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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I was explaining the "30 Rock" thing. I have no idea what you're talking about.

    I'm actually having trouble understanding what the outrage is about. He got canned, so it's not like he's "getting a pass because he's a Libbo."
    The "30 Rock thing" = it is commonly used slang so therefore...its cool?

    No outrage...just pointing out the hypocrisy. Its not like Baldwin didnt have a prior history of using degrading homosexual terminology. Its not like others under the NBC umbrella dont have a history of it. Fact is, NBC was probably grateful for the excuse to fire him and get rid of the show because it was a turd.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Oh, I think he's a good actor. But not good enough to pretend that he's an adult who's able to control himself. The public temper tantrums are sad in a person his age. His employer apparently realized that he's too great a liability, and I hope the shock convinces Baldwin to enter into therapy for realz.

    That doesn't explain, though, why that same employer hasn't disciplined Bashir for his appalling on-air comment about Sarah Palin. What hypocrisy.
    Sincé in real life he is one of the most extreme left in Hollywood, and on 30 Rock he played a Reagan loving Republican, maybe it was too much for him.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    She was trivializing slavery by making the comparison she did. Apparently he thought it fitting to illustrate how ignorant her trivialization was by essentially saying "since it's supposedly so trivial, she needs it done to her, so that she will realize it isn't so trivial". I get it. And agree with his tactic. It's like when liberals equate some conservatives with Hitler. I am sure at least some conservatives have thought, "these liberals need a little dose of concentration camp before they make that comparison again".

    It's a form of hyperbole meant to squelch the idiocy of the other side.
    You don't know what you are talking about.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Guess its like the black folk using the word nigger thing, huh? If you are liberal, you can call people fags. If you are a black liberal celebrity, it should be expected. Makes about as much sense as everything else I reckon.

    Thought this commentary was interesting from a liberal comedian on the HuPo...

    http://www.mrctv.org/videos/jim-norton-al-sharpton
    Do we know if the photographer he was yelling at is gay?

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Pack your bags, Alec! MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs | Page Six



    It seems like Baldwin can't keep control over himself.

    I think NBC is covering themselves with these other charges. I think he was fired for the "anti-gay" rant at the photographer.

    Any ideas on this?
    Is this the same MSNBC who said dick all about Martin Bashir's comments?

    Guess if you attack a conservative brand, good for you - attack a liberal brand, they can't show you the door fast enough.

    But that said, MSNBC knows full well they have zero conservative viewers and precious few liberal viewers so keep the only viewers you have happy - it's good business practice.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Do we know if the photographer he was yelling at is gay?
    Which time? And would that matter?

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Which time? And would that matter?
    This time that he was fired for.

    Yes it would matter. If the man was not gay how could it be considered a gay slur if there was no gay person involved?

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Is this the same MSNBC who said dick all about Martin Bashir's comments?

    Guess if you attack a conservative brand, good for you - attack a liberal brand, they can't show you the door fast enough.

    But that said, MSNBC knows full well they have zero conservative viewers and precious few liberal viewers so keep the only viewers you have happy - it's good business practice.
    On that point, how long did Baldwin have the show? Usually it takes time to build up an audience and it is very rare to get cancelled for ratings so early in the shows life.

    Wikipedia says it lasted for 5 episodes so I doubt it was taken off for low ratings.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The "30 Rock thing" = it is commonly used slang so therefore...its cool?

    No outrage...just pointing out the hypocrisy. Its not like Baldwin didnt have a prior history of using degrading homosexual terminology. Its not like others under the NBC umbrella dont have a history of it. Fact is, NBC was probably grateful for the excuse to fire him and get rid of the show because it was a turd.
    How is "30 Rock" even a slur? It's a shortened version of NBC's address. So yeah, it's cool.


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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    How is "30 Rock" even a slur? It's a shortened version of NBC's address. So yeah, it's cool.
    Whoosh....

    Where did you get the impression I or anyone else didnt understand what 30 Rock was or thought that it was a slur? When I first mentioned it, it was because while employed as actors on the show 30 Rock (yes...they called 30 Rockefeller Plaza '30 Rock' even during the 70's on SNL) both Baldwin and Tracy Morgan were shown to have used derogatory slang towards homosexuals and nothing was ever done. Now suddenly its a big deal. You missed that? You really thought I was saying using the word '30 Rock' was a derogatory comment?

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