Awesome! Alan Colmes and Megyn Kelly debate The Right Scoop!

This time it isn’t just isn’t my website name on a video, but a whole segment between Megyn Kelly and Alan Colmes debating my article about the ruse that is the new civility narrative! Woah! I never saw that coming and I am quite shocked to say the least. But I’m betting it has a lot to do with the fact that I posted my article this morning on Hot Air. Thanks to Ed and Allah for allowing me to guest blog today.

The funny thing about this segment is that while Megyn Kelly seemed to believe that my argument was at least plausible given the ill-timed call for civility, Alan Colmes found my premise to be completely absurd and called me a conspiracy theorist. I’ll take that as a compliment from him.



If the Left were actually serious about wanting civility, then we would have seen it throughout the eight years of Bush when they were going nuts. Just review Michelle Malkin’s excellent archive of lefty hate. No, they were silent about tone and civility. And even now, since Obama took office all we’ve heard from the Left is how racist and violent the Tea Party is even though none of it is true. Still silent. But now that the Left has lost control of the House by such a wide margin, they suddenly want to call for civility by politicizing a shooting that had nothing to do with civility? How convenient.

We see right through them.

A big thanks to Stephen Gutowski of Eyeblast for getting the video for me. You should follow him on twitter.

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106 thoughts on “Awesome! Alan Colmes and Megyn Kelly debate The Right Scoop!

  1. I’d like to comment on this story, but I saw The Hair, and was overwhelmingly distracted. I just want to reach out and grab a handful. Fox News really knows how to pick their talking heads.

    I guess Megyn’s pretty cute, too.

  2. Congrats Scoop. As for Colmes, he was what Lenin had in mind as “useful idiots”. As for me I’m thinking it’s time to “ammo up” for the coming assault of the “libtrolls”.

  3. Alan Colmes Aka Barney Fife always reaching for a bullet and can never find it his story is to deny deny, Right wing right wing no facts just pulling things from thin air.Michelle Malkin story on the far left the attacks on Tea party people anyone who thinks their a bunch of communist wanna-be’s tells a different story,They donot know the meaning of free speech if it disagrees with there message,They the left make no sense at all to me smoke and mirrors lies and more lies no truth.The Propaganda wing the left media is useless unless your a brain dead Obamabot.All the left wing drones are braindead idiots could not find there ass with both hands and over the last couple years all the attacks they wish were from the right turn out to be a drones from the left.Barney Fife get a clue.

  4. He’s just amazing, he asks and answers his own questions, if he didn’t, every point he forced into his monologue would have been in dispute. The left really is scrambling to higher ground. Megyn gave him a pass.

  5. alan colmes is one of the worst leftists hacks of all time. to think he actually used to receive an FNC paycheck.

  6. Alan Colmes is worse than a tool. He rattles off the most superficial leftist propaganda and doesn’t even pretend to give any thought or analysis to what he is saying. A critical thinker his is not …more like a wined up robot. Megan, who can think critically, must be forced by the Suits to sit their and listen to this token.

  7. Today Fox news, tomorrow…Pulitzer. Scoop’s done and gone Hollywood on us, NY style 🙂

    Alan is like a bad magician. He pulls an awful lot outofhisass, unsanitary for sure, but not much out of his hat. I’d like to saw him in half and show him how magical that is. (not really)

  8. I’m really beginning to loath Fox News. Here’s their idea about what “fair and balanced” means:

    Have a liberal/progressive/leftist come and talk non-stop lies while the interviewer laughs and smiles while constantly telling the lying scumbag how much they love each other/what good friends they are/how much they like them/how grateful they are for appearing.

    Gag me.

  9. I’m really beginning to loath Fox News. Here’s their idea about what “fair and balanced” means:

    Have a liberal/progressive/leftist come and talk non-stop lies while the interviewer laughs and smiles while constantly telling the lying scumbag how much they love each other/what good friends they are/how much they like them/how grateful they are for appearing.

    Gag me.

    1. J – I was thinking similar things…It almost seemed as though they had a steak dinner planned after it… But I had to quickly adjust my thinking because it didn’t measure up with her Sheriff interview. And I wonder if something is up with Beck and his contract with them. It’s a good thing he has his own company and wont have to answer to anyone.

  10. It’s absolutely true!! I listen to the rightscoop.com before I watch newsmax.com or foxnews..com! It’s more useful and I can watch Levin and Rush easier here! This is not a theory! It’s a fact!!

  11. You can tell by how Colmes stumbled through his opening statement that he knows it’s true. Seriously, he even giggled, like he was trying to buy time to think of something to say.

