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Hicks: Alec Baldwin yells gay slurs, spars with reporters

There are 22 comments on the San Jose Mercury News story from Nov 15, 2013, titled Hicks: Alec Baldwin yells gay slurs, spars with reporters. In it, San Jose Mercury News reports that:

Anyway, Alec Baldwin apparently went on a 24-hour tear where he confronted reporters in at least four separate incidents, shoved one or two, knocked the camera out of a photographer's hand, issued gay slurs, pulled his gay hairdresser outside his shop to tell the world he's not homophobic, almost beat another reporter up, and hit a parked car.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Nov 15, 2013
I hate paparazzi with a heat and totality that borders on the ... well ... the Alec Baldwin.

The baby isn't a public figure. Nor is Mrs. Baldwin.

All people in Baldwin's position should have an unrestricted, stand-your-ground-esque license to pepperspray such aggressive parasites.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Nov 15, 2013
snyper wrote:
I hate paparazzi with a heat and totality that borders on the ... well ... the Alec Baldwin.
The baby isn't a public figure. Nor is Mrs. Baldwin.
All people in Baldwin's position should have an unrestricted, stand-your-ground-esque license to pepperspray such aggressive parasites.
So much for your support of freedom of the press.......

Since: Jan 08

Bangkok, Thailand

#3 Nov 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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So much for your support of freedom of the press.......
Harassing anyone is hardly worthy of press freedom. They are parasites that are, unfortunately, supported by the public who buys their crap checking out of the supermarket.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#4 Nov 16, 2013
I don't like Alec Baldwin, not even a little. That said, any person that acted the way these photographers do would be arrested. Why are they allowed to block cars, stalk people, etc.? That isn't about freedom of the press, it's criminal harassment.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Nov 16, 2013
Dubya wrote:
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Harassing anyone is hardly worthy of press freedom. They are parasites that are, unfortunately, supported by the public who buys their crap checking out of the supermarket.
Well, I do not, and never have, bought that crap or even read that crap.

But when a person is out in public, they have no right to privacy, and the press, and anyone else, has a right to photograph them and speak to them.

That's part of being a celebrity. And if a celebrity doesn't like that, then perhaps they should choose another line of work.

And his foul mouth proves that liberals are the biggest hypocrites in the world.

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#6 Nov 16, 2013
Wondering wrote:
I don't like Alec Baldwin, not even a little. That said, any person that acted the way these photographers do would be arrested. Why are they allowed to block cars, stalk people, etc.? That isn't about freedom of the press, it's criminal harassment.
I NEVER would have expected to agree with you on much of anything, but on this I do.

It must be a sign of the apocalypse.

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#7 Nov 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Well, I do not, and never have, bought that crap or even read that crap.
But when a person is out in public, they have no right to privacy, and the press, and anyone else, has a right to photograph them and speak to them.
That's part of being a celebrity. And if a celebrity doesn't like that, then perhaps they should choose another line of work.
And his foul mouth proves that liberals are the biggest hypocrites in the world.
His wife, and especially his child are NOT celebrities.

I also do not agree that "celebrities" forsake public freedom from harassment just so a few hack writers and bozos with cameras can make a cheap buck.

My plumber is excellent at HIS craft, and I'm certain that he makes more per year than the average actor, but he doesn't lose his liberties thereby.

If you want to snap a few pix of me when I'm out in public you may do so ... from a distance. Intrude into my personal space and you are going down.

It's little different from aggressive panhandling. Both want something from me for nothing. Both are aggressive and inappropriate. Involve my child and I might not use just pepperspray.

A press card in your hatband frees you from government interference, NOT from mine.

I am superior to the Government. It works for me, and is not allowed to mess with certain activities of the sovereign Citizenry. The same cannot be said of my fellow sovereigns.

We co-exist by virtue of our sovereign Treaty, known as the Constitution, which delineates certain aspects of that co-existence. That Treaty between co-equal sovereigns states that the Congress may make no law limiting the Citizens' freedom to print, duplicate and disseminate anything their black little hearts desire. It does NOT give a joker with a press badge the right to mess with any of the Citizenry.

Pepperspray their asses like any threatening assailant.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Nov 16, 2013
snyper wrote:
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His wife, and especially his child are NOT celebrities.
I also do not agree that "celebrities" forsake public freedom from harassment just so a few hack writers and bozos with cameras can make a cheap buck.
My plumber is excellent at HIS craft, and I'm certain that he makes more per year than the average actor, but he doesn't lose his liberties thereby.
If you want to snap a few pix of me when I'm out in public you may do so ... from a distance. Intrude into my personal space and you are going down.
It's little different from aggressive panhandling. Both want something from me for nothing. Both are aggressive and inappropriate. Involve my child and I might not use just pepperspray.
A press card in your hatband frees you from government interference, NOT from mine.
I am superior to the Government. It works for me, and is not allowed to mess with certain activities of the sovereign Citizenry. The same cannot be said of my fellow sovereigns.
We co-exist by virtue of our sovereign Treaty, known as the Constitution, which delineates certain aspects of that co-existence. That Treaty between co-equal sovereigns states that the Congress may make no law limiting the Citizens' freedom to print, duplicate and disseminate anything their black little hearts desire. It does NOT give a joker with a press badge the right to mess with any of the Citizenry.
Pepperspray their asses like any threatening assailant.
The courts have ruled that when ANYBODY, celebrity or not, have NO expectation of privacy when out in public. So a person is free to photograph (perhaps "take digital images" is more appropriate because I think the vast majority of people don't "take photographs anymore") and to approach and speak to, and ask questions of another person. That's the LAW.

And if you DO use pepperspray on a person doing that, you're committing battery and are liable to be arrested.

I saw a LOCAL New York FOX reporter interviewed today, who tried to speak to Alec Baldwin, with civilians and police watching, and Baldwin threatened her. After Baldwin left. the NYPD officers approached the local FOX reporter, asked if she was alright, and asked HER if she wanted to press criminal charges against Baldwin.

Personally, I've always thought that Baldwin is a jerk, and for that, and his political beliefs, he has always been on my personal blacklist of tv actors and movie actors who I refuse to see any any of their work. They're not going to get a piece of my money, no matter how small it is.

Notice there are many other actors, who practice their craft well, are highly regarded and famous, and don't have these violent run-ins with news reporters, photographers, and other people. Perhaps Baldwin doesn't realize it's possible to live a non-violent life like this.

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#9 Nov 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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The courts have ruled that when ANYBODY, celebrity or not, have NO expectation of privacy when out in public. So a person is free to photograph (perhaps "take digital images" is more appropriate because I think the vast majority of people don't "take photographs anymore") and to approach and speak to, and ask questions of another person. That's the LAW.
And if you DO use pepperspray on a person doing that, you're committing battery and are liable to be arrested.
I saw a LOCAL New York FOX reporter interviewed today, who tried to speak to Alec Baldwin, with civilians and police watching, and Baldwin threatened her. After Baldwin left. the NYPD officers approached the local FOX reporter, asked if she was alright, and asked HER if she wanted to press criminal charges against Baldwin.
Personally, I've always thought that Baldwin is a jerk, and for that, and his political beliefs, he has always been on my personal blacklist of tv actors and movie actors who I refuse to see any any of their work. They're not going to get a piece of my money, no matter how small it is.
Notice there are many other actors, who practice their craft well, are highly regarded and famous, and don't have these violent run-ins with news reporters, photographers, and other people. Perhaps Baldwin doesn't realize it's possible to live a non-violent life like this.
The Courts are wrong in this. It isn't the first time.

Most actors spend many thousands of dollars on bodyguards, and are forced to live isolated lives because of this.

At which point does it become intrusive. How many? One at a time? What if it's a mob?

There's also another consideration.

An actor's product is their image. Why should a photographer get for free what others must pay for?

Civil disobedience.

