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Sean Penn wants reporters jailed

Sean Penn recently slammed critics of his recent trip to Haiti and wished rectal cancer on all of them. Today he’s asking that journalists who in any way call Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a dictator be jailed. Sean Penn is very obviously insane. Appearing on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, Penn defended Chavez saying:

“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.”

Fox News’ Judge Andrew says what Sean Penn is asking for is basically a communist-like regime.

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.”

“Mr. 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. “That is utterly un-American and hasn’t happened here since the Civil War.”

Actors like Penn are idiots. They think that by winning 2 Oscars, their opinion matters no matter how stupid or hypocritical it is. I’d rather listen to myself struggling to breathe after being punched in the sternum than listen to Sean Penn talk politics.

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I can not believe how “wacky” sean penn and other actors are of course they would’nt mind living in a communist country, because of their status they would not “suffer”.like ordinary people. It’s NOT ok to talk about Hugo Chavez….BUT….it’s just fine to talk about our presidents like that??? He is using HIS “freedom of speech” to come up with that nonsense….what’s with the DOUBLE STANDARD???? Maybe he needs to THINK BEFORE he speaks???

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I have to disagree. Sean Penn wasn’t saying that people who express an opinion should be sanctioned, he was saying people who lie should. He considers calling Chavez a dictator a lie since Chavez is an elected offical despite all propaganda to the contrary. We have laws to sue people for defamation and wrongfully calling someone a dictator is just that.

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“Chavez a dictator a lie since Chavez is an elected offical despite all propaganda to the contrary. We have laws to sue people for defamation and wrongfully calling someone a dictator is just that.” My goodness, aren’t you the socialist tool. Yeah, every tin pot dictator of third world sh*thole countries is “elected”. That’s why many of these countries are called something like “People’s Republic of Shitholeistan, or the “Democratic Republic of East Jerkoffia” I know, I know, Venezuela isn’t a third world sh*thole, but Chavez is busy turning it into one. But that’s ok with Sean, because he doesn’t… Read more »

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Wow, your aggressive and arrogant rant is so full of hypocritcal bull it’s almost hilarious. There is no political slant to the ‘truth’, nor is there to a ‘lie’. A lie is a lie. Whatever he may represent to the West today, Chavez WAS democratically elected by a majority (larger than bush ever received btw) so therefore a western journalist reporting on facts and whose obligation is to the truth and nothing else shouldn’t be calling him a dictator because that’s a lie. It has nothing to do with Chavez’s feelings being hurt but our own journalists upholding their integrity… Read more »

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Actually this “article” and its source (Fox News) are on about the same playing field when it comes to the truth – in other words and gossip column and Fox News are about equal. Chavez brought economic reform to a country run by 20% of population at the expense of 80% of the people. Finally that 80% of the people woke up and realized they had the power of the ballot and have voted over and over again for Chavez and his reforms (including health care, education). But of course those 20% (who have lost power and profit) have been… Read more »

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