ABC News has produced an interview with Alec Baldwin which is all about the shooting that took place on a movie set last month, killing one crew member and injuring another.
People are blasting the interview as over-produced, as it features dramatic music and tense moments that seem manufactured.
It seems inappropriate to many, given the serious subject matter.
News Busters reports:
Dramatic Music, Slow Motion, a Trailer: ABC’s Gross Repair Job to Save Baldwin
For a long time, it’s been impossible to call ABC News an actual news outlet. But Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos reminded the world of that this week as he participated in a gross PR attempt to rehabilitate fellow Democrat Alec Baldwin in the wake of his on-set shooting of a crew member.
The interview was backed by dramatic music, slow motion, a trailer and assurances by Stephanopoulos that Baldwin is a “broken,” “crushed” man. Clearly leaving the realm of news, here is the almost two minute trailer for the ABC exclusive, complete with attempted heart-grabbing score.
The trailer was so bad that even liberal Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC was appalled. On Friday, she ranted: “But just the music and the producing of it… is just so cringeworthy…. And they put this dramatic music as if almost to make sure they get a lot of viewers and they play up the drama or I don’t know, I am so uncomfortable.”
Take a look for yourself:
A lot of people were just grossed out.
The Alec Baldwin interview is an absolute disaster. Like almost as bad as Prince Andrew on BBC.
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) December 3, 2021
Narcisstic sociopaths are incapable of feeling guilty. https://t.co/PrVztzhqYl
— Nick Searcy, INSURRECTIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) December 3, 2021
Alec Baldwin gives first interview since the tragic shooting on the set of ‘Rust’. He claims he never pulled the trigger on the gun…which means the gun fired by itself? pic.twitter.com/0NoDtYGTYO
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) December 1, 2021
It seems like Baldwin is laying the grounwork for a defense, which is also gross.