As my husband and I were in the car on our way to work this morning, we listened to an interview with comedian Richard Lewis who is in Providence this weekend doing some comedy show. Among some of the things we learned in listening to Lewis’ shtick (aside from the fact that the comedian is inherently unfunny, especially for a Jew (and one that played a rabbi at that!) and that he may claim he’s “recovering” from drug abuse, but all rambling evidence points to the contrary), Alec Baldwin’s tirade on his daughter, which is plastered all over the internet or TMZ.
Apparently Kim Basinger (Baldwin’s ex) leaked the voicemail from Alec to his 12-year-old daughter Ireland to TMZ in which Baldwin, among other verbal obscenities calls his girl a “thoughtless little pig.”
And now ladies and gents, I present to you the very talented comedian with a very dark side indeed:
That’s not all. â€œI don’t give a damn that you’re 12 years old or 11 years old, or a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the a– who doesn’t care about what you do,â€ Baldwin screams into the phone. He then warns Ireland that he’s coming to Los Angeles today, Friday, and will â€œstraighten her out.â€Baldwin is going to have to do some fast spinning to get out of this situation, especially if the tape starts getting airplay. There will likely be little tolerance for this kind of behavior, especially toward a child â€” and his own child, at that.
It certainly is hard imagining telling one’s own kid how angry you are because they â€” the child â€” has â€œhumiliatedâ€ you by missing a phone call.
More from the call: â€œOnce again I’ve made an a– of myself getting to a phone to make a phone call â€¦ I’m tired of playing this game with you. You have insulted me for the last time â€¦You’ve made feel like sh– and you’ve made feel like a fool over and over again â€¦ I’m going to straighten your a– out â€¦ You are a rude, thoughtless little pig.â€
So much for Imus and the tragedy over at VA Tech. The media now has new fodder for exploitation. And I’m not talking Michael Richards here.