Yes, there’s truth in all the breathless chatter that Alec Baldwin could run for New York City mayor. Fans already are bandying about campaign slogans gleaned from the actor’s most famous movies. Mr. Baldwin, who says he’ll retire from NBC’s “30 Rock” next year, is striking a few political poses. He has deemed that Mitt Romney has “the best chance” of triumphing in the Republican field of candidates for president. He has weighed in on the economy and Weinergate. So. Does the ultimate role of “hizzoner” beckon?
“I wouldn’t rule it out,” the actor’s spokesman Matthew Hiltzik tells Inside the Beltway.
“It’s a long way till November 2013,” Mr. Baldwin notes in a tweet. More than 80,000 people already have subscribed to the new undertaking, which showcased a “launch webcast” on June 8.
The network goes fully operational in September with a daily two-hour “Glenn Beck Show,” a six-camera simulcast of his three-hour radio show, and Beck University — “because we can no longer rely on textbooks hijacked by progressives,” Mr. Beck explains.
“GBTV is the future. The confines of traditional media no longer apply,” he continues. “GBTV is about getting active in the community, participating in stories and finding new ways to deliver news, information and entertainment directly to the audience.”
Among Mr. Beck’s regular talent lineup: S.E. Cupp, Brian Sack, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere. The “hybrid business model” is overseen by former Fox News executive Joel Cheatwood and thriller author Brad Thor, a self-described “strong supporter” of the Heritage Foundation. See the launch and subscription information at www.GBTV.com.
New York City’s fire department asked former President George W. Bush to write the introduction to its book marking the 10th anniversar y of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks.