Cheat-Seeking Missles

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Why Is Baldwin Skating?

"Although I have been told by numerous people not to worry too much, as all parents lose their patience with their kids, I am most saddened that this was released to the media because of what it does to a child. I'm sorry, as everyone who knows me is aware, for losing my temper with my child."
There you have it, Alec Baldwin's apology. Does it seem like it's a bit more directed at his fans than at his daughter?

What did the numerous people tell him not to worry about? His image, of course, "as all parents lose their patience with kids." If the worry was about his daughter, wouldn't the numerous people have been telling him he went way over the top, wandering far, far into the realm of child abuse, and that it would take a very long period of good behavior and many apologies before his daughter would "not worry too much" about her Dad's opinion of her.

I just have one question: Where are the calls that Baldwin be removed from his show, 30 Rock?

Don Imus was an anonymous man to the very strong, very mature young women in their late teens and early 20s who he supposedly permanently damaged with his words and he lost his job; Alex Baldwin focused his wrath on one girl, just 11, who was his daughter.

You can argue the legalities all you want, and they're there aplenty. Imus was on the public airwaves, Baldwin was leaving a private message. But if there were so many calls for Imus' head, why is no one calling for Baldwin's?

The answer is simple: The race-hate lobby led by Jackson and Sharpton has real clout, and 11 year old girls just don't.

Hillary Clinton has been a big children's rights advocate over the years -- in a dreadful, Liberal sort of way. She's recently been touting her "leadership" in looking into the effect of the media (that would be Baldwin) on children. Yet she's been silent been silent on this issue.

Barack Obama talked about Imus' "verbal violence" last week in a shameful belittling of the hurt the families of the Va Tech victims were feeling. Has he called down wrath on Baldwin? No.

If it were Mel Gibson, not Alec Baldwin, who had left the message, do you think the media and the politicians and the bubbleheads on TV would have backed off so quickly? Forget the fact that Gibson's not divorced and engaged in vicious and infantile attacks on his ex; of course the answer is that from Inside Hollywood to the Today Show, the story would still be alive.

Maybe Baldwin's daughter Ireland was complicit in the decision to release the tape, as TMV's Harvey Levin implied. (“I'm not going to reveal the sources, but I will also say that we thought about this a lot just because it involves a kid. We have reason to believe that Ireland was just fine with this ending up on")

If she was, she's probably wondering why her Dad tefloned through this crisis. Welcome to the world of the liberal media, Ireland. Welcome to the hypocrisy.

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