Emmys: Fox edits out Alec Baldwin’s reference to Phone Hacking by parent company News Corporation.

Via on Sep 18, 2011

Censorship or Sensitivity?

On the positive side, a weak excuse to post a hunky old photo of Baldwin for his fans. (Of course, I’ll receive zero complaints re objectification on this one—he’s a man, subject to our 80% female readership’s double-standards when it comes to sexy photos).

NY Times has the story:

Alec Baldwin, a star of the NBC comedy “30 Rock,” had taped an opening skit for the show days in advance, and in it he had referenced the phone hacking scandal that has embroiled the News Corporation in Britain. When Fox decided to edit out the reference over the weekend, Mr. Baldwin asked that his appearance be cut altogether…

More here.

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8 Responses to “Emmys: Fox edits out Alec Baldwin’s reference to Phone Hacking by parent company News Corporation.”

  1. Joe says:

    Hey, I'm a man and I have no problem with hunky old Baldwin photos. More, please.

    • elephantjournal says:

      Me neither! But makes us think…if I posted same kinda photo of his ex, what kind of comments (however well-deserved), then? ~ Waylon

  2. elephantjournal says:

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    Catherine Kustanczy the show was way, way beneath him & many ppl there.

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    Shane Wells I had to click on this just to see who the werewolf was. I thought there was a mix-up and it was someone else's photo but yep it's Alec about four decades ago!!??

  3. Mamatat says:

    Yep, it's still objectification. No double standard here. :)

  4. Tara says:

    Sexy Arrrrrrrgh.

  5. Laura Hobbs says:

    An excerpt from a dialogue re: Alec's chest hair: "It's as though his chest hair is crashing into each other."

    DAY-UM!

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