Friday, February 24, 2012

The Guardian's New Penn Pal

It's sometimes assumed that Guardian readers give a pass to anyone no matter how stupid provided they are sufficiently left wing.

Sean Penn demonstrates this is not the case.

The Guardian is trolling it's readers by publishing this tripe.

They're also being unkind to Sean Penn by giving him a platform to humiliate himself. They know full well that he is not an intelligent man* but have flattered his ego by persuading him he can write- his prose includes sentences like: 
"This is not a cause of leftist flamboyance nor significantly a centuries-old literary dispute. But rather a modern one, that is perhaps unveiled most legitimately through the raconteurism of Patagonian fishermen."
 It is not actually any different from how the tabloids used to exploit Jade Goody.

* Not simply speaking beyond his competence like Bono or George Clooney, but genuinely lacking in even modest intellectual ability. An drug addled, wife beating high school drop out- if he weren't part of Hollywood's aristocracy he would be unemployable.


JuliaM said...

"...but have flattered his ego by persuading him he can write..."

Someone commented on Twitter that it appeared as if someone had run a column through Google Translate. Twice.

Ross said...

None of the languages being English I presume.

James Higham said...

Patagonian fishermen, eh? Cutting edge stuff.

A K Haart said...

He's not one of John Prescott's by any chance?

Ross said...

AKH- Not sure I follow.