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Joy Behar, cohost on the ABC talk program “The View”It is unlikely that he will be charged with fact-checking before being accused.
Tonight’s host, Alec Baldwin, who is well-known for drawing the ire conservatives often, charged the district attorney with actor Alec Baldwin’s involuntary killing of an actor acting for political reasons. The prosecutor claimed she did not charge Baldwin as she is a Republican.
One issue. One issue.
“Also, you know, the DA who is indicting him or whatever the legal term is right now – she’s a big Republican. I’m only saying this because Alec Baldwin is a target for Republicans. They cannot stand him. Okay? I’m just saying,”Sie said. “I’m not saying anything more than that.”
However, she was forced to make amends for her comments when the show returned from its break.
“Clarification! Something I said last segment. It’s the special prosecutor who’s now the Republican politician in New Mexico. And not the current DA. I get them mixed up sometimes. So, sue me!”Sie said.
Baldwin was initially able to defend herself before making the false accusation.
“Um, Alec is facing up to five years in prison, and yesterday his lawyer said, quote, ‘he relied on the professionals with whom he worked who assured him that the gun did not have live rounds.’
“So, do you agree with that? I have to say, before I even throw it out there, that there were four other producers on the show who have not been charged, on the movie. Why? That’s one question I have. He is — he was a producer of story credit. So, he had creative involvement, not exactly the job of somebody who would have to check the gun. That’s the job of other people,”Sie said.
“And, you know, as a person who’s been in a couple of movies, all you’re thinking of is your part when you are an actor. You’re not worried — I was not worried that that set — my brassiere’s going to fall off me or whatever. Somebody else has to worry about that. You’re interested in your lines, in your character, and where am where was I two minutes ago? That’s it. So, I don’t really understand what this is about,”Sie said.
Cohost Alyssa Farrah Griffin however, defended her charges.
“I actually strongly agree with the charges,”Sie said.
“You disagree with what I said?” Behar said.
“I disagree with you, respectfully. In the state of New Mexico, involuntary manslaughter means unintentionally killing someone by being negligent. So, negligence alone is the standard that you have to meet. And there are incredible processes in place. Guns are used – firearms are using in movies every day and there are processes and steps taken,” Farah Griffin said.
Ana Navarro, cohost of the show, said that it was important to spend more time on Halyna Hutchins’ memory as a cinematographer who died in a tragic accident.
“I’ve hated this story from day one. I think it’s – The thing we need to focus on is that Halyna Hutchins lost her life and there needs to be some accountability for that. Andros Hutchins, nine-year-old boy, is motherless. Her husband lost his wife. This has been a family tragedy. I think it’s also been a tragedy for everybody who worked in the movie, including Alec Baldwin. His career, if it ever comes back will never be the same again, and this will be on his obituary,”Sie said.
“But I hate all of this she said, he said going on on TV. Just try the case already. Try the case and do it in a court of law and let a jury decide. I don’t think it’s — I don’t like all of this getting into the weeds and analyzing this because we don’t know what we don’t know,”Sie said.
Behar wondered why it was Baldwin’s responsibility to check the firearm.
“Why is it the actor’s – Wait a minute. So, someone hands you, the actor, someone says here’s a cold gun. I’m the armorer – whatever they do – and you’re supposed to now check it again? How? What are you supposed to do?”Sie said.
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