I understand why stars like Penn and Charlie Sheen are allowed to make idiotic, seditious remarks about their country: They live in a country that allows them to, and they are celebrities, whom most people would watch playing Jenga.
But why would Morgan, drowning in unpopularity, not challenge the smug, nonsensical actor? Is it because of Penn’s hard work in Haiti? Or is it because Penn, in a CBS interview taping last year, said he hoped critics of his activism would “die screaming of rectal cancer”?
Morgan is never afraid to attack conservatives such as Ann Coulter or Christine O’Donnell with genuinely alluring sangfroid – but place a gigantic, quivering Michael Moore in front of him, and he rears back, as if this meretricious malcontent is a made man, and as such, untouchable.