Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Media Bias - Hannity vs. Baldwin
Radioequalizer has a great account of Sean Hannity and Alec Baldwin's radio exchange, quoting the New York Post's John Mainelli:
The activist actor, who was road-testing his own potential talk show, called Hannity a "no-talent whore" and an "incredibly ignorant boob from Long Island.
Hannity called Baldwin - a favorite punching-bag for conservatives - on the air just as he was beginning his show, and that's when the fur started to fly.
"At first I thought this was a joke," Baldwin told his co-host, Brian Whitman.
Hannity, furious that Baldwin allegedly broke a promise to appear on his show before Whitman's, wasted no time ripping into the liberal activist.
"Welcome to WABC, considering you were supposed to come on my program last week and you didn't show. What happened?" Hannity demanded.
"Why would I want to come on with a no-talent, former-construction-worker hack like you?" Baldwin answered.
"Are you the reckless, third-rate Hollywood actor who said our vice-president, while we're at war, is a terrorist? Are you the guy?" Hannity asked.
"No wonder you didn't come on my program and defend it, you gutless coward."
"I challenge you [to] come on my program, to say on my program that our president is a mass murderer. You don't have the courage," Hannity said.
The fiery exchange continued until WABC's yappy Mark Levin, who'd also called in, asked Baldwin why ex-wife Kim Basinger is "so p--ed off at you."
At that point Baldwin bolted from the studio, cutting his planned two-hour audition in half.
Later, Baldwin wrote about the experience for the Huffington Post
Radioequalizer has more on this story HERE.