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Alec Baldwin lands talk show on MSNBC

Alec Baldwin lands talk show on MSNBC

Leave it to MSNBC to provide Alec Baldwin with his very own platform.

From the Hollywood Reporter: It’s Official: Alec Baldwin to Host Talk Show on MSNBC:

Alec Baldwin has finalized a deal to host a weekly night-time talk show on MSNBC. The program – Up Late with Alec Baldwin will bow in October and have Baldwin taking on current events and culture.

The announcement came Thursday from MSNBC president Phil Griffin.

“I’ve been talking with Alec for a while and can’t wait to bring his personality and eclectic interests to MSNBC,” said Griffin. “He’s got such passion for ideas and what’s going on in the world –  he’s going to be a great addition to our line-up.”

So much charm in one man, I can’t imagine which of his most charming episodes most influenced MSNBC’s decision.

Maybe it was that time he called his daughter a “rude, thoughtless, little pig.”

Or perhaps that time he referred to a Starbucks barista as an “Uptight Queen.”

Or the time he said that National Enquirer reporter was a “goat-footed, wheezy, old queen.” (They later made up).

Oh, maybe it was the time he (jokingly, according to him) told another reporter “I want to choke you to death.”

Wait, maybe it was that time he got kicked off an airline for throwing a tantrum over being asked to shut off his cell phone, which meant he had to stop playing Words With Friends.

Remember when he suggested “this whole IRS thing has a whiff of Breitbart to it?”

Or maybe it was his homophobic Twitter rant, which included phrases like “toxic little queen, and “I’m gonna f**k…you…up” and “I'[d] put my foot up your f**king ass…but I’m sure you’d dig it too much.”

That last one was even too much for some high profile personalities to take.

There are just so many to choose from – here’s a whole chart.

Yes, so much charm indeed in that Alec Baldwin. Good luck with that, MSNBC.


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New slogan for MSNBC – “For when Bat Sh*t Crazy Just Doesn’t Go Far Enough.”

    Clearly they are hoping for the Daily Show audience. But, I just do not believe Baldwin is smart enough to pull it off. When he does not know what to say – he will just mug for the camera.

      Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Musson. | September 6, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      LOL Why this is the funniest thing SNL has done in DECADES!!!

      What? Wait?

      You mean they’re Serious???????????

Mark Levin on MSNBC:

“You got a whole conga line of morons and freaks on that network.”

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Hepcat. | September 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I hear over there they spell incompetent starting without the “I” – ncompetent.

He probably gets a pass from the proggies on his threats to ‘beat that queen ass’ because the proggies assume he means ‘beat that ass’ in the rap-sense… you know, kinda like that genius .50 cent song ‘Beat Dat Pussy Up’

MSNBC is making a bold move to push the limits of the meaning of fetid. Baldwin should fit in nicely in that putrid swamp.

    rabidfox in reply to windbag. | September 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I would actually watch one show where Baldwin and Olberman co-hosted on some political issue. Just for the laughs. (I now understand why people would go to Bedlam to view the inmates.)

I dislike his politics, but I think Baldwin is very charming. He will be a lot more interesting to listen to than many of the other talking heads

Well now, with george watching the charm offensive, this should yank MSNBC out of their ratings slump!

If I ever come across a big, steaming pile of dog feces with manic-depressive tendencies, a hate-filled soul, and modest comedic talents, I will name it “Alec Baldwin”.

But only because calling it “dog feces” would be an insult to dog feces.

–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Andrew Branca. | September 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    This post by Mr. B is a good place to point out we should all be very, very grateful that while we can see and hear what’s on TV, we cannot yet smell it.

I don’t understand why Anderson doesn’t know why Baldwin gets a pass. It’s his party affiliation, Anderson.

Well, isn’t this just so special kewl? Just should boink up their ratings which are in the dumper big time. I haven’t flipped to MSBSC now for 5 years. Guess I’ll miss Alex.

Kat Von Clawswits | September 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm

It couldn’t happen to a more appropriate network. The clown line-up is now complete.

The only reason MS-NBC still exists, is because it’s a tax write off for NBCUniversal Group.

After running out of “hosts” scraped from the bottom of the barrel, msnbc now finds it’s host by scraping the bottom of their shoes.

I wonder if this is the source material for that GEICO commercial. You know, the one with the pig on the plane, using his smartphone:

Flight Attendant 1 (voice dripping with condescencion): Sir, I’m gonna have to ask you to turn off your little word game.
Flight Attendant 2 (also condescending): I’m sure your friends will understand.

Gosh, maybe MSNBC can get Olbermann back.

How To Kill Your Network: Recognize your low ratings, identify need to make changes, fire failing talent, replace bad talent with worse talent, expect better ratings.

NC Mountain Girl | September 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I am certain all five people watching will simply love the show.

With the way he acts, and the way they think, it’s a perfect match!

Maybe instead of asking why Baldwin gets a pass, AC should be wondering why a conservative would be vilified. People shouldn’t have their careers destroyed over “slurs” – or as some of us call them, “words.”

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