Alan Samuel Colmes (September 24, 1950 – February 23, 2017) was a liberal media personality who hosted a talkradio show on FOX Radio called, "The Alan Colmes Show." Colmes formerly co-hosted the television cable program Hannity & Colmes, along with conservative Sean Hannity, on the Fox News Channel, until Colmes decided to depart the show, in January 2009. He remained at Fox News as a commentator.
Though Colmes identified himself as a liberal and had even written a book about the supremacy of liberal politics, he was perceived by many as a conservative "quisling" and as a "milquetoast" strawman, on his own cable show, for allowing Hannity to regularly talk over Colmes and generally disparage liberal thought, without Colmes giving adequate recourse from the liberal perspective.
Colmes graduated from Hofstra University, in New York.
Colmes's last appearance on "The Alan Colmes Show" was on February 22, 2017. He died the next day of lymphoma at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan at the age of 66.
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- Red, White & Liberal: How Left is Right and Right is Wrong (ISBN 0-06-056297-8)