Alec Baldwin, the movie/TV actor who gets paid millions of dollars to play dress-up and make-believe, and darling of the left, is in the news for allegedly accosting and making racist remarks about a black Washington Post reporter.
It started when another Post reporter approached Baldwin on the streets to ask him about a lawsuit against his wife, which prompted the calm, level-headed Baldwin to grab her by the arm and tell her, “I want you to choke to death.”
There is a photo of the incident, which was taken by Post staff photographer and retired NYPD detective G. N. Miller. Baldwin, no fan of being exposed time and time again as an ass, allegedly called the photographer, who is black, a “coon” and a “drug dealer.”
Baldwin and Miller both filed harassment charges against each other.
Later on, Baldwin took to Twitter to say that Miller was a “crackhead” and an “ex-jailhouse” “drug dealer.”
Now a New York senator named Malcolm Smith is getting involved, beseeching Hollywood and NBC, the network that currently employs Baldwin on 30 Rock, to blacklist the actor unless and until he undergoes sensitivity training to recalibrate Baldwin’s mind to think more like Smith and less like Baldwin, all because Baldwin may have used an outdated and currently harmless word against a black person. Naturally, Sen. Smith is a Democrat, but the fact that he wants to punish someone for his own personal beliefs and for being mean should have given that away.
I don’t know whether I believe the photographer or Baldwin in this situation. Black people are certainly not immune to falsely accusing people of racism, but liberal actors certainly are not immune to being racist jerks. Plus, Baldwin is the guy who famously berated his daughter as a “thoughtless little pig.”
Last Thursday, MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, the staff’s token babe, accused Wayne LaPierre, NRA president, of using racist codewords in an op-ed in which he wrote, “After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water, or electricity, and if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark or you might not get home at all.” The crime was not the very real looting, according to Wagner, but pointing out the looting.
Hey, MSNBC, I have a story for you: Alec Baldwin used “racist codewords” against a black man, words that you’d get yourselves in a huff over had a conservative spoken: “crackhead,” “ex-jailhouse,” and “drug-dealer.” Not to mention “coon,” allegedly.