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    MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Pack your bags, Alec! MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs | Page Six


    Alec Baldwinhas been fired by MSNBC, sources say.
    The rage-aholic’s weekly show, “Up Late With Alec Baldwin,” has been canceled because of the actor’s foul-mouthed rant at a photographer he called a nasty name.
    “The decision has been made. He’s gone,” an insider at the cable channel told me. “The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building.”
    Baldwin’s dismissal was decided on partly because of his diva-like behavior toward co-workers, a source said.
    Besides demanding a humidifier because he claimed the air at 30 Rock was too dry, Baldwin alienated staffers when he demanded a separate makeup room being used by a woman with cancer who is sensitive to hairspray.
    When Baldwin was told he couldn’t have his way, he allegedly bellowed at the top of his lungs, “I don’t give a f - - k if she has cancer or not, I want that f - - king makeup room.”
    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?

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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?
    Frankly, I don't believe the make-up room story. If she's allergic to hairspray and they use hairspray on him? Fine. He should have a separate room. End of story. As to the rest of it? He's a Grade A #1 Asshole.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Frankly, I don't believe the make-up room story. If she's allergic to hairspray and they use hairspray on him? Fine. He should have a separate room. End of story. As to the rest of it? He's a Grade A #1 Asshole.
    Anchors on MSNBC have behaved worse on-air and nothing was done...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Anchors on MSNBC have behaved worse on-air and nothing was done...
    *shrug* I don't care. His anti-gay slur rant that went viral (apparently)? Get rid of him.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    He attacked a bad "protected" group. That cut into MSNBC's profits. If he had said ridiculous, absurd comments about conservatives, Palin, or pro-lifers he'd still have a job.

    Sometimes I think that Democrats and liberals don't really give a damn about gays, but just keep the Big Tent open for them so they can have more numbers for rally purposes. They do the same thing for blacks.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
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    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?
    The left looks at everybody with contempt. It is the underpinnings of liberal philosophy. Every now and then, one gets caught and the rest will just go about hating in secret.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    The left looks at everybody with contempt. It is the underpinnings of liberal philosophy. Every now and then, one gets caught and the rest will just go about hating in secret.
    There's that strawman again.


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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Well we saw what he called his daughter.

    Why would a photographer expect better treatment, after all he wasn't even his kid.

    Why is what he said being characterized as anti-gay though?

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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?
    Alec Baldwin has had a reputation of being quite difficult to work with for a long, long time. This is no secret.

    I'm sure the anti-gay slur also is a big part of it. Probably the anvil that broke the camel's back.

    Public figures have been fired for making slurs before. This isn't exactly a unique case.

    I admit I haven't seen anything on MSNBC apart from the occasional Maddow clip online for a long time, so I don't really know the extent to which they've gone downhill in the last couple years. I stopped paying attention once they started taking the "fight fire with fire" approach to competing against Fox. Bleh.

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    Re: MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    There's that strawman again.
    The truth is the truth, no matter how inconvenient it is for you. The left hates everybody except to the extent that they can use them.

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