I Started A Joke
Among today’s emailers are those who took slight exception to a throw-away line I did on H&C Wednesday night. With all the animosity directed at John McCain and with the right-wing echo chamber calling him the worst thing you can possibly be…a liberal…I suggested that in order to gain their acceptance you have to be Josef Stalin. So, sit back, relax, click the arrow and read on.
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 12:19 PM
Subject: I thought you should know… You do not deserve a public voice through any media! You don’t know politics, you don’t know this nation or the people. Both Hannity and yourself need to resign for the good of the nation. You both are a joke and nobody is laughing.Have a great day
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 4:08 PM
Subject: Enought with the Election!!
I am SO SICK AND TIRED of you blabbering about the election that will only bring another corrupt leader that SCREWS up my country Iraq for the 50th time since 1991.
How about having different topics, instead of the usual “Hillary this, Obama that?” That girl who got raped by her step-brother who himself got raped by her father, that was an interesting story which you could have spent at least an hour on.
BUT NOOOO! Tough guy Alan wants to take on the GOP, Alan thinks that I or anybody on this planet could care less about what YOU or the 4-5 trailer drivers that calls you every day think about the Election or politics in general.
CHANGE SUBJECTS GOD DAMMIT OR I WILL PERSONALLY SWIM OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO TAKE BACK THE 10 DOLLARS YOUR SHOW HAS COST ME. AND TRUST ME, I WILL CROSS THAT OCEAN NO MATTER HOW TO GET MY MONEY, HONOR AND REVENGE FOR THE HOURS I WASTED LISTENING TO YOUR AWFUL SHOW!
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 7:31 PM
Subject: Enought with the Election!!
How does my show cost you only $10? It’s not enough.
But I hope you’ve learned how to swim.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:41 PM
Thanks, don’t turn your back, us Stalists will throw your coward ass in the prison in Cuba and then use waterboarding on you. I still have the cheesecake waiting for your funeral, it’s beginning to smell like you.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:44 PM
Nice to know you have such high regard for an evil dictator and would enjoy using some of his torture techniques. Speaks well of you.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:23 PM
You are not fair and balanced. You are as far left as you can get, same on you.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:55 PM
Subject: RE: ???
And same on you, too.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:43 PM
Subject: STALIN remarks
COME ON Mr. C….we usually enjoy your comments and laugh at your funny positions BUT your remark about StaLIN WAS CRAS.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:44 PM
Subject: I’m a conservative-the Stalin joke is OK
Listen, I’m a pretty hardcore conservative-but I laughed when you made your comment about Stalin-please tell everyone to lighten up. By the way, Obama will be a much tougher canidate for us to defeat…I know you like Hillary-I hope she wins…Terry
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:45 PM
Subject: Joe Stalin?
What does that remark about Stalin mean? Try to make meaningful comments…..really concentrate.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 11:05 PM
Subject: RE: Joe Stalin?
Uh, what was that again?
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:39 PM
Subject: My Favorite Liberal was “Right On” again
I know you couldn’t possibly remember me, but I have dubbed you as “My Favorite Liberal” for your many great points over the years.
Well, ya did it again! and prompted me to write you to tell you that
you haven’t lost your to standing with this ultra conservative.
I fell outta my chair when you asked Pete Brownback [about McCain]
“Just how conservative do you have to be? Joseph Stalin?”
That was funny…well done, as always
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:46 PM
Subject: shame on you
you should be ashamed of yourself trying to make a joke saying a conserative is like js! shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:47 PM
Subject: Joseph Stalin comment; Feb. 6, 2008
Dear Mr. Colmes,
I have been a long time viewer of your show. You have grossly offended me by your “joke”. Saying Conservatives must want Joseph Stalin to be their leader was over the limit of decency. That was not funny, nor was it even tasteful. I heard your less than sincere “apology”. It is not enough to say it was just a joke!!! You have comfirmed my opinion of liberals. When you cannot argue a point you jump to a ridiculous statement or attack! If not for Mr. Hannity, I would never watch your show again.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 11:33 PM
Subject: RE: Joseph Stalin comment; Feb. 6, 2008
You didn’t hear an apology. I didn’t make one. I reiterated that it was a joke. I’ll wave a flag next time.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:48 PM
Subject: JOSEPH STALIN
Did you really say Joseph Stalin? Are you kidding me!
You’re lucky that you can hide behind your “media”
protection.Of course if Fox fired your ass,THEY would
be persecuted by the other networks.God I wish MY job
was as protected as your job is.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 11:43 PM
Subject: RE: JOSEPH STALIN
Yes, Fox only keeps me because they fear what other networks would say if they fired me.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:50 PM
Subject: Replace Alan Colms
Find anyone as soon as possible and replace your disgusting
counterpart. Alan Colmes is an idiot, and slanders all conservatives
by insinuating that one must be “Stalin” to win our vote. He
represents the very sad part of our Country that would rather slander
opponents, than debate them. He is coward and a farce and should be
replaced since he makes FOX news look bad.
Tony – A very upset conservative
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 11:44 PM
Subject: RE: Replace Alan Colms
Hey, Tony, if you’re gonna get me fired, at least spell my name right. Colmes.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:55 PM
Subject: Stalin a conservative?
Let’s see, Joseph Stalin supported:
1. removal of God from the schools and public square
2. centralized economy
3. government supplied free health care
4. collective ownership of property
5. gun control for private citizens
6. government control of education
7. government pensions for allVirtually everything Stalin stood for are the policy goals of the liberal Democrats today, all you have to add is gay rights. Such shallow, not to mention uninformed, comments are beneath you. Step up and engage the issues on a more intellectually honest level.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:08 PM
Subject: Stalin comment
Your statement on February 6, 2008 of conservative republicans would nominate Joseph Stalin is appalling, downright sickening. Joseph Stalin was a maniacal and vicious dictator. He murdered and starved his own people. His rule was iron handed. Conservative republicans believe in freedom and less government not being ruled by a tryrant. For you to resort to using such an inflammatory statement serves no purpose for the good of this great nation during an important election year.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 11:55 PM
Subject: RE: Stalin comment
I didn’t say they would nominate him. I said, who’s conservative enough for them, Stalin? It was a joke. Laugh a little.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:14 PM
Seriously– our family is APPALLED that Alan Colmes would say that Sen. McCain would need to be Joseph Stalin to appeal to conservatives. Granted that live TV allows for slips of the tongue, but Colmes’ previously demonstrated hatred and disrespect for conservatives and lack of historical knowledge make it obvious that this is an entrenched opinion, not a mere faux pas. To compare conservatives with a mass murderer on par with Adolph Hitler is totally offensive.
The network retains him for controversy, of course. But there are plenty of left wing airheads on all the other networks if you need to observe the Enemies of the People. Why don’t you just do the show with guests? Colmes’ morally-confused mind only gets in the way.
Offended to the max:
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:26 PM
Subject: joseph stalin reference
Your reference tonight to a dictator, responsible for the death of millions and the enslavement of millions more, was not humorous; it was thoughtless, vile, and despicable. It was typical of your political agenda. Your apology was feeble and insincere: do the right thing and resign.Right now I am too pissed off to take the time to copy this to the appropriate people at Fox who should take action to teach you “fair and balanced” responding. Tomorrow, when I am less emotional, I will draft the “strong letter to follow” to the appropriate people!
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 12:17 AM
Subject: RE: joseph stalin reference
I’ll make you a deal: you resign from your job because you just said something *I* don’t like, and I’ll quit mine.
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:35 PM
Subject: FUNNY JOKE?
U R INTELLECTUALLY, EXTREMELY DISHONEST. “STALIN”, FUNNY? UR ASS IT IS. U OWE ALL, YES ALL A PUBLIC APOLOGY. I WONDER HOW FUNNY IT WOULD BE IF SEAN HANNITY MADE A FUNNY ABOUT ORTHODOX JEWS AND POL POT. THAT IS HOW RIDICULOUS AND INSULTING YOU ARE. IN ALL SINCERITY,
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:48 PM
Subject: Fire Alan Colmes!!!
I am incensed by Alan Colmes’ insult to all Conservatives: that we are Stalinists! I am sick and tired of the left being given carte blanche in their attacks on us and it’s always explained as “just a joke”. Whenever a Conservative makes a comment out of line, he gets fired for it. Well I believe it is time for Fox News to FIRE MR. COLMES!!
I don’t want to hear that it was just a joke. It is the Liberals that have inundated us with “Political Correctness” and they are the ones that have cast the first stone….and continue to cast them. I want action! I want the Conservatives to stand up and be counted! That includes Fox News! If Sean Hannity had called all the Liberals Communists, or Stalinists, or any other derogatory name, he probably would be in the unemployment line tomorrow.
In response to Mr. Colmes “not getting it” (why we Conservatives do NOT support Sen. McCain) – I am not in the least surprised that you don’t get it! You do NOT understand what it is to have moral conviction, character, or family values. Liberals don’t worry about those things, as they stated when Clinton was running for a second term. Your party’s platform doesn’t allow for them either. If you DID have any of those values, your party’s platform would reflect them. Since you do NOT function on our level, of course you can not be expected to understand. So, Mr. Colmes, I suggest that you take your ignorant, insulting, repugnant carcass off the air. If it wasn’t for the Conservatives, this program would have gone the way of Air America, Al Franken and all the other Liberal failures.
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