By now, almost everybody has heard the leaked message that Alec Baldwin left on his young daughter’s answering machine.

"I'm going to let you know just how I feel about what a rude little pig you are. You are a rude thoughtless little pig. I don't give a damn that you're 12 or 11 years old, or that you're a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn't care about what you do." He further told his daughter, "You don't have the brains or the decency as a human being" and that he was "going to fly out for the day just to straighten you out on this issue

The heartless tape demonstrated for one and all that Baldwin not only has major anger issues, but is also narcissistic to the point where everything is about him, his feelings and how the world perceives him.

Hear the tape at Harvey Levin’s TMZ.com website (http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_audio/0419_baldwin_bleeped.mp3)

So how does a Hollywood-type recover from such a public embarrassment? 

·         Leave your talent agency.

·         Ask permission to quit your television program — making sure it is prior to filming the next season’s episodes and knowing that your request will be declined.

·         Pledge to concentrate on the so-called root cause of your problem; which in Baldwin’s case is said to be “parental alienation.”

·         Apologize profusely and publicly, making sure to secure the widest possible audience. (Note for media types: Good ratings ahead!) Especially if you have a future book launch, foundation, and speaking engagements on the subject of your public foible.

·         Seek professional help. Again it helps if the professional is a media star with a highly-rated program and given permission to “drop your name and story” in other media interviews.

Baldwin makes TV apology, consults with Dr. Phil | US News | Reuters.com.

“LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin will apologize to his daughter on national television on Friday for calling her a "thoughtless little pig," according to excerpts from a pre-taped ABC interview released on Thursday.”

“Meanwhile, television therapist Dr. Phil McGraw revealed that Baldwin had called him for advice on Thursday and that the two had a "far-reaching, intense conversation" about the actor's daughter and his former spouse.”

According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_Baldwin)

“Baldwin, a political liberal, has always had an active interest in politics and is frequently rumored to be a candidate for public office. He recently revealed in a British magazine interview that he plans to leave acting in a few years to pursue a career in politics. He has recently called Vice President Dick Cheney a terrorist, and claimed that "he terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens here at home indiscriminately." He later recanted this statement, saying that Cheney was not a terrorist but rather "a lying, thieving oil whore and a murderer of the U.S. Constitution”.

“Baldwin has continued to level strong criticisms at the Bush Administration on his blog labeling Bush a "trust fund puppet" and Cheney a "constitution hating sociopath" and a "hate-filled maniac.” Baldwin talked about the harm he believes Bush did to democracy by comparing the presidential election of 2000 to the September 11, 2001 attacks: "I know that's a harsh thing to say, perhaps, but I believe that what happened in 2000 did as much damage to the pillars of democracy as terrorists did to the pillars of commerce in New York City."

What can YOU do?

Remember the disgust you feel for persons of this ilk and the fact that this type of narcissism and anger could lead to disastrous consequences if they were ever elected to any office. Remember many of these people are accomplished actors, capable of memorizing other people's words and rendering them with great emotion...only to revert to their own persona after the director yells "cut." The performance is not necessarily representative of their own feelings or beliefs.

If this person becomes a political appointee, write to the official who had the temerity to appoint him and demand reconsideration. Go public with “letters to the editor.”

And remember, only in Hollywood does public contrition, a stint in rehab, a visit to a professional or a large donation to a charity constitute an absolution from all sins and make the sinner into a knowledgeable saint.

A reminder from OneCitizenSpeaking.com: a large improvement can result from a small change…

— steve

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