…. for his ‘Cheney is a terrorist’ comments, but this is not how I’d choose fellow conservatives to do it:
Hollywood liberal Alec Baldwin stormed out of an in-studio radio interview Sunday night after he was confronted on the phone by radio hosts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.
Baldwin was 30 minutes into a planned two-hour-plus sitdown with WABC Radio’s Brian Whitman when Hannity called in.
The fireworks commenced almost immediately.
HANNITY: Alec, I wanted to give you an official WABC welcome considering you were supposed to come on my program last week and you didn’t show up. What happened?
BALDWIN: No, I wasn’t supposed to come on your program, Sean Hannity.
HANNITY: No, actually you were supposed to come on the program because a deal was made with your agent that if you were going to come on with Brian, first you’d come on with me.
BALDWIN: I wouldn’t dream of coming on your program, Sean Hannity. I’m here with Brian. I’m here with a really talented broadcaster.
HANNITY: [Crosstalk] that you are, you don’t tell the truth.
BALDWIN: Why would I want to come on the show with a no-talent, former construction worker hack like you?
HANNITY: Are you the guy that said of our vice president, while we’re at war, while we’re leading troops in harm’s way – are you the reckless, third-rate Hollywood actor who said that Dick Cheney is a terrorist? Are you the guy . . .
BALDWIN: Yes I am.
HANNITY: … who said to stone Henry Hyde to death? Are you the guy who said our president is a CIA mass murderer? I wanted you to come on the program and defend that, you gutless coward.
BALDWIN: At first I thought this was a joke. But you can hear all the acid venom spewing hatred. It is Sean Hannity. [END EXCERPT]
The exchange got even hotter when Mark Levin joined in.
LEVIN: We’ve only just begun – are you 40 or 50 pounds overweight now?
WHITMAN: Oh, C’mon now . . . .
HANNITY: Once and for all you need to be challenged. You want to call our vice president a terrorist – fine. You want to talk about stoning people to death, say it on my program. If you want to be irresponsible and call our president a mass murderer while he’s at war leading troops in harm’s way …
BALDWIN: And what are you gonna do about it, Sean Hannity?
HANNITY: You don’t have the courage to answer questions.
BALDWIN: And what are you gonna do? And what are you going to do about it, Sean Hannity. If I come on your program, what are you going to do?
LEVIN: He’s going to show that you have a two digit IQ – that’s what he’s gonna do.
BALWIN: What are you going to do?
LEVIN: I just told you – you’ve got a two digit IQ.
BALDWIN: And who’s that – who’s your little cabin boy there with you.
LEVIN: I’m not a cabin boy, butt-boy.
BALDWIN: What are you doing there, cabin boy? … I now dub you Sean Hannity’s cabin boy.
LEVIN: And you know what you are? You’re “Brokeback” Alec. [END EXCERPT]
There’s more – read the whole thing.
I know Baldwin is a jerk, and from what I’ve read it looks like he started the insulting but aren’t we supposed to be above this sort of thing when arguing with the opposition? I think so. This thing got out of control quickly and everybody ended up looking like adolescents sticking their tongues out at each other from across the table in the lunchroom before the food fight breaks out.
Expose the Left has an audio link here.
Hat tip: Jim at bRight and Early