Penn pontificates…again. He dropped in to visit Saddam Hussein in December 2002, doing his bit for aid and support to the enemy. He was sent to Iran in 2005, as a “reporter” for the San Fransisco Chronicle. In 2009, he went to Cuba to get an interview with Fidel Castro for Vanity Fair. In 2007, he made his first trip to Venezuela, and met with despot Hugo Chavez in a private praise-filled love fest.
Now, he’s in a snit over people calling Chavez exactly what he is, a dictator.
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.”
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News’ senior judicial analyst, said the same constitutional protection that applies to journalists also applies to Penn, who can say pretty much anything he wants in the “political arena” — aside from an immediate incitement of violence.
“What he is saying is protected, as wacky and weird as it is,” Napolitano told FoxNews.com. “But the substance of what he’s saying would be absolutely contrary to the First Amendment, which fully protects all political opinions. So if a journalist says Dick Cheney should go to jail, the journalist is privileged to say that.”
“Penn is calling for a communist-like regime in which journalists who criticize the government are sent to jail because of that criticism,” Napolitano added.
Let me get this straight. In time of war, this stupid, spoiled, Hollywood cockholster, has given his allegiance to enemies of the United States—some of the world’s most brutal dictators— but he wants people who label them as such, put in jail.
During the GW Bush administration, Penn’s tirades included calling for the execution of Bush, members of his cabinet, and for those who supported his administration ‘through media propaganda’.
Last I checked, what Penn does qualifies as treason. He ought to be charged under Article III, section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which reads in part:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
There have been thousands of witnesses. Every word of encouragement he’s uttered and every trip he’s taken to an enemy country has been well documented.
The same as Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, and Hanoi Jane Fonda. The trouble is, the Department of Justice won’t prosecute.
None of the aforementioned Hollywood fucksticks would ever leave the comfort of their fortressed mansions or give up their profession. They choose to stay and live in the Democratic Republic they abhor.
Lots of traitors exist in this country, not just in Hollywood.
While he’s being charged, Democratic Representatives Dennis Kucinich, Jim McDermott, David Bonior, Mike Thompson, Barbara Lee, Marcia Fudge, and Mel Watt, are among the members of Congress who have committed acts of treason against the United States, and should also be indicted. Our own State Department has collaborated with terrorist groups in the name of “reaching out”. Leftwing rags like The New York Times, delight in blazoning national secrets across its headlines.
Penn is one of those effetes who would never subject themselves to the communist/socialist/Islamic regimes they admire. He lives a wealthy, privileged life, but enjoys telling others to accept their lives under communism and Islamofascism, no matter how cruel and oppressive. In other words, Penn is a fucking douchebag and a hypocrite.