Alan Colmes, 1950-2017 

Posted by | February 23, 2017 09:56 | Filed under: Media/Show Business

Statement on the Passing of Alan Colmes

Alan Colmes passed away early Thursday, February 23, after a brief illness.

He was 66 years old.

He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley.

He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn.

He will be missed.

The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.

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* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

204 responses to  Alan Colmes, 1950-2017 

  1. Roberta February 23rd, 2017 at 17:47

    Alan, no journalist could have a better angel than you directing their commentary. My heart goes out to your family and friends, farewell, good and decent man.

  2. d storm February 23rd, 2017 at 17:49

    CNN has zero respect for alternate opnions, but Fox did allow Alan plenty of leeway to articulate his leftist views. I liked Alan despite his ideology.

    • James H. Cavener February 23rd, 2017 at 20:07

      I agree

    • Mensa Member February 23rd, 2017 at 20:12

      >> CNN has zero respect for alternate opnions

      What in the world makes you believe this? CNN is centrist.

      • Kevin February 23rd, 2017 at 22:16

        glenn beck was not who he was back then either. not even close

    • Rocky the Liberal Rottweiler February 23rd, 2017 at 23:32

      This is a thread about Alan. Have some respect yourself.

  3. TacticalThunder February 23rd, 2017 at 17:55

    Very sad news. My prayers to his family and friends. I will miss him as I listened to his show about every night. Rest In Peace Sir although I never called in. Thank you for everything.

  4. Gary Parillo February 23rd, 2017 at 20:00

    My condolences to Alan’s family.I am only 2 years younger.His passing only reminds me how fragile the body is.We must do the best we can everyday,as Alan did,to make our country and world a better place,as that is really all that matters in the end.He will be missed.

  5. Mensa Member February 23rd, 2017 at 20:29

    I’m listening to the show, right now, and it’s notable how many conservatives are eulogizing him. It highlights what a gift he had for making connections with people.

  6. BigSky1970 February 23rd, 2017 at 21:01

    While I never got to meet you Alan, one thing is for sure, we would have never agreed on much, but I truly felt that we could have gotten along with one another if we had had the opportunity to sit down and talk. That’s the one thing I take away from your time here on Earth, Alan. You were willing to and capable of listening to both sides, and you were able to defend your positions with grace and wit. And again, while we never would have agreed on much policy-wise, your radio show, which I did listen to quite often, was very approachable to even a Conservative like myself. Rest In Peace, Alan, and continued prayers to your lovely wife Jocelyn and all of your friends and colleagues who grieve.

  7. StillFightingFromTheLeft February 23rd, 2017 at 22:58

    Liberal Talk Radio invaded my airspace for more than three years now.
    I never really listened to talk radio other than NPR or WPR until I moved to a town with a station that aired political talk radio all day.
    My days for three short years ended at eight with Alan Colmes and radio graffiti.
    A coworker overheard it once and said, ‘Damn! Dudes savage. He just cut off 15 callers in a row…’
    I laughed.
    The day after the election, the 24/7 mostly liberal talk radio here in Madison WI dropped all talk shows and went to playing music.
    Terrible, shitty, depressing Christmas music in early goddamn November.
    Double crusher.
    I would often force my co-workers to listen to this radio station for eight straight hours.
    Without question, and no disrespect to some of our wonderful local talent, everyone liked Alan’s show best.
    And we all genuinely loved to hate on Dofflerson…
    We’d wait for that dreadful call.
    Hearing his heartfelt call tonight….hearing him break down and cry….I could hear the pain…almost had me in tears.
    He is a real person and tonight was the first night I actually thought that out loud.
    I have no doubt that many of my other notoriously favorite regulars would have had me bawling at work.
    To the regular callers, you are just as much a part of the show as Alan.
    We’d tune in often to hear what you thought, as well as how you were doing in general.
    My thoughts are with Alan’s family.
    Way I see it, that’s all of us.
    Live talk radio can be an amazing gift.
    I will forever be grateful for what you decided to give us.

