Alec Baldwin Is Complaining — Again

What? Alec Baldwin is bitching and moaning about recent events in his life? Being fired from MSNBC, being unfairly (he says) criticized for making homophobic and racial slurs. Alec Baldwin is angry and is vowing to bow out of public life? How uncharacteristic! I mean, he has always been known for his humility and meager ego so how could he write a 5,300-word magazine article in which he moans that he’s been treated badly? Hah! When I could manage to overlook his boo-hoo verbiage I detected two shiny nuggets in the endless piece: 1) Rachel Maddow‘s response to Baldwin’s diss of her: “”I have never met Mr. Baldwin, either on camera or off-camera,” Maddow said. “I wish him all the best.” (You can learn a little something from that approach, Alec.) 2) Of Shia Labeouf being fired from a Broadway production of “Orphans,” costarring Baldwin, the latter writes, “”I think he was shocked. He had that card, that card you get when you make films that make a lot of money that gives you a certain kind of entitlement. I think he was surprised that it didn’t work in the theater.” What also doesn’t work in the theater, and doesn’t work in New York: neglecting to check your sense of entitlement at the stage door.

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