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(Gawker)   Attention all highly experienced, seasoned employees of RollingStone.com: your new boss is the 22-year-old son of the owner. Have a great day   (gawker.com) divider line 155
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2013-05-20 04:28:19 PM  
i'm sure matt taibbi will be accepting notes from him any day now...
 
2013-05-20 04:37:45 PM  
"Of Mice and Men: Greatest band ever or greatest band of all time?"
 
2013-05-20 04:41:47 PM  
All highly experienced employees are invited to pose nude on the cover.
 
2013-05-20 04:42:46 PM  

whither_apophis: "Of Mice and Men: Greatest band ever or greatest band of all time?"


"Of Monsters..."

/ftfm
 
2013-05-20 04:43:59 PM  
Wow.  Let's see, I let my subscription lapse in 1996 or 1997 when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit, which would have put him in kindergarten at the time.
 
2013-05-20 04:53:52 PM  
Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."
 
2013-05-20 04:56:29 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."


we have hidden codes in our feces? whoa!
 
2013-05-20 05:04:21 PM  

FlashHarry: BarkingUnicorn: Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."

we have hidden codes in our feces? whoa!


You don't have clearance.
 
2013-05-20 05:33:25 PM  
I think it's a good idea. Rock is a young person's game and they can finally scrape the corpse that has been grinding out monthly U2 updates and putting Christina Aguilera on the cover bi-annually for the last decade out its aeron and get to reporting what young people are listening to and what avenues they are using to discover music.
 
2013-05-20 05:38:34 PM  
I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.
 
2013-05-20 05:40:29 PM  

vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.


i do think matt taibbi does great work.
 
2013-05-20 05:46:31 PM  

FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.


Agreed.
 
2013-05-20 05:53:14 PM  
Working in the movie biz I'm used to nepotism. Not that it doesn't exist everywhere else.
 
2013-05-20 06:03:27 PM  
Douchebagocracy: where success is hereditary.
 
2013-05-20 06:04:47 PM  
In 2007, Rolling Stone published an article called "The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt." Hunt essentially confessed to being involved in the JFK assassination. The article was scrubbed from their website completely within a couple months, making the print copy very collectible. I'd love to know the full journalism backstory behind that one.
 
2013-05-20 06:13:28 PM  
Ahhhh, nepotism....Ain't it grand?
 
2013-05-20 06:15:28 PM  
Wenner is a douche.
 
2013-05-20 06:43:46 PM  
Like, totally fer real ?
 
2013-05-20 06:45:38 PM  

FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.


He's the only reason I would ever read anything in RS.
 
2013-05-20 06:46:00 PM  

Triumph: In 2007, Rolling Stone published an article called "The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt." Hunt essentially confessed to being involved in the JFK assassination. The article was scrubbed from their website completely within a couple months, making the print copy very collectible. I'd love to know the full journalism backstory behind that one.


Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.
 
2013-05-20 06:46:35 PM  
He's only in charge of the website.
 
2013-05-20 06:46:36 PM  
Are you really worried it might get worse?
 
2013-05-20 06:47:25 PM  
I heard they're changing the name from "Rolling Stone" to "True Belieber".
 
2013-05-20 06:49:23 PM  
Watch Gus run the company into the ground.
 
2013-05-20 06:50:29 PM  
I don't think it is nepotism.  In the couple of weeks he was working there, he really out-shined the folks that had be there for 10, 20, 30 years.  Son or not, he's got the makings of modern day Randolf Hearst.

/Looks really humble too....so there's that
 
2013-05-20 06:50:36 PM  
How do you know he isn't some wunderkind? With a pedigree like his. maybe he's been writing like Thompson since he was knee-high to Tim Burton.

// probably not, though
 
2013-05-20 06:51:13 PM  
"I'd tap it" --- IRS
 
2013-05-20 06:52:45 PM  
You could put Rolling Stone on a box of shiat and it'd sell well and run a vast range of critical reviews, from "Cutting edge social commentary to" "what the fark this is just a shoebox filled with shiat and the name Rolling Stone stamped on it." If it was me I'd sell it to a group of corporate dickwads, rake in enough cash to be independently wealthy and then buy my kids a dinosaur to ride around and eat peasants like us.
 
