Skip to comments.Alec Baldwin Calls Rachel Maddow “Phony”, Blames Her for Firing
Posted on 02/24/2014 8:53:43 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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.”
“Shes a phony who doesnt 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 whos going to get you fired, dont 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 shes a phony who doesnt 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.
Left on Left violence
Alec Baldwin was trying to prove he wasn’t anti-gay yesterday and now he attacks Madcow?
Baldwin attacks Lesbian!!
Maddow sleeps with men?
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...
They deserve each other!
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?
Crazy mediots ripping each other up in public is all most as good as Islamofacists killing each other in their miserable home lands.
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?
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.
Remind me - which one is the lesbian?
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.”
I love it when libs eat their own
But NBC just pulled in a QuadZillion dollars for Olympic ads, so it might not go belly-up soon.
Gosh — I don’t know whose side to take on this.
Does anybody have a fan???
“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..
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.
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.