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Alec Baldwin might have committed a hate crime or something

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There’s an old saying about dealing with the press: “Never argue with a man who buys ink by the barrel.” That’s not as true as it used to be, which you know because you’re reading this. But as Alec Baldwin is learning, there’s still plenty of ink in that barrel.

NY Post:

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force yesterday launched an investigation into Alec Baldwin’s tirade at a Post photographer.

Detectives brought the lensman and a Post reporter to a downtown station house, where they were interviewed at length about their racially charged run-in with Baldwin outside the actor’s East Village apartment building Sunday.

Photographer G.N. Miller, a retired NYPD detective, told cops that Baldwin called him a “coon,” a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer…”

The tape was sent to the NYPD’s forensic unit, police officials said.

An Alec Baldwin tirade caught on tape? Since when does that ever happen?

If you’re torn between scorn for the very idea of “hate crimes” — as opposed to what? — and the delicious schadenfreude of a staunch liberal like Alec Baldwin becoming a victim of the very policies he advocates, you’re not alone. Leave it to another Baldwin, unrelated by blood, to capture the irony in 140 characters or less:

Speaking of Baldwins on Twitter, it looks like Alec might be quitting. Again:

Good idea. How about some anger management therapy?

Come back soon, Mayor Baldwin. I got bills to pay!