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Round Two: Alec Baldwin Goes After Another FOX NY Reporter

scmidt_baldwinHours after confronting FOX reporter Robert Moses, Alec Baldwin continued his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, this time accusing WNYW reporter Linda Schmidt of hitting his wife in the face with a mic.

On the way to the couple’s SUV in front of their Manhattan apartment building, Baldwin’s wife Hilaria can be seen pointing in Schmidt’s direction and telling Baldwin “That’s the one that almost hit me” before the audio cuts out. But on camera she appeared to be pantomiming hitting herself in the mouth with a mic.

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“You’re the one that almost hit my wife with a microphone in the face?” asked Baldwin approaching Schmidt. When Schmidt denied it was her Baldwin said, “You want to apologize to her on camera?” He then repeatedly asked Schmidt if she wanted to apologize before telling her to “Get the fuck out of here.”

After getting into his car, Baldwin came out onto the street again and was guided by police back into his vehicle, but not before telling them he wanted to press charges against the FOX reporter. You can watch video of the confrontation after the jump.

>UPDATE:TMZ reports, Baldwin hit the car parked in front of him on his way out after the run-in. On camera, he promised the owner he’ll pay for the damage.

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WNYW’s Linda Schmidt Says Reporters Urged Breitbart to Take Podium at Weiner Press Conference

As journalists and TV viewers waited for Congressman Anthony Weiner to take the stage Monday afternoon at a scheduled press conference, many were shocked to see Andrew Breitbart, the man behind the website that had posted inappropriate photos of Weiner, standing at the podium.

So what led Breitbart, Public Enemy No. 1 of the Weiner camp, to take the stage in advance of the disgraced congressman?

According to WNYW‘s Linda Schmidt, Breitbart was asked to take the podium by journalists in attendance.

On the Fox O&O’s 10 p.m. newscast last night, Schmidt said that Breitbart had flown into town for the press conference and reporters awaiting Weiner’s appearance began asking him questions, eventually urging him to stand at the podium.

“We asked him to go to the podium so he did,” Schmidt told anchors Ernie Anastos and Dari Alexander.