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Alec Baldwin has finalized a deal to host a weekly nighttime talk show on MSNBC. The program – Up Late With Alec Baldwin – will bow in October and have Baldwin taking on current events and culture.
The announcement came Thursday from MSNBC president Phil Griffin.
“I’ve been talking with Alec for a while and can’t wait to bring his personality and eclectic interests to MSNBC,” said Griffin in a statement. “He’s got such passion for ideas and what’s going on in the world — he’s going to be a great addition to our lineup.”
Baldwin has been honing his interviewing skills on his WNYW podcast Here’s the Thing, where he’s questioned everyone from Chris Rock and Lena Dunham to New York Times editor Jill Abramsonand PETA’s Dan Mathews. He’s made no secret of his desire to host a TV talk show. He told THR in an interview earlier this year that a lifelong dream was to be a 60 Minutes correspondent.
“That show would be the pinnacle of the marriage between my political beliefs, my political curiosity and wanting to communicate to people on camera to a broader audience,” said Baldwin.
“Communicate to people”? Yeah, ok. We all know at this point how it goes when Mr. Baldwin attempts to “communicate” period, let alone “communicate to a broader audience” … and it ain’t pretty. Make no mistake about it: Alec Baldwin is being brought on by MSNBC for one reason and one reason only – he despises conservatives with an unhealthy passion, and is unapologetic about it.
I look forward to Mr. Baldwin joining the line-up of America’s most hateful “news” network, only so I can continue make fun of him when his ratings start to hover somewhere below freezing just like most of the rest of MSDNC’s cast of far left characters. Enjoy it while it lasts, Alec! Just remember, unlike with Twitter, you can’t delete your show if you happen to characteristically go off the deep end. Cheers!
Cross-posted to Gateway Pundit, where I am helping fill-in for GP as he deals with some serious health issues. Please keep him in your prayers!