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Alec Baldwin Calls Rachel Maddow “Phony”, Blames Her for Firing
FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 02/24/2014 8:53:43 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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MSNBC got rid of Keith Olbermann with some difficulty and then they went and hired a guy who makes Keith look well adjusted and then they fired him.

And surprise, surprise

Alec Baldwin thinks his former MSNBC colleague Rachel Maddow is “a phony.”

“She’s a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air,” Baldwin told New York Magazine’s Joe Hagan in an extensive tell-all published late Sunday night.

Baldwin’s short-lived MSNBC program ended late last year after he made homophobic threats to a photographer. In December, The New York Post insinuated that Maddow had been responsible for his termination.

In this week’s tell-all, Baldwin says the Page Six report was part of an effort by MSNBC president Phil Griffin to discredit him, but went on to endorse the suggestion that Maddow had played a role in his departure.

“Once they fired me, a former MSNBC employee I knew emailed me. He said, ‘You watch now, Phil is going to start leaking left and right to bury you.’ When I left, ‘Page Six’ was flooded with lies about me,” Baldwin says.

“Another source told me, ‘You know who’s going to get you fired, don’t you? Rachel. Phil will do whatever Rachel tells him to do,’” Baldwin said. “I think Rachel Maddow is quite good at what she does. I also think she’s a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.”

Alec Baldwin is notorious for nothing if not for a passion for the truth. That and screaming things at photographers.

Also possibly his lack of ratings and total public disinterest might have contributed to his firing.

Baldwin sounds like a man who waded into a company that he really didn’t understand which is in the middle of its own internal civil war and the Anti-Maddow side got to him first. But between Ronan Farrow and Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow’s attempt at turning MSNBC into an even lamer Air America complete with an army of clones will probably tank it even sooner.

MaddowSNBC doesn’t have much room for the drunken liberal Alpha male and wannabe Alphas, it goes right to the Betas. So Ed Schultz and Alec Baldwin had to go.

But Maddow and Baldwin didn’t get along even before Alec Baldwin got his MSNBC gig with Baldwin making critical comments about her. Maddow may not have forgotten… or forgiven.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alecbaldwin; msnbc; rachelmaddow
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1 posted on 02/24/2014 8:53:43 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Left on Left violence

Alec Baldwin was trying to prove he wasn’t anti-gay yesterday and now he attacks Madcow?

*shakes head*


2 posted on 02/24/2014 8:55:08 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Baldwin attacks Lesbian!!


3 posted on 02/24/2014 8:55:37 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maddow sleeps with men?


4 posted on 02/24/2014 8:55:48 AM PST by struggle
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To: GeronL

Sometimes it’s easy to despair as we view the left as a united force against us.

It’s nice to see some intramural violence...


5 posted on 02/24/2014 8:56:38 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They deserve each other!


6 posted on 02/24/2014 8:57:01 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, if people like her show then great for her. However, if she is supposed to be their token lesbian, then I agree with Baldwin and call BS.

BTW, how is her show doing in the ratings?


7 posted on 02/24/2014 8:57:32 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: SeekAndFind

Crazy mediots ripping each other up in public is all most as good as Islamofacists killing each other in their miserable home lands.


8 posted on 02/24/2014 8:58:14 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: dhs12345

RE: BTW, how is her show doing in the ratings?

Horrible. What interests me is this — How does a TV network with so few viewers continue to survive in this business?


9 posted on 02/24/2014 9:00:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
“She’s a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air,”

Alec Baldwin is notorious for nothing if not for a passion for the truth.

Therein lies the problem. Neither of these two are concerned for the truth. Otherwise, they would be conservatives.

10 posted on 02/24/2014 9:00:33 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: SeekAndFind

Remind me - which one is the lesbian?


11 posted on 02/24/2014 9:00:34 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

When he vowed to leave the country if Dubya was elected a second time and didn’t follow through, everything he has said since then is meaningless.

Except perhaps for his performance in “The Departed.”


12 posted on 02/24/2014 9:00:53 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love it when libs eat their own


13 posted on 02/24/2014 9:02:29 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I think that Microsoft (the "MS" part) pulled out a year or two ago.

But NBC just pulled in a QuadZillion dollars for Olympic ads, so it might not go belly-up soon.

14 posted on 02/24/2014 9:02:48 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gosh — I don’t know whose side to take on this.

Does anybody have a fan???


