After getting busted by TMZ for calling a photographer a “cocksucking fag” — or perhaps “fathead” — Alec Baldwin pathetically tried to defend his actions by claiming that he had no idea that “cocksucker” is an anti-gay epithet.

Riiiiiiiight. Either Alec is that stupid or he thinks the rest of us are. Either way, Anderson Cooper’s not giving him the benefit of the doubt:

Hmmm … that sounds like the M.O. of someone else we know.

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