The New York Post reports that Sean Penn is back in Venezuela and is apparently hanging out with Hugo Chavez again which gives the Post an opportunity to drag out the old “Sean Penn Loves Hugo Chavez” story. In fact, I’m hard pressed to think of more than one or two mentions that they have made of him that haven’t arbitrarily opted to call him a Chavez supporter/Socialist on some level. Still, Penn’s new film “Milk” is about to come out so now is as good a time as any to drum up some more political self righteousness in the press for the purposes of publicity. Especially when you consider the current political climate in the US.
So, now – perhaps just like Pink yesterday with her anecdote about wondering if she was an alcoholic but never actually being one at the same time as her album is about to drop – the old Sean Penn story gets drawn out and OH, look at that, Milk comes out on December 5. Well, I might just go and see that. [source]