Podcasting king Joe Rogan threw in his two cents on Alec Baldwin’s insistence that he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun that ended the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a New Mexico movie set, expressing his opinion that the volatile actor is lying.
On the latest edition of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” the popular host engaged in one of his trademark extended, wide-ranging conversations, this time with comedian Tim Dillon and the topic turned to Baldwin who was in the headlines again after a newly-released FBI forensics report that concluded that the 64-year-old television and film star pulled the trigger on the “prop” gun that fired the bullet that killed Hutchins during the filming of the western “Rust” last October.
The FBI report rebutted Baldwin’s claim during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos last year that “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger…I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them, never,” he told the longtime Clinton family toady.
“That just got ruled an accident,” Dillon said, referring to the shooting.
“It did?” Rogan asked.
“It did,” Dillon confirmed, leading Rogan to ask “When?”
“Recently,” said Dillon.
“I thought they said that he had to have pulled the trigger?” Rogan asked.
“He did — accidentally,” Dillon replied, as Rogan laughed before saying, “But he lied and he said he didn’t pull the trigger.”
“People get nervous,” said Dillon, throwing up his hands.
Rogan then talked about how a firearms expert showed him a video demonstrating a gun of the same model as the one that was discharged by Baldwin in the tragic incident and that it was “not possible for the hammer to go forward and just accidentally fire” and that the trigger would have had to be engaged.
Dillon said, “Alec probably had the gun in his hand and it’s just kind of fun to pull the trigger. Right? I mean, if you have a gun, you go, like, ‘I wonder what this would feel like. I wonder what this would feel like,’ and then…”
“Isn’t it f**king wild that Hollywood, in general, is very anti-gun, but they promote guns more than any other media on the planet?” Rogan asked as the topic turned to Tinseltown hypocrisy.
“All their best movies, whether it’s The Gray Man or whether you’re watching The Terminal List or Mission Impossible, It’s all guns save the day,” Rogan said. “Guns kill aliens, guns kill werewolves, guns kill everyone. Everyone bad gets killed by guns, but guns are bad and you shouldn’t have guns, it’s crazy.”
“These are also the same people that live in these 20,000 square foot homes and fly private jets, but talk endlessly about climate change. The same people,” Dillon said.
“I get it, I get it. Because if they start paying you the kind of money they make to play, pretend, they start paying you that kind of money to play dress-up: $80 million a year, $40 million a year, you start to go crazy, you develop this cognitive dissonance where you see yourself as something completely different than what other people see and your behavior as something that’s completely different,” Dillon added. “So they don’t view that as hypocrisy, they view it as like, ‘yeah, guns are bad, but we can make them good. You see how crazy that sounds?’”
“That’s so crazy,” laughed Rogan.
“But that’s literally the way they think,” Dillon said. “Guns are not good, but in our hands, they’re great because we can craft a narrative that makes them justified to have, and that woman that lives in her house who protected herself against an intruder, yeah. That’s not Mission Impossible, so that’s how crazy they are.”
Rogan replied, “And it doesn’t seem odd if you think about what they do, they make fake things. So of course they’re fake.”
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