I’m Not Funny

Posted by | June 25, 2008 00:02 | Filed under: Hate Mail

I said on television that Obama was relatively new to Washington and McCain has been there since the earth cooled.  It was a joke, obviously.  I went on to say that I having nothing against McCain because of his age, as I hope to be that age one day.   That didn’t stop emailers from being very upset with me.


From: Geraldine
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:38 PM
To: Alan
Subject: Not funny

You know Alan, some people can tell jokes and some can’t. Unfortunately, you are one who cannot. Your comment about John McCain and the earth cooling was very offensive.

From: patty
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:37 PM
To: Alan
Subject: “Since The Earth Cooled?”

Can we “joke” about Obama being a half breed?


From: Jeanie
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:42 PM
To: Alan
Subject: Shut Up

I just heard the remark you made about Senator McCain’s age.. Alan Colmes you are dumb as s box of rocks. Do you have any idea how STUPID you are on the show. You interuppt guests when they are talking and talk over them half the time. While I am putting you down, please do something about your hair, it looks terrible.


From: Frank&Gay
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:42 PM
To: Alan

. . . blah, blah, blah . . . “Since the earth cooled” was a joke Alan?

………………..YOU are the joke!!!!!

Frank and Gay

From: Hugh
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:42 PM
To: Alan
Subject: Your Earth cooled commend – too funny

Hello Mr. Colmes,

I just caught your comment regarding Senator McCain has been around since the Earth cooled. Although I rarely agree with your views, I do however think that your comment was one of the funniest remarks I have heard in years. Although I would never vote for a tax increasing candidate such as Mr. Obama, I do however think your comment was a great example of comedic timing.

I am clearly a conservative as I mentioned above, almost always do not agree with your views, I think that you are the perfect balance and input that should be provided in contrast to your colleague Sean Hannity, (I don’t agree much with his tendency to potentially be too far to the right).

Keep up the great work.


From: John
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:44 PM
To: Alan
Subject: McCain Comment

I am totally incensed that you would stoop to the low of your comment tonight about McCain and having been there since the earth cooled, YOU IDIOT! This is exactly why the greater public watches this show JUST because of Sean and in spite of YOU! You disgust me!

From: SF
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:44 PM
To: Alan
Subject: McCain Comment




From: Lisa
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 8:46 PM
To: Alan
Subject: RUDE!!!

Alan –

It was extremely RUDE of you to say that John McCain has been around
“since the earth cooled”. That was very discriminating. There is also
a thing called age discrimination as well as discriminating against the
color of a person’s skin and gender. What’s so different in what you
said than what Imus said…NOTHING! You need to sincerely apologize to
your audience and to John McCain!


From: Mark
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:49 PM
To: Alan
Subject: Apologize

You owe John McCain an on-air apology for your agist remarks.

You liberals are all alike. You are ready to jump with both feet on every little slip of the tongue by your political opponents but when you do the same, all we get from you are excuses and evasions. If you truly believe that other people need to apologize for their politically incorrect remarks, you should be ready to do the same for yours. Either put up or shut up; make the trip or zip the lip.

From: Rick
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:49 PM
To: Alan
Subject: Tonites Cheapshot by you

Never written before but watch every night. You made a cheapshot tonight about McCain’s age that you would have never tolerated if was against one of your stooges. You are tonight’s cheapshot A-**** and deserve to be told such. Of course you will never apologize or even own up to it, and my hope is your handlers will get to read this (you probably have screening ability and it will never see the light of day) but you did a bit of backtracking and maybe even you know you crossed the line….you are a trash-heap of journalistic integrity!!!!

From: Julia
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:52 PM
To: Alan
Subject: Age remark

Mr. Combs,
We won’t all become black, but we all AGE. Your flip and thoughtless comment about John McCain’s age on your program tonight is the very reason liberals are losers. You feel free to make prejudicial comments, but are always the first to complain comments come the other way. This double standard is prejudice at its worst, and your contribution tonight only confirms your ignorance.
That comment was not a “joke”. It was thoughtless and cruel. Like all of us, you will get there all too soon, and you will find that as you age, you, too, will be devalued by young whippersnappers anxious for a quick easy path to “success”. Experience was once valued, where are we now??

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