O'Reilly and Hannity and just about everyone else on Fox News receive most of the ire from the Left. To his credit, Hannity admits he's a conservative so he's certainly not trying to kid anyone about who he is. O'Reilly would never admit to being far-right. And he thinks he's not kidding anyone.
But if truth be known, hounding either one of those boys is way too-fish-in-a-barrel easy. The more complex hit is the one that the Left puts out on the liberal at Fox...Alan Colmes.
And boy does he get it. It's expected from your typical Fox viewer, but no liberal gets treated like a punching bag by liberals as much as Colmes. Bloggers, liberal radio hosts, even Jon Stewart have taken their shots. One of the nicer comments comes from the Daily Kos Dkosopedia site: "Worse than a milquetoast," Colmes serves as the liberal Stepin Fetchit for Fox."
But is it fair?
Those who haven't paid attention might ask how you smack a guy who five days a week is in a position to interject a point of view into the debate that's not seriously Right? Well, for one thing they believe he's more of a LINO (Liberal In Name Only).
Colmes sees it differently.
"Issue by issue, if I were a Congressman, I would receive the highest rating from liberal think-tank Americans For Democratic Action." said Colmes when I caught up to him on the day his syndicated Fox News Radio show "replaced" Al Franken's on Armed Forces Radio. And he offers a radio/TV track record to prove it. Even MediaMatters, which is certainly no milquetoast cheerleader for the right,
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