2013-05-20 06:52:56 PM  

Nabb1: Wow.  Let's see, I let my subscription lapse in 1996 or 1997 when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit, which would have put him in kindergarten at the time.


By strange coincidence, I started subscribing to Rolling Stone when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit.
 
2013-05-20 06:53:03 PM  

Kazaa: He's only in charge of the website.


hence the headline?
 
2013-05-20 06:53:59 PM  

KhamanV: Triumph: In 2007, Rolling Stone published an article called "The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt." Hunt essentially confessed to being involved in the JFK assassination. The article was scrubbed from their website completely within a couple months, making the print copy very collectible. I'd love to know the full journalism backstory behind that one.

Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.


I'd love to know how Rolling Stone came to sell its story to that bunch.
 
2013-05-20 06:54:55 PM  
The announcement states the kid will be "heading up the overall operations of RollingStone.com."

It's still rage-inducing nepotism, but not as bad as inheriting the entire Rolling Stone media empire.
 
2013-05-20 06:55:34 PM  
Nothing screams out rock and roll as a seasoned 50yo reporter deciding what the hip kids of today are boogieing about.
 
2013-05-20 06:56:10 PM  
meet the new boss
same as the old boss
 
2013-05-20 06:56:30 PM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.netwhitethreads.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-20 06:57:12 PM  
This is just the website, which old media farts like Jann still think of as a dumping ground for relatives who can't be trusted with the core business of print subscription periodicals.

They're all going to shiat briax in a few years when they realize nerdlingers like Pinch Sulzberger, Steve Newhouse, and now Gus Wenner are the only ones keeping their empires on life support.
 
2013-05-20 06:57:37 PM  
I've seen this scenario play out a few times in my career. Working at a mom & pop radio station, the idiot son is suddenly the boss and even though he's never been on the air, sold any ads, produced any spots and has no idea where the tower site is, he turns into a know-it-all tyrant who makes life miserable for everyone. Maybe the kid at Rolling Stone knows his shiat but I doubt it. Matt Taibbi is about the only thing I read RS for. Otherwise they go out of their way to push some obscure shiatty band as the next coming. Oh look! We found this band who can put together a few chords with myopic lyrics and THIS is who you should be listening to!!
 
2013-05-20 06:58:27 PM  

whither_apophis: whither_apophis: "Of Mice and Men: Greatest band ever or greatest band of all time?"

"Of Monsters..."

/ftfm


They get very tiresome, very quickly.
 
2013-05-20 06:59:06 PM  

KhamanV: Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.


Nothing wrong with your conjecture, but It would be nice to know everything that happened in that episode. My memory of it is that the L.A. Times story consisted mostly of pointing out that Hunt's son was a former meth dealer, which is more along the lines of discrediting than debunking.
 
2013-05-20 06:59:39 PM  
Just when Jann Wenner was trying to prove he had a soul by letting Rush into the Jann Wenner Memorial Hall of Musicians Jann Wenner Thinks Are Cool, he goes and reminds me why it's been over ten years since I've read RS.

\I know you *think* it's the RRHOF, but my name for it is much closer to the truth.
 
2013-05-20 07:02:12 PM  
Hey, it worked for Bob Guccione Jr. over at Spin.

(oh, wait)
 
2013-05-20 07:02:45 PM  

vernonFL: FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.

Agreed.


taibbi does the best journalism I know how to get my hands on. always digging into government screw ups and how royally screwed we are by big banks. he's the only reason I subscribe to rs. I couldn't give 2 shiats about 99% of the entertainment interviews, news, and reviews.

/given that is IS an entertainment mag, I almost feel like its like buying a newspaper for the sudoku.
 
2013-05-20 07:04:57 PM  

Nabb1: Wow.  Let's see, I let my subscription lapse in 1996 or 1997 when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit, which would have put him in kindergarten at the time.


I can't find an image of Spears in her schoolgirl outfit on the cover of Rolling Stone, and certainly not from 1996 when she was 14-years old.

/shakes tiny fist
 
2013-05-20 07:05:16 PM  
I think Drew should implement the new 'annotations' thing on Fark.

That way instead of quoting other Farkers into a whole new comