Alan Colmes has been called an on-air punching bag, a runt, wishy-washy, a milquetoast and -- this one must really hurt -- a conservative at heart.
And these words are from people who usually agree with him.
As Fox News Channel's resident liberal and half of "Hannity & Colmes," Colmes must feel a kinship with Internal Revenue Service auditors, process servers or telemarketers.
"People say to me, `Why don't you fight fire with fire?"' he said. "You fight fire with water, not fire."
His liberal critics question Colmes' political commitment and demeanor, and suggest he's fighting a rigged battle.
FAIR has likened Colmes to the Washington Generals, the hapless basketball team hired to lose to the Harlem Globetrotters every night.
"Hannity gives no quarter," said Steve Rendall, a FAIR analyst. "Colmes is often giving points when he should be fighting. When the chips are down, Colmes often concedes."
Sunday, October 19
Don't Forget "Human Speedbump," "Waste Of Oxygen" and "The Guy Who Makes The Airbags Deploy In My TV Set"
I'd really like to lock this guy in a room with Jim Carville for three days if it didn't have the potential to make his head implode.
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 8:24 PM