Sean Penn’s interview with the Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo has created outrage all over the world. Many Fox 11 viewers have said it’s an ethical issue at best, and a legal issue at worst.
Cal State University Long Beach journalism professor John Shrader says he was not outraged at all. “As a journalist and as a journalism educator, anytime we can talk about the process how we do stories it’s important,” Shrader told Bob DeCastro and Lauren Sivan on Studio 11 LA. Shrader said getting the story was important but he disapproved of Rolling Stone magazine giving El Chapo final approval of the story.
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