Alec Baldwin rips Oliver, Colbert for turning talk shows into 'grand juries'

Angelo Anderson
December 7, 2017

Filmmakers have been exposed, actors have been fired and familiar faces have gone off the air.

While Baldwin engages in late-night comedy in the form of his Donald Trump impression on "Saturday Night Live", his issues seem to be with the likes of John Oliver and Stephen Colbert.

"It's really really tough because you certainly want to see everyone who is guilty of something, who has done bad things, wrong things and hurt people you want to see those people get punished but I don't want to see other people get pulled into that. there's a lot of accusations and no proof yet".

Earlier this week, Oliver made headlines for confronting Dustin Hoffman about his past sexual harassment allegations at a Wag the Dog screening.

Oliver has been in the news this week for questioning actor Dustin Hoffman about a woman who has accused him of sexually harassing her on the set of "Death of a Salesman" in the 1980s. "But I don't want to see innocent people get hurt either". "They think the people that host most of those shows are perfectly-not only within their rights, but that it's very attractive or very necessary for them to be pressing this cause".

However Baldwin believes there's a danger in that, too.

"I want to see the people who really did something get convicted... but I don't want to see innocent people get hurt either", he explained further.

"They put up with it more. and now they don't put up with it", Baldwin said in agreement.

That last point was something he stressed on the show Thursday. "It was wrong then, but it seemed to be less problematic than it is now".

As for Baldwin, the actor may have felt incentivized to publicly slam the hosts as he now in the process of creating his own talk show, per The Hollywood Reporter. Details are scarce, though sources say the show will be based on his WNYC radio show, Here's the Thing.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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