Pepperspray their asses if they come within range. That will determine how close they can approach.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#10 Nov 16, 2013
snyper wrote:
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The Courts are wrong in this. It isn't the first time.
Most actors spend many thousands of dollars on bodyguards, and are forced to live isolated lives because of this.
At which point does it become intrusive. How many? One at a time? What if it's a mob?
There's also another consideration.
An actor's product is their image. Why should a photographer get for free what others must pay for?
Civil disobedience.
Pepperspray their asses if they come within range. That will determine how close they can approach.
A liberal ADVOCATING violence AGAINST A PERSON EXERCISING their First Amendment RIGHTS ?! I'm SHOCKED ! SHOCKED !

Why are you idiots always so eager to display your hypocrisy so PROUDLY ?!

And why do you defend a hypocritical liberal (sorry for being redundant) who spews homophobic invective at press people just doing their job ?

Your proudly displayed hypocrisy doesn't surprise me anymore because I expect it. It's simply the nature of a liberal.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#11 Nov 16, 2013
L LIES
I IDIOCY
B BLOVIATORS
E EVIL
R REDISTRIBUTOR
A ASSININE
L LIES (SOUNDED SO NICE WE HAD TO SAY IT TWICE !:))

Since: Mar 09

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#12 Nov 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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A liberal ADVOCATING violence AGAINST A PERSON EXERCISING their First Amendment RIGHTS ?! I'm SHOCKED ! SHOCKED !
Why are you idiots always so eager to display your hypocrisy so PROUDLY ?!
And why do you defend a hypocritical liberal (sorry for being redundant) who spews homophobic invective at press people just doing their job ?
Your proudly displayed hypocrisy doesn't surprise me anymore because I expect it. It's simply the nature of a liberal.
The 1st Amendment guarantees the Right to say, write, print, duplicate and publish without Government interference. It does NOT guarantee a Right to invade or harass another person. Not even for profit.

I'm not in the least bit hypocritical.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#13 Nov 16, 2013
snyper wrote:
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The 1st Amendment guarantees the Right to say, write, print, duplicate and publish without Government interference. It does NOT guarantee a Right to invade or harass another person. Not even for profit.
I'm not in the least bit hypocritical.
Yes, you are.

The PRESS has a RIGHT to photograph you and speak to you in any public place.(Whether you choose to speak to them is of course entirely up to you). You have NO expectation of privacy when in a public place. You advocating violence against people just doing their job, AND exercising their First Amendment RIGHTS demonstrates your hypocrisy. Once again, no surprise for a liberal.

There are plenty of famous actors who are not chased by the press (even GAY ones !). Baldwin constantly chooses to thrust himself into the public eye with his outrageous statements and actions. Plenty of actors are satisfied simply practicing their craft. Baldwin apparently is not satisfied with that.

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#14 Nov 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Yes, you are.
The PRESS has a RIGHT to photograph you and speak to you in any public place.(Whether you choose to speak to them is of course entirely up to you). You have NO expectation of privacy when in a public place. You advocating violence against people just doing their job, AND exercising their First Amendment RIGHTS demonstrates your hypocrisy. Once again, no surprise for a liberal.
There are plenty of famous actors who are not chased by the press (even GAY ones !). Baldwin constantly chooses to thrust himself into the public eye with his outrageous statements and actions. Plenty of actors are satisfied simply practicing their craft. Baldwin apparently is not satisfied with that.
I'm not the least concerned with Mr. Baldwin's motivations. I liked him in "The Hunt For Red October" and a couple of other things. That's about it.

I don't CARE if it's someone's job description to annoy me. That's between them and their employer.

I also understand that when I am on a public street I have no reasonable expectation of privacy, but this isn't about privacy. It's about harassment.

Most communities have ordinances on the books about obstruction of traffic, interfering with pedestrian movement, disturbing the peace, harassment of others, and suchlike. A press card doesn't exempt a person from such limitations.

