May 10, 2005

Animal Lovers, And I Don’t Mean PETA

I never could’ve imagined that anything newsworthy would ever come out of Alan Colmes’ radio show*, but apparently it did last week, as Sean Hannity’s punching bag managed to wrangle a surprising admission from an obscure anti-abortion extremist.

Obviously having learned from years as a Fox News employee the network’s practice of inviting and/or quoting fringe left-wing guests and pretending they’re mainstream Democrats (remember “Malik Shabazz” of the “New Black Panther Party”?), Colmes has been inviting far-right fringe figures such as Randall Terry and Fred "God Hates Fags" Phelps on to his radio show for interviews and giving them just enough rope. The latest is wild-eyed anti-abortion activist Neal Horsley, that guy with the website that lists the names of abortion doctors and, some say, incites others to shoot them.

On the Colmes show, the two men first discussed abortion, until Colmes suddenly brought up rumors that Horsley had partaken in both homosexual sex and bestiality. And Horsley… didn’t deny it, and in fact admitted that “When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule." And then, in what has to be the most unconvincing and unsuccessful anti-“liberal elite” argument in history, Horsley claimed that because Colmes and his ilk were unaware of such rampant red-state mule-fucking, “You people are so far removed from the reality... Welcome to domestic life on the farm..."

Those effete, out-of-touch liberals, with their cocktail parties! If they actually understood middle America’s desire for free love with farm animals, they might actually win an election!

If Colmes were smart (he’s not, but let’s pretend), he’d mention Horsley on TV every day for three months, trying to turn him into some major figure in the Republican Party, the way the Republicans have with Ward Churchill. But instead, expect him to go back to half-agreeing with Hannity and being really really nice to Ann Coulter.

(*A solo radio show by Colmes, that must be a ratings bonanza! Wouldn’t listening to Colmes’ show be like attending a Washington Generals intrasquad scrimmage?)

(Via LilB)

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 10, 2005 06:20 PM

1. thanks for the shout.
2. the guy's name is HORSELY. Coincidence? I think not!

Posted by: LilB at May 10, 2005 07:37 PM

Were I still a Republican, I think it would be fair for you to demand I condemn Horsely's outrageous comments before you would let me get a word in.

Posted by: Bill McCabe at May 10, 2005 11:19 PM

I like Horsely better as Matt Houston PI in the early eighties.

Posted by: J. Lichty at May 12, 2005 02:08 PM
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