I’m late responding to the whole, Alec Baldwin, daughter, tape thing. But, having grown up with a charming Father who had a terrible temper and got away with crap that should never have happened…. I wanted to kind of ‘cool off’ before I addressed the whole thing.
First I have to say, that the person who leaked this tape has little or no regard for this child.
If it was the Mother, I believe that letting this out in public is another form of abuse towards her daughter.
Now, MR. Baldwin. It’s obvious that you have little or no parenting skills. First of all, she’s a child. Children tend to be selfish, and they do not think like adults. Hence the reason they are called, Children!
She was not now or in the past making a fool of you. (You do a very nice job of it yourself though) I tend to think that you have an over inflated self worth (blame hollywood and your ‘yes men’ around you.) It’s YOUR obligation to be the responsible one in her life. Show her by example what it is to be a responsible adult, who honors their commitments. She’s learning, growing, and, she’s not one of your paid ‘people’ who ask "how high" when you say, "JUMP!"
Parenting is hard, and children are not perfect little versions of adults. Remember that, quit taking everything so personally, and get a GRIP. You have anger problems, but because of who you are and the industry you are in, you haven’t had to address them… it’s about time you did.
Your "apology" was about as sincere as an actor’s could be. (Sorry it’s hard to convey sarcasm on here) I didn’t believe a minute of it. As a child I was witness to many such apologies, and as an adult, I know that as soon as the public’s eye is turned, you go back to being the same angry, violent self that you are.
You are a bully.
Remember, she’s not you, she’s not her mother. You and Ms. Bassinger need serious counselling, and to quit using your daughter as a weapon. You never, ever call your children names. You never put your hands on a child in anger, or threaten to do so. Period!