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Alec Baldwin apologizes after fiery rant at daughter, 11 [breaks silence]
AFP via Yahoo ^ | 4/20/07

Posted on 04/20/2007 5:06:55 PM PDT by advance_copy

Alec Baldwin issued an apology on Friday for unleashing a volcanic tirade at his 11-year-old daughter and blamed "certain people" for leaking the rant to US media.

The Oscar-nominated star of "The Departed" branded daughter Ireland a "rude, thoughtless, little pig" in a fiery voicemail message that emerged on celebrity websites on Thursday.

It is the latest twist to the bitter legal wrangling between Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger over custody and visitation rights relating to Ireland. The couple split in 2001.

Baldwin's tirade was apparently triggered by Ireland's failure to switch her mobile phone on for a scheduled call with her father.

"Once again I've made an ass out of myself trying to get to a phone at a specific time," Baldwin says in the message. "I'm tired of playing this game with you. You have insulted me for the last time.

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"Everyone who knows me privately knows that certain people will go to any lengths to embarass me and to disrupt my relationship with my daughter."

This jerk devastates his little girl and he's focused on his own embarrassment and his relationship. This is typical of the despicable leftists in the entertainment business; it's all about them.

The Rutgers University women did not deserve to be called "nappy headed hos" by a washed up old coot named Imus. And this little girl did not deserve to be called a "rude, thoughtless, little pig" by her own daddy.

NBC fired Imus, and they should fire Alec Baldwin. Every advertiser who uses Baldwin's voice should pull their commercials and find someone who isn't a despicable slob to take his place.
1 posted on 04/20/2007 5:06:59 PM PDT by advance_copy
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To: advance_copy

If he is apologizing to anyone except his daughter, I would say the apology is self-serving.


2 posted on 04/20/2007 5:08:22 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: advance_copy

“I, Alec Baldwin, no longer think of my 11 or 12 year old daughter as a rude little pig. I’m sorry to anyone who may have been offended. Thank you.”


3 posted on 04/20/2007 5:08:49 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Loyal Buckeye

This Hollywood mental case should be made to apologize to Henry Hyde and family, then sent to Venezuela where he will be right at home with America haters like his sick self.


4 posted on 04/20/2007 5:09:32 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Loyal Buckeye
I would say the apology is self-serving.

Absolutely! I heard on the radio today that Bassinger was able get his visitation rights pulled as a result of this phone message. I wonder what he would have done if he'd actually been able to see her? My guess is it wouldn't be pretty.

I really wish this guy would make good on his promise to move to France.....

5 posted on 04/20/2007 5:11:35 PM PDT by Thermalseeker (Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: advance_copy

Time for the “healthy” Baldwins in
the family to stage an intervention.


6 posted on 04/20/2007 5:11:36 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Jo Nuvark

There aren’t any.


7 posted on 04/20/2007 5:12:53 PM PDT by bfree (liberalism is the enemy of freedom!!!)
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To: advance_copy

The news that he is a real ***hole is almost as shocking as when it broke that Madonna is a big slut.


8 posted on 04/20/2007 5:13:31 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: advance_copy
He certainly doesn't owe ME an apology.
9 posted on 04/20/2007 5:13:47 PM PDT by TN4Liberty (Conservatives want to destroy terrorism. Liberals want to destroy conservatives.)
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To: advance_copy
Once again, the feel good, smarter than anyone else in the room, Hollywood LEFT.... shows their A$$ big time and then doesn't have the guts to stand up and accept responsibility.

Come to think of it... it's not just the "Hollywood" left, is it?

10 posted on 04/20/2007 5:14:39 PM PDT by nctexan
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To: advance_copy
My guess is that Basinger was just waiting for the next rant to be recorded so she could leak it to the press.

She probably figured that going public was the only way to try to stop behavior that had been going on for some time.

11 posted on 04/20/2007 5:14:53 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Loyal Buckeye

Just like a lib. Always someone elses fault..


12 posted on 04/20/2007 5:15:42 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: advance_copy

By all the promises made by this egotistical clown, shouldn’t his apologizes be coming from France? I wouldn’t let this irrational idiot near my pet rock, let alone a child!

