In an interview with the New York Times, actor Alec Baldwin discusses his new MSNBC show and the polarization of the cable news audience.

Asked if he felt he was giving up potential viewers by signing on with the liberal MSNBC rather than a more neutral outlet, Baldwin suggested there are some people he could never win over:

“First of all, there’s a certain part of the American public that if I walked out onto the ice and Barbara Bush had just fallen through, and I saved her from drowning and carried her to shore and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and saved her from hypothermia, people would say, “He rumpled her coat!”

Baldwin also said he was originally in talks with NBC to carry his show but that there was no available time slot.

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h/t TV Newser

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