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Alec Baldwin boycotts Emmys after Fox removes Rupert Murdoch joke

Alex Baldwin announced he would not be attending the Emmys via Twitter after his joke about News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch was cut from a segment that he had recorded to open the broadcast.

On Thursday, Baldwin had tweeted “I did a short Emmy pretape a few days ago. Now they tell me NewsCorp may cut the funniest line.”

Apparently, Fox was uncomfortable including a joke that Baldwin made that had to do with Murdoch and the much-publicized phone-hacking scandal, and they had it cut from Baldwin’s script.

According to EW, the network said the decision to cut the joke was made at the Fox level, not News Corp.

When Baldwin found out about the cut he no longer wanted his segment to be part of the broadcast and Fox has consequently re-shot the clip with Leonard Nimoy. Today, Baldwin tweeted, “Fox did kill my NewsCorp hacking joke. Which sucks bc I think it would have made them look better. A little.”

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