Alec Baldwin Won’t Slam Schwarzenegger.

alecarn.jpgHey look at that… Some people can actually agree to disagree…

Here’s the situation: Alec Baldwin doesn’t politically support Arnold Schwarzenegger, but was cast to narrate a documentary about him called ‘Running With Arnold’ and Alec agreed. As far as I know – in this day and age – most people would jump at the chance to be in something that pokes a bit of criticism in the direction of a politician we don’t agree with. Oh who’s kidding, with the States being Redder and Bluer than they ever have been, almost everybody would. (I’ve probably ruffled feathers just typing that.) Anyhow…

The film has gone and dug up some 60 year old Nazi footage of some guy who didn’t go to Arnold’s wedding, but is said to have been invited. And some paperwork about Arnold’s Dad. Reading that over, it’s hardly likely that they were being used in a happy-Christmastime manner. And Alec, instead of buckling down and saying “Oh, this’ll be fun”… He’s gone on the record as saying: “”The filmmakers hammer Schwarzenegger over his private behavior and his record as governor… But Schwarzenegger deserves to be treated fairly and the film’s images of Nazi rallies were over the line.” The filmmakers of course, say “…this is not really a critical look at Arnold — there’s a lot more we could’ve done to be critical,”. Yeah, I bet.

Alec went a step further and returned his payment for the narration and THEN put out a Cease and Desist order on the film. Holy Crap. I gotta hand it to him, not bad for a guy defending someone else he doesn’t even agree with. That’s sorta like me writing this good-natured article even though Alec’s a PETA member. (Sorry Alec, had to squeeze that one in..)


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