If nothing else, I think his ex-wife has completely and fully won her custody case and any appeals this fool would try to make.


13 posted on 04/20/2007 5:17:03 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: advance_copy

I’m sorry, and I am not a big Alex Baldwin fan, but if he didn’t care about his daughter, then he wouldn’t even bother...Kate Hudson, daughter of Goldie Hawn and one of the old Hudson Brothers pop rock act, said she seldom talked with her father. Same goes for Liv Tyler, Steven Tyler’s (Aerosmith) daughter. She thought her father was Todd Rundgren...her mother, Bebe, was a Playmate in the 70’s and had a thing for those Famous Rock Stars. Anyway, from what I’ve read, Kim Basinger is rather bizarre and to have her record this sort of conversation, and not the apology that Baldwin called in later after he had cooled off is wrong, and it is going to cost her in the long run. Hey, if one of my sons pulled that sort of thing on me and wouldn’t take my call, which was a routine between us, I would be using choice words on him, believe me, and I would have some to give to his mother. Hey, nobody is saying that Baldwin molested his daughter, are they? Losing your temper and saying stuff that you might regret later (and have to apologize) just shows that Baldwin is human, fallable and loves his children, but demands their respect as the bottomline. I may not like his politics, and even though I crack a gut everytime I watch, America, World Police, I’m non Alex Baldwin’s side on this one. If my daughter is supposed to call me every such and such a day at such and such a time, then she better make damned sure she’s on that phone, and I don’t care if she’s six or sixty. That’s her Dad: show some respect.


14 posted on 04/20/2007 5:17:51 PM PDT by hleewilder
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To: Jo Nuvark

Yours is a reasonable suggestion - a family intervention.

Clearly Alec Baldwin has rage issues - that’s been well known and documented for many years.

I hope his daughter is around those who can explain all this - and can shelter her from the self serving news coverage.

We have become a nation of voyeurs.


15 posted on 04/20/2007 5:18:03 PM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: advance_copy

Per KABC, Baldwin is now threatening to sue TMZ’ Harvey Levin because of the audio recording’s public release.


16 posted on 04/20/2007 5:18:13 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: advance_copy

An apology intended to shift responsibility away and/or avoid the consequences of the act is meaningless.

In fact, a sincere apology requires taking responsibility and showing a compelling desire to make things right by accepting the full consequences of the action.


17 posted on 04/20/2007 5:18:21 PM PDT by Antonello (Oh my God, don't shoot the banana!)
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To: what's up
She probably figured that going public was the only way to try to stop behavior that had been going on for some time.

You are probably right. I've seen enough of his antics to know this likely wasn't a one time shot. That moe has some serious issues.

18 posted on 04/20/2007 5:18:27 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: advance_copy
Poll...

Would you spend two weeks in jail if you were able to pop Baldwin in the snot locker?
Yes
No

19 posted on 04/20/2007 5:19:06 PM PDT by steveo (Is there anything else I can help you with today?)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

Ditto to that. I’ve got two kids and a usual houseful of them over the weekends. I’ve yelled at mine plenty but never would I even consider making the kind of hurtful personal comments (pig, thoughtless, stupid, etc.) comments that Baldwin did.

It’s nothing new for him - witness his vitriol towards Henry Hyde and Hannity. I am sure if he’s willing to call Hannity a “whore” he’s probably not too shy about calling his ex-wife and even daughter one. Scumbag.

And he’s mad because his daughter forgot to turn her cellphone on? Pleeeze - my kids forget that routinely.

I’d keep him away from my kid - he’s an emotional batterer and I don’t think it would take much to make him into an actual one. (And I am a big supporter of dad’s rights, but
not in this case) Nothing excuses what he said to his innocent and vunerable daughter.


20 posted on 04/20/2007 5:19:23 PM PDT by The Right Stuff
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To: The KG9 Kid
*snicker*

That hit the nail on the head. Although I think this is a very sad, sad situation for this little girl.

21 posted on 04/20/2007 5:20:41 PM PDT by hope
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To: advance_copy

Can he buy some child mental abuse credits somewhere?


