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Quotes by Alan Colmes

Quotes by Alan Colmes

‘Collective’ sounds like communism, but we do work and live in a society where there is a collective well-being.
‘Liberal’ is a great word – from the root, ‘liberty,’ which means free.
‘Never forget’ is correct. But the place to remember is in our hearts, not in lavish ceremonies.
A lot of people listen to Rush Limbaugh just because he’s a great entertainer.
Air America Radio was thinking of hiring me, but they discovered something in my past that didn’t sit well with them: radio experience.
Almost everything I think we’ve accomplished for the good of the country has been because of liberals against conservative opposition.
Benghazi is not a scandal; Benghazi was a tragedy.
Change is always something you have to go through.
Christians get trees. Jews get bushes. To stay in good standing with the Tribe, you’ve got to refer to a Christmas tree as a Hanukkah bush.
Christmas brings us great music: Everything from Handel’s ‘Messiah’ to ‘White Christmas,’ to ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.’
Dignified and respectful quietude speaks much louder than pomp and circumstance when it comes to remembering those who died.
Even if everything its detractors say about Fox were true, the most liberal of liberal attitudes would be that one would get credit for being in the lion’s den.
Fox is fair and balanced.
Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit – or maybe you should think about admitting – that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq.
I always wanted to be on the radio. But my background is more entertainment than journalism.
I am proud of the Fox News Channel.
I can be just as effective with a quick retort or a one-liner than with a big paragraph.
I did standup comedy. I opened once for Jay Leno.
I don’t delude myself into thinking I’ll bring anyone around to my way of thinking, especially Sean Hannity.
I don’t judge my effectiveness by how many words I say. I think liberals often see nuances in things… Conservatives tend to see things in black and white. It gives them an air of certainty and conviction that might make them more comfortable to watch.
I don’t think what you hear on talk radio is representative of America.
I feel quite lucky to have the platforms I have on both television and radio.
I grew up in a nonpolitical family. My mother basically hated everybody.
I save all my good e-mails. Listen to this one: ‘You liberals should be deported.’
I think most people have that crazy uncle they sit at Thanksgiving dinner with: someone they disagree with politically but love them anyway.
I think there are some liberals who are extremely biased about Fox News and wish to shun it or wish to criticize any liberal who appears on Fox News. That, to me, is not a particularly liberal attitude.
I will continue to speak out against the views of both Limbaugh and Hannity when I feel it’s warranted, meeting their free speech with my own. But I will never forget that, without them, I’d have a much smaller platform on which to do it.
I’m a broadcaster who happens to be liberal, and not the other way around.
I’m not an angry person. I get my point out, I’m true to what I believe, and I sleep well at night.
I’m quite moderate.
If I, as a liberal, didn’t speak out against those who would squelch the free speech of conservatives, I wouldn’t deserve to call myself a liberal.
If you’re a conservative, you think I’m Satan.
If you’re going to make the argument that Fox is conservative, you can’t make it very easily unless you diminish my role.
In high school, I never felt in with the in-crowd.
Issue by issue, if I were a Congressman, I would receive the highest rating from liberal think-tank Americans For Democratic Action.
Little did I know that the last words I would say on WNBC would be the last ones anyone would say.
Mourning never ends for those who’ve faced unimaginable losses.
My side, I am a liberal more than a Democrat.
On my radio show at night, people will sometimes – conservatives will call and say, ‘You know what, I’m really sorry I cast my vote for President Bush.’ And we play Brenda Lee and ‘I’m Sorry’ and ask them to sing along.
People say to me, ‘Why don’t you fight fire with fire?’ You fight fire with water, not fire.
Rush Limbaugh advocating for objectivity is like Donald Trump advocating for humility.
Some liberals have a problem with me simply because I work at Fox, and nothing I do short of storming off the set in a rage will get them to respect that I work there.
Talk radio can’t work unless you have the kind of independence you get by being part of an independent news network. You can’t be beholden to an agenda, and that’s what I like about Fox: It doesn’t have one.
Thankfully, we live in country, unlike Russia, where we have First Amendment rights.
The National Rifle Association has an extensive enemies list, and I am, frankly, insulted that I am not on it.
The fact is that we are, compared to most other places, a very liberal country.
There is no asterisk in the Constitution that says ‘except for hate speech.’
To be successful in talk radio, you have to have a conservative audience as well. Not enough liberals listen to it.
We are living out the liberal dream of our founders. The Constitution, the very liberal document – we have gone beyond English common law, which was the basis of law in the West.
We live in a liberal country. If you came here from Iraq or Iran, you really would think that we are quite a liberal country.
We live in a liberally free country founded by people who were liberal. They were beyond liberal – they were revolutionaries.
Why preach to the choir? You reach more independents and even more Democrats on Fox News given their huge audience than you would on other networks. So I’m grateful to have that opportunity to have that platform.

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