I almost gave you the clip of his appearance on H&C last night instead, where Colmesy wondered aloud why stuff like this keeps happening to Sparling. The implication being that he either invites the abuse somehow or that he’s simply making it all up.

Note to Alan: he’s not making it all up.

Had to bump that clip in favor of this one, though. I haven’t seen a moment on television this tender since Keith Olbermann interviewed Bill Clinton.

Update: Steve Doocy’s intro isn’t accurate, at least if the Times’s account is to be believed. Sparling was spit at, not on.

Update: “A man could make a fortune selling Geritol to these people.”