  8. dborah February 23rd, 2017 at 23:23

    I am absolutely heartbroken! First Standing Rock and now Alan. Listening to Alan over the Bush years, when I was Long Haul Trucking, helped me immensely as we watched shippers and receivers locking up, or cutting back labor and hours, and as a result many Trucking Companies were going down and out of business, while fuel prices continually climbed alarming and frightening everyone…. and this was before the economic crash. Listening to Alan and participating in his call-in helped me, and I am sure many others, feel like we were participating in the fight to turn things around polically. I got a lap top about the time Alan started his blog site, and for years I felt like a part of a community fighting to save our country from further right wing destruction. Alan made us all feel a part of that community. During the last few years I had some things come up in my life and although I had difficulty logging back in, I always followed what Alan and Liberaland were doing. It was just recently I figured out how to get logged back in…..and now Alan is gone! I really can’t believe it. He is too young and he is still so needed! My deepest prayers and sympathy go out to Alan’s wife, family, and friends. I want them to know that he did not just have a fabulous radio show, he helped me and most likely many other get through some very dark days when the economy crashed, people were losing left and right, and so many were facing illness, hardship, and medical uninsuranced consequences. Alan was the first to give me hope in those dark days and that hope was collectively refocused to Obama. Thank You Alan for all you did and who you were. 2017 had started out as one of the worst years of my life and I am two years younger than Alan. Such darkness has befallen our country. I think of the collective stress and hardship the Republicans and Bush put us through back then and now deeper hardship and stress which far exceeds us than what we saw during those Bush years.
    I found my way back to Liberland because I needed hope! And now I weep. So I am going to grab hold, and hope and pray that Alan is now an Angel, and will continue his good work on the other side. We need some angels up there like Alan working to help humanity and life survive the Republicans! Many of us were blessed to be included in Alan’s Liberaland Creation for many years!

    • george February 24th, 2017 at 00:09

      Well said and I agree completely dborah. He will be missed greatly and already is. We must carry on for him.

  9. Rocky the Liberal Rottweiler February 23rd, 2017 at 23:35

    I remember Alan from his days on WEVD. He was as fair-minded as anyone on radio and always willing to listen to anyone who spoke with respect. We should all remember that and try to follow Alan’s example.

  10. Jack Tan February 23rd, 2017 at 23:52

    Although on different sides of the political spectrum, but I listened to Alan every day, A big big part of my life is now lost. Alan is the best of the best on air!!! Rest in Peace …

  11. libpatriot February 24th, 2017 at 00:21

    Loved his courage in taking un-screened calls. Loved his fairness in making sure many points of view, from both sides of the political aisle, were represented on his radio show. Loved his wit, carried over from his comedian days. Loved his decency, as he would call out extremist viewpoints on either the left or the right, though you could never doubt that he was liberal. Loved his innovation in ending his show with “radio graffiti”. I’ll miss Alan and his radio show, which is what brought me to this website. RIP, Alan.

  12. prowst February 24th, 2017 at 03:22

    Thank you Alan for years of entertainment!
    You were optimistic about the future of our country.
    Believed in the goodness of all people. You did
    not spread lies and did not instill fear. You gave intelligent analysis
    and convincing arguments. Treated guests with dignity. Your
    sarcasm and humor was so funny. You were polite to callers even
    if they were hostile or have jumped the shark. You were humble,
    modest, handsome, classy, and moral. You incorporated a variety of topics into the show and conducted compelling interviews. You were a well informed debater.
    You did not just preach to the choir. You welcomed all points of view.
    Your audience was like a family.
    Thank you to all of the regular callers that gave quality to the show.
    My favorites were,
    Al – Bangor, ME
    Paul – Woodinville, WA
    Dave – Huntington, NY
    Ron – Hollywood, FL
    Ike – Charleston, SC
    Roy – Summerfield, NC
    Joe – Pahoa, HI
    Terry – Phoenix, AZ
    Tom – Los Gatos, CA
    Dee – Georgetown, SC
    Keith – Rochester, NY
    Chris – Brooklyn, NY
    Jill – Ithaca, NY
    Kris – Las Vegas, NV
    Nick – Pelham, AL
    Jim – Scappoose, OR
    John – Ferndale, WA
    Greg – Santa Clara, CA
    Larry – Gaffney, SC
    Stuart – Alberta, Canada
    For Radio Graffiti I would say, “You have touched all of our hearts and minds and will always be remembered.”

