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All of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone him to death! (Not Rush Limbaugh)
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Posted on 11/21/2002 7:38:19 AM PST by Registered
Serious political commentary that should be condemned, or a humorous skit? As reports circulating the Internet have asserted, on Fridays Late Night with Conan OBrien on NBC actor Alec Baldwin jumped from his chair to scream "We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and wed kill their wives and their children!"
Baldwin is a well-known defender of Clinton who held a fundraiser for him last summer at his Long Island home. Monday night on CNBCs Upfront Tonight he charged that "the ultimate goal" of impeachment advocates "is what I would call election nullification" as "this is a group of people who want to undo the 96 election."
On the December 11, 1999 NBC show host Conan OBrien wrapped up his interview with Baldwin by asking Baldwin about Clintons plight. Baldwin answers but as he proceeds his voice rises as he jumps up from his chair and is screaming and flailing his arms by the time hes finished. Cutting to the punch line, OBrien then jumps up and puts an air mask over Baldwins mouth to calm him down. Funny political satire or, even if meant in jest, mean-spirited and violence-inciting words that would be condemned if uttered by a conservative?
Heres the exchange as transcribed by MRC news analyst Paul Smith.
Conan OBrien: "Before we leave, I gotta ask you. Its no secret that you are very political. You are a very political person. Its no secret that you have actually had some associations with the Clintons. That youre a liberal man and I thought you know today, this is a historic day and youre one of the most politically active actors out there. What do you think?"
Alec Baldwin: "I was in Africa. I go to Africa. I mean ladies and gentlemen I am in Africa. For three months I am in the bush and I come back. I come back here and I come back to what? I mean what is happening right now as we speak? Right now the Judiciary Committee, the President has an approval rating of 68 percent. The President is very popular and things are going pretty good and they are voting to impeach the President. They voted on one article of impeachment already. And I come back from Africa to stained dresses and cigars and this and impeachment. I am thinking to myself in other countries they are laughing at us twenty four hours a day and Im thinking to myself if we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together, [starts to shout] all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! [crowd cheers] Wait! Shut up! Shut up! No shut up! Im not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and wed kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families. [stands up screaming] What is happening in this country? What is happening? UGHHH UGHHH!!!!"
Now, in your mind substitute the name Al Gore or Hillary Clinton for Henry Hyde and the name of a conservative for Baldwin. What kind of reaction would the media establishment be expressing?
To see this exchange, go to the MRC home page where MRC Webmaster Sean Henry has posted a RealPlayer clip of what is transcribed above. Unfortunately, we taped the show on a bad VCR so, Sean reports, the sound level is rather low but if you turn your volume way up you should be able to hear it. After all, Baldwin is yelling. --Brent Baker
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: commie; daschle; farleftextremists; gotofrancealec; hate; hypocrite; leftwinghaters; peon
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And what was Daschle's response to this call to murder a Congressman and his family? I'm still searching....
By the way, that reminds me, does anyone have a link to the thread describing CBS Craig Kilborn's threat to Sniper kill President Bush?
posted on 11/21/2002 7:45:14 AM PST
Don't have the link you've asked for. What about the DNC's ad during the 2000 presidential election where the woman said then Governor Bush's refusal to sign into law a hate crime bill was like having her father killed all over again. The DNC sponsored commercial showed a black man being dragged behind a car in chains. It was the most hateful commercial I've ever seen.
posted on 11/21/2002 7:46:46 AM PST
An oldie but goodie.
See if you find Daschle's response to this while you are searching.
Pacifica Radio talk show host Julianne Malveaux on Justice Thomas:
"The man is on the Court. You know, I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease. Well, thats how I feel. He is an absolutely reprehensible person."
Ya think Clarence Thomas ever got any hate mail over the fit the Dems threw over his appointment to the Supreme Court?
