Alec Baldwin Blames Anthony Weiner Scandal on... Technology?

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Alec Baldwin has an interesting, even somewhat sympathetic, take on the Anthony Weiner scandal, which reached new, disgusting heights this week upon the release of the Congressman's bare penis pic.

In a piece for The Huffington Post, Baldwin delved into the way technology has shaped human behavior and wrote:

“For high functioning men like Weiner and other officials who have lived through such scandals, who are constantly on the go, that leaves one tried and true source of a reliable high. The affirmation that comes when someone lets you know they want to sleep with you. Or even cyber-sleep with you.”

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Anthony Weiner at a Rally

Smart phones and social networks have opened the door for busy individuals to receive the kind of gratification they aren't receiving at home, Baldwin argues:

“Appointment sex with your spouse doesn’t always arrive when you need it most. A modern cell phone, loaded with contacts of willing fellow players, has a table with a red checkered table cloth ready for you at virtually any time.”

Baldwin doesn't go so far as to absolve Weiner of his wrongdoing, but he does paint the politician as a "modern human being" who gave in to the temptation right at his fingertips. Literally.

“We tell ourselves that these devices help us communicate more effectively," the actor wrote. "What they actually do is allow us to bypass the person lying right next to us, across the room from us or at an airport heading home to us, in order to meet our immediate, even inconvenient, needs. To bypass their moods, their current view of us and their own desires, or lack thereof.”

In this case, that would be Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin. She's pregnant with the couple's first child.

"I’m sad for him, his family, his district and his colleagues," Baldwin concluded.

What do you think of the 30 Rock star's take? It's a nuanced point of view, one that appears to let Weiner off the hook, but is actually meant to touch upon larger societal issues and how technology can play a negative role in our lives.

Friends say Baldwin is considering a run for New York City Mayor in 2013.

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he has to step down because Obama is very bad man criminal first criminal president American has ever produce..........he Attack all rich people in the world and he want people to support him he is loser....i hate that black ass hole always has him to remember that monkey is always a monkey.. he is black monkey..

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I think not.

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Well I didn't expect him to call Weiner a fat pig. He saves that for his daughter. I already knew he is pretty much a weiner himself. Would somebody please tell these actors to shut the hell up! Who gives a flying flip what you think. Shut up and act! The more I know about you the less I am able to watch you on the screen!

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Makes you wonder about both men and their judgment and honesty. Both are losers.

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Alec Baldwin is so lost. And this Weiner guy is a moron. Why would anyone in the public eye text a photo of their genitals??? The Weiner guy simply lacks common sense in my opinion.

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Oh.. And as for his political career... I don't think this is the kind of careless and dishonest personality we would necessarily choose to govern any part of our society. Like I said in my earlier post, he hasn't had to even endure anything yet in his marriage or career. And he has already failed everyone around him.

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Well.. This certainly is a new spin on this subject. First, I am a guy and while I agree to some small point, I don't believe we can just write these kinds of transgressions off so lightly. As a married man, I can vouch for the whole "“Appointment sex with your spouse doesn’t always arrive when you need it most" part. But that doesn't mean I get to just develop a relationship with somebody else. Make no mistake... That IS what this story is about. He developed an intimate relationship with someone other than his NEW wife! It may not have been physical (yet), but intimate all the same. Try to imagine your "significant other" sending nudes and exchanging dirty talk with someone other than you. This guy hasn't even been married for like 10 minutes yet! Perhaps if he had been "neglected" for some time... But.. No excuse really.

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Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III