Geraldo Defends Sean Penn: He Was ‘Risking a Lot’ for El Chapo Interview


Geraldo Rivera came to Sean Penn‘s defense today after the actor received much online mockery for his interview of drug kingpin El Chapo before he was recaptured.

Penn got ribbed a little for some of his prose (especially his line about “minor traveler’s flatulence”) and on the fact that, well, it’s an A-list actor interviewing a drug lord while he’s on the loose for Rolling Stone.

But Rivera pushed back a bit on Twitter. He tweeted about just Chapo himself and what his arrest means in the long term:

As for Penn himself, Rivera pushed back on a lot of the criticism he’s received:

Mediaite founder Dan Abrams responded thusly:

Giving El Chapo approval power over the report is a subject of much contention today.

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