Alec Baldwin Almost Isn't A Sulky Little Baby About His Show Being Cancelled. Almost.
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Alec Baldwin Almost Isn't A Sulky Little Baby About His Show Being Cancelled. Almost.

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | November 27, 2013 | Comments ()

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For those of you who somehow missed Alec Baldwin’s latest public eruption, the facts are these. This summer Baldwin had a dust-up with some paparazzi outside his home this summer when they wouldn’t leave him or his family alone. We understand and sympathize with Baldwin on this one. He’s a new father and constantly hounded, of course he’s going to lose his temper. Until, that is, we hear he dropped the f-bomb on a paparazzo. No, not that one. The other one. The one Baldwin is now trying to claim was a misheard “maggot.” Because people walk around saying c*cksucking maggot all the time, don’t you know.

Because of this and other inflammatory behavior (allegedly demanding a woman with cancer be bumped from her dressing room by shouting “I don’t give a f *c k if she has cancer or not, I want that f*cking makeup room.”), Comcast has decided to cancel Baldwin’s MSNBC show. Let’s skip right to the part where Alec Baldwin almost manages to be a grown-up. At the end of a rather sulky statement Baldwin manages “I have to take some responsibility for that myself.” That’s close. He said “some!” Coffee is for closers, Baldwin, not delusional megalomaniacs with persecution complexes and temper problems.

Like I said up top, I can sympathize with celebrities (particularly those with young children) wanting to defend their families. Of course, that sentiment sounds a little hollow when we remember the “rude, thoughtless little pig” incident of ‘07. Baldwin’s sulkiness about this whole conflict comes shining through, however, in the following statement about those he feels are truly responsible for the end of his show.

Martin Bashir’s on the air, and he made his comment on the air! I dispute half the comment I made… if I called him ‘cocksucking maggot’ or a ‘cocksucking motherfucker’… ‘faggot’ is not the word that came out of my mouth. That I know. But you’ve got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy—Rich Ferraro and Andrew Sullivan—they’re out there, they’ve got you. Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show.

Unlike his 30 Rock co-star Tracy Morgan, Alec Baldwin doesn’t have Tina Fey to smooth everything over him. Because, in the words of Liz Lemon, “Look, you’re a public figure and, believe it or not, the dumb things you say may influence or hurt people. You need to apologize.”


(via Gothamist)

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  • e jerry powell

    Andrew Sullivan is the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy?

    I must have missed a memo.

    Hot piece of ass? Yes, and his husband is even hotter.

    He called Baldwin out, as did GLAAD. Frankly, I saw it as Sullivan speaking as a gay man, not the voice of the community (that would be Dan Savage, dontchaknow [/sarcasm]), and I figured that GLAAD was typically overstepping its mission statement.

    Neither party speaks for me any more than Elton John does, which is to say, not at all. I can speak for my damn self, and as far as Baldwin goes, I have done so freely and frequently.

  • Welldressed

    E Jerry, I look to you to see how to feel about this issue, because you are my gay spirit animal. However, googling who Andrew Sullivan and his husband are, I realize my spirit animal is a black bear. PUNS INTENDED.

  • e jerry powell

    And there we have it.

  • Art3mis

    The only upside to the end of 30 Rock: I no longer have to make an effort to forget how much I hate this guy for half an hour each week.

  • Gavin Smith

    Favorite Jack Donaghy quote. "Never go with a hippie to a second location."

  • Tom

    When Liz Lemon said to Jack Donaghy "I can't believe I listened to you all these years. You're just an alcoholic with a great voice." I assume she was talking about actors in general and Baldwin specifically. Why would MSNBC have ever thought it was a good idea to give him a TV platform?

  • e jerry powell

    Because NBC is desperate on all platforms, not just the mothership.

  • While he is definitely a douche the incident with his daughter needs to stop being referenced. That was a private conversation in the first place and if you have ever been locked in a contentious family legal battle and/or dealing with an estranged child tempers are very, very easy to flare over the smallest slight. Unfortunately I can empathize with him on that one having been in just that ongoing situation for a full year now with my step children and my wife's mother fucker of an ex-husband.

  • Tatertot

    "Delusional Megalomaniac with Persecution Complex and Temper Problems" is going on a sampler and hanging on my wall. And possibly on a bumper sticker.

  • e jerry powell

    I'm sure Cafepress is at the ready even now.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I will buy that pattern from you and re-learn to cross-stitch to make it as well.

  • delle

    We also need a Delusional Megalomaniacs with Persecution Complexes and Temper Problems Support Group. I'd donate to that one if it meant jerks like this one were getting help with their issues.

    Who else would you say qualifies for the DMPCTP Support Group?

  • Arran

    I'm sure the fact that about six people were actually watching the show made the decision easier.

  • Mrs. Julien

    We watched the 2001 episode. It was really interesting, but his personality shines through for better and worse. Baldwin was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, but his need to fill the room, as it were, is palpable. Plus I can't forget he's one of those "delusional megalomaniacs with persecution complexes and temper problems".

  • e jerry powell

    And looking at the four Baldwin brothers collectively puts me on the fainting couch from all the ego fumes.

    I still lust for Alec's body, but alas, his brain is still included.

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn
    ..., the facts are these.

    When I saw the above words, my mind raced to read the whole post with an alliterative twist. Started solidly with "Bumbling buffoon Baldwin..." but briskly lost Pace as the headline's hero persisted his hissy-fit.

    I wish Baldwin was the one that got cancelled :(

  • "The facts were these" definitely made me miss Pushing Daisies too. :(

  • There'll Be Pancakes

    I will never understand how someone like Tina Fey was able to work with this pig for so long, I especially despise his behaviour with the incident where he refused to turn off his precious Words with Friends GAME onboard a flight - dude, you're not standing for for the 'little people' in the name of human rights or being discriminated against, you're playing a little game and waving your hands so we all look at you. So when people then do look at him, it's such a fking crime. I hate this tosser. No sympathy, except for people who have the unfortunate duty to have to deal with him.

  • e jerry powell

    Tina Fey worked for Lorne Michaels. Enough said.

  • Haystacks

    She's a pro. What else would allow someone to work with someone like that and not run them over with your car?

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  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Will there be cocksucking maggots? Rich cocksucking maggots?

  • I dispute half this comment you made.

  • Ben

    is the formatting completely borked for anyone else here lately? The left third of my screen is completly white and it's covering half the text?

  • Ben

    and now it's fine, ignore me.

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