Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
In a recent flurry of Tweets, actor Alec Baldwin blamed the “moral collapse” in the United States on President Trump’s supporters.
American democracy has always been a struggle between the misaligned protections of specific freedoms and a raging, at times intoxicating, 12 cylinder economy. It demanded vigilant/consistent regulation, compassion for the disenfranchised, and and the periodic display of a necessary sacrifice that allowed for the long term health of our society at the expense of short term whims.
The desecration of those ideals and the near moral collapse of this country falls squarely in the lap of Trump’s supporters, as opposed as opposed to Trump himself, who is merely what psychology labels the “objective negative function.” Like fire, floods and earthquakes, it destroys, and only destroys, by its very nature. Without prejudice. It is Trump voters, particularly those who would re-elect him who bear the blame. For the undeniable and colossal destruction of everything that matters to us as Americans that cannot be merely monetized.
— Alec Baldwin Tweets, 1/13/20
One would think someone lamenting “near moral collapse of this country” would be relatively squeaky clean.
Then again, we ARE talking about one of those sanctimonious entertainment industry liberals who have no problem lecturing all of us how we need behave while conveniently exempting themselves.
Alec Baldwin is no exception.
Dana Brunetti, president of Kevin Spacey‘s production company Trigger Street, went on a Twitter rant last night after learning that actor Alec Baldwin claims in his new memoir (Nevertheless) that he was unaware the actress he had filmed sex scenes with for the 2006 film Mini’s First Time was underage. Baldwin, who played a man having an affair with his step-daughter, wrote that he “was forty-seven, and it never occurred to me to ask how old Nikki Reed was. When I found out, just as we finished, that she was seventeen, I flipped out on the producers, who had told me something different.”
— Decider, 4/5/17
Maybe, maybe not….
My first indie film was Mini’s First Time starring Alec Baldwin who knew Nikki Reed was 16 (not 17) and he didn’t mind. In fact Nikki Reed was 1 of 4 actresses Alec Baldwin had approved and her being the only 1 of those 4 repped by HIS own agency CAA.
The only time Alec Baldwin ever yelled at me was on the phone and it was about one of the producers who worked with the financier.
— Dana Brunetti, 4/4/17
Only once? Given Alec Baldwin’s turbulent history, Dana Brunetti appears to have gotten off easy.
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Many men are languishing in a prison cell because the “I didn’t know she was 16” defense couldn’t get past a reasonable jury and judge. Then again, we all know that the entertainment industry is full of people who expect and receive special treatment. Alec Baldwin is one of these so privileged but for him to blame the moral decay of our nation on people who have the audacity to not listen to his like-minded and vote for someone he disagrees with, is a joke that really needs a laugh track to alert the viewers that this is supposed to be the funny part.
He knows over 60 million Americans are going to blow him off again and that’s what really pisses him off.