22 posted on 04/20/2007 5:22:19 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: advance_copy
This jerk devastates his little girl

This is probably a minority opinion, but the press fire storm her mother created by leaking this voice mail probably was more devastating to her then what her dad did, even though he was a complete ass.

Basically everybody in America is now aware of this event between a father and daughter. That is extremely embarrassing and she will have to live with it for many years.

I blame Kim, her mom, for at least half of this

Both of her parents are manipulating this little girl

23 posted on 04/20/2007 5:22:48 PM PDT by Popman (New American Dream: Move to Mexican, cross the border, become an illegal. free everything)
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To: advance_copy
Hmmm....”nappy headed ho” and “thoughtless, rude little pig” who is gonna have a big bully dad straighten her a$$ out for her. Whatcha gone do, NBC? Air some more hours of footage from a mass murderer???
24 posted on 04/20/2007 5:23:07 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: bfree

I don’t know, Adam’s pretty cool.

I know, I know, he’s not related.


25 posted on 04/20/2007 5:23:15 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.)
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To: advance_copy
Baldwin has the same personality and self absorption like the narcissistic SOB who committed the atrocity at VT.
26 posted on 04/20/2007 5:23:26 PM PDT by spikeytx86 (Pray for Democrats for they have been brainwashed by their fruity little club.)
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To: hleewilder

I’m with you on this hleewilder... and it seems to be an unpopular viewpoint.

btw - it’s Alec Baldwin. ;)


27 posted on 04/20/2007 5:24:05 PM PDT by California74
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To: hleewilder

I would never, ever, never ever, never ever call my daughters the names he called his daughter, ever. I don’t give a crap who you are. Don’t tell me he lost this temper, that is BS! My parents, or any of the kids I grew up with ever had their parents act that way toward them. Some of them had some pretty mean parents.


28 posted on 04/20/2007 5:24:32 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Antonello

admit it, no matter what he did, you’d criticise him for it.


29 posted on 04/20/2007 5:26:00 PM PDT by California74
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To: advance_copy
"Help Me Understand" words

"Help Me Understand" music


30 posted on 04/20/2007 5:26:02 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: advance_copy
A bit of a Johnny One Note isn't he?

Do-Re-Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me

31 posted on 04/20/2007 5:26:22 PM PDT by David_G_Burnet (My other ID is in the shop)
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To: hleewilder

The monster shouldn’t be allowed to breath in the same room with her ever again.

THAT is how much contempt I have for verbally abusive parents.


32 posted on 04/20/2007 5:26:24 PM PDT by najida (Just call me a chicken rancher :))
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To: advance_copy
"Naturally, it is not best for a parent to lose their temper with their child," Baldwin said. "Everyone who knows me privately knows that I have endured a great deal over the last several years in my custody litigation. "Everyone who knows me privately knows that certain people will go to any lengths to embarass me and to disrupt my relationship with my daughter.

"I'm sorry, as everyone who knows me is aware, for losing my temper with my child. I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now."

Narcissist.

33 posted on 04/20/2007 5:27:30 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: The Right Stuff

HOLY CRAP. My mom calls me a pig all the time! Even today, and I’m 33 years old! Of course, she’s looking at my messy bedroom when she calls me a pig. ;)


34 posted on 04/20/2007 5:27:58 PM PDT by California74
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To: hleewilder
That’s her Dad: show some respect.

Didn't he hit his child's mother? Do you think maybe if she'd shown him more respect he wouldn't have been forced to hit her? Sorry, he's not worthy.

35 posted on 04/20/2007 5:28:02 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: hleewilder
Losing your temper and saying stuff that you might regret later (and have to apologize) just shows that Baldwin is human, fallable and loves his children, but demands their respect as the bottomline.M

Hey, respect is as respect does. What he did was verbal and emotional abuse. Things said like this by a father to a child on the verge of womanhood hurt for a lifetime. If he wants respect, he has to separate himself from whatever his ex says or does about him and make da*ned sure he speaks to his daughter appropriately.

36 posted on 04/20/2007 5:28:43 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: bfree

His brother, Stephen, is a political conservative and an outspoken Christian - as well as being a talented actor.


37 posted on 04/20/2007 5:29:44 PM PDT by karnage
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To: OJ Simpson

Care to chime in, Juice? What do you think?

