Sean Penn on "60 Minutes"

Sean Penn's interview with Charlie Rose airs on "60 Minutes" tonight. Here's a recap from Variety.

Penn believes he failed to accomplish his goals, which was to talk about the U.S. government’s was on drugs. “We all want this drug problem to stop. And if you are in the moral right, or on the far left, just as many of your children are doing these drugs, just as many of your brothers and sisters, your mothers and fathers, the teachers at school, are doing these drugs. Just as many,:” he said. “And how much time have they spent in the last week since this article come (SIC) out, talking about that? 1– 1%? I think that’d be generous.”

Even so, Penn said he has no regrets about his actions, and was simply trying to offer readers a look at a hard-to-reach figure in order to illuminate discussion around a heated issue. “I’m really sad about the state of journalism in our country,” he told Rose. “It has been an incredible hypocrisy and an incredible– lesson in just how much they don’t know and how disserved we are.”


Here's a video preview from the 60 Minutes website. (not easy to find right now, CBS seems to be saving early access for those who pay for "all access.") Sorry, CBS, I can wait a few hours to watch and even record it for free. Why would anyone pay to watch a major network that is available nationwide for free? (That's a rhetorical question, please don't answer. The topic for comments is Sean Penn on 60 Minutes and his meeting with El Chapo.

Update: I thought Sean Penn was good. I liked his criticism of journalists who complained he is not a journalist.

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