Wacko Sean Penn: Chavez critics should be jailed

Once an idiot, always an idiot:

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.”

Go to prison? For lies? If that was the case, this dumba$$ Hollyweirdo would be locked up for life.

You can read more of the relevant part of the transcript via Tim Graham. If you can stomach it, here are video clips from the Maher show in question: clip 1, clip 2, and clip 3.

Rhymes with Right has a great suggestion:

Tell you what, Sean – why don’t you head down to Venezuela or Cuba and stay there. After all, they already have the sort of press-responsibility statutes you speak of – journalists regularly go to jail for offending the government in Cuba, and the Venezuelan DICTATOR has shut down opposition media.

Not to mention that a Spanish judge is alleging that the Chavez government – alongside the ETA and FARC – was involved in a plot to kill Colombia President Álvaro Uribe and other Colombian officials during previous visits to Spain.

Anyone else with me on launching a nationawide fundraiser to help pay for a one way ticket to Venezuela for Jeff Spicoli?

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