Predicted Alec Baldwin Excuse: Come On, I Was Only Preparing for an Upcoming Movie Role Where I’ll Play a Racist Republican

To my knowledge there’s no cell phone recording of any of this, but we’ll just have to apply the same logic Baldwin’s friends on the left use when someone from the Tea Party is accused of racial slurs: take it as fact until proven otherwise:

Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly called a black Post photographer a racial epithet, a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer” during a confrontation on an East Village street yesterday morning, prompting police to intervene.

Baldwin had first been approached by a Post reporter while walking his dogs outside his East 10th Street pad at around 10:50 a.m. He was asked for comment on a lawsuit against his wife, Hilaria, involving her work as a yoga instructor.

The “30 Rock’’ star grabbed the reporter, Tara Palmeri, by her arm and told her, “I want you to choke to death,” Palmeri told police, for whom she played an audiotape of the conversation.

He then called G.N. Miller — a decorated retired detective with the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau and a staff photographer for The Post — a “coon, a drug dealer,’’ Miller’s police statement said.

At one point, Miller showed Baldwin ID to prove he’s a retired NYPD cop, which Baldwin dismissed as “fake.”

Cops were called, and Miller, 56, and Baldwin, 54, both filed harassment claims against each other.

Baldwin denies everything (gay slurs, sure, but racial ones? Never), and his denial is the mother of all projections:

He had strong words for the newspaper however: “The Post will stop at nothing—that’s what The Post is. Their function is to denigrate people, humiliate people, reduce people, make excuses for people who are their political partisans. It’s a highly biased, highly politisized group of people. However, I’m stunned that they would resort to that.” He concluded, “Even for The Post, this is a new low.”

Baldwin is of course known for being a level-headed, fair-minded liberal who would never try to denigrate, humiliate or reduce anyone else.

If all else fails, the OWS-supporting hypocrite might just claim to have been preparing for an upcoming role as a racist Republican.