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Alec Baldwin Threatens To Quit Acting As He Blasts Congress, The Media And Mayor Bloomberg

Just days after being suspended by MSNBC for his homophobic remarks toward a photographer, Alec Baldwin is making headlines again.  This time,the actor blasts the media, Congress and Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he threatens to quit acting.

Alec Baldwin blast Congress, the media and Mayor Bloomberg and threatens to quit acting
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Baldwin’s rant, which was featured in a column for the Huffington Post, includes jabs at Washington for people’s frustration and obsession with the private lives of celebrities.

This country’s obsession with the private lives of famous people is tragic.

It’s tragic in the sense that it is so clearly a projection of people’s frustration about their government, their economy, their own spiritual bankruptcy.  You have no voice in Washington.

Baldwin pulls no punches in attacking the media, accusing them of provoking him constantly with their cameras, which he calls weapons.  How does Mayor Bloomberg fit into Baldwin’s rage?

In Bloomberg’s New York, 40 or 50 paparazzi are allowed to block streets, inconvenience homeowners, workers and shoppers, and make life miserable for my neighbors.

They provoke me daily, by getting dangerously close to me with their cameras as weapons, hoping I will react.

When I do, the weapon doubles as a device to record my reaction.

The actor goes on to say that if quitting acting, in all its forms, is necessary to keep his family safe and at peace, then it won’t be a tough call for him to make.

Baldwin’s talk show on MSNBC is faltering in the ratings and could face cancellation, but he doesn’t seem too fazed by that.  The talk show has only been on air since last month and according to the nydailynews.com, lost 41% of adults 25-54 during the first month on air.

Do you think Alec Baldwin has a point?  Are we too obsessed with celebrities?  I’m not buying the connection with Congress.  People are interested in those that are famous, whether the economy is good or bad.

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