While O’Reilly is my favorite news/commentary show on TV, and I think that he is the most fair pundit out there, I admit that I used to watch Hannity and Colmes once in a while. But since Colmes left and Hannity is on his own I honestly cannot stand that show. Sean is a broken record, you can almost predict what he will say to any given point, and he has a bad habit of repeating the same catch phrases over and over. Those who have listened to his radio show are certainly familiar with those overused lines like “Let not your heart be troubled” and “Hot hazy days of summer”. Now that he has his own TV show without the balance provided by Colmes it is just tiresome.
I disagree with Alan Colmes on most things but he brought a balance that made that show far more watchable. In truth, sometimes I felt sorry for Alan when he seemed to be doing nothing more than taking the anti-Sean side on things. I do believe Alan Colmes to be intellectually honest, he is just on the wrong side of a great many issues. But perhaps I am biased as I am not a “preach to the choir” type of person, I would much rather discuss politics with someone with whom I have some disagreements over someone who agrees with me on everything.
But I argue that show was much better when it included Colmes. What does anyone else think?