While Alec Baldwin was starring on
In 2011, for example, Baldwin called a
But when Baldwin, in his new job as host of "Up Late," a talk show on NBC's sister channel
So why does Baldwin get a pass by one NBC channel and get punished by another for the same offense?
Because MSNBC is a news channel and as a journalistic operation apparently has stricter behavior standards for its employees than NBC does for actors in its shows.
Should that have been the case? It's curious that NBC doesn't apply the same standards of behavior across the entire company — that's what most corporations do. They also tend to help key employees who get into trouble. Anger management classes, anyone?
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