Alec Baldwin might be out at @MSNBC for things he didn't say on the air. However, Martin Bashir, for things said ON-AIR is apparently fine.—
Kate O'Hare (@KateOH) November 26, 2013
Well, it took a little while, but it looks like the powers that be over at MSNBC finally had the sense to give Alec Baldwin the boot. Baldwin, if you’ll recall, recently landed himself in hot water after getting caught on camera calling a photographer a “cocksucking faggot” (or “fathead,” depending on who you believe). Also, he’s a total douchebag.
From Page Six:
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.
Based on the reaction so far, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be missed all that much:
Good guy MT@SabrinaSiddiqui: Alec Baldwin reportedly demanded makeup room from a cancer patient. "I don't give a f-ck if she has cancer"—
Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 26, 2013
i can't believe it, finally some consequences for alec baldwin. it's about time.—
Emmeline Pankhurst (@Stonermoog) November 26, 2013
Alec Baldwin being fired from MSNBC is like…well, that's about as low as it gets, I really don't have a better metaphor.—
Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) November 26, 2013
It’s all well and good that Baldwin’s gotten his, but you know which verbal sewage-spewer is still lurking at MSNBC?
Alec Baldwin officially fired. Still awaiting action on Bashir.—
drew (@FigDrewton) November 26, 2013
Alec Baldwin fired from MSNBC b/c of homophobic rants. Martin Bashir still employed.—
WhiteSuburbanMom (@ElliePTweet) November 26, 2013
MSNBC fires Alec Baldwin but not Martin Bashir . What the heck .—
SarahPalin2016 (@SarahPalin42016) November 26, 2013
If MSNBC fired Baldwin, fine. But then how does Bashir go unpunished?—
Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) November 26, 2013
A very good question, indeed.