    Good job, you nailed it!

    P.S. Isn’t it an unspoken rule that if Megyn Kelly argues your point on TV you win the internet? Just Sayin’ : )

  12. You can tell by how Colmes stumbled through his opening statement that he knows it’s true. Seriously, he even giggled, like he was trying to buy time to think of something to say.

    Good job, you nailed it!

    P.S. Isn’t it an unspoken rule that if Megyn Kelly argues your point on TV you win the internet? Just Sayin’ : )

  13. It’s too bad Megyn didn’t have specific examples of the lunatics on the left calling for right-wing media to be shut up. Alan is either a stinking liar, or he has somehow managed to miss hearing it. I’m guessing it’s the former.

  14. When the left publicly and sincerely apologizes to Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, for w/in minutes of the shooting saying somehow they were responsible….then I will believe this whole “civility” gig is real. Until then the gloves remain off.

    Congrats Scoop. What it tells me they are scouring the internet to find out what the real people are talking about. I am glad they found you.

  15. Did you notice how quickly the ‘theory’ was dismissed and ridiculed? Did you see how quickly he talked over Megyn Kelly and wouldn’t let her get her point across while accusing her of not letting him speak? Alan Colmes seemed pretty quick to work and keep Megyn from even fully detailing this theory. Colmes switches his attack half way through the debate, from ‘they [Sarah Palin, other republican/conservative hosts leaders] shouldn’t be allowed to say [blah blah blah] and name-call about the President’, and ‘I can’t believe you want that kind of speech allowed’, to ‘who is trying to silence the right? Names, GIVE ME NAMES DAMMIT!?!?!’

    How about, oh, I don’t know, Alan Colmes?

    I wonder why? It is a valid, very valid, question. This isn’t the first time violence has happened which was completely unrelated to Washington DC, not the first time ‘civility’ has been called for by the democrats… (didn’t Nancy call for a new era of civility back in 2006 when the democrats took control of the house?) …why the push now? Why didn’t they use that time to push civility on all those dangerous haters threatening and name-calling the President of the United States back in 2007 and 2008?

    Yeah. I think that the theory is spot-on, that Alan Colmes knows it, and sadly, I think that republicans are falling for it.

  16. LoL, you get a great hat tip from a Fox hottie AND led Alan Colmes to admit the left isn’t smart enough to come up with such double talk. Give yourself two pats on the back for me.

    Aside from looking like a bug, Colmes (like many on the left) did his best to avoid answering the questions or debating the topic head on and instead shift the debate to childish snickering, belittling and unprofessional interruption of the others points. I understand that in THEIR mind they think they’re actually helping themselves in a debate, but in reality they’re merely making themselves look like the smaller and more narrow minded of the bunch.

    Colmes is a political weakling.

    1. Shhhh.
      Don’t point their mistakes out to them. It’s so much better when they make it known themselves.

  17. It’s not a great opportunity to talk about civility if it has nothing to do with civility, and the only side targeted with the civility rhetoric after the shooting was the right. No one on the right went after lefties, shamefully using someone else’s tragedy to their own political advantage.

  18. congrats to you. love the right scoop! i love Megyn but can’t stomach Colmes so i’m gonna pass on watching (gotta protect my inner child) but more power to you here at the scoop 😉

    1. I hate to tell you but you had better start learning as much as you can from these progressives and if you cannot watch Colmes than you are not ready for the hard times we are in for.

      I do agree with you that Colmes is a progressive, lying, double talker but to try and shield yourself from him is just avoiding the problem and we cannot let the progressives run the naratives of this country any longer. We just passed them off as crazy, all the while they snuck up on us and have the upper hand now.

  19. Congrats TRS! I’m glad this got some national media attention I’ve been saying this exact thing ever since the call for civility after the tragedy in Tuscon.

  20. Alan’s just another liberal (and he definitely is) talking head who can’t see beyond his own views and agenda and do the job he is paid to do: be an unbiased news commentator. I really wish these guys would pay attention to what is being spewed out by the “civil” leftists these days. They are full of sucker-punches and low blows and then commence to try and play referee against fair, but differing views from conservatives and the like. What a crock!

  21. I watched Megyn and Colmes today…she is sooo good! He sputtered as usual and, as usual, looked like an a&&. She must be required to have the clown on her show!

  22. Well. My, my. Looks like you’ve made the big time now Scoop.

    I don’t know whether to send my congrats, or a kind note of sympathy….Hmmm –

    AH, what the hey…
    GOOD FOR YOU!!!

