Sean Penn interviews El Chapo for publication that botched a rape story
Sean Penn interviewed fugitive Mexican drug lord, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as “El Chapo.” The interview was printed in Rolling Stone magazine, the same publication that botched a viral college rape story with tremendously poor journalism.
The Rolling Stone story provides details of his escape from Mexican prison in July 2015.
Penn explained his interest in the outlaw, saying in the article, “I take no pride in keeping secrets that may be perceived as protecting criminals, nor do I have any gloating arrogance at posing for selfies with unknowing security men. But I’m in my rhythm. Everything I say to everyone must be true. ”
“I took some comfort in a unique aspect of El Chapo’s reputation among the heads of drug cartels in Mexico: that, unlike many of his counterparts who engage in gratuitous kidnapping and murder, El Chapo is a businessman first, and only resorts to violence when he deems it advantageous to himself or his business interests,” he continues.
Why Sean Penn? He has 58 actor credits on IMDB that are mostly unbearable. Why is he permitted in the same room as El Chapo? Why not permit a more accomplished journalist conduct the interview? What conversation occurred that made this interview happen?
We have learned that El Chapo had full control over the final edit of the interview so that his story was told correctly (or not, we don’t know for sure), but perhaps Rolling Stone was first, or only, to provide that editorial power. Contrarily, El Chapo’s story would be so intriguing for most readers that most publication would publish accordingly, although some may paint El Chapo as a monster, whereas Rolling Stone may portray him as a celebrity.
It’s stated that Sean Penn is under investigation and was watched during the interview.
Were him and El Chapo friends?
Should Sean Penn be on a DEA or FBI criminal watch list?