Alec Baldwin cannot stop sticking his foot into his mouth. He does so again on the virtual pages of the Huffington Post, in explaining his rude behavior on the American Airlines flight from which he was ejected. He describes American Airlines as thus:
Most of the flight attendants I have ever encountered still have some remnant of the old idea of service. Add to that the notion that in this day and age, many people have a lot of important work to do, by phone, and would like to do so till the last possible minute. But there are many now who walk the aisles of an airplane with a whistle around their neck and a clipboard in their hands and they have made flying a Greyhound bus experience.
The lesson I’ve learned is to keep my phone off when the 1950’s gym teacher is on duty.
One of the reasons we created the category under which this post is filed is because the brass over at the Huffington Post denied Andrew Breitbart written space because … drumroll … they didn’t want stuff on their site like this post from Baldwin. We created the helpful “HuffPo Ad Hominem Alert” to help warn HuffPo of when such pieces appear on their site.
But Baldwin is an uber famous Hollywood celebrity and his name is supposed to lend the site some air of credibility, of coolness, so apparently gets a pass. Yes, some grandpa-angry actor with over-the-hill spread is “cool” now. Baldwin’s attitude seethes with stuffed shirt, limousine liberal snobbery.
All I want for Christmas is for the flight attendant to have a Twitter account or a blog. Can you image her observations on him? If he thinks her countenance was more fit for that of a “Greyhound Bus” then that makes Alec Baldwin was the worst caricature of the lowest common denominator on the Greyhound Bus. Way to wifebeater the place up there, Natty Lite.