Could There Be Consequences From Sean Penn’s El Chapo Interview?

You can always count on Sean Penn to make a pageant out of siding with the bad guys. Normally you can count on him to get away with it. But his participation in a Rolling Stone interview glorifying the vicious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may blow up in his smug face:

Hollywood blowhard Sean Penn secretly met, interviewed, and posed for grip-and-smirk selfies with murderous druglord Joaquin Guzman Loera — even as the world’s most-wanted fugitive continued to elude authorities in the months after tunneling out of a Mexican prison.

Guzman was given final edit over the resulting powderpuff story, a violation of the most basic standards of journalistic ethics. You can’t expect much better from a publication that beatified Muslim terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and that lost the last of its credibility running the University of Virginia fraternity gang rape story, an infamous hate hoax.

Penn also agreed not to alert authorities to the killer’s whereabouts. Still, Guzman’s capture in a dramatic police shootout Friday came as a direct result of Mexican officials tracking their contacts, authorities there said.

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The evident purpose of the interview was not to bring an enemy of society to justice, but to impress fools with the cutting edginess of Penn and Rolling Stone.

The resulting account, published online Saturday night, shows the killer kingpin — described variously as “serene,” and “a simple man in a simple place,” and “a businessman first” — in an almost worshipful light.

In breathless, first-person prose, Penn marvels over El Chapo’s humble, hardscrabble childhood spent harvesting in the drug fields of Sinaloa state.

Scant mention is made of the river of blood in El Chapo’s wake, and none at all of his alleged assassinations of Mexican officials and police. Guzman is credited with responsibility for tens of thousands of deaths of rivals, informants and officials in Mexico and the US, his biggest market.

A 2014 indictment by the US Attorney’s office in Brooklyn charges him with 12 counts of murder among other charges; Mexico officials said Saturday they will cooperate with US efforts to extradite him.

That is good news for Penn. If El Chapo ends up in a Mexican prison, he is likely to escape again — not that he would have to escape to exact retribution if he blames Penn for his capture, despite Penn’s apparent refusal to cooperate with authorities.

Penn concedes in the piece that he “may be perceived as protecting criminals.”

However, from Penn’s point of view, Americans are the real criminals.

Guzman may be a billionaire murderer and peddler of poison, but what of our own guilt, as customers of his wares, Penn muses.

“We are the consumers,” Penn says, “and as such, we are complicit in every murder, and in every corruption of an institution’s ability to protect the quality of life for citizens of Mexico and the United States that comes as a result of our insatiable appetite for illicit narcotics.”

What does he mean “we”? Chances are good that the number of snowdrifts snorted up Penn’s schnoz exceeds the average for normal Americans.

Penn adds, “As much as anything, it’s a question of relative morality.”

By now we’ve lived under liberalism long enough to know that “relative morality” is a means of attacking the very notion of morality.

Besides, “the War on Drugs has failed,” he announces, decrying “the tunnel vision of our puritanical and prosecutorial culture.”

Here I was thinking we are choking to death on degeneracy. But Hollyweird’s Penn doesn’t like the culture that made him rich because it is too puritanical. No doubt it is all relative.

The Mexican government is investigating Penn for his role in the spectacle. What a blessing it will be if they come up with charges and the USA deports him to the Third World that is so beloved by America-hating limousine leftists like himself. A Mexican prison would be the perfect place for Penn to reflect upon what a jackass he is.

Deportations are in order for both.

On tips from Bodhisattva, JimboJones, Torcer, and Varla. Hat tip: Merchant of Venom. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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