The race is wide open, he’s interested in the job, and evidently there’s nothing more important to City voters than name recognition. The election’s already a freak show. Why not make it a little freakier by adding a guy who’s prone to regular rage fits? New Yorkers deserve a candidate who’s obnoxious, unaccomplished, and disgusting on Twitter.
Or rather, two candidates.
The actor sent out a series of Tweets on Thursday aimed at a journalist who claimed his wife Hilaria was using her phone during James Gandolfini’s funeral on Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan.
“Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That’s not true. But I’m gonna tweet at your funeral,” Baldwin wrote on Twitter.
The “someone” was the Daily Mail’s George Clark, whose article reads: “The pregnant yoga instructor’s social media feed was full of upbeat posts while the Sopranos star’s friends, family and co-stars were gripped with grief at a New York Catholic church.”
Some of Baldwin’s Tweets contained homophobic and threatening language: “I want all of my followers and beyond to straighten out this f––ing little b––, George Stark,” he wrote in one.
Another said, “I’m gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna f––…you…up.”
He immediately apologized and promised to seek help for anger management. No, no, just kidding: He deleted his account and went off to sulk, as has happened before after one of his Twitter meltdowns. As for having to atone for the “queen” remark, I think he’s all good on that one. TMZ is angry about it for the moment, but Guy Benson’s right that all will be forgiven after Baldwin inevitably does an SNL sketch poking gentle fun at himself. Damage-control skills: A valuable quality in a mayor, no?
Speaking of deeply dislikable New York mayors, here’s an eyebrow-raiser from Mediaite: America’s nanny making the case that, if anything, the percentage of minorities subjected to the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program should be higher than it is. And yes, this might affect the mayor’s race. Christine Quinn, who was supposed to be the frontrunner, is a close Bloomberg ally who’ll be forced to spin this away or else suffer with black voters. Our old pal Anthony Weiner is leading among that group right now (in one poll, at least), and might be leading even more after this. Did Bloomy just help elect the other Alec Baldwin in the race?