MSNBC And Alec Baldwin Part Company…

Yes, I’m late getting around to this. I have to work and sometimes other stories take up all my time (see the one below this). The New York Post’s Richard Johnson writes that…SURPRISE!…MSNBC and Alec Baldwin have parted company…

Alec Baldwin has had his final meltdown at MSNBC.

The rage-aholic’s weekly show, “Up Late With Alec Baldwin,” was canceled Tuesday because of the actor’s foul-mouthed, homophobic rant at a New York Post photographer.

Baldwin’s spokesman Matthew Hiltzik and a rep for the cable channel said, “We are jointly confirming that ‘Up Late’ will not continue on MSNBC.” The MSNBC spokeswoman added, “This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.”

Baldwin was suspended — supposedly for two weeks — after he screamed at a Post photographer, calling him a “c—s—ing faggot.” The “30 Rock” star was supposed to resume his weekly show Friday.

But his latest rant, which drew fire from gay-rights organizations, gave the NBC Universal bosses a great excuse to cancel a show that wasn’t working anyway, after just four episodes.

And so ends a (not so) great experiment that nobody (besides everyone in the media) thought wouldn’t catch fire. The term “mercy killing” gets bandied around a lot. It really fits here.

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