38 posted on 04/20/2007 5:29:56 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: bfree

Au contraire. Stephen Baldwin is a Christian Conservative.

” Actor Stephen Baldwin said he would “continue praying” for his
brother Alec because of Alec’s open hostility to religious conservatives. “

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=%5C%5CPolitics%5C%5Carchive%5C%5C200409%5C%5CPOL20040902c.html


39 posted on 04/20/2007 5:30:14 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: vpintheak

I must have crap for parents, then. Sigh. I drove them to insanity many a time and the profanity and names that came out of their mouth! They even slapped me in the face on occasion! Yet I’m a happy, healthy Republican adult with a wonderful relationship with them. Go figure.


40 posted on 04/20/2007 5:30:32 PM PDT by California74
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To: steveo

It’s so tempting...


41 posted on 04/20/2007 5:31:02 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: advance_copy

Gee, I can’t imagine why she didn’t want to talk to him < /s>

And it’s hard to imagine what sort of “lengths” he’s accusing other people of going to in order to embarrass him and disrupt his relationship with his daughter, that could be more effective than the lengths he’s going to.


42 posted on 04/20/2007 5:31:59 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: vpintheak

I’m sorry, but this is a case where we’ve had two different experiences; maybe we come from two different socioeconmic groups, whatever, but several of my friends while growing up had their parents beat the hell of them physically with belts, fists, and with one of my friends, the shaft of a garden hoe. This stuff happens, okay, and I am addressing you as somebody who may find that an alien concept. I, in no way, am trying to belittle your childhood. My own father never got physical with me, for which I am grateful. Words? I’m sorry, but words don’t mean anything compared to getting you ass beat up like a man when you’re only 13, becoming deathly afraid of your own father, or being a girl and having your father fondle and rape you on a regular basis from the time your eleven years old until you get married when you’re sixteen. I personally know of people who have gone through that. “You’re an ungrateful little pig” doesn’t seem to have the impact that “Kiss Daddy right here” does, now does it? Why don’t you forget Baldwin’s politics for a minute and try to imagine this other stuff going on, because I can assure you that it does. Thanks.


43 posted on 04/20/2007 5:32:46 PM PDT by hleewilder
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To: California74

Lucky you.


44 posted on 04/20/2007 5:33:07 PM PDT by najida (Just call me a chicken rancher :))
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To: Popman
Hmm...that’s an interesting angle to this whole thing. I have to agree with you, a pox on Kim and Alec with a generous dose of pity for Ireland. Poor kid, both parents are jerks.
45 posted on 04/20/2007 5:33:22 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: advance_copy

Alec Baldwin is the rude, thoughtless, little pig.


46 posted on 04/20/2007 5:33:32 PM PDT by PeterFinn (The end of islam is the beginning of peace.)
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To: hole_n_one
Per KABC, Baldwin is now threatening to sue TMZ’ Harvey Levin because of the audio recording’s public release.

I'm sure TMZ is cringing in fear. S**ew Baldwin.
47 posted on 04/20/2007 5:33:46 PM PDT by CAWats (People that are easily angered are easily frightened.)
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To: PeterFinn

GASP! How abusive of you! /sarc


48 posted on 04/20/2007 5:33:52 PM PDT by California74
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To: hleewilder

With all due respect, my parents used language ‘on’ me like that and then had the audacity to insist they ‘loved’ me, particularly when someone outside the family just happened to be around. Guess what? I grew up hating their guts for the way they made me think about myself because of their words. I buried them happily and wished they had passed on sooner.

You see, when, as a parent you have the philosophy you have described you forget about one thing: your kid(s) go ahead and make a life for themselves and over time you are not part of that life, to your very great loss.

Take it from me, I don’t care how upset you are, if you don’t have the mental capacity to think about the impact of your words on your kid, they are better off with you out of their lives.


49 posted on 04/20/2007 5:34:21 PM PDT by hardworking (Hill-de-pants: Never held a job. Never bought a home. Never met a payroll. Qualified to be POTUS)
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To: Thermalseeker
I really wish this guy would make good on his promise to move to France.....

I'm sure his little girl shares your wish.

50 posted on 04/20/2007 5:34:38 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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