What is it with the left’s love affair with dictators? In the past, Sean Penn has publicly stated that journalists who called Hugo Chavez a dictator should be jailed. Apparently journalists were no longer supposed to report on facts.
Penn has expanded his portfolio of friends to murderous drug lords, as well as communist dictators. While El Chapo was on the run, Penn somehow managed to get an interview with the escaped convict. I can only assume Sean Penn is the best “Where’s Waldo?” player of all time.
As reported by Bloomberg, the interview may get Penn in a slight bit of trouble:
Actor Sean Penn is under investigation for a Rolling Stone magazine interview with drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, ABC News reported, citing unidentified people in the Mexican government.
Kate del Castillo, the Mexican actress whom Penn says helped arrange the meeting, is also being investigated, the report says. The U.S. Department of Justice declined to comment on the Rolling Stone story and whether the interview led to Guzman’s recapture by Mexican authorities on Friday, ABC says.Penn spoke with Guzman, known as “El Chapo,” for seven hours in October while he was on the run from the authorities, and had follow-up interviews by phone and video, the Rolling Stone said. The Mexican cartels have killed over 100,000 Mexican civilians – and more Americans than ISIS. Like ISIS, El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel releases graphic videos of beheadings, torture and execution by other means.
If Penn knew the location of key ISIS leaders and didn’t disclose that information, he’d be jailed for treason. And he was cozying up to the leader of an organization that has not only killed more than ISIS, but who had a $5 million bounty on his head. Whatever the consequences are, let’s hope they manage to shut up Sean Penn for good.
[Note: this post was authored by The Analytical Economist]