Live by the Sword …

This is entirely too delicious. Alec Baldwin, patron saint of Hollywood liberalism and fracking expert, has been in hot water this week over allegations that he assaulted a New York Post photographer and proceeded to use racial slurs against him (the photographer was black).

Now, according to the Post, Baldwin is being hoisted on liberalism’s favorite petard:

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force yesterday launched an investigation into Alec Baldwin’s tirade at a Post photographer.

Detectives brought the lensman and a Post reporter to a downtown station house, where they were interviewed at length about their racially charged run-in with Baldwin outside the actor’s East Village apartment building Sunday.

Photographer G.N. Miller, a retired NYPD detective, told cops that Baldwin called him a “coon,” a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer.”

Alec Baldwin: pompous jerk? Sure.

Alec Baldwin: hate criminal? Somewhere Jack Donaghy is smiling.