and you need to be fast enough on your toes to think of a proper reply, and gutsy enough to let ‘er rip. Good on Rich. God bless. (Listen to the clip if at the link if you haven’t yet…)

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Rich you made my day! Finally someone tells Alan Combs off. He tried a typical Alanski tactic to shout you down and you would have none of it, you stood your ground and put him in his place-

  • I am still shell shocked over this. colmes has issue with that but is fine with partial birth abortions

  • Linky1

    Even Keith Olbermann couldn’t top this outburst by Colmes for hate, ignorance or vitriol.

    • Anonymous

      You have to feel for Colmes: he’s stupid and ugly-wouldn’t that piss you off too?

    • Olbermann said something at least as despicable as Colmes when he tweeted:

      “On so many levels (S.E. Cupp’s) a perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work of Planned Parenthood does.”

      Meaning she should have been aborted or not born at all. Doesn’t get more despicable as that.

      • Linky1

        Thanks, Cheryl for this from Olberman. Colmes is in that league with this outburst.

  • mike morrison

    d-bag.

  • Colmes wouldn’t know the MAINSTREAM if it hit him in the face on the front of a mac truck.

  • Anonymous

    skeletor is a disgusting rotten a-hole.

  • Is_Sense_Common

    I love the dinosaur analogy.

  • Despicable…

  • I am pretty shocked at Combs. This is something I would expect from Bill Maher or some other leftwing troglodyte. Combs must be trying to get some attention since he is not on TV that much anymore. I can image what I would do if I had a child die.

  • Anonymous

    If you live a liberal life and internalize liberal values you heart becomes garbage.

    Colmes is a great example.

  • Anonymous

    When you have a face like Alan Colmes, the only thing you can possibly do is lash out at others.

    God have mercy on that Phantom of the opera, scaring your children looking mug

  • Alan Comes is the kind of thing that doctors remove during a colonoscopy.

    • Anonymous

      nice. made me chuckle.

  • Colmes has tweeted that he called Santorum and his wife and apologized for the comment, an apology which was accepted.

    “just spoke to @ricksantorum. He and Karen graciously accepted my apology for a hurtful comment”

    http://twitter.com/#!/AlanColmes/status/154005497543012352

  • Anonymous

    Next time think before you open your fat mouth Colmes. The apology was appropriate but that damage was done. You cannot get the genie back into the bottle once it’s out!

  • Mr. Colmes has always been and always will be so up Obamas butt that he can’t even see reality. He is an idiot…

  • Anonymous

    AC is a condesending, liberal, elitist, scumbag.

  • Anonymous

    Apologized for “a hurtful comment”? For heaven’s sake, Colmes.

  • Anonymous

    Alan Colmes reveals the true nature of pro-abortion progressives.

  • I assume that everyone here realizes that I have absolutely zero compassion, pity or patience with someone that is as low as Alan “Beetlejuice” Colmes, and that had I been on the opposite side of that interview, my remarks would’ve been far more harsh and severe.

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone mention that according to the Washington Post article, the fetus they brought home was 20 weeks, 6 inches long, 10 ounces and could never be viable:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61804-2005Apr17.html

  • alan colmes has always been a piece of trash and always will be

  • What a disgraceful dirt bag Colmes is.

  • Anonymous

    You must forgive Alan Gollum Colmes, he was actually born with that face, he’s been bitter since he first looked in the mirror.

  • Cromulent

    I’m glad to see Rich working a decent gig now that the weather is cold and he can’t pick up any cash mowing my lawn.

  • Anonymous

    “Hurtful comment”?

    Mocking the way a man and his family dealt with the loss of their son because you don’t like his politics is way beyond a “hurtful comment.” He clearly doesn’t even understand the depravity of his remarks.

    Colmes is a disturbed man who is blinded by his barren, lifeless, ideology. FOX news should not employ such people or seek their commentary.

    • Anonymous

      I am totally on board with having liberals on a conservative channel to argue their side so we aren’t getting one-sided angles. However, Colmes has always behaved this way and he would fit more into MSNBC. There are liberals on Fox that use intelligence in their arguements, but Colmes does not. He uses vitriol time and time again. He should be fired.

      • Anonymous

        Who are the other so-called “liberals” on Fox, Kong?

        • Anonymous

          I may not spell these correctly, but here are a few….

          Bob Beckell, Juan Williams, Kirsten Powers, Pat Caddell, Doug Schoen, Mara Liasson, and more that I don’t know the names. Shep appears to be at times, and so does Megan Kelly.

          • Anonymous

            I feel obliged to cut your list way down. Most real libs would not consider Williams, Powers, Caddell, Schoen, and certainly not Smith or Kelly liberals. If they were at one time (like Caddell and perhaps Williams), they have all defected in their own special ways…thus the Fox support. Beckel and Liasson appear to have the right stuff. BUT…do any of them get their own shows…like Joe Scarborough on MSNBC? If so, let me know…always willing to learn.

  • Anonymous

    Colmes is a disgrace to Fox and should be fired immediately. Not because he defends the left but because he only uses vitriol with no rational arguments. This is one guy that I absolutely hate.

    We have to remember, though, that the left is perfectly comfortable with killing the baby before it’s born or throwing it out with the hospital’s trash if it dies after birth.

