Alec Baldwin Says Goodbye to the Public, Loathes All Media

by at .  Updated at . Comments

Alec Baldwin is making like Shia LaBeouf.

A couple weeks after that really annoying young actor said he has has retired from public life, the Emmy winner and infamous paparazzi hater has done the same.

"I've lived this for 30 years, I'm done with it," Baldwin writes in a New York magazine cover story, adding:

"I'm aware that it's ironic that I'm making this case in the media, but this is the last time I'm going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again."

Baldwin, of course, has become more known for his temper than the sense of humor that earned him many awards for playing Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock.

He used a gay epithet to tell off a photographer in November and subsequently lost his job with MSNBC.

Baldwin insists he hasn't changed, but "public life has," while referring to the media as "Hate Incorporated" and saying 2013 - aside from having a child with wife Hilaria Thomas - was "pretty awful." 

The actor also slams Anderson Cooper as the "self-appointed Jack Valenti of gay media culture" after that CNN anchor went off on Baldwin for the star's aforementioned gay slur.

He thinks Rachel Maddow is a phony and he doesn't reserve his wrath for Fox News.

"Now I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible," Baldwin says. "Paparazzi today are part of a network that includes the Huffington Post and, much to my dismay, even NBC News, in their reliance on tabloid reporting." 

In conclusion to his 5,000-word essay, Baldwin also big farewell to The Big Apple.

"I just can't live in New York anymore," the Long Island native writes. "Everything I hated about L.A. I'm beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that. But New York has changed."


Alec Baldwin Biography

Alec Pic
Alec Baldwin is best known these days as Jack Donaghy, who produces some of the funniest 30 Rock quotes along with Tina Fey on the... More »
Massapequa, New York
Full Name
Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III