15 posted on 02/24/2014 9:03:14 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: GeronL

“Alec Baldwin thinks his former MSNBC colleague Rachel Maddow is “a phony.””

This is like the Iran-Iraq War... Who are we rooting for this week?

Anyone notice how Rachael Maddow is getting “pumped up” and credited for being so powerful. If this were a sports team I’d say that she had better watch her back because once all the personnel changes have been made she might find herself gone. And that would be a tragedy for androgynous female anchors everywhere..


16 posted on 02/24/2014 9:04:51 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: SeekAndFind
Baldwin sounds like a man who waded into a company that he really didn’t understand which is in the middle of its own internal civil war and the Anti-Maddow side got to him first. But between Ronan Farrow and Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow’s attempt at turning MSNBC into an even lamer Air America complete with an army of clones will probably tank it even sooner. MaddowSNBC doesn’t have much room for the drunken liberal Alpha male and wannabe Alphas, it goes right to the Betas. So Ed Schultz and Alec Baldwin had to go.

Many years ago, I worked in an office of 30 people. 27 of the 30 were women, and 26 were divorced (some multiple times). Those with XX chromosomes stood little chance of advancement or promotion.

17 posted on 02/24/2014 9:05:15 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: FReepers

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18 posted on 02/24/2014 9:05:17 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

Meow!


19 posted on 02/24/2014 9:05:22 AM PST by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ya. Like Air America. Who knows, maybe they have lots of “investors.”

Funny thing about rich liberals: they don't like wasting their own money and will eventually give up like they did with Air America.

When leftists can't win the popularity and business war, they resort to laws and regulation — example: the fairness doctrine.

Be wary if MSNBC tanks. There will be a call for some kind of bail out or more restrictions on the 1st amendment in the form of a fairness doctrine.

20 posted on 02/24/2014 9:05:49 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: SeekAndFind

Awwwww. An icon of the left criticizes a darling victim group member. What will happen next?


21 posted on 02/24/2014 9:06:33 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Who’s the lesbian?

Since Maddow’s a guy in drag, that rules “her” out. Must be Baldwin.


22 posted on 02/24/2014 9:06:48 AM PST by Bob
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To: GeronL
Baldwin clearly is mentally unbalanced, probably a personality disorder, maybe more. He should have the decency to keep a low profile until he gets the help he needs, and stop embarrassing himself in public.
23 posted on 02/24/2014 9:07:12 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, dorkhead is right on that count at least.

She is indeed an idiot, regularly out-argued by anyone with room temp IQ or above.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 9:07:52 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: dhs12345

MSNBC is part of NBCU which is part of Comcast.
Their 2013 revenue was $65 billion with $6 billion net income.
The Comcast CEO Brian Roberts plays golf with Caliph Baraq.

Worry not about MSNBC having financial problems.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 9:08:57 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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26 posted on 02/24/2014 9:10:16 AM PST by devolve (- as I reach the vinyl curtain - I shall continue to misspell simple words - but I did it - my whey)
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To: GeronL

” Alec Baldwin was trying to prove he wasn’t anti-gay yesterday and now he attacks Madcow? “

Popcorn time....


27 posted on 02/24/2014 9:12:32 AM PST by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

Maddow ran both Baldwin AND Olbermann out of there?

Maybe I have some respect for her after all.


28 posted on 02/24/2014 9:15:55 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

“So Ed Schultz and Alec Baldwin had to go.”

Fat Ed is still there at 5pm.


29 posted on 02/24/2014 9:20:14 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is pretty funny, add to that that Megyn Kelly was doing some fun segments on Baldwin’s lunacy on her show while Maddow’s show was running.

But they were not on the same occurrences, Kelly’s were on Baldwin’s verbal attacks and threats on a female reporter.

Maddow only cares about the ‘slur’


30 posted on 02/24/2014 9:20:17 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: SeekAndFind

“Horrible. What interests me is this — How does a TV network with so few viewers continue to survive in this business?”

Oh, I’m sure that they are subsidized.


31 posted on 02/24/2014 9:23:23 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SeekAndFind

32 posted on 02/24/2014 9:25:29 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

It was a delicious read. More tidbits for those who can’t stomach reading all the Baldwin blather:

He compared Mika to Margaret Dunning ( who was the comic foil in the Marx Brothers movies ). That had to hurt.

“Morning Joe was boring. Scarborough is neither eloquent nor funny.”

