Dumb Alec Bails Out--Updated!
This got some attention earlier
today, but I didn't have time to listen to it until tonight. Alec Baldwin was on the radio with WABC's Brian Whitman, promoting his new movie--just kidding--and Sean Hannity and Marc Levin tag-teamed him as callers to the show. It's pretty amusing. I do think some of the comments from both sides were out of hand, but it makes for fun radio. Note that Hannity quite correctly says that Baldwin can't answer him.
Update: Dumb Alec responds
on the HuffPo.Hannity, a McCarthy-esque figure in American media, but without McCarthy's influence or audience, spent most of his on-air day gloating that he had put me in my place and indicating that I had slurred construction workers with my call for him to return to that (his former) profession.
I have no problem with anything Hannity might say. Hannity, who lacks practically every skill that O'Reilly conveys so effortlessly, will always be doomed to do what he can with what little he has. But to suggest that I have any disrespect for any laborers of any kind in this country is plain wrong.
That's an attempt to take back what Baldwin said
, which is:BALDWIN: Why would I want to come on the show with a no-talent, former construction worker hack like you?