Hollywood Hero Sean Penn Wants Journalists Jailed For Calling Chavez a Dictator
Last week Spanish and French officials captured 3 top ETA terrorists in France. One of the ETA terrorists had returned from Venezuela where he trained with the communist FARC terror group in the jungle. Also last week the it was reported that the Chavez government assisted Marxist FARC and ETA terrorist groups in a plot to murder popular Columbian President Alvaro Uribe.
Today Hollywood kook and hero Sean Penn spoke out is support of Hugo Chavez. Penn wants journalists jailed for calling Chavez a dictator.
This photo released by the Venezuelan Presidency show Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (L) during a meeting with US actor Sean Penn (R), at the presidential palace in Caracas, on October 28. He said he would pass a message from Chavez to Obama when he returned to the US. (AFP/PRESIDENCIA)
FOX News reported:
First Amendment be damned . . . If Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn had his way, any journalist who called Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a dictator would quickly find himself behind bars.
Penn, appearing on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday, defended Chavez during a segment in which he detailed his work with the JP Haitian Relief Organization, which he co-founded.
“Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it” said Penn, winner of two Best Actor Academy Awards. “And this is mainstream media, who should — truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies.”
It was just the beginning of a busy weekend for Penn. When asked on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” about those who question his motives for his humanitarian work in Haiti, he said:
“Do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah. You know, but I’m not going to spend a lot of energy on it.”