Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Channel Swim

MSNBC has canned Alec Baldwin’s new show.

Alec Baldwin’s MSNBC show “Up Late” was canceled, the network said Tuesday, after the actor received criticism for using a gay slur, the New York Times confirmed.

“This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best,” MSNBC said in a statement.

The New York Post first broke the news, which also reported that the cancellation was due in part to Baldwin’s behavior in general.

MSNBC initially suspended Baldwin on Nov. 15.

Mr. Baldwin blamed the media.

Alec Baldwin on Tuesday explained to the Gothamist what led to his departure from MSNBC after the actor yelled a gay slur at paparazzi outside of his home.

“Martin Bashir’s on the air, and he made his comment on the air! I dispute half the comment I made… if I called him ‘cocksucking maggot’ or a ‘cocksucking motherfucker’… ‘faggot’ is not the word that came out of my mouth. That I know,” Baldwin told the Gothamist. “But you’ve got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy—Rich Ferraro and Andrew Sullivan—they’re out there, they’ve got you. Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show. And I have to take some responsibility for that myself.”

Baldwin placed some blame on TMZ, the site that posted the video of Baldwin yelling at the photographer.

That’s show biz.

In another venue, right-wing pundit Dinesh D’Souza drew fire for a tweet that called President Obama a “grown-up Trayvon Martin.”  He deleted the message later but whined that the president called himself that once.  Which proves that Mr. D’Souza does not get the idea of self-deprecation and also that he is in the sixth grade.