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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 12:18 AM
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Sean Penn smeared by Maria Conchita Alonso
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Edited on Tue Mar-30-10 12:19 AM by upi402
Sean Penn's costar in the 1988 cop drama "Colors" has written an impassioned open letter to the actor about recent remarks Penn made praising Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

Actor Maria Conchita Alonso penned the letter, titled "An Open Letter to Sean Penn," on the website Newsbusters. In it, she expresses her disappointment at Penn's statements made on the March 5 episode of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." On the panel-based talk show, Penn praised the Venezuelan president, saying Chavez had been elected in "14 of the most transparent elections in the globe, and been elected democratically." Conchita Alonso, who was born in Cuba 52 years ago but raised in Venezuela, begs to differ.

"Dear Sean, WHY?" she begins. "Even though I have great respect for your artistic talent, I was appalled by a recent television interview where you vigorously showed support for the regime of Hugo Chavez. Therefore, I've decided to set the record straight for you regarding the Chavez regime, supporting my case based not only on my political ideologies, but on proven facts you choose to ignore. Otherwise, I believe your position would be different.

In a fervent yet respectful tone, Conchita Alonso goes on to lay out her case against Chavez, citing lack of free speech, disputed elections, international posturing, and escalating violence and poverty, among others, as issues facing Venezuela under and because of Chavez. "My intention isn't to convince you," Conchita Alonso writes, "but to let you know what is truly happening in this beautiful country of noble people, Venezuela. I would encourage you to investigate in depth the 'inside story' and realize for yourself the dark side behind the person you choose to idolize." "

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/movie-talk-sean-penn-un...

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As Sean Penn is knee deep in Haiti's mud and disease, this right wing hack is smearing him with her own brand of mud. What gall claiming that Chavez cheated elections when he is still battling the same corporatist scumbags that hauled him off as a prisoner after Chavez was democratically elected in spite of the same crap going on in the US right now.

I can't understand all the anti-Chavez people even here only looking at the propaganda in the media. Most have never even watched, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised;
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=583239054568980...

All the rightwing DLCers here will love this Cuban native's thoughts.
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