Now, first of all, I won't defend Alec Baldwin for calling his daughter crude names, he is absolutely wrong for doing so. He's supposed to be the adult here -- and it's obvious he simply has problems controlling his own emotions and anger. And I cannot actually believe I'm defending him in this post, since I don't like Mr. Baldwin at all because he is a fascist left wing blowhard Democrat partisan hack that I cannot stand whenever he weighs in on any political issue of the day,
If you look at much of the commentary on this story, you'll see that most of it is basically condemning Alec Baldwin and advocating that he lose all parental visitation rights.
I think that it's rather obvious that Kim Basinger has turned her kid against her Father...and no matter how bad Alec Baldwin has behaved in yelling at his dauther, he makes a good point through his publicist:
A friend of Alec Baldwin's just contacted TMZ to say that the actor called Ireland last week and apologized for his outburst. The friend added that Ireland is the most important thing in the world to Alec and that he is frustrated because over the last six years, Kim has "tried everything" to alienate Ireland from him.So Kim has been actively trying to alienate Ireland from her Father, and after a certain point, Mr. Baldwin lost it. Yet the media wide consensus is that Baldwin is now an unfit parent for "threatening" his daughter.
UPDATE: Alec Baldwin's spokesperson released the following statement to the TV show "EXTRA": "In the best interest of the child, Alec will do what the mother is pathologically incapable of doing ... keeping his mouth shut and obeying the court order. The mother and her lawyer leaked this sealed material in violation of a court order. Although Alec acknowledges that he should have used different language in parenting his child, everyone who knows him privately knows what he has been put through for the past six years."
I find that last point particularly disgusting for the simple fact that "threatening" IS a part of parenting. His "threat" was that he was going to "straighten her ass out."
Now if any parent were to be stripped of parental rights for "threatening" their child with discipline or consequences, the law would basically be making any and all parenting illegal. The feminist idea that Father's are not only unnecessary, but "dangerous" because of the potential for violence is becoming quite pervasive - and the attitude that Mr. Baldwin is "dangerous" for yelling that he is going to "Straigten her ass out" is disgustingly misandrist.
Now tell me, can anyone HONESTLY believe that Mr. Baldwin would actually physically abuse his daughter? Because what I hear is a very frustrated Father who simply reached a breaking point because he's so helpless in the face of a manipulative ex-wife who is using her daughter as a pawn to get back at him for a divorce. I personally think Kim Basinger has done something FAR WORSE to her daughter by releasing this recording to the public than any angry words Alec left on Ireland's voicemail.
BTW - if it indeed is true that Kim Basinger violated a court order by releasing this recording, anybody wanna bet me she will face absolutely NO CONSEQUENCES WHATSOEVER....while Baldwin may actually lose visitation rights!