What Exactly Was The Alec Baldwin Misunderstanding?

As you have probably heard by now, Alec Baldwin, famous for his hilarious voicemail messages, was rushed to a hospital last night following a disagreement with his 14-year-old daughter, Ireland, when same daughter called the police. From the AP:

Alec Baldwin, a star of NBC’s “30 Rock,” was examined Thursday at a hospital after his daughter called 911 saying he had threatened to take pills after they argued, a law enforcement official said.

Baldwin’s daughter called 911 at around 12:10 a.m. from his Central Park West apartment, according to the official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.

“This was a misunderstanding on one person’s part. Alec was quickly released from the hospital; he’s completely fine and will be at work today,” the 51-year-old actor’s spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, said in a statement.

Ah, yes, a misunderstanding. Of course! Anyone who is a parent knows that sometimes when you are in an argument with your teenage daughter you threaten to commit suicide with pills. It’s called rhetoric. If anything, he was probably just going over Ireland’s upcoming Debate Club state championship.

But this is America! It is up to us to DECIDE what the misunderstanding was. It’s called democracy. After the jump, we put it to a VOTE:

This guy knows what’s up:

Here’s a poll: which of these two excellent fathers is in jail?!

“Now that’s a misunderstanding!”
–Mike “The Misunderstanding” Schmorentrindo

P.S. New 30 Rock on NBC tonight at 9:30 EST.