“Give me your tired ..Your Poor ...Your Suckers”
With apologies to Emma Lazarus whose poem is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty … we added : “Your Suckers,” because it turns out Long Island native Alec Baldwin was hustled by a fake Statue of Liberty tour operator while out sightseeing with his wife and kids.
Baldwin says in an Instagram post that the family dolled out “more than $40 per ticket for a tour of Liberty Island — but instead found themselves being escorted toward a bus bound for New Jersey.”
Baldwin, upset over being swindled, went on to explain on Instagram that the family instead opted for the Staten Island Ferry, which offers a view of Lady Liberty — for free.
To quote another famous saying: Caveat Emptor : Let the buyer beware!