  • Anonymous

    Colmes needs to be sought out and have his nose punched flat to his face.

    • Anonymous

      After reading all the comments my Christmas-season reaction is to suggest Jesus’ answer. Love your enemy, do good to those who persecute you. Colmes as a human being is loved by God. With St Augustine we say Love the sinner but hate the sin. I am also very puzzled by Jesus’ other words when he called his enemies sons of snakes, substitute today’s word for snakes. And whitewashed tombs, all pretty on the outside but stinking rot inside. Dilemma for sure. Love the sinner, but when her/his words are so contradictory, “liberal” to the point of being intolerant of others’ decent conduct, and acting as if her/his viewpoint is the only valid one. The Leftists now with Mr Obama as Cheer-Leader in Chief are in the ascendancy in the popular culture. They do not represent the decent center of the people. We hope that the more centrist GOP candidate takes over to win the nomination. At least that will balance the teeter-totter if not bring it back to even centre again by taking over your White House and both Houses of Congress. I said the CENTRE not the extremists of the GOP. I left the USA this spring but still pray for the Republic and ” for what itr stands, liberty and justice for ALL. ” One nation under GOD, whose guidance eventually rids the Body Politic of its exremism, Slavery and Abortion and men-men and women-women claiming to be equal to marriage. And spending one trillion on a war with thousands dead and injured on both sides, and millions displaced and old divisions re-ignited as mosques and churches are bombed. For what purpose?

    • Anonymous

      Because violence always manages to solve everything, right? Oy.

  • Anonymous

    Colmes is despicable….I was so proud of Rich Lowery when I saw that yesterday…he was furious! Colmes should have to apologize in person to Santorums and on the air to the public.

  • Anonymous

    Alan Colmes is a jerk! I think he just acts the part of being the extreme liberal. I turn a deaf ear when he is on any show I watch. FOX needs to dump him and the sooner the better.

  • Thomas and Jacqueline Groome

    Actually, while Colmes is indeed a lefty idiot, he is a gentleman and this was very uncharacteristic of him. Sometimes, politics is just too much.

  • Anonymous

    Colmes is a communist leftist pos, just like all leftists are.

    TEA:-)

  • Anonymous

    How does one apologize for being a heartless goon? Can’t be done. Colmes needs to make a decision to join the human race and become a decent human being in order to amend the harmful insults he hurled not only at the Santorums, but at all families who have grieved the loss of a beloved child. Nothing short of that will suffice.

  • theslob

    I think that Colmes knew he stepped in a big pile of poop with his comments. I’ve never seen Alan sit back in his chair with his arms crossed giving way to his opponent. I think he was angry at himself – as much as I dislike him I think he’s someone of a decent person but very childish in the way he presents his arguments just like the lefty blogs. Glad he apologized.

  • Fire Combs, isn’t that what we do with idiot reporters? Oh wait, depends who they attack…

  • I would have told the man to go join Osama Bin Laden in a very hot place! Alan should be glad that the Santorums are so gracious.

  • missgc

    Democrat’s representative on Fox News….party of infanticide. Anyone surprised at his hateful, callous remarks?? He needs to resign or be fired but I’m sure these kinds of repulsive remarks will be deemed acceptable.

  • Anonymous

    The Santorum parents did exactly the right thing. We lost two twin girls we were trying to adopt, after spending weeks with them, but before being granted custody. They were from a third world country and they died of cholera. We were in the states, awaiting adoption finalization, with our little 2 year old son when they died. One of the most difficult things for us was not having the opportunity to see their bodies, to have a funeral, to put obituaries in a paper, or to visit a grave. To this day, it is difficult to believe they really died. There is no closure. Mrs. Santorum knew her children needed this ritual to help their own grief process. It would have been particularly difficult for the children to accept the death of their brother without seeing him dead. I wish my own son could have had such closure when his sisters died.

  • Does colmes have children? somehow I don’t think so, or he would know by his love for them what it is like to have a child born dead, or die within hours.

    His reaction is that of a 12-year-old boy. Giggling and sneering and being outrageous because he doesn’t know what to do with the strength of the emotion and the circumstance.

  • Dan Flathers

    Describing the Santorums as taking their dead baby home “to play with it” is a mocking statement.

  • Anonymous

    Look at all the hate expressed on this page. Wow! I think I’ll take a shower.

  • There but for the grace of God, go I.

    God blessed the Santorum family with a beautiful child and Mr and Mrs Santorum wanted to celebrate this gift of their child, Gabrielle, to their family. I am curious of the hard heartedness of the comments of Colmes of Fox News and Gene Robinson of MSNBC as well as others from the liberal community. Shall we call their comments….well “weird”. To those who have shared their declarations of weirdness concerning the extremely personal decisions of dealing with the death of a child…THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, GO I.

  • There but for the grace of God, go I.

    God blessed the Santorum family with a beautiful child and Mr and Mrs Santorum wanted to celebrate this gift of their child, Gabrielle, to their family. I am curious of the hard heartedness of the comments of Colmes of Fox News and Gene Robinson of MSNBC as well as others from the liberal community. Shall we call their comments….well “weird”. To those who have shared their declarations of weirdness concerning the extremely personal decisions of dealing with the death of a child…THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, GO I.