It always amazes me when the MSM hires a bomb thrower
Baldwin is not so much a bomb thrower, as he is a crude unsettled soul. He's an undisciplined intellectual half-wit.
I can understand the appeal of putting an Eliot Spitzer, David Axelrod, or Stephanie Cutter on a news station set. They are bright and capable of intellectual contribution in various roles. They might toss a few grenades, but at least they'd have some critical ability to justify the explosion.
Baldwin is a dolt. He'd be an adequate fit as 1-of-5 players on The View, or on a Fox and Friends-type morning ying-yang, but as a nighttime news host? Nah. Very strange choice.