Sometimes It’s Just Your Fault Alec Baldwin

By | December 4, 2021

[December 4, 2021]  Back in October this year, there was a tragic shooting on the move set of Rust.  Alec Baldwin was the producer and actor in this Western, set in 1880s Kansas town.  Production was halted after Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed the cinematographer and wounded the director.

There is an ongoing investigation that has yet to be completed, but some facts are indisputable.  Much of the tragedy’s facts lend credence to the failure of several people to do their jobs.  This is where leadership failed, and people died as a result.  We now know that Alec Baldwin pointed a prop gun (a real gun) at the cinematographer, pulled the trigger, causing the gun to discharge and kill her.

Typically, all this would be handled by the local police or sheriff’s department to investigate and recommend whether charges would be filed or not.  Anyone connected with the investigation typically keeps a low profile to prevent prejudicing the formal investigation.  Not this time.

Alec Baldwin went on an interview with George Stephanopoulos.  Most attorneys would recommend that you keep your mouth shut.  If for no other reason, keeping your mouth shut gives others no opportunity to pile charges onto you.  Here is part of the conversation:

George Stephanopoulos: “Do you feel guilt?”

Alec Baldwin: “No.  Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.”

This short clip, which can be found on YouTube and elsewhere, says a lot about the mentality of Alec Baldwin.  He rejects the concept of individual responsibility.  It is important to note that Baldwin failed to adhere to the most basic rules of using a gun.  The most important rule is that you never point a gun at someone you don’t intend to shoot.

Baldwin says he doesn’t know why the live round was in the gun or why there was a live round even on the set that day.

Alec Baldwin: “I pulled the hammer as far back as I could without cocking the gun.  I let go of the hammer and bang; the gun went off.”

Everything I’ve seen points to the conclusion the deadly shooting was an accident.  But to deny any responsibility is, in itself, an admission that Baldwin lives in a fantasy world not invaded by reality.  Better to keep your mouth shut and make people wonder if you are stupid rather than making one’s mental status so obvious.

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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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23 thoughts on “Sometimes It’s Just Your Fault Alec Baldwin

  1. Dead Pool Guy

    Good comments on this topic. When I read comments in other articles, I often see a lot of folks trying to explain why the “gun went off.” Well, my friends, the answer is simple, Alec Baldwin pointed a loaded gun at the woman, cocked the hammer, and pulled the trigger. Doing so, he killed her, period. Nothing else happened except a live round got into the chamber. It should have been checked beforehand by Alec Baldwin himself. No excuse. He killed her due to gross negligance at a minimum.

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    1. Purse 5

      And don’t forget he is a hypocrite par excellence. And he has lots and lots of money and influence among the low-information fans of his.

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  2. M.A. Lemons

    I don’t understand why Baldwin hasn’t been arrested. He is clearly at fault. Any other peon would have already been charged with at least involuntary manslaughter. The double standards in the US are exhausting.

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    1. MrJohn22

      You got that right, MA. They think that rules are only for the ‘little people.’

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  3. Shawn C. Stolarz

    Yeah, Alec get a life and get off your high horse. You blame cops for killing blacks and it’s because they’re racists. Now you kill somebody and it’s because the gun killed her. What’s up with your stupid logic now? Nothing. You just yell at reporters who are calling you on it.

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    1. Nick Lighthouse

      Responsibility is for toadie flyover country folks. Us Manhattan types are exempt ….. sarc…

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      1. Qassim

        Good one but true enough. Like the liberal city DAs saying that looting and stealing from stores is not a crime because people are getting back what they deserve. Typical socialist ideology that has historically brought down nations and pushed people into poverty. Some folks just will never learn.

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        1. Laughing Monkey

          The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money. Margaret Thatcher
          😊

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        2. Doc Blackshear

          I agree, see Gen. Satterfield’s daily favorites for an article exactly on this topic.

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  4. Janna Faulkner

    Thank you, Gen. Satterfield for your look at this popular topic. Why it is popular I think I know. Alec Baldwin has been a nasty person about those like me who collect guns for hunting, self defense, and just because I like them. He is seriously anti-gun. Now he kills someone and pow, it’s not his fault. “Come on, Man” to quote Joe Biden, Alec Baldwin’s favorite president ever.

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  5. Edward M. Kennedy, III

    Alec Baldwin lacks the most basic requirement for being a good person: good character. Gen. Satterfield once said that a politician told him that “I will blame you for everything that goes wrong, and I will take credit for everything that goes right.” Seems about the same thing. I think that the politicain Gen. Satterfield was talking to must have been a Democrat.

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    1. Willie Strumburger

      Hi Mr. Kennedy. We miss your articles. Anytime you want to write one for publication here, I’m sure that Gen. Satterfield will be happy to publish it. I know these articles of yours grows a large fan base. I’m a long time reader of this blog and I know. Thanks for what you do to help keep our country strong.

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    2. E.T.

      Yes, well said, Mr. KIII. Thanks. Good to have you back on these leadership pages.

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  6. Max Foster

    Alec Baldwin, muscle brain, pretty boy, bad temper, privileged. Nuff said. The man is an idiot and now he blames the gun for going off on its own. Like the NYT reported that a black man ran into a crowd with his SUV, swerving to hit more ‘white’ people and yet it is reported that the SUV caused the deaths. Crazy liberals are everywhere and they cannot see the end of their nose because it is now too long.

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    1. JT Patterson

      Heheheheh…. yep, best description. But people have enabled his bad behavior because they “like” him. I predict they are going to throw him under the bus soon and he’ll be out on his ass.

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    2. KenFBrown

      Well said Max and yet it keeps on and on, going until the craziness gets people killed (as in this case) and yet, I predict that it will continue even longer because once you are into your ideology there is nothing to keep you from rejecting it.

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      1. Cat A Miss

        Yep, I agree with you guys and the more reason we should push back with strong arguments. 👍

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  7. Valkerie

    Not me! ….. and what else do you need to know about this pitiful man? General Satterfield should have made this about character.

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    1. Rusty D

      I think that if you read the article closely you will see that Gen. Satterfield is talking about character or the lack thereof. Gen. S. has done us a huge favor with this article. Read it over again to see. Thanks all and a very Merry Christmas to all, early.

      Reply

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