That high-pitched, ear-splitting, ground-shaking noise you heard last night was Alec Baldwin releasing the most narcissistic whine ever recorded in a New York Magazine essay called “Good-bye, Public Life.” In it, he explains how everyone on earth—Andrew Sullivan, Anderson Cooper, GLAAD, Bill de Blasio, AT&T, Kim Basinger, Shia LaBeouf—has ruined his public life. Everyone on earth but him. He reserved some particularly harsh words for his one time MSNBC co-worker Rachel Maddow, about whom he said:
Well, you can imagine how Twitter reacted after hearing a notorious rageaholic go after their favorite “wonk/dweeb.” A sampling of some of the best responses are below.
Maddow herself had the best comeback, however. She released a statement that said, in full: “I have never met Mr. Baldwin, either on-camera or off-camera. I wish him all the best.”
See you never again, I guess, Alec.