Thursday, MSNBC’s Alec Baldwin once again exposed his anti-gay hate. This time he called a photographer a “c**ksucking f*g.” Earlier this year, Baldwin used his Twitter account to hurl homophobic slurs and threats at a reporter. The media gave Baldwin a pass then, and appear ready to do the same again today. Andrew Sullivan is one of the few on the left willing to call both Baldwin and the media out for their hypocrisy:
So many liberals, of course, give him a pass when they would never dream of doing so with anyone who was conservative or Republican. Even after his bigotry was on full display, MSNBC hired him for a new show as a liberal pundit. For too many of them – especially gay establishment liberals, like the tools at GLAAD or the terminally naive like Hilary Rosen – there is a glaring double standard here. It seems to me that this double standard cannot stand any more. And this raging, violent bigot cannot be defended any longer.
Earlier the year, the mainstream media exhausted itself to destroy cooking guru Paula Deen over something she said three decades ago. For his first anti-gay rant, the media awarded Baldwin with a talk show on MSNBC. This time he is being rewarded with a conspiracy of silence.
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