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Alec Baldwin Embraces his Inner Olbermann, Hosts MSNBC Show

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On August 9, 2013 @ 12:19 pm In The Point | 5 Comments

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In a way this is the perfect role for Alec Baldwin since he’s been playing an MSNBC host all his life. Now he’ll finally get to play one in real life. It’s not quite Mayor of New York City, but he will be able to yell a lot about Republicans.

And suddenly Al Sharpton won’t be the dumbest most-mockworthy [2] MSNBC host.

Mediaite has learned from a senior source in the cable news industry with knowledge of MSNBC’s programming, that actor Alec Baldwin is getting his own weekly show in MSNBC’s primetime lineup.

According to our source, the so far untitled show will air Fridays at 10 p.m. ET and will feature a large dose of Baldwin’s outspoken liberal politics

No, really?

The MSNBC 10 p.m. hour is currently occupied by Lawrence O’Donnell, but only Monday through Thursday. As such, this new Baldwin show will not replace any of the network’s primetime talk shows

And if Alec Baldwin doesn’t work out, MSNBC can just put on random crackheads. Or just let Baldwin scream racial slurs for half an hour.

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