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.
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) November 26, 2013
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:
My TL is pleased that Alec Baldwin was properly dismissed from @MSNBC.
— Adult Soap (@PupsherLive) November 26, 2013
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
Pack your bags, Alec! MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs http://t.co/FKQN0SVSlN About time!
— Alison Diana (@alisoncdiana) November 26, 2013
BWAHAHAHAHA…Couldn't happen to a nicer guy! What a freaking moron…couldn't even hold a job at MSNBC http://t.co/tuJje6D5hg
— DblBullOut (@DblBullOut) November 26, 2013
Alec Baldwin is now the Keith Olbermann of people who aren't Keith Olbermann. #KruiserFeelings
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) 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
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) 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?
— RBe (@RBPundit) November 26, 2013
— Greg Budell (@gregbudell) November 26, 2013
Pack your bags, Alec! MSNBC fires Baldwin over antigay slurs but allows Bashir not only stay but suffer no punishment http://t.co/aHwdlJqbcE
— I AmBreitbart (@ArmyOfBreitbart) November 26, 2013
— (((WitCoHE))) (@E__Strobel) November 26, 2013
MSNBC fires Alec Baldwin over anti-gay slurs. Martin Bashir keeps his job though! http://t.co/H4H8AhS9VN
— DocWashburn (@DocWashburn) November 26, 2013
— Louis Dunn (@Lou_A_Dunn) November 26, 2013
Alec Baldwin fired from MSNBC b/c of homophobic rants. Martin Bashir still employed.
— Tina Forsberg ن (@ElliePTweet) November 26, 2013
MSNBC fires Alec Baldwin but not Martin Bashir . What the heck .
— Palin Power (@PalinPower_) 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.