So El Chapo, the world’s most infamous drug kingpin, gets arrested again after escaping from prison again, and turns out that Sean Penn had an exclusive interview with him. Plus, turns out that the logistics of this interview provided clues to the Mexican authorities that led to his capture.
Wow, what a fascinating story! Billionaire drug dealer on the lam! Rolling Stone interview! How could this story be any better?
Oh, wait. Sean Penn is involved. And if you read the article – well, you’re a better person than I am. I found it to be the most unreadable piece of shit that I’ve ever seen in a major “news” publication. The title shouldn’t be “El Chapo Speaks,” it should be “Sean Penn Drones on for 40 Percent of the Article about His Travel Plans, and There Are a Few Quotes from El Chapo Somewhere Toward the Middle or End.”
I’m not sure if Sean Penn broke any laws by going to meet with this outlaw, but he sure as hell raped the profession of journalism with this awfully written, self indulgent, utterly uninformative, worthless bit of typing that could have been interesting. So, Sean Penn, thanks for fucking it all up.
And to the editors at Rolling Stone: are you totally incompetent? Couldn’t you edit out the feces from this exercise in ego masturbation, and leave the informative parts? (That would probably be about 1,200 words – but that’s just my guess because I couldn’t make it through the article – I’d rather read 7th grade book reports written in text speak on the Red Badge of Courage.) Shame on you, Rolling Stone, for neutering your editors from applying any kind of improvement to this shoddy mess of word vomit.