Have all the outraged folks confused Alec Baldwin with Donald Trump?
While all the outraged morally upright denizens of the entertainment and journalist worlds (all ten of them, and I'm being generous) are just too, too shocked, distressed, and totally amazed by Donald Trump (R)'s gross words about women to associate with him, perhaps they have confused him with Alec Baldwin. Baldwin, for those who occupy a rarefied world not beholden to mainstream media, is the latest Donald Trump doppelganger on Saturday Night Live, billed as a comedy sketch show, broadcast on NBC.
Baldwin is notoriously thin-skinned. Google Alec Baldwin and temper and pow! countless references will immediately pollute your computer. So you don't have to; I did it on my unsecured server/computer and then removed most of the harmful stuff with BleachBit, a trick I learned from Trump's opponent, Hilllary R. Clinton (D).
Incidentally, amazingly, (okay, not so amazingly), most of the journalist and entertainment worlds are not shocked by her swearing and other actions endangering American security. They give her a pass, as they also did with John F. Kennedy (D), Lyndon B. Johnson (D), and Ted Kennedy (D), among other respecters of women. Could it be the (D) after their names?
Anyway, back to Baldwin. Baldwin doesn't seem to honor women much, including his own daughter, Ireland, with his first wife, Kim Basinger. In a notorious incident nine years ago, when his daughter was just 11, he let loose, calling the young child "a thoughtless pig" and the girl's mother other names on a voicemail when she didn't answer the phone.
The actor has been banned by a court from seeing his 11-year-old daughter, Ireland, after unleashing a string of insults at her on the telephone.
Baldwin was furious when Ireland - who lives with her mother Kim Basinger in Los Angeles - did not answer the phone when she knew he was due to call from New York.
During the call, recorded on the girl's answering machine, Baldwin, 49, ranted: "You are a rude, thoughtless little pig. You don't have the brains or the decency as a human being.
"I don't give a damn that you're 12 years old, or 11 years old, or that you're a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn't care about what you do as far as I'm concerned.
"Once again I have made an ass of myself trying to get to a phone. You have humiliated me for the last time with this phone."
He then threatened to fly to LA "for the day, just to straighten you out on this issue".
Baldwin, calling on April 11 at 10.30am New York time (7.30am in California), told Ireland he drops everything when it is time for his scheduled phone calls and expects her to do the same.
Yeah, he apologized. And the daughter "forgave" him. Well, he is her father.
Guesting with laid back Jerry Seinfeld on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Baldwin proudly relates that his proudest moment was throwing coffee at teens who were looking at him. "They had it coming."
What we didn't know was just how proud Baldwin is of his inappropriate angry episodes. He asks Seinfeld, "What's the worst thing you ever did to someone but you don't regret it? They had it coming." When Seinfeld can't answer, Baldwin takes the moment to triumphantly recount a memory in which he was in New York City. Baldwin says he pulled up next to a cab full of teenagers who – upon discovering Baldwin was looking at them – swore at the actor.
Baldwin then follows the cab and after a few streets, when the cars are again at a stoplight, Alec Baldwin throws his entire iced coffee out his backseat window and drenches the teenagers.
"I went woosh and I threw it right into the window of the car. It went woosh and it was the greatest moment of my entire life. It literally hit him in the chest and the liquid went woosh, all over. I got all three of them and sprayed them with the coffee." Alec Baldwin justifies his behavior and says to Seinfeld, "They had overplayed their hand."
Now on his third marriage to a woman young enough to be his daughter – apparently, he doesn't respect older women – he is notorious for his run-ins with photographers and other media types who don't kowtow to him, who bother him with their constant photography. Understandable, perhaps, but hey, the man is in show business – that is part of it.
Alec Baldwin has received an official slap on the wrists for using the homophobic slur "You [c----------] fag" during a confrontation with a photographer whom he felt was trying to invade his family's space. USA Today reported this evening that the cable news network has suspended Baldwin, who only recently premiered his new weekend talk show, for two weeks.
Alec did everything but magic tricks trying to deflect the fallout from his latest gaffe, (he called a reporter a "toxic queen" earlier this year,) including trotting out his gay hairdresser to prove he's not homophobic. However, the outcry from gay-advocate groups was too strong to be waylaid by the testimony of a well-tipped hair dresser[.]
Yeah, he apologized and the media forgave him and continue to publicize him and give him a pass, no matter his numerous other vulgar tirades, just as they do and did with the others mentioned above. Yep, it must be the D in their names or thinking.
Meanwhile, poor Billy Bush, a relative of the presidential Bush family (R), opposed to Trump, who was a smalltime reporter when he was joking with Trump on that over-decade-old video, has been "suspended" (read: fired) as host of The Today Show by the oh so shocked NBC. Why, yes, that's the same network that broadcasts SNL. And the same show on the same network that often features rappers who denigrate women in worse terms than anything used by Trump. But, as mentioned, they're all definitely not voting for Trump, so everything is fine; it is for the sake of "art." Or something.
The alt left – which is the same as the regular left – is full of racism, bigotry, and hypocrisy smothered in faux social justice warrior smugdom. But you know that. And so does Baldwin, who will undoubtedly spout off again soon. And continue to portray Trump. And he and NBC will be praised for their bravery.