17 January 2008

Lib Paper blasts celebrity suck-ups

The San Francisco Chronicle, long a bastion of Liberalism, finally woke up and took a large swipe at celebrities who, lacking the proper amount of public adoration, go to petty third world dictators in order to show how "avant garde" they are.

Poor Britney Spears was hauled away from her home in an ambulance last week, and the event got third billing on the "Today" show - following the Iowa caucus results and the storms in California. You know it's time to fire your publicist when your latest epic meltdown has to chase a few downed power lines in Millbrae.

Maybe she should have had a few drinks at Chateau Marmont with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir instead. Or spent the afternoon IM-ing Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. With so many celebrities making asses of themselves these days, D-list actors and has-been pop stars need to get more resourceful. And what could be more controversial than hanging out with the world's most notorious dictators and other authoritarian figures?

As ridiculous as the idea sounds, it's already coming into style.

Naomi Campbell had a flirty interview with Venezuela President Hugo Chavez for a British GQ article that comes out today. At one point the controversial leader and potential ruler-for-life asked her to "touch my muscles." Danny Glover is friends with Chavez, who is reportedly funding two of the San Francisco actor's forthcoming films. Others who have made recent Chavez-related headlines include Oliver Stone, Sean Penn and Barbara Walters, who placed Chavez on her list of the most fascinating people of 2007.


We've all seen it: the sycophantic lap-dancing that celebs like Sean Penn give to these monsters. It's disgusting and shows how deeply the Stockholm Syndrome has set in with these effete D-list Hollywood fools. They have no grasp of history nor, can they apparently make good decisions about who and what to support. In their minds: America Bad, Dictatorship Good!

Sean Penn, who writes from time to time for The San Fran Chronicle, wrote a response to Hartlaub's article. Link here. And Newsbusters chimes in with their 2 cents on the whole thing.

Penn claims that Chavez was "democratically elected" and that "dictators don't lose constitutional referendums."

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Newsflash for Sean "Dude - I'm so wasted!" Penn: Dictators who lose constitutional referendums and continue to stay in power, by definition, are dictators!

Just goes to show you what type of people coddle up to Third-World Tyrants.

And Penn should focus more on his personal life and less on Facists in south america. Penn's wife recently filed for divorce. She claims that while she, the kids and Penn were on vacation, Sean pikced up 2 women and took them back to the family's hotel room. His wife then returned to the room and caught him bed with the paramours.

6 comments:

the patriot said...

The guy's(penn) a whore monger; I cant dislike him for that.Although whoring while the wife/kids are close is just stupid. Perhaps he really is "SAM". Naw, I still dislike him for his politics. I guess his old man was one of McCarthy's targets in the 50s. Perhaps that where the pro-commie,lets embrace murderous tyrants comes from. The guy that made "TEAM AMERICA" summed it all up well.......

Coldtype said...

Rue my friend it's clearly obvious that you know absolutely nothing about Chavez and what's going on in Venezuela or, for that matter, in Central and South America in general.

“Penn claims that Chavez was "democratically elected" and that ‘dictators don't lose constitutional referendums.’”
-RSM

Of course anyone with even the barest knowledge of how functioning constitutional democracies work in general, and Venezuela’s in particular would recognize the truth in Penn’s statements.

Moreover, if the US had a functioning independent media that did actual reporting, most Americans would be able to put recent developments
in Venezuela into context.

Finally Rue, as your embarrassing post makes clear, this overview of Venezuela by Lee Sustar is sorely needed. Now, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and learn something.

Coldtype said...

“We've all seen it: the sycophantic lap-dancing that celebs like Sean Penn give to these monsters. It's disgusting and shows how deeply the Stockholm Syndrome has set in with these effete D-list Hollywood fools. They have no grasp of history nor, can they apparently make good decisions about who and what to support. In their minds: America Bad, Dictatorship Good!”
-RSM

America bad? Well…our foreign policy is pretty bad Rue, a fact that’s common knowledge to most of the world. For example…

leftisthebest said...

Think maybe Chavez is mad at the U.S. because they have tried to assassinate him? Also, he has taken money out of the pockets of the ultra-rich and gave it to the poor. Chavez is better to the poor of his country than the U.S.

Old Joe Cassidy Says said...

Is that Seiser in your picture?

Anonymous said...

am i mistaken or does the guy to left of Penn in the photo resemble non other then our own HARLEY SCHENKER HMMMM