Why Alec Baldwin Must Replace Olbermann

NBC says it ain't so, but he'd be a perfect 'crazy' fit
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2011 5:41 PM CST

(Newser) – NBC snuffed out rumors that Alec Baldwin might replace Keith Olbermann at MSNBC, reports the Daily News. "Entertaining report, but untrue," says a network spokesman. Which is a shame, writes Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon. "Like Olbermann, Baldwin has a magnetic television presence, a flair for getting attention, and a distinctive way with words," she writes.

More importantly, he "could be the greatest crazy thing to happen to cable since public access." To prove her point, she rounds up a slew of Baldwin YouTube clips—from, yes, Knots Landing ("You think Glenn Beck is a drama queen?") to SNL to that unfortunate phone call to his daughter. Click here to watch.

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