Alec Baldwin says his MSNBC show may not come back at all
After his last few days of antics, actor Alec Baldwin hints today in a lengthy blog post at the Huffington Post that his MSNBC show may not return at all after its two week suspension.
Another issue I want to address is the decision by MSNBC to suspend my show. Whether the show comes back at all is at issue right now. My producers and I had a very enlightening and well-researched program prepared to air on November 22nd itself, dealing with John Kennedy’s assassination. That show is off the air now. I am deeply apologetic to Ron Fried, who worked extremely hard with me on that show. It’s heartbreaking to me that the show, meant to coincide with the actual anniversary, will not be aired that night. The show is no doubt a work in progress and one that I believe featured some interesting guests and disseminated a good deal of interesting information. But if the show dies, its fate ends up being no different than the vast majority of start-up TV programming, and so be it. We do take a small amount of pride in knowing that we beat CNN in the ratings each of our nights. (I forget who they had on at that time.)
I have been a fan of MSNBC for some time. Its left-leaning tone never bothered me. I still believe that they are more enamored of and devoted to the truth in any single hour than Fox is all year long. I think Rachel Maddow is perhaps the single most important television journalist on the air today. And if my show does disappear, I will be grateful in so far as her good work, along with that of O’Donnell and Hayes and Sharpton and Matthews and Jansing, will not be sullied by my problem.
Baldwin goes on to complain of the country’s obsession with the private lives of famous people. Personally, I can’t disagree with him much there. However, he somehow seems to manage making his private life far more public than that of other famous people by way of his own behavior. Nonetheless, he chalks it up to people’s frustration with the economy and Washington, which he believes is what fuels everyone’s need to post and make comments online about the “celebrity debacle of the day.”
“That is your right. It’s also fatal misdirection of your voice and need to judge. Occupy Wall Street, on their worst day, had more integrity than the comments page of a website ever will,” his blog post continues.
Baldwin concludes by requesting of readers, “Don’t allow my problem to be MSNBC’s problem,” and asks that people respect the privacy of his wife and family.
Read the full blog post at Huffington Post.
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Alec Baldwin, writing about “integrity.”
Beam us up, Scotty, there’s no intelligent life down here!
Interesting that Baldwin is suspended for two weeks but Bashir, whose on-air suggestion that Sarah Palin be given the defecation-in-the-mouth treatment he went to lengths to describe provoked outrage, has not been suspended at all.
I previously theorized it was because Baldwin’s outburst was on a New York City street, in full public view, while Bashir’s was made during his broadcast on MSNBC, so no one saw it.
You missed your calling…Stand Up Comedy
“We do take a small amount of pride in knowing that we beat CNN in the ratings each of our nights.” … Wait for it, wait for it….HAHAHAHA
Who’s Alec Baldwin again?
He may look like his brothers, but he’s definitely the black sheep in the family. I’m not for taking pills, but he needs to take a sedative as many times a day as will keep him from attacking people. He acts like a five year-old, which is normal for progressives.
If he gets cancelled, his viewers will be very disappointed.
Both of them.
You know you’re in trouble when more people signed up for Obamacare than watched your show.
I live in Louisiana and we have a huge number of Hollywood clowns that call themselves “celebrities” that come through. Guess what, no one cares, no one bothers them and no one takes their pictures. If you want to be left alone, go somewhere where people think you are just like them and don’t especially like your thinking you are hot stuff.
There’s a simple way to deal with the “crushing burden” of being famous.
Stop being famous.
No one forces a person to do things that makes one famous. Hit a baseball. Act in a movie. Throw a football. Sit in front of a TV camera and read news. Sing on a stage.
And then prance about in ‘awards’ shows, walk on a red carpet, and babble in front of other TV cameras about what one has done.
Yes, the public is a little nuts about fame, and a more sensible society would pay less attention to the public doings, goings and utterances of others. But the first step in stopping the process of being a spectacle is to stop being a spectacle.
If you want less attention, Mr. Baldwin, stop being the center of attention.
Hey, Baldwin –
If I promise to miss you, will you go away?
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Circa 1995 a friend and I saw Mr. Baldwin coming out of Jerry’s Deli in West Hollywood. I was already outside and she followed him out. Her comment was, “… he has a REALLY WIDE A$$!” I’ve always thought the comment fit him perfectly, inside and out.
To paraphrase Mr. Baldwin, “Hey world, look at ME! Now, stop, I’m entitled to my privacy.” If he wants his private life to remain private he should stop acting like an ass in public.
“Occupy Wall Street, on their worst day, had more integrity than the comments page of a website ever will”
Website comments page never murdered or raped anyone.
“And for part two of our show, O.J. Simpson takes a stand against spouse abuse!”
Bye, Alex. Don’t let the door hit you in your brain on the way out.
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He is just being a tease and getting our hopes up with the “he is not coming back stuff”.