Pepperspray.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#15 Nov 16, 2013
snyper wrote:
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I'm not the least concerned with Mr. Baldwin's motivations. I liked him in "The Hunt For Red October" and a couple of other things. That's about it.
I don't CARE if it's someone's job description to annoy me. That's between them and their employer.
I also understand that when I am on a public street I have no reasonable expectation of privacy, but this isn't about privacy. It's about harassment.
Most communities have ordinances on the books about obstruction of traffic, interfering with pedestrian movement, disturbing the peace, harassment of others, and suchlike. A press card doesn't exempt a person from such limitations.
Pepperspray.
during this incident, there were NYPD officers present, and I'm sure if they saw "harassment" they would have arrested the perpetrator. In fact, I saw another reporter interviewed about this incident, a LOCAL New York FOX reporter who was also verbally assaulted by Mr. Baldwin. The NYPD officers DID step in and specifically asked the local FOX reporter if she wanted to press charges against Mr. Baldwin, as the NYPD officers had witnessed the incident.

And if a well-known conservative, or republican had used the same homophobic slurs in public that Mr. Baldwin did, I have no doubt that you would be among the FIRST SCREAMING FOR HIS HEAD AND BALLS ON A PIKE.

(your hypocrisy is showing...:))

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#16 Nov 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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during this incident, there were NYPD officers present, and I'm sure if they saw "harassment" they would have arrested the perpetrator. In fact, I saw another reporter interviewed about this incident, a LOCAL New York FOX reporter who was also verbally assaulted by Mr. Baldwin. The NYPD officers DID step in and specifically asked the local FOX reporter if she wanted to press charges against Mr. Baldwin, as the NYPD officers had witnessed the incident.
And if a well-known conservative, or republican had used the same homophobic slurs in public that Mr. Baldwin did, I have no doubt that you would be among the FIRST SCREAMING FOR HIS HEAD AND BALLS ON A PIKE.
(your hypocrisy is showing...:))
As I said, I don't care about Mr. Baldwin.

Police could have received a complaint and acted to restrain the paparazzi ... and would have. On the flip side of the incident, the police WITNESS an incident, and could have acted on their own but opted instead to ask the reporter. They were trying to dodge paperwork.

You may have noticed that I take objection to calumny, not to epithets except when they are used as an attempt at argument in debate, calling ad hominem for the red herring that it is.

You are conflating "hypocrisy" with "inconsistency".

I am neither.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#18 Nov 16, 2013
snyper wrote:
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As I said, I don't care about Mr. Baldwin.
Police could have received a complaint and acted to restrain the paparazzi ... and would have. On the flip side of the incident, the police WITNESS an incident, and could have acted on their own but opted instead to ask the reporter. They were trying to dodge paperwork.
You may have noticed that I take objection to calumny, not to epithets except when they are used as an attempt at argument in debate, calling ad hominem for the red herring that it is.
You are conflating "hypocrisy" with "inconsistency".
I am neither.
You're obviously BOTH !

LOL

“I'm hawt and I know it. ”

Since: Dec 12

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#19 Nov 16, 2013
Assassinate_Baldwin wrote:
Alec Baldwin needs to be killed ASAP. A contract must be put on his head and the scum bag needs to be terminated. A hollow bullet point right between the eyes will do it.
reported

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#20 Nov 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Yes, you are.
The PRESS has a RIGHT to photograph you and speak to you in any public place.(Whether you choose to speak to them is of course entirely up to you). You have NO expectation of privacy when in a public place. You advocating violence against people just doing their job, AND exercising their First Amendment RIGHTS demonstrates your hypocrisy. Once again, no surprise for a liberal.
There are plenty of famous actors who are not chased by the press (even GAY ones !). Baldwin constantly chooses to thrust himself into the public eye with his outrageous statements and actions. Plenty of actors are satisfied simply practicing their craft. Baldwin apparently is not satisfied with that.
Ask Princess Diana how harmless the press can be.

I've been at one or two Hollywood events, lucky me, and I'm sure no celebrity, thank the lord, for seeing the public in action is horrifying and disgusting. I got to be behind the fence at Tippi Hedren's star ceremony on the walk of fame on Hollywood Blvd. sidewalks several years ago. We used to volunteer at her big cat sanctuary and she was gracious enough to invite us.

The crowds were unruly and loud and screaming constantly. if the celeb glanced over at them, or met their eye, it brought on near hysteria. I thought how dreadful that must be and was so glad to leave later and go back to my day to day boring not famous life.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#21 Nov 16, 2013
Assassinate_Baldwin wrote:
too disturbing to repeat.
Stop it.

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