Skip to comments.Yeas and Nays Reporter Booted from Sean Penn Event ("You desecrated this sacred place!")
Posted on 03/12/2010 9:24:31 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
A Yeas & Nays reporter was publicly berated and threatened to be escorted out by police on Thursday night when the reporter asked actor Sean Penn a controversial question about his humanitarian work in Haiti.
Penn, who recently has been criticized for his motivations in helping to rebuilding Haiti, recently told CBS News he hopes his critics "die screaming of rectal cancer."
Members of the media were invited to a gala hosted at the Washington Hebrew Congregation and were allowed to ask one question each of the actor in a closed-door news briefing.
When the Yeas & Nays reporter asked, "How have you seen your critics change since you mentioned that they should die of rectal cancer?" publicity coordinator C.J. Jordan interrupted to say the reporter was only allowed to talk about the Haitian benefit.
"You know, I think that you are investing in a culture that I am not interested in. And you should go your way," Penn said to the reporter, when she said her question was related to his involvement in Haiti.
Jordan ended the interview, and publicly scolded the reporter outside of the media room. Jordan told the reporter that to keep her job, she needed to write a letter of apology to the Haitian ambassador. The publicity coordinator then threatened to have the reporter escorted out of the building by the police.
"You desecrated this sacred place," Jordan said.
The congregation's Rabbi Bruce Lustig attempted to take the reporter's recording device and delete the material. The reporter was approached by police and threatened to be escorted out, even though she responded calmly and exited quickly.
Bill Maher asked Penn a similar question about his rectal cancer comment on his show last week.
That must be the "hope" they were talking about.
I think this speaks more to those who hosted the event.
He thinks he’s a dictator, like his buddy Chavez
Penn believse in karma...and he knows it’s out to get him!
Sean Penn has a history as a violent person. That’s why it’s ironic that he’d be this spokesman for the ‘peace’ movement and all that is supposedly charitable and good in the liberal loonies world. Here he is again on display for his mental instability. These people are there for all to see. This is what makes up the Demon party.
Hollywood elites demand your worship!
I realize America has jumped on the Hopey-Changey boat but I didn't know we'd changed this much.
Washington Hebrew Congregation has a long history, and a beautiful building:
As I guessed, it is a Reformed Jewish congregation. With a Rabbi who tried to confiscate the reporter’s recording device and erase the record. Nice. More leftist than Jewish, I would venture to guess.
Mind you, this is long after Sean Penn was already allowed into the building. ;)
Penn Hangs Again With Pal Chavez:
Sean Penn Applauds as Venezuela's Chavez Bashes Bush:
From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
July 29, 2006
"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
A classy man, that Sean Penn!
Sean must think his life is a movie.
3 posted on Friday, March 12, 2010 12:27:10 PM by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
Libtards hate being challenged
I just got back from there myself...went everywhere (but cite soliel) without armed escort. Penn is a pussy.
For years, “celebrities” have had the privilege of being able to speak out on issues...and now, they are being called on it. People are asking these celebs to back up their statements, to answer for their outrageous attacks. I’d like to know why I see so many photos of Sean Penn with Hugo Chavez in the first place...can someone please enlighten me as why this is occurring?