    And now ~
    Sic ’em!
    I love it. Yes I do

  23. Congrats scoop. I’d much rather have Megyn on my side than the bedwetting Colmes. I loved it when he brought up Palin’s WTF comment. She really knows how to get in their heads.

    You sparked a debate that should be had. I think you’re right on. The left has been trying to push this ‘tea baggers are nutjobs’ narrative ever since they came out around March 2009. Everyone ‘toning down their rhetoric’ plays right into their hands.

    1. As he said, he LOVES it when she talks and we all do. She’s a good laugh, and she will be a great person to defeat in 2012.

  24. I love Megyn, but I think she misses the point a little. (Timing is only a small fraction of it.) The point is that this “call for civility” from the left is a sham, as not ONE of them have tamed the rhetoric that comes out of their mouths & fingertips – they do not have the mental or spiritual capacity to demonstrate any sense of self-awareness or humility. They only know how to throw bombs at us & then cry & whine when we FINALLY attempt to set the record straight with truth. RS, your blog was “right” on target & no, I’m not apologizing for using the words “target” or “bomb.” You know the context (and so do they!) Alan pretends to not get it – surely he’s not that dumb.

    1. Makes you wonder if Alan read it- I’m sure the reason it didn’t get mentioned is to avoid the inflammatory nature of the accusation, but the point TRS was making was that they are using the call of civility to mask their actions and to provide cover for their next elections.

      Tea Party Candidate (TPC): Don’t elect this guy, he enacted socialist policies…

      Progressive: Hey, that’s hateful rhetoric…

      TPC: Dude, you voted to push a national healthcare system by forcing private business to provide services and forcing your boss (the American citizen) to buy something against their will under penalty of law…

      Progressive: I don’t know why you’re so hateful…

      Media: Why all this hate

      TPC: WTF! Address the issue I brought up.

      Progressive: See, We can’t have civility in our political discourse.

      Media: Who in the media promulgates this type of hateful uncivil discourse? Not us, we fired Olbermann and Crazy Ed has been muzzled by us (no one left to point at). Sick them!!

      Progressive: You rang!! We’ll get on it and stop FNC and the internet because they are the cause of shootings that had nothing to do with politics.

      Media: Thanks mang!- we know the shootings aren’t connected, we tried hard to connect them.

      TPC: WTF just happened?

      American Citizen- It feels like I’m getting screwed.

  25. I needs ta gets back ta skoolz sose I kin figger out all dat bootiful, artsy, civility in all dem kill Bush books, movies, posters n speechifying dat I musta mist da furst time, stoopid me.

  26. WOW Allen,… did you just use a big word?

    My HOW SMART you are. Golly, gosh, darn,.. Allen splitting hairs are we??

    WTF???

    Allen,…will you PLEASE make the world a better place by,..
    dare I say it,…committing suicide?

    Will you do FOR THE CHILDREN Allen??

    Do it for continuing public civility.

  27. Well, if you listen to Colmes for the first 52 seconds of the clip, he actually makes great points and observations. Then the spin machine kicks in.

    8+ years of deriding Bush and Republicans in general, and you want it to turn that around for “civility” in less than 2 years? Sorry, but that’s a two way street and you don’t get to just make up for that lack of respect without the diligence to prove you actually mean it.

  28. It’s easy to dismiss a “little blogger”, but you’re in good company. The big boys on the right have also stated that they believe that the call for civility is really just a warning to the right to back off of health care.

    1. Big Boys on the right getting their talking points from right wing bloggers, doesn’t give RightScoop anymore credibility than toilet paper.

        1. R- You did it again. I had to step out of the room to compose myself I’m laughing so hard. You gents are hilarious when you go at it. Now wasn’t this about civility or something based on a comment at the Right Scoop. LOL

          1. I’m sorry you had to see some of that Griz.
            (don’t let the cubs see it)

            Civil Schmivel! I wanna BITE this guy, ever so slightly on the neck 🙂

  29. Alan Colmes is a moron, and I do apologize to morons for lowering their standards by including AC in their group. He should be on MSNBC where he would fit in better.

    1. As much as I disagree with Colmes, I’d rather have him at Fox. Without the debates, it would just tend to be news in a vacuum. Plus, it’s a good reminder of how much some adamant liberal pundits can spin the topics, sometimes to humorous lengths.
      Besides, if I wanted to see a counter argument to something, I’d have to actually go to MSNBC, and that would turn my stomach.

        1. Scared of smart women armed with facts, like Kirsten Powers, who don’t just shout down the other side like Megyn Kelly does, I see….

