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This is almost as good as the New York Jets winning the Super Bowl.

In the cover story of this week’s New York Magazine Alec Baldwin says he ‘can’t live in New York anymore:

I just can’t live in New York anymore,’ Alec Baldwin writes in a complaint-filled essay.

“I just can’t live in New York anymore,” he wrote, “Everything I hated about L.A. I’m beginning”

Baldwin cites the ever-present paparazzi and camera phones among his reasons for leaving New York.

 I want my newest child to have as normal and decent a life as I can provide. New York doesn’t seem the place for that anymore,

“L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal,” he explained in the most recent rant. “I used to hate that. But New York has changed.”

Baldwin, 55, who briefly flirted with a run for mayor, defiantly defends himself in the piece from accusations of being a homophobe, which stemmed from his altercation with a paparazzo last November, where he allegedly used an anti-gay slur.


“I’d never use that word,” he insisted, taking jibes at those who distanced themselves in the aftermath, including Mayor de Blasio, “who apparently gets his news from TMZ.”

A lot of Baldwin’s vitriol was aimed at MSNBC, which pulled the plug on his nascent talk show following the altercation with the photographer.


“None of them are funny,” he wrote of the news channel’s hosts, “although that doesn’t prevent them from trying to be.”


He blamed network star Rachel Maddow for pushing for his firing, calling her “a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.”


Baldwin, whose wife Hilaria gave birth to their daughter last year, also wrote of his disdain for the press: “I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible.”

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