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(Smart)Alec Baldwin attacks photographer after release from hospital, (ex-wife blamed for meltdown)
n.y. post ^ | By Victor Epstein, Rocco Parascandola and Corky Siemaszko

Posted on 02/12/2010 11:22:43 AM PST by meandog

Emmy-winning actor Alec Baldwin blew a gasket Thursday and attacked a photographer while police and a pack of reporters looked on with amazement.

"This guy! This guy!" the actor yelled as he burst out of a lobby and grabbed New York Post photographer Tim Wiencis by the collar. Cops immediately pulled the actor off Wiencis and hustled him back inside.

A witness said Baldwin was pacing around the lobby muttering: "They are the lowest scum of the Earth. They are the lowest scum of the Earth."

Meanwhile, an incredulous Wiencis told cops, "He just assaulted me."

No charges were filed...

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: baldwin; lunatic
Hmmmmm, let me get this straight. Baldwin threatens suicide, takes a bunch of pills; daughter finds him and calls 9-1-1, he gets to hospital via EMTs, is released and punches out a photog...and somehow it is all Kim Bassinger's fault?
1 posted on 02/12/2010 11:22:43 AM PST by meandog
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To: meandog

Yep.

That pretty much covers it.

oh.. And ‘no charges’ filed.


2 posted on 02/12/2010 11:24:05 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: meandog

Sue him.


3 posted on 02/12/2010 11:24:06 AM PST by reagandemocrat (If the right hand don't get ya, then the left one will.)
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To: meandog

well... obviously...

//sarc


4 posted on 02/12/2010 11:24:35 AM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: meandog

Henry Hyde’s fault!


5 posted on 02/12/2010 11:24:45 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: meandog

It is also global warming’s fault. Hot temperatures lead to hot heads!


6 posted on 02/12/2010 11:26:03 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: meandog

Henry Hyde’s fault!


7 posted on 02/12/2010 11:26:19 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: meandog

I’d pay to watch a cable news show with Baldwin and Larry O’Donnell as hosts.

“And now, on MSNBC, it’s Crackup with Alec and Larry” !


8 posted on 02/12/2010 11:27:08 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: meandog

“Somehow this is all Kim Basinger’s fault?”
Kim Basinger=Bush
—ironically, that’s the way Alec saw her when
first they met....


9 posted on 02/12/2010 11:27:26 AM PST by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: meandog

Man, that was a quick recovery.


10 posted on 02/12/2010 11:27:32 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: meandog

Hold on let me do the math....

er... hmmm

Carry the 2...

divide by the square root....

OOPs...

Bush’s fault.
Its this “new math”


11 posted on 02/12/2010 11:27:33 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: meandog

Does anyone know a truly happy, contented liberal?

Not talking about those mental lightweights that just parrot talking points without thinking about anything. But a truly sold-out liberal who is happy? Do they exist?


12 posted on 02/12/2010 11:27:38 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: meandog
Hmmmmm, let me get this straight. Baldwin threatens suicide, takes a bunch of pills; daughter finds him and calls 9-1-1, he gets to hospital via EMTs, is released and punches out a photog...and somehow it is all Kim Bassinger's fault?

You know how women are. /s

13 posted on 02/12/2010 11:27:43 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: supremedoctrine

“Kim Basinger=Bush”

Well... yeah. ;)


14 posted on 02/12/2010 11:30:05 AM PST by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: meandog
Hmmmmm, let me get this straight. Baldwin threatens suicide, takes a bunch of pills; daughter finds him and calls 9-1-1...

______________________________________

In the interest of truth...Baldwin was arguing on the phone with his daughter who was in LA (did not find him), got frustrated and hung up after telling "I'm taking an Ambien (not a bunch of pills) and going to bed" (not "going to kill myself").

If your version were true then Baldwin would not have been released without 24 hours of observation.

15 posted on 02/12/2010 11:32:37 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: meandog
A witness said Baldwin was pacing around the lobby muttering: "They are the lowest scum of the Earth. They are the lowest scum of the Earth."

Lower than Bush, Rove, and Cheney?!! < /sarc >

16 posted on 02/12/2010 11:39:50 AM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: Puppage
Henry Hyde’s fault!

Sounds more like Baldwin is the one who got stoned.

17 posted on 02/12/2010 11:40:03 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: Bigh4u2

I think maybe no charges were filed because the photog touched Baldwin first.

You can’t do that.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 11:40:51 AM PST by Persevero
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To: meandog

The true victim in all of this is their daughter,Ireland. She is caught in the middle of the vicious and childish vengeful behavior of parents who should have never been married in the first place. I would imagine she is overly responsible already and wait and see: When she dates, she will probably find an addict who needs fixing and who has the maturity level of a two year old. If I were her, I would “divorce” both parents and find another relative to live with who is sane.


19 posted on 02/12/2010 11:41:34 AM PST by Mountain Mary
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To: meandog

Straight jacket time.


20 posted on 02/12/2010 11:41:47 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: wtc911

Why did Baldwin go to the hospital if nothing was wrong? The paramedics certainly could not take him against his will?


21 posted on 02/12/2010 11:41:55 AM PST by iowamark
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To: meandog

Not that the NY Post would get a story wrong, but he spent about an hour in the hospital - not exactly what one would expect if he actually did “threaten suicide, [and] take a bunch of pills”.


22 posted on 02/12/2010 11:42:11 AM PST by stormer
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To: wtc911
In the interest of truth...Baldwin was arguing on the phone with his daughter who was in LA (did not find him), got frustrated and hung up after telling "I'm taking an Ambien (not a bunch of pills) and going to bed" (not "going to kill myself").

Ahem...in the interest of truth (according to the N.Y. Post): "Alec Baldwin fought with his 14-year-old daughter, taunting, "I'm going to take some pills. I'm going to end this" -- and then got furious when the panicked teen called 911, police and sources said.

Sources said Baldwin, 51, first got into a fight with daughter Ireland over the phone at around midnight -- and made the girl nervous when he allegedly told her: "I'm tired of this. I'm going to take some pills. I'm going to end this." Then he hung up.

Ireland tried calling her dad back a short time later, but he didn't pick up the phone. Panicked, she called police.

Sources said the call came in as a "possible alcohol or drug overdose."

(Ture, she wasn't there but he was unresponsive to her trying to call back...What was the daughter supposed to think?)

23 posted on 02/12/2010 11:42:15 AM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: meandog

He deserves an Emmy for his non-acting role in this latest episode


24 posted on 02/12/2010 11:42:34 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: meandog

He needs help.


25 posted on 02/12/2010 11:43:25 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: meandog
Baldwin's bizarre outburst capped a day that began at 12:55 a.m

Some kind of weird space-time discontinuim thing happened?

26 posted on 02/12/2010 11:46:48 AM PST by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: Onelifetogive

He must still be distraught over his breakup with Canteen-Boy so many years ago..


27 posted on 02/12/2010 11:51:11 AM PST by Pavegunner72
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To: meandog

Baldwin is fraying badly at the edges, and he’s only 51.

He has always had a bad temper, but the past 4-5 years have found him going astray even taking THAT into account.

A gifted actor and, once, a trim and handsome man.

What happened? William Shatner’s excuse is that he’s like 75. What’s Baldwin’s?


28 posted on 02/12/2010 12:01:16 PM PST by pogo101
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A gifted actor and, once, a trim and handsome man. What happened? William Shatner’s excuse is that he’s like 75. What’s Baldwin’s?

Baldwin apparently forgot to live up the last word in your first sentence" "man"...he acts like a spoiled adolescent who cannot seem to man up to accept his responsibility of acting like a 51-year-old father of a 14-year-old daughter and accepting the pain that an ex-wife cab deal out without whimpering. If he needs some lessons he can give me a call (I raised two daughters as a divorced dad).

29 posted on 02/12/2010 12:13:32 PM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: pogo101

Actually, the Shat’s a few weeks away from turning 79!


30 posted on 02/12/2010 12:17:05 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: meandog

31 posted on 02/12/2010 12:17:49 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Yossarian

I stand corrected. Plus, I did not mean to imply that Shatner is particularly ill-tempered. I just meant he’s pudgy.


32 posted on 02/12/2010 12:20:35 PM PST by pogo101
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To: meandog

I stand corrected. Yesterday I said that Baldwin had learned humility and control and had reformed some. I was wrong on both counts.


33 posted on 02/12/2010 12:23:56 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


34 posted on 02/12/2010 12:36:56 PM PST by windcliff
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To: meandog

This guy is rotting in a cesspool of self-hatred and loathing. He really needs prayer folks.


35 posted on 02/12/2010 1:33:06 PM PST by vpintheak (How can love of God, Family and Country make me an extremist?)
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To: meandog

After having read several different accounts of this incident, I am going to take the strange and uncomfortable position of being on A. Baldwins’ side.

It does look like this was a sham perpetrated on him by ex-wife Kim Bassinger.


36 posted on 02/12/2010 7:27:58 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: brownsfan; supremedoctrine
“Kim Basinger=Bush”

Well... yeah. ;)

Depends on how often the lawn gets mowed.

37 posted on 02/12/2010 7:35:11 PM PST by uglybiker (BACON!!)
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