Reporter Banned from Sean Penn Event for 'Die Screaming of Rectal Cancer' Question

A Washington Examiner reporter asked Sean Penn about his hope that critics "die screaming of rectal cancer" at an event honoring the stars's work in Haiti, and got kicked out. One more person for that fantasy rectal cancer list...

Tara Palmeri says a flack at the Washington Hebrew Congregation accused her of "desecrating the place," called the police, and urged Palmeri to "write a formal letter of apology to the Haitian ambassador."

"The quesiton was inappropriate. It's a shame she felt the need to ask it at such a lovely event," said the flack. The image of screaming rectal cancer patients on the verge of death is such a mood killer. [P6]