        2. Scared of smart women armed with facts, like Kirsten Powers, who don’t just shout down the other side like Megyn Kelly does, I see….

      1. Colmes, Powers, the more they flap their gums on FOX, the more people get to see what useful idiots they really are. After all, FOX has the ratings edge over MSNBC and a wider audience can see what twits they are.

        In Colmes’ case, it’s like a post-hypnotic suggestion-say the right word (I.E. Palin, Tea Party) and he goes into his robotic rhetoric blaming Bush for everything.

        IMHO, Kirsten Powers never recovered for her smackdown with Megyn Kelly and while spewing the same leftist crap, she comes off as more of a bubblehead blonde (BTW, I am a blonde) than a vitriolic leftist.

          1. Thanks, DB. I watch more than my share of FOX – as a Canadian, I’m lucky enough to get it on my cable. It’s my go-to for what happens not just in the US, but the world.

        1. “After all, FOX has the ratings edge over MSNBC and a wider audience can see what twits they are.”

          Based on your logic of ratings, you should get your news from SpongeBob Squarepants. You’re in the right direction though, Fox “News” has the credibility of a cartoon.

          1. What do you have the credibility of? An Obama ‘berf certificate’? An Obama sentence? An Obama set of healthcare numbers?

            I could say something about your logic or ratings but I don’t see any. You can’t really say much of anything though can ya’? Too busy defending the indefensible. What’s you last name, Box o’ Rocks?

            Row your boat ashore. It’s getting dark outside.

            1. He’ll probably be gone soon. I think it’s about time for the short bus to take him to the old liberal’s home for the night.

          2. M- I think it’s the Squarepants that tipped me over the edge…LOL
            What’s almost as funny – a funny lib.

      2. I agree it’s much better to keep him on Fox, but was pointing out his ignorance wouldn’t be noticed on MSNBC. He would just be one of the crowd.

      1. We saw how “fair and balanced” Megyn was. In fact there are tons of her “fair and balance” on Youtube, as a right wing cheerleader.

  30. Congrats!! It shows that more than us unemployed / retired folks appreciate and pass on news from your blog.

    1. Yeah! And the people who post comments here are all pretty cool too, and I don’t care who agrees or disagrees with that.

  31. I wish Megyn would have said that Libs aren’t letting the AZ crisis go to waist. Since they couldn’t tie it to incivility they decided to use it to quiet the right anyway. Obama needs to call out his own party if he is truly genuine about this.

    Way to go RS!

    1. Your post would have a lot more credibility if you knew the difference between “waist” and “waste”.

    2. Your post would have a lot more credibility if you knew the difference between “waist” and “waste”.

  32. At 4:23 he just admitted a tactic straight from Alinsky and Rahm. “Don’t let a crisis go to waste.”

    1. No, he’s saying that we can always learn lessons and have teachable moments. Sorry that was too complex for you to comprehend. By the way, as far as “Don’t let a crisis go to waste.” — you seem to forget the GOP and 9/11 and the GOP and Terri Schiavo. Nice try.

    2. No, he’s saying that we can always learn lessons and have teachable moments. Sorry that was too complex for you to comprehend. By the way, as far as “Don’t let a crisis go to waste.” — you seem to forget the GOP and 9/11 and the GOP and Terri Schiavo. Nice try.

  33. Hmm the call for civility isnt a call to silence right wing speech, hmmmm how about mr sharpton calling for folks like mr beck and mr limbaugh to have be taken off the public airwaves because they offend some people. Nope that isnt trying to silence the folks on the right at all that is just being civil towards others.

  34. I would take it as a compliment from Combs as well. I’ve seen people on LSD make more sense then he ever does.

  35. Good discussion, but I’ll have to watch it again because I got literally nothing from it. Love how the opinion was invalid in Alan’s view because it came from a blogger and not a “credible” jouralist source….. you know, like Newsweek or the NYT.

      1. Yup, it’s only widely considered to be the most respected newspaper in the entire world(!)
        It also has the best funded journalistic engine of any newspaper in the world!
        But you’re right, the Op-Ed page leans towards the left, so I guess that’s a good reason to throw out the other 100-200 pages that they come up with, right?

        http://www.nytimes.com/

        What on that front page, right now, is offensive to you?

        1. I think that the doubt in their publication lays in the stories they choose to give emphasis to, and not solely their Op-Ed.

          Jayson Blair really doesn’t support your claim of the most respected in the world. Best funded, maybe- but government programs are well-funded; they do not correlate to the best running operations.

