Gothamist says today that, despite yesterdays damning New York Post story that claimed to have witnesses, audio, and video evidence of Alec Baldwin threatening a female reporter and calling a black photographer a "coon" among other things, the Post has yet to produce any of this evidence and a source who has heard the Baldwin audio says "there is NO mention of a racial slur on the tape."
The Post has yet to produce the audio they claim proves Baldwin slung the racial slurs, and yesterday, when we spoke to Baldwin again, he told us, "I am fascinated that the Post seems to have cameras everywhere... and handheld still cameras that have a video capacity—most paparazzi I know can shoot both with the same camera. And here we have a young woman there with a microphone and a camera, and they seem to have the capacity to record everything, and they can't seem to produce an example of me saying a racial epithet."
So, either the Post is lying to a shocking degree (would not be the first time, btw), or the person who heard the audio and said "there is NO mention of a racial slur on the tape" was Quentin Tarantino. "I mean, Baldwin did say 'n****r' a few dozen times, but I didn't pick up on any racial inferences."
(image source of alec getting coffee today - inf)