Alec Baldwin Goes Ballistic on Twitter Over Troy Davis Execution
Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to voice his disgust over the execution of Troy Davis, who was put to death last night for allegedly murdering police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989, despite some doubts about his guilt.
The actor, who has expressed an interest in a future run for mayor of New York, unleashed a barrage of tweets attacking the Georgia state justice system and used the execution to blast the Bush administration for the Iraqi War. Baldwin personally slammed Georgia’s governor, writing, “Nathan Deal has disgraced Georgia, the justice system, the country.”
The “30 Rock” star then directed his wrath at former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and former Vice President Dick Cheney, tweeting, “When do Cheney and Rumsfeld go on trial for murder? Will that trial be in Texas? Georgia?”
But what really set Baldwin off was when conservative news blogger Michelle Malkin tweeted, “Waiting for Hollyweirdo @alecbaldwin’s ‘I am Troy Davis’ tweet…,” referring to Davis’ statement of innocence, which many supporters have quoted to voice their objection to his execution.
Baldwin fired back at Malkin that she was “Like Palin, but even more of a hater,” and then encouraged his Twitter followers to go after her as well. “C’mon!! Let’s go all Town Hall on that supreme thinker @michellemalkin. A world class, crypto fascist hater!” wrote Baldwin. Malkin responded via Twitter, “Direct your minions’ ire/rage/profanity/racism/sexism at the US Supreme Court, not me.”
What do you think of Baldwin’s tweets after Davis’ execution, and his ensuing Twitter war with Malkin?