Â The dissipated-looking,Â rapidly-aging Alec Baldwin, age 55, the entertainment world’s Mr. Teflon, never seems to grow up–unless he thinks using big boy street language makes him appear grown up.
Then, again, why grow up whenÂ you can get away with virtually anything, from reaming outÂ your pre-pubescent daughter, to roughing up paparazzi, to abusing hansom cab drivers because you like horses, toÂ threatening gay journalists for telling the truth?
Â Baldwin is also known for using his mouth as a weapon when his opponent is nowhere to be seen.
For example, he called former Vice President Dick Cheney a terrorist, characterized conservative commentator Sean Hannity asÂ ”a no-talent, ignorant foolâ€ and â€œthe Larry Flynt of talk radio,â€Â described the late Andrew Breitbart as a â€œfestering boil on the anus of public discourse.â€Â and called former President George W. Bush and former Republican governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin “stupid” because, well, because they aren’t liberal-leftist Democrats like he is.
And, that’s not even the best of Alec’s venom.Â Back in 1998,Â Baldwin erupted with this vitriolic gem: “If we were in another country . . . we would stone [Republican congressman] Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and kill their wives and their children.Â We would kill their families for what theyâ€™re doing to this country.”Â Rep. Hyde’s crime?Â He and other RepublicansÂ were thinking of impeaching Bill Clinton.
Fortunately, Alec is all talk and no action since Clinton was indeed impeached and Hyde lived 8 more years and died not from stoning but from complications resulting from open heart surgery.
Â Baldwin’s latest excursion intoÂ infantile behavior, was his obscene, homophobic, tweeted rants against aÂ homosexual British journalist who, in typically cheeky, Brit fashion, revealed that Alec’sÂ yoga instructor-new bride, 28 year old Hilaria Thomas,Â was apparently tweeting in church during James Gandolfini’s funeral services last week.
Let London’s Daily Mail describe the non-tempest in Alec’s teapot:Â
“Baldwin, that tornado of toddler behaviour, still stands aloft, unscathed. This is after an incident of such violent, naked homophobia that it bears all the nuance of a brick lobbed through a gay bar. On Thursday, perturbed, he tweeted, (LANGUAGE ALERT!) ‘I’m gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna fuck . . . you . . . up.’
(For an alleged heterosexual, Baldwin certainly has a keen grasp on the dramatic pause). And then:
‘If [he means I'd] put my foot up your fucking ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much.”
And, because A-listers are used to having help in all matters, he incited the public to assist in defending his dishonour:
‘I want all of my followers and beyond to straighten out this fucking little bitch.’
What would the reaction be if it were racist epithets? Mel Gibson, of course, found Hollywood to be a distinctly chillier place after his antisemitic outburst in 2006, . . .”
(The reaction would be banishment from Tinseltown as surely as Paula Deen was banished from civilization for using the word “nigger” thirty years ago.Â Â But, more importantly, do people today still say “dig”?)
However, Mr. Teflon will never be banished.Â He’s too popular and has been awarded so many accolades!Â And,Â after all, his Hollywood buddies never even chastised him forÂ voice-mailing his then 11 or 12 year old daughter, (he wasn’t sure how old Ireland was), calling her a “pain in the ass” who made him “feel like shit” and referring to the child as “a rude, thoughtless, little pig.”Â (Listen toÂ that memorable, somewhat less-than-fatherly message, here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J0-ZatDHug.)
CNN’s Anderson Cooper, of course, hasÂ a personalÂ interest in Baldwin’s latest non-contretemps which ABC’s David Muir dismissed as “an alleged slur,” (“Toxic little queen” and “little bitch” are “alleged” slurs?).
Â CooperÂ exited his closet a few years ago afterÂ toxically slurring Tea Party members as “teabaggers,” a homosexual insider term I choose not to define.Â Â Nevertheless, he took to Twitter last Friday to express his great umbrageÂ that Mr. Teflon gets away with what he does.Â Cooper didn’t complain about all Baldwin’s previous offenses nor did he offer any apologies for his “teabaggers” slander.Â Rather, he confined his tweet bitching to, “Why does #AlecBaldwin get a pass when he uses gay slurs? If a conservativeÂ talked of beating up a ‘queen’ they would be vilified.”Â
Now, now, Anderson!Â Of course, they would!Â Surely you’ve heard of the mainstream media’s double standard.Â Or have you?