    • Mensa Member February 24th, 2017 at 09:30

      i was irritated at “Al from Bangor” last night. Few people verbally abused Alan worse, yet Al used his time to criticize other callers.

      But, that’s nothing new. I think it’s why Alan kept having him on.

    • A Big Juicy Van March 5th, 2018 at 00:04

      “Chris F Brooklyn” and Paul were always fantastic Two for Tuesday participants when they ended up in one.

      I still say that whoever programs Fox’s talk schedule should hire Ellis Henican or another frequent guest host of Alan’s to fill the 6-9p slot. (they haven’t filled it yet! There’s still hope!)

      Would love to hear all of these guys again on a successor show. Even Al.

  13. billmorgenstein February 24th, 2017 at 09:16

    For those that watched Fox news last night, without exception show their deep love for Alan Colmes I congratulate you. For whatever his political beliefs; he was a decent and fine man. He will be sorely missed.

  14. Gina Bousquet February 24th, 2017 at 10:15

    Most people on this thread have known Alan for years, from Fox and his radio show. I was not that lucky, only came to know his name from his site, Liberaland then. But I am so thankful I’ve found the civil, welcoming place he created, where I enjoyed the warmth of a community of democrats, progressives, leftists that made this site a home. Thank you Alan, bless your soul my friend.

  15. Obewon February 24th, 2017 at 21:14

    Alan Colmes was the most informative and accurate telecaster from Earth. He is fondly missed by our community, as well as his detractors. So we pulled a few strings at NASA enabling the ride of a lifetime to your new home on exoplanet Trappist-1e

  16. oldfart February 25th, 2017 at 09:40

    He will be greatly missed. I send my sincere condolences to his family. Alan’s effort and work for this site and his radio spot, provided us a place of strength and information, mixed with an appreciation for all points of view, respect and a great sense of humor. Though I have not been here as long as others, I am grateful for for the opportunity to have met and shared with many fine, caring and passionate people here.

  17. Larry Schmitt February 25th, 2017 at 09:51

    Just because we need a laugh once in a while.

    • Gina Bousquet February 25th, 2017 at 13:20

      Stolen! :)

      • Larry Schmitt February 25th, 2017 at 13:29

        I think Alan would have appreciated it.

        • Gina Bousquet February 25th, 2017 at 13:40

          I think so too. He was a liberal with a great sense of humor. :)

  18. BlowinInTheWind February 25th, 2017 at 12:43

    My deepest condolences to your family Alan – and may you RIP, kind soul.

    • Nazi Hunter March 2nd, 2017 at 15:36

      RIP to an original.

      He was a great and kind liberal man. We need him now more than ever. He will be greatly missed!

  19. Diane Sanabria March 5th, 2017 at 10:38

    A real mensch, that Alan Colmes!

  20. Tay Reformed March 7th, 2017 at 04:02

    One less two-faced liberal Zionist in the world. He was pro-liberal for the West, but pro-right-wing for Israel. Thus for White Gentiles it was whatever deracinated their heritage of solidarity, for Jews it was whatever was good for the ethno-religious separatist state of Israel (and apologies for all of Israel’s war crimes against humanity). One set of values for Gentiles and another for Jews (The us verses them tribal mentality that is a deep part of most Jews’ mindset.). There are far too many people exactly like this now deceased anti-Gentile Jewish supremacist. Rust in Pieces.

    • Willys41 April 14th, 2017 at 00:26

      You couldn’t be more wrong. You obviously know nothing of Alan Colmes.

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