Alec Baldwin: Father of the Year

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    Alec Baldwin, liberal Democrat, frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and actor, displays less than exemplary parenting skills. Should he lose his visitation rights? I don't know, but I see a new Playstation in Ireland's future! Seriously, this is pretty sick. I think Alex needs help.

    Bassinger isn't much better, releasing the tape to the public is dirty pool.


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    I heard the voicemail.

    Im no psychotherapist but it doesnt take any more than the experience of a parents divorce to see what the issue is.

    What everyone needs to understand is that Alec is really just venting on his daughter what he feels for Kim.

    if you imagine everything he says in the message he is unconciously saying to Kim Basinger, it gives a different perspective.

    These two have been fighting for years about custody.

    They are both powerful people in their own minds who feel they deserve respect.

    Im not defending what he said necessarily, but he is obviously misdirecting his anger and frustration with Kim at his daughter, plain and simple.

    Im sure Kim has had an influence on her own daughters attitude toward Alec and maybe even incited a little rebellion toward good ol dad.

    He snapped. it was wrong and now he is going to lose any visitation rights he had, probably until she is 18.

    Theyre divorced, and they dislike each other, its not a big secret.

    He snapped at his daughter cause Kim is old enough to tell him to go fuck himself.

    Poor guy is arrogant and frustrated.

    And he is a baldwin. nuff said.
     
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    Thank you! You are the first person who hasn't tried to justify his taking it out on his daughter (I posted a similar thread at another board).

    As a father who has suffered through a similar situation, I know how frustrating it can be, but you never take it out on the kid, never.

    It's obvious Mr. Baldwin has issues, anger issues particularly. He recently ran afoul of fellow cast members while performing in a play in New York. I am of the opinion that he will need to deal with his anger issues before he sees his daughter again, and rightfully so.

    (BTW, I only mentioned his party afiliation and liberal leanings as a means to generate some interest in the thread, I would have posted the same thing if it had been James Woods. Hell, I don't even dislike Baldwin, I think he is a damn fine actor.)
     
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    He's a lousy, pompous actor - and apparently his parenting skills are even worse.

    But, as I will never pay to watch one of his films, he's a non-entity afaic.
     
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    I would have to agree about his parenting, but his performances in Glengarry Glen Ross and the Departed were both top notch.

    Not watching a piece of cinematic art because you don't approve of the politics of one of the actors is like not drinking fine wine because you disapprove of the color of the label.

    but why am I not surprised?
     
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    You never saw The Departed? Sucks to be you.
     
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    wasn't he awesome in the movie? the only weak link I thought was Martin Sheen's not-all-that-convincing Boston accent. Walburg was awesome... Jack was stunning, and Leo should have been nominated for THAT role before Blood Diamond, no doubt!
     
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    Hell, I'll even watch Sean Penn movies. I usually wait until they hit HBO, but still.
     
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    There are plenty of good films which do not feature Alec Baldwin.

    If you define non-suckage of existence as being dependent upon the viewing of Alec Baldwin films, then I can only say I am glad I have a different value system.
     
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    I thought is was amazing. Definitely deserved best picture. It's also the one of only three movies I've ever bought the soundtrack for.
     

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