The View Defends Baldwin, a ‘Tragedy’ for Career, Guns Too Complicated

Nicholas Fondacaro | January 20, 2023
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With the state of New Mexico charging actor Alec Baldwin for involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rust, the cast of ABC’s The View spent their Friday morning trying to defend their radical liberal friend. They argued that it wasn’t his responsibility to check the gun for live rounds, called it a “tragedy” for this career, asserted the only one who should be taking the fall was the inexperienced armorer, and suggested the person charging Baldwin shouldn’t be trusted because they’re a Republican.

Acting as moderator, Behar was worried for her friend because Baldwin was “facing up to five years in prison.” She whined that other producers weren’t charged and suggested it wasn’t his responsibility, as someone who was handed a gun, to check to see if live rounds were loaded into:

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.

“And, you know, as a person who's been in a couple of movies,” she proclaimed as a defense, “all you're thinking of is your part when you are an actor … Somebody else has to worry about that. You're interested in your lines, in your character…”


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