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December 6th, 2012
11:07 PM ET

Alec Baldwin on the paparazzi: "Press a button tomorrow and flush them all down some swirling sewer vortex, I would do it"

On Thursday night, "Piers Morgan Tonight" rolled out the red carpet for one of Hollywood's biggest names, from one of the industry's most-recognizable families, Alec Baldwin.

Joining Piers Morgan for a live, face to face conversation, the star of NBC's hit show "30 Rock" shared his overall disdain for the media in general, particularly "gotcha journalism" as practiced by paparazzi outlets such as TMZ:

"CNN, which is owned by Time Warner, Warner Brothers owns TMZ. So, when you make a film for Warner Brothers, or you do a television show for Warner Brothers, right down the hallway, that very company that you're working for, is trying to stab you in the back when your back is turned, with what's his name, who runs TMZ – [Harvey] Levin – and that crowd," described Baldwin. "It's become a very, very murky water."

While Morgan described such outlets as merely "entertaining," or a "necessary part of the business," the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner disagreed entirely:

"My attitude is the business would be infinitely better if all of them were gone," he told Morgan. "If I could press a button tomorrow and flush them all down some swirling sewer vortex, I would do it. Where's the button, hand it to me now!"

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Baldwin further presents his argument as to the negative impact of the paparazzi.
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