Isn’t it great to be Alec Baldwin? When you’re Alec Baldwin you can do or say pretty much anything and there are no repercussions. You can even call a member of the media a “coon” and a “crackhead” and still be celebrated by Hollywood and by the Left because… well… because you’re Alec Baldwin and you’re a liberal.
The New York Post reports on the incident that occurred Sunday morning involving the “30 Rock” star and a Post reporter and photographer:
Baldwin had first been approached by a Post reporter while walking his dogs outside his East 10th Street pad at around 10:50 a.m. He was asked for comment on a lawsuit against his wife, Hilaria, involving her work as a yoga instructor.
The “30 Rock” star grabbed the reporter, Tara Palmeri, by her arm and told her, “I want you to choke to death,” Palmeri told police, for whom she played an audiotape of the conversation.
He then called G.N. Miller — a decorated retired detective with the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau and a staff photographer for The Post — a “coon, a drug dealer,” Miller’s police statement said.
Let’s recount Baldwin’s behavior so there’s no misunderstanding.
A credentialed reporter for one of the oldest American newspapers asks a public figure a question on a public street. The person grabs the reporter (a young woman) by the arm and tells her he wants her to “choke to death.” He then turns to the credentialed photographer for the same newspaper (who happens to be black) and calls him a “coon” and a “crackhead.”
Later, on Twitter, Baldwin continued the racially charged verbal attack on the photographer, erroneously calling him “Ralston”: (Tweets have since been deleted)
“Ralston claims he’s ex NYPD!! That can’t be!!! Ex NYPD don’t become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!”
Until now, mainstream media outlets have given their liberal loverboy a pass for his obnoxious and offensive behavior because it is usually directed towards a Republican politician or against the hated “paparazzi” whom most reporters like to pretend they are better than. But now the vitriol and hate is directed at the New York Post. We know most elite media establishments believe they are superior to the Post, but if they pause for just a moment, they might hear the cautionary words of pastor Martin Niemöller ringing in their subconscious…
First they came for the paparazzi, and I didn’t speak out because I was not a paparazzi.
Then they came for the bloggers…
Then they came for the Post...
(Photo credit: G.N.Miller/New York Post)