Baldwin was 30 minutes into a planned two-hour-plus sitdown with WABC Radio’s Brian Whitman when Hannity called in.
The fireworks commenced almost immediately.
HANNITY: Alec, I wanted to give you an official WABC welcome considering you were supposed to come on my program last week and you didn’t show up. What happened?
BALDWIN: No, I wasn’t supposed to come on your program, Sean Hannity.
HANNITY: No, actually you were supposed to come on the program because a deal was made with your agent that if you were going to come on with Brian, first you’d come on with me.
BALDWIN: I wouldn’t dream of coming on your program, Sean Hannity. I’m here with Brian. I’m here with a really talented broadcaster.
HANNITY: [Crosstalk] that you are, you don’t tell the truth.
BALDWIN: Why would I want to come on the show with a no-talent, former construction worker hack like you?
HANNITY: Are you the guy that said of our vice president, while we’re at war, while we’re leading troops in harm’s way - are you the reckless, third-rate Hollywood actor who said that Dick Cheney is a terrorist? Are you the guy . . .
BALDWIN: Yes I am.
HANNITY: … who said to stone Henry Hyde to death? Are you the guy who said our president is a CIA mass murderer? I wanted you to come on the program and defend that, you gutless coward.
BALDWIN: At first I thought this was a joke. But you can hear all the acid venom spewing hatred. It is Sean Hannity. [END EXCERPT]
The exchange got even hotter when Mark Levin joined in.
LEVIN: We’ve only just begun - are you 40 or 50 pounds overweight now?
WHITMAN: Oh, C’mon now . . . .
HANNITY: Once and for all you need to be challenged. You want to call our vice president a terrorist - fine. You want to talk about stoning people to death, say it on my program. If you want to be irresponsible and call our president a mass murderer while he’s at war leading troops in harm’s way …
BALDWIN: And what are you gonna do about it, Sean Hannity?
HANNITY: You don’t have the courage to answer questions.
BALDWIN: And what are you gonna do? And what are you going to do about it, Sean Hannity. If I come on your program, what are you going to do?
LEVIN: He’s going to show that you have a two digit IQ - that’s what he’s gonna do.
BALWIN: What are you going to do?
LEVIN: I just told you - you’ve got a two digit IQ.
BALDWIN: And who’s that - who’s your little cabin boy there with you.
LEVIN: I’m not a cabin boy, butt-boy.
BALDWIN: What are you doing there, cabin boy? … I now dub you Sean Hannity’s cabin boy.
LEVIN: And you know what you are? You’re “Brokeback” Alec. [END EXCERPT]
The confrontation continued to spiral out of control, with Whitman intermittently trying to make peace and Baldwin repeatedly urging him to move on to other callers.
BALDWIN: Listen, Sean - you incredibly ignorant boob from Long Island …
HANNITY: Oh, ouch, Alec.
BALDWIN: No, no, no, you’ve spoken, let me talk, Sean. Cause you’ve been spewing your …
HANNITY: You’re a third-rate Hollywood egomaniac.
BALDWIN: You’re a no-talent, ignorant fool from Long Island. You should go back to building houses in Hempstead.
LEVIN: Why was your [former] wife [Kim Basinger] so pissed off at you, anyway?
WHITMAN: Now, c’mon guys.
BALDWIN: OK. We’re done. [Gets up and leaves the studio]
WHITMAN: Come back. Come back. Alec? They’re gone. Alec? Alec has walked out of the studio. Alec, please come back.
lol, very funny.