UPDATE: Colmes apologizes – Rich Lowry smacks down Alan Colmes for mocking how Santorum dealt with death of child

***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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Roger
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Roger

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.

Roger
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Roger

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.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Dan Flathers
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Dan Flathers

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

Therese Z
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Therese Z

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.

Anonymous
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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… Read more »

missgc
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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.

JasonTromm
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JasonTromm

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.

Valerie Close
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Valerie Close

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

theslob
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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.

Anonymous
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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.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

TEA:-)

Thomas and Jacqueline Groome
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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
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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.

Anonymous
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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
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Anonymous

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

Anonymous
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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… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

kong1967
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kong1967

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
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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.

kong1967
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kong1967

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
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Anonymous

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

kong1967
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kong1967

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
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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.

Cromulent
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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
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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.

Regina Zabik
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Regina Zabik

What a disgraceful dirt bag Colmes is.

David A. Pierre
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David A. Pierre

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

Anonymous
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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

Virus-X
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Virus-X

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
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Anonymous

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

Stehekin912
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Stehekin912

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

Jimbo
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Jimbo

AC is a condesending, liberal, elitist, scumbag.

Jay Schreiber
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Jay Schreiber

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
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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!

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

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

NickDeringer
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NickDeringer

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

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

nice. made me chuckle.

Anonymous
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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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Colmes is a great example.

Sean Johnson
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Sean Johnson

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.

Winston
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Winston

Despicable…

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

I love the dinosaur analogy.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

skeletor is a disgusting rotten a-hole.

Lucy Max
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Lucy Max

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

mike morrison
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mike morrison

d-bag.

Linky11
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Linky11

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

MJS
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MJS

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

Cheryl Herin
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Cheryl Herin

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.

Linky11
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Linky11

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

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