Actor partners with Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Exxon, and a charity that urges evading capital gains tax.
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Other liberal targets who have partnered with the Baldwins include all manner of corporations and others ranging from insurance companies (Liberty Mutual) to a powerful media empire (Disney) to a foundation tied to the ex-wife of Ivan Boesky, the “King of Wall Street” who went to jail for an insider trading scandal and was famously used as a role model for the “Gordon Gekko” character played by Michael Douglas in the popular film Wall Street.
The full lists of Baldwin “Corporate Partners” can be found here.
That’s not all.
Over on his own Alec Baldwin website, one finds a list of “Causes” in addition to that of the Baldwin Fund that the actor favors and recommends for donations, providing links. Several feature instructions for corporate donors or those who wish to transfer that famous Wall Street entity — shares of stock — to the cause in question.
For example, Baldwin is a backer of the Roundabout Theatre in New York. Says Baldwin in an entry from May of this year:
There are, of course, many great theatre companies in New York City, all presenting productions by the world’s greatest writers, mounted by the world’s most gifted directors and designers and cast with the world’s most compelling actors. Choosing one as a favorite is impossible.
However, one of them has become a home to me…. I performed… at the (home of Roundabout Theatre) American Airlines Theatre in 2004 and returned in 200.… I love the Roundabout. It’s just that simple.
In 2011, my foundation gave a gift to them to show that love. I hope you’ll visit their site. Here is their link: www.roundabouttheatre.org”
Stop. Did you catch it?
What is the home of the Roundabout Theatre that Alec Baldwin loves so much and recommends? The theatre where he has twice performed? That’s right. The name is American Airlines Theatre. Here’s a photo of the lush interior and a history provided by Roundabout.
The theatre is named after American Airlines because of a payment for “naming rights.” Roundabout offers what it calls “Our Corporate Friends” “Naming Rights & Venue Branding” opportunities, which is presumably how the lavishly refurbished theater pictured above came to name its home after an airline.
American Airlines is a subsidiary of the AMR Corporation, a commercial aviation company. And why is AMR named “AMR”? The name comes from American Airlines’ “ticker symbol” on… the New York Stock Exchange. Making AMR, but of course, a card-carrying Wall Street corporation.
And American Airlines isn’t the only “Corporate Friend” of this Baldwin favorite. Lo and behold there is… wait for it… Bank of America listed just below American Airlines. That would be the same Bank of America that owns Merrill Lynch. And Merrill Lynch would be the same Merrill Lynch that, yes indeed, is a “Corporate Partner” of the Baldwin Fund where Alec Baldwin sits as a Board member.
Then there’s the curious case of another Alec Baldwin favorite cause listed and linked on his website and for which he seeks your contributions. That would be the Radiation and Public Health Project. This, says Baldwin, is “The group that has kept me informed for nearly twenty years about the truth regarding radiation used in public utility reactors.”
This one’s a beaut. Alec Baldwin, like many liberals, is not fond of nuclear power. So he supports the RPHP, which uses its money to investigate the effects of radiation. And in turn, Alec Baldwin, as seen here in a piece he wrote for the Huffington Post (“The Human Costs of Nuclear Power”) uses its research to advocate his position.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online