Michelle Malkin, Alec Baldwin duke it out on Twitter over Troy Davis execution
Alec Baldwin was one of many angered over the execution of Troy Davis on Wednesday night and took to his Twitter to go after the "blood-thirsty right wing trash" he believed to be responsible for a lot of the country's problems, including conservative blogger Michelle Malkin.
"I wonder if @michellemalkin will push the needle in herself on a man the former FBI director said might have reasonable doubt on his side," Baldwin wrote in the early hours of Thursday morning, adding a jab at Malkin, "I'm gettin' this all wrong. Gotta chg my profile to: 'Mom, conservative blogger, my shoe size is 6!'"
Davis was executed on Wednesday evening for the 1989 murder of police officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia. Davis pleaded not guilty and maintained his innocence until his execution but was denied all appeals.
"For all you blood-thirsty right wing trash out there tonight. The point is he may have been innocent. Ya get it now?" Baldwin asked before calling Malkin a "world class, crypto fascist hater!"
Baldwin's Tweets led to a slew of death threats and racist comments directed at Malkin, who re-Tweet several of Baldwin's posts and wrote, "Waiting for Hollyweirdo @alecbaldwin's 'I am Troy Davis' tweet..."
Malkin is a Fox News contributor and has written four books including, "Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild" and "Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies." Her second book "In Defense of Internment: The Case for 'Racial Profiling' in World War II and the War on Terror," suggested that the U.S. government's interment of 112,000 Japanese Americans in prison camps during World War II could be used today on Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans.
"When do Cheney and Rumsfeld go on trial for murder?" Baldwin asked his over 337,000 followers. "Will that trial be in Texas? Georgia?"
"Troy Davis is still dead. The gulf, still contaminated. Fukushima, still radioactive. Iraq, war. #wecraveignorancesowecanshoplikeamericans" Baldwin continued later on Thursday morning.
The "30 Rock" actor has always been open about his political leanings and has discussed possibly running for mayor of New York City in 2013. But during a recent appearance on David Letterman's "Late Show," he said he might not be up for the challenge and would rather spend time with his new girlfriend, Hilaria Thomas.
"It's the old adage you hear people say who are interested in politics," Baldwin told Leno. "I would like to be the mayor, I don't know if I'd like to run for mayor. Running for mayor and being the mayor are two completely different things."
The 53-year-old actor has played Jack Donaghy on the NBC comedy series "30 Rock" since it debuted in 2006 and has one season left on his contract with NBC. Baldwin, who has not ruled out a political career, has said he will leave at that point.
In January, Baldwin told CNN's Eliot Spitzer that he was interested in politics but said that to quit acting would be "enormously difficult."
"It would be easier for me to run if I moved - California or Connecticut or somewhere," Baldwin, a New York resident, told the Associated Press. "And I'm not prepared to do that right now."
Baldwin has meanwhile been keeping busy with his movie career. He stars in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Rock of Ages."
The film is based on the hit Broadway musical, which features 1980s "hair metal" hits from bands like Journey, Bon Jovi, and Twisted Sister. Baldwin, who has appeared in films such as "Beetlejuice" and "It's Complicated," portrays Dennis Dupree, an ex-rocker who runs a club in Los Angeles' famed Sunset Strip rock district.
Baldwin graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He has received three Golden Globe Awards, two Emmys, five SAG Awards and the Television Critics Award for his role as Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock." The actor recently addressed Harvard Law's graduating class.
"I wanted to be President of the United States, so I needed to get my hands on a law degree," Baldwin told Harvard's 2011 graduating class, The Harvard Crimson reported. "Nearly every day since then, I wondered what would [have happened] if I had the patience, skill, or good fortune."