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Alec Baldwin and MSNBC part ways

Alec Baldwin and MSNBC part ways

Alec Baldwin’s “Up Late” show on MSNBC has been canceled, following the actor’s latest series of antics.

The NY Post first reported the news, which has since been confirmed by other media outlets.

From the NY Times:

The actor Alec Baldwin’s short-lived show on MSNBC has been terminated, less than two weeks after he was suspended for making a gay slur in a confrontation with a photographer seeking to get pictures of him with his wife and baby.

When it suspended Mr. Baldwin on Nov. 15, MSNBC said it would not telecast his new interview show, “Up Late,” for two weeks. Since then, the network had been in discussions with Mr. Baldwin and his representatives, said a person familiar with the negotiations, but the sides could not agree on a resolution.

“This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best,” MSNBC said in a statement.

Mr. Baldwin and the cable network had “creative tension,” the person familiar with the negotiations said. “Not everything was perfect before this happened,” the person said.

Baldwin hinted over a week ago that his show might not return after the network temporarily suspended it.

This of course follows the actor’s latest antics, which included multiple run-ins with media personnel.  Among those was a confrontation with a photographer, which triggered Baldwin to launch the aforementioned slur. That was followed by two other incidents, one of which included an absurd accusation from Baldwin that a NY FOX 5 reporter “assaulted” his wife (video depicted that incident in a much different light).

None of this is surprising given Baldwin’s history of tirades.  More surprising was that MSNBC gave Baldwin a show to begin with.  Then again, it is the network that is home to personalities like Martin Bashir.

UPDATE 11/26/2013 7:30pm ET:

The Hollywood Reporter published this post: Alec Baldwin Calls Out ‘Fundamentalist’ Gay Advocates, TMZ, Martin Bashir After MSNBC Exit, citing some of Baldwin’s comments to Gothamist.


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MSNBC skips over a half dozen far more obnoxious hosts to fire Baldwin. OK.

so, there is somebody that MSNBC won’t put on the air, who is a Democrat.

Martin Bashir still has a job at MSNBC. Bashir said some really disgusting things about Sarah Palin. He said them on the air, and they were not spontaneous. He later apologized, but he has not been punished.

What’s the difference between the two men?

Alec Baldwin insulted a core Democratic/MSNBC demographic. Martin Bashir insulted a designated left-wing hate receptacle.

Alec Baldwin, his wife and child, left their NYC apartment. He has a house way out in Long Island, probably free and clear of the paparazzi.

Turns out his former wife, Kim Basinger, has $36 million. So she made some smart moves.

Meanwhile, Alec provides bread and butter to paparzzi, who harass him. And, the photographer who got in Alec’s face, is now suing because he says “he was shoved.”

All in all, the price of fame runs high because there are so many parasites that come along to make a living on your success.

Why does it matter what Alec Baldwin says to someone in the street who DEFINITELY got into his face!

BannedbytheGuardian | November 26, 2013 at 8:45 pm

In 2008 Palin was asked about Alec Baldwin ‘who apparently had said something stupid . She did a masterful reply . ” my favourite Baldwin is Steve ” or similar . I think she had played this quite well also.

This will hurt Basheer in the long run not least because it puts British Pakis in a very bad light. It makes them appear that no matter if they are 2nd generation & convert to Christianity they are still filth. The British won’t like it because the diary was directly from a British colony. & they prefer to fly the anti slavery flag ( conveniently when the trade was diminished) .

You guys ought to have take my advise – throw the British angle back at him . Every bit of wealth in Britain is on the back of slavery.

VetHusbandFather | November 26, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Alec Baldwin is a perfect example of the biggest problem that the left has. They define bigotry, racism, and sexism by policy positions. Alec Baldwin has supported gay marriage so he is therefore not a bigot, even if his actions towards homosexuals show otherwise. Bashir supports abortion so he is therefore pro-women, and any misogynistic comments can be ignored. Mr. Baldwin has drawn unwanted attention to this hypocrisy, luckily for Mr. Bashir, the target of his misogyny was a conservative and in the case of a conservative racist, sexist, and downright vile comments are not only acceptable but encouraged. To the left, conservatives are less than human.

legacyrepublican | November 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I wonder if Mr. Baldwin were to go defecate and urinate in Bashir’s mouth if Bashir would be able to taste the difference between that and what he has been swallowing from the Obama administration on Obamacare, Fast and Furious, the NSA scandal, and the IRS scandal.

He is, after all, a man of culture with a refined palate that can spin the subtle nuances between the BS of D.C. and the BM’s of Mr. Baldwin and make them sound ever so appetizing with his slick and winsome British accent.

In fact, let us start calling him Alistair Bashir or A. Bashir for short because it seems it is all he is good at.

Hilarious that he doesn’t understand why he was fired and Bashir was not.

Bashir attacked an approved target

Baldwin offended a “protected minority”

All of Baldwin’s troubles stem from the fact that he’s dumb as a post. He makes his cash in the world of make believe, but his unscripted self just screams ignorance.