Alec Baldwin's Twitter Freakout Proves He Has Anger Issues

Alec Baldwin isn't exactly known for his even-keeled temper (anyone remember that infamous voicemail he was caught leaving his then-11-year-old daughter, calling her a "a rude, thoughtless little pig"?) or demure politics, so perhaps it isn't much of a surprise that he got in a Twitter fight yesterday with conservative blogger Michelle Malkin.

What is surprising, however, is that Baldwin then encouraged a mob attack on Malkin—and essentially set her up for receiving a ton of hateful, racist, and sexist insults from Baldwin's followers.

Way to use your influence for good, wildly popular A-lister celebrity!


Malkin basically started things off by publicly wondering when Baldwin the "Hollyweirdo" would tweet his solidarity with Troy Davis, a bait which Baldwin eagerly took. After a couple of angry back-and-forths, Baldwin then appealed to all 375,00 of his followers, tweeting, "Everyone tweet that great thinker @michellemalkin and ask her what killing a potentially innocent man does to make you safer" and "C'mon!!! Let's go all Town Hall on that supreme thinker, @michellemalkin. A world class, crytpo fascist hater!"

If you'd like to see a choice selection of what some of Baldwin's fans then sent to Malkin, here you go. Warning: there's some profoundly nasty stuff in there.

In my opinion, both players in this fight should be ashamed of themselves. Instead of any kind of discourse on the American justice system or the actual victims themselves, they resorted to name calling and insults—but I'm even more disturbed by Baldwin's call to action.

It's becoming something of a trend, after all. A few days ago Baldwin tweeted his displeasure with another public figure:

Yeah. He was talking about a Starbucks employee. I'm not saying the employee didn't deserve to be reprimanded—I wasn't there, after all, and maybe the barista in question legitimately got Baldwin's Shweddy balls in a twist—but isn't there something a little odd about a major celebrity complaining on Twitter about his less-than-stellar coffee experience?

Not to mention the first-person account of "Jay's" fellow barista:

I was here when it happened – it was really just him being an [expletive]. [Baldwin] was very rude and disrespectful and arrogant. He’s probably the rudest guy I’ve ever met.

If you ask me, Baldwin has some major anger issues—ones he probably needs to work out before he picks up a phone in order to call his daughter ("I am going to get on a plane and I am going to straighten your ass out when I see you. Do you understand me? I am going to really make sure you get it"), or jumps on Twitter to flame anyone he disagrees with.

What do you think of Alec Baldwin's Twitter behavior?

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