On Sunday's 60 Minutes, Sean Penn told Charlie Rose that he considers himself an "experiential" journalist - one who doesn't need to hold El Chapo accountable for his cartel's reputation for brutal murders and drug trafficking.
"Mmm, yes you do...that's what journalism is," quipped the host of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show," Larry Wilmore. "That's like showing up for your first day at Taco Bell and saying, 'I don't make tacos.'"
One viewer objected to Penn giving the Mexican drug lord veto power over the story's publication:
Some viewers dished out low blows:
60 Minutes took some of that heat as well:
And there were a few zingers for Charlie Rose:
But some viewers did not fail to forget Penn's portrayal of Jeff Spicoli in the 1982 film, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High":
Amateur or not, the actor managed to find and talk with one of the most wanted men in the world -- and that, one tweet pointed out, is more than can be said for professional journalists and law enforcement on both sides of the border:
60 Minutes' "Fan-tastic" Post of The Week: