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Alec Baldwin Leaving New York and Public Life

Alec Baldwin says he's done with New York and public life in a new essay published in New York magazine.

In his scathing piece, the actor, who's gone through quite a bit of turmoil and had a lot of problems with the media, took several shots at the media -- especially NBC. He writes, "I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible. Paparazzi today are part of a network that includes the Huffington Postand, much to my dismay, even NBC News, in their reliance on tabloid reporting."

The New York native adds that he can't live in his hometown anymore. He says, "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." 

Baldwin, who lost his MSNBC show after a scandal in which he made anti-gay comments to a photographer, says he was a victim of the "Gay Department Of Justice," a group of journalists which he says includes MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, CNN's Anderson Cooper and blogger Andrew Sullivan. Baldwin says he realizes that he could have said or done things differently and is sorry for offending people, but his only solution is to stay out of the public eye from now on. (Vulture)

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