He said Phil Griffin, head of MSNBC, “couldn’t give a flying f**k about content.”

“The problem with everybody on MSNBC is none of them are funny, although that doesn’t prevent them from trying to be.”

“I watched MSNBC prior to working there . . . It turned out to be the same s**t all day long.”

He called Anderson Cooper the “self-appointed Jack Valenti of gay media culture.”

Baldwin didn’t realize that calling a TMZ guy a “toxic little queen” would be offensive or considered homophobic.

He said Maddow basically runs MSNBC, and he called her “a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.”

He regards the media as “superfluous at best and toxic at its worst.” The media measures you by “how you are on your worst day.”

“The heart, the arteries of the country are now clogged with hate.”

He considered running for office. Says he would have decentralized the schools and changed the paparazzi laws.
He would “reduce NY’s shameful tax burden.” Says he doesn’t “think liberal or progressive; just common sense.”

“Shia LaBeouf went to a film screening recently and he wore a bag over his head and the bag says I AM NOT FAMOUS ­ANYMORE. And there was truly a part of me that felt sorry for him, oddly enough.”

“Warren Beatty, who is mystifyingly intelligent and wise, said to me: Your problem is a very basic one, and it’s very common to actors. And that’s when we step in front of a camera, we feel the need to make it into a moment.”

It sounded to me that the kind of show he wanted to put on MSNBC was kind of like Buckley’s Firing Line or the Dick Cavett show - albeit without the wit and intelligence.

Bye bye Alec, we hardly knew ye.


33 posted on 02/24/2014 9:27:30 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: nascarnation

Good point. Liberals probably still buy viagra and other stuff advertized on MSNBC. However, ratings are everything for advertisers and if ratings are lower then less can be charged for advertising.

Also, there is the NBC part of it which most Americans probably watch. And not just the news part of it. I don’t watch it though.

Taking MSNBC separately, what happens if it starts to lose money. How long will the rest of the more profitable entitities of NBCU continue to support it? Business is business.

What typically happens is that it is sold or spun off.


34 posted on 02/24/2014 9:28:33 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: TexasCajun

Lol.


35 posted on 02/24/2014 9:28:57 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: SeekAndFind


36 posted on 02/24/2014 9:38:20 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL. Pass the popcorn!! Let’s see how long it takes for someone to get Baldwin on tape calling Maddow a dyke.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 9:45:22 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: hinckley buzzard

I think he’s bipolar, a real bipolar not like these ones who get phony diagnoses to excuse their drug/booze addictions. Mel Gibson is another one. Him and Mel should make a movie called “The Manic guys”. One minute they are calm then completely fly off the handle like demons and beat each other up.


38 posted on 02/24/2014 9:53:41 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Alec stfu

you are a bad tempered loser


39 posted on 02/24/2014 10:02:55 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Albion Wilde

First movie I saw him in was Beetlejuice. Liked him in that. Can’t remember any other movie he was in that I watched.


40 posted on 02/24/2014 10:13:37 AM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: SeekAndFind
If Rachel Maddow DID get Alec off the air . . .

Then she has done one good thing for the country in her life.

41 posted on 02/24/2014 10:14:53 AM PST by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: SeekAndFind

Woo-hoo!
Lefty cat fight alert!


42 posted on 02/24/2014 10:39:05 AM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: SkyDancer

Lamont Cranston epic flop.


43 posted on 02/24/2014 10:40:50 AM PST by Argus
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To: Argus

Oh right. Yeah, I saw him in “The Shadow” stupid movie.


44 posted on 02/24/2014 10:44:39 AM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Turds in the bowl fighting with one another.


45 posted on 02/24/2014 10:48:01 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: builder

RE: If Rachel Maddow DID get Alec off the air . . .
Then she has done one good thing for the country in her life.

And she should complete the good she started by getting off the air herself. :)


46 posted on 02/24/2014 10:51:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
How does a TV network with so few viewers continue to survive in this business?

Cable and Satellite bundling.
47 posted on 02/24/2014 11:06:12 AM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: nascarnation

lol - bttt


48 posted on 02/24/2014 11:07:24 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind

msnbc is afraid to fire people like Maddow and Mathews. I don’t understand it. Where would they go to complain>


49 posted on 02/24/2014 11:17:37 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Holden Caulfield, is that you?


50 posted on 02/24/2014 1:15:00 PM PST by OldNewYork
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