    1. OK, watched it again-

      Basically Alan is denying that the left is trying to stifle dissent.

      Obama: We have the wheel now, and they want to drive- they should sit down and be quiet— or something along those lines- the slurpee speech I think

      Some net regulation passed at the very end of the last Congress IIRC

      Sharpton (a widely used [no pun intended] representative of the left on TV) wants to silence Rush Limbaugh

      Left has long called the right wingers guilty of hate speech and what not- even tried to pin it on the tea party- It’s not explicitly said sometimes, but sometimes it is, and it is the sub-text to last year’s news coverage.

      They (media) have tried to pin numerous acts of violence on the right wing, making the claim before there is any evidence to support the claim. The list is long- All in order to prove a causal relationship between the speech of Limbaugh and violence—- for what purpose if it is not to silence the speech.

      Limbaugh, on his day off, can’t stay out of the media’s hit list:
      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110128/ap_on_en_ot/us_limbaugh_asian_americans

      ….but it’s TRS that holds nothing more than a conspiracy theory- Odd, sounds like Cass Sunstein’s strategy.

      1. O- OK! Let me help you…. You have it all wrong. Let me give you the real truth in this little exchange… Remember when Megyn kicked the …… out of the Sherriff? I expected that from her again of course… She sets them up with a question that suggests she knows less than she does and voila they fall right into her trap (just like a clever woman)….. This time this moron on methamphetamine wouldn’t shut up and she let him walk all over her….

        I did my skilled sleuthing and discovered that he’s such a jerk she felt sorry for him and in allowing him to throw his baby tantrum and look like the dork he is.. She actually kicked … again………..

        1. She reminds me of that old Chuck Norris fact:

          She has two speeds, walk and KILL.

          Either she is out for blood in her interviews or she takes it easy. I like her in destruction mode. 🙂

        2. Are you kidding me? Alan Colmes made total sense in his response to Kelly’s ridiculous premise, and, as usual, Kelly ignored the discussion and failed to respond intelligently. She is a well trained attack dog and it was Colmes who acted the gentleman and tread lightly with her.

          1. Don’t expect these loons to understand that Will. Megyn was losing the debate from the very beginning 1) by quoting a right wing blog as an “article” as if it’s a news organization 2) by spinning being civil as somehow SILENCING someone, which she quickly lost, once Alan Colmes calmly and gently told her facts and used reason. No one said that conservatives can’t talk and disagree with liberals. That is not the same as hurling expletives, death threats, violence, etc. which would all be “uncivil” dialogue no matter who does it. But somehow liberals calling for civil dialogue – hence implying that there is talking and debate going on – is somehow quashing dissent? Yeah, uh huh.

          2. W- Gentleman? Well Will, if he had shut up, not interrupted constantly and taken a breathe once in a while I might have been able to follow the discussion a little better….I guess you got me there….

        3. Um no, Alan Colmes kicked her butt with actual facts, and then she has the nerve to squeal, that a Call for Civility is equivalent to squashing dissent. Wrong. Alan then made the point of why not ask for civility for civility’s sake. She said she agreed. Game, set, match for Colmes.

          1. M- Typical male. Game -set- match? What kind of girly game are you thinking of because ANYTIME A WOMAN HAS TO TELL A MAN YOUR RIGHT – SHE‘S HELPING HIM SEE WHO’S REALLY IN CONTROL. They ended with a smile and a compliment (for his fragile ego).. so must I :)…nice game..

      2. “Obama: We have the wheel now, and they want to drive- they should sit down and be quiet— or something along those lines- the slurpee speech I think”

        You invalidated your ENTIRE POST, if you’re going to use someone’s quote against them, and not even quote properly.

        1. you’re right- everything can now be ignored

          same thing if words are spelled incorrectly, or if I forget a period

          You can filter information any way you want, I’d rather be realistic. Everyone is aware of what I’m referring to, and to ignore everything because something that is not in quotations and admittedly possibly incorrect shows ignorance on your part and if that’s your prerogative then no honest discussion can be had with you or people that choose to think like you do.

  36. Good discussion, but I’ll have to watch it again because I got literally nothing from it. Love how the opinion was invalid in Alan’s view because it came from a blogger and not a “credible” jouralist source….. you know, like Newsweek or the NYT.

  37. Proud of you Scoop! I was watching this segment live on my EVO 4G via Slingbox. I almost wrecked when I heard Megyn say “the right scoop….” NICE!

  38. Proud of you Scoop! I was watching this segment live on my EVO 4G via Slingbox. I almost wrecked when I heard Megyn say “the right scoop….” NICE!

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