Alec Baldwin thinks Brian Williams is just the man to jerk MSNBC a little more to the right

We’re old enough to remember Alec Baldwin on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” before the election of Donald Trump, when he was playing a pedophile scout leader trying to seduce Adam “Canteen Boy” Sandler. That was right around the same time that Brian Williams signed on with NBC and was on his way to becoming the network’s news anchor.

Times have changed, and things might get awkward were Baldwin and Williams to meet up at the water cooler, particularly after MSNBC handed over the breaking news of the air strike against Syria to Williams, who seemed intent on somehow working the lyrics of “First We Take Manhattan,” which he co-wrote with Leonard Cohen, into his coverage. “The beauty of our weapons” is not something MSNBC viewers wanted to hear.

You’d think that @BWilliams who has been on the front lines of battle would be more tempered in his excitement

— Ðᴏɴᴀʟᴅ Ҏʀᴇᴢ Ŧʀᴜᴍᴘ (@DonaldPrezTrump) April 8, 2017

Did MSNBC ever intend to jerk to the right, especially after leaning forward so far that a bunch of its shows fell right off the network?

If MSNBC is trying to jerk more to the right, Brian Williams is definitely their man…

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) April 8, 2017

@ABFalecbaldwin “The beauty of those weapons…” Is that man a sociopath?

— Frank Schmidt (@_TheBubble_) April 8, 2017

@ABFalecbaldwin Shocking to hear a journalist, Williams, describe an instrument of death & destruction as “beautiful!” He seemed mesmerized quoting L Cohen.

— Azzam Elayan PhD (@A1ELA) April 8, 2017

@ABFalecbaldwin That broadcast was horrifying

— Dylan Avery (@iamdylanavery) April 8, 2017

@ABFalecbaldwin Can’t believe they use him for breaking news

— Cheryl (@cls273) April 8, 2017

@ABFalecbaldwin Isn’t he the liar guy? Why does he have a job in journalism after that?

— 🦋 Rebexit 🦋 (@Beckabrook888) April 8, 2017

@ABFalecbaldwin ✔️✔️Using him to shove aside @maddow on bomb party night was unnecessary and enraging.

— Sandy Novak (@_SLNovak) April 8, 2017

@ABFalecbaldwin such a bad fit for that network. He’s a talking head with zero policy knowledge and mundane establishment observations

— JenniferNYC (@1JenNYC) April 8, 2017

@ABFalecbaldwin Lean right and I’m out.

— Ravishing (@RavOrig) April 8, 2017

@ABFalecbaldwin Agreed. It’s much better to be rich and to the left. As long as this does not make you snap and start leaving nasty voicemails.

— Joe Average (@AverageJoe063) April 8, 2017

Oh, you are blocked, you rude, thoughtless little pig.

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