|Several months ago, Jann Wenner, a founder of Rolling Stone magazine, received a call from the actor Sean Penn.
Mr. Penn, Mr. Wenner said in an interview on Sunday, wanted to discuss something important. But he did not want to speak openly over the phone, so the two began to speak elliptically about a potential project.
That vague conversation was the beginning of what eventually became an article, written by Mr. Penn, that rocked both Mexico and the United States when it was published Saturday night. It was an exclusive interview with Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the notorious drug kingpin known as El Chapo, that was conducted while Mr. Guzmán was on the run from the authorities after an audacious escape from a Mexican prison last year.
Read the full article here. (New York Times)
El Chapo Speaks – A secret visit with the most wanted man in the world
The Rolling Stone article started with the following disclaimer:
Disclosure: Some names have had
to be changed, locations not named, and an understanding was brokered with the subject that this piece would be submitted for the subject’s approval before publication. The subject did not ask for any changes.
Read Sean Penn’s article here. (Rolling Stone)
Why many consider Sean Penn’s ‘El Chapo’ meeting an ‘epic insult’ to Mexican journalists
Read the full article here. (Independent)