CBS - SNIPER KILLING BUSH ** REALPLAYER FILE ** THE EVIDENCE ** Craig Kilborn on the Late, Late Show
Politically Incorrect's 'Harris Murder' Joke a Firing Offense? "Now earlier today, a rental truck carried a half a million ballots from Palm Beach to the Florida Supreme Court there in Tallahassee," began Maher - - Maher's job may not be in jeopardy just yet. But some may recall what happened to a fellow ABC on-air personality a few years back, when he joked about the death of another a high profile political figure. - - On April 3, 1996, New York City's reigning talk radio star Bob Grant was hosting his WABC afternoon show when the plane carrying Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown went down in Croatia. Before Brown's death had been confirmed, the anti-Clinton conservative heard a report that a lone, unidentified passenger had survived the crash. - - But a week later, Jesse Jackson and Mario Cuomo started complaining -- both in public and behind the scenes to ABC honchos. Overnight, editorials began to appear declaring that Grant had "publicly wished for Ron Brown's death." - - A week after that, the talk radio icon was toast, fired for a remark that hardly anyone had noticed when he made it. (Grant was rehired by the WOR radio network three weeks later, where he now broadcasts five afternoons a week coast-to-coast.)
posted on 11/21/2002 8:00:50 AM PST
ah yes...julianne malveaux...
like mary frances berry, time to post another "what choo talkin' bout, willis?" picture...
I have this file. Better save it--it takes 99K to run and I am not sure my web (onebigvillage) will run it for long.
posted on 11/21/2002 8:12:13 AM PST
thank you for finding this - it was the first thing that came to mind when I heard Daschole's comments yesterday.
posted on 11/21/2002 8:58:35 AM PST
by Steven W.
This story was in 1999?
Bad enough to listen to Baldwin now..will skip his rants from years ago.
DEMOCRATS ARE THE ABORTION PARTY! THEY ARE KILLERS EVERYDAY!
posted on 11/21/2002 9:33:57 AM PST
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Does anyone know how to contact Baldwin?
posted on 11/21/2002 9:45:11 AM PST
This was the first thing I thought of when I heard what Daschle had to say the other day.
posted on 11/21/2002 9:52:05 AM PST
To: Go Dub Go
Not to defend Alec Baldwin, but simply on the side of reading comprehension, he said that in other countries adulterers, such as Henry Hyde, are stoned to death. Not that he wanted to do that, or that anyone should do that, but that it is done in some countries in Africa, where he had just spent time.
Yep. Balwin dissed Africans, all right.
Baldwin's actual words (after mentioning several times that he is just back from Africa ("the bush"))
Im thinking to myself if we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together, [starts to shout] all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! [crowd cheers] Wait! Shut up! Shut up! No shut up! Im not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and wed kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families.
I'll bet the dems would have called anyone else a racist for saying that Africans stone whole families to death for the actions of one member of the family. I'll bet a number of Black Americans saw the inherent racism in Baldwin's tirade.
Would the Africans have stoned Henry Hyde and his family? I doubt it. Baldwin lied from the get-go.
posted on 11/21/2002 10:00:51 AM PST
yes. contact your local democrat party and ask for the agit-prop department. (hold the telephone receiver in your left hand and close your right eye.) wait for the tone, leave message. make sure you speak through the left side of your mouth.
posted on 11/21/2002 10:06:45 AM PST
To: Go Dub Go
Not to defend Alec Baldwin, but simply on the side of reading comprehension, he said that in other countries adulterers, such as Henry Hyde, are stoned to death.
Gee, I wonder why Baldwin didn't tell a story in which adulterers like Clinton, FDR, or JFK (and their families, of course) would be stoned?
I wonder how Hillary, Jackie O, and Eleanor Roosevelt would have liked the idea of American people cheering their children being stoned.
posted on 11/21/2002 10:09:46 AM PST
Would the Africans have stoned Henry Hyde and his family?
Depends on what part of Africa and if the Wahabists have gotten to them yet or not.
posted on 11/21/2002 10:23:50 AM PST
by El Gato
if we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together, [starts to shout] all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death!...We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and wed kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families.
Since when does one speak of Henry Hyde in the plural? He's a big guy, but not big enough to be spoken of in the plural.
Baldwin compares and contrasts US citizens and African citizens. Does he really make it clear which nationality's justice system he prefers?
posted on 11/21/2002 10:26:50 AM PST
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