Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has no sympathy for one of his biggest fans.
Mr. de Blasio today said that actor Alec Baldwin deserved to be fired from his new MSNBC talk show for allegedly using “inappropriate” and “sad” anti-gay slurs–but left the door open for the often hot-headed actor to attend his inauguration.
Actor Alec Baldwin, facing backlash over anti-gay remarks recently directed at a photographer, is now an attack line in Idaho politics.
Earlier this morning, the conservative group Club for Growth sent out a press release slamming GOP Congressman Mike Simpson as an “Alec Baldwin Republican” who is “more in touch with the values of Hollywood liberal Alec Baldwin than it is with the people of Idaho.”
Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio accused his Republican opponent of lodging increasing “cheap” and desperate attacks today after Joe Lhota accused him of calling NYPD officers “lazy.”
“My opponent keeps going further and further afield and distorting the truth more and more,” said Mr. de Blasio, talking to reporters after a Columbus Day parade in Brooklyn.
All Quiet on the Twitter Front
High times won’t be coming to Bill de Blasio’s New York.
The front-running mayoral candidate refused to back the legalization of marijuana in New York City, despite repeated prodding from actor Alec Baldwin on the debut of his new show on MSNBC last night, which featured an hour-long sit-down with the candidate.
Actor Alec Baldwin surprised the country last night by going on a profanity-laced Twitter rant against a Daily Mail reporter, which included physical threats and homophobic insults like “you toxic little queen.”
But given 14 hours to respond, the man Mr. Baldwin has endorsed in the mayor’s race, Bill de Blasio, has had nothing to offer but radio silence. Indeed, the city’s public advocate declined to comment on Mr. Baldwin–who is set to host a widely-touted fund-raising dinner on Mr. de Blasio’s behalf–in-person earlier today.
Malcolm in the Middle
This morning, Bill de Blasio’s campaign sent out an email blast offering New York City residents the chance to eat dinner with the mayoral candidate and the man who played 30 Rock‘s Jack Donaghy.
With a subject line that reads, “I’ll save you a seat,” actor Alec Baldwin–known as much for his angry outbursts as his acting–reaffirmed his support for Mr. de Blasio’s campaign. And taking a page from President Barack Obama’s presidential playbook, he announced that contributors who send $10, “or whatever you can afford,” would be entered into a lottery for two extra seats that are apparently vacant at Mr. Baldwin’s dining room table.
30 rock shock
Having already conquered the rapper Lil Wayne for his alleged slights against New York City, State Senator Malcolm Smith is now calling for a boycott against actor Alec Baldwin until he seeks professional help. Mr. Smith made the call for Mr. Baldwin to be blacklisted following a New York Post story that claimed the 30 Rock star used racial slurs in a confrontation with one of the tabloid newspaper’s paparazzos.
‘’If these allegations are true, then no television network or film studio should hire the veteran actor until he seeks help,” Mr. Smith said in a statement. “In today’s modern age it’s a disgrace that people still use remarks that provide hatred to others based on race, religion or origin.”
Just Say No
On Piers Morgan Tonight last night, actor Alec Baldwin stated flatly he would not run for Mayor of New York City, a possibility he had flirted with for some time. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to stay out of the race.
“Although it was something I would have loved to have done, truly,” the 30 Rock star explained. “I didn’t have time because I’m doing the TV show now and I have other commitments. But I’m very interested in what the post-Bloomberg New York will look now, that’s for sure.”
A new poll of the race to replace term-limited New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg released last night included actor Alec Baldwin, who has hinted he might run for mayor. Based on the numbers, Mr. Baldwin might want to abandon his dream of sitting in City Hall. According to the poll, which was conducted by NY1 and Marist College, 66 percent of New York voters don’t want Mr. Baldwin to even try running for mayor.
TAMPA, Fla. — If outspoken actor Alec Baldwin runs for mayor in New York, his little brother, Bio-Dome star Stephen Baldwin, would vote for him. However, the younger Baldwin sounded decidedly unenthusiastic about the prospect of his sibling in City Hall when we asked him about it outside the CNN Grill at the Republican National Convention yesterday.
“I really wouldn’t have much of a choice. Would I? Being a New York resident and he’s big bro, so yeah, he gets my vote,” Stephen said.
Stephen Baldwin is a self-proclaimed “Jesus freak evangelical charismatic born again conservative independent,” with far different political views than his notoriously liberal brother. Because of this, Stephen initially suggested he might run against his brother when word got out that the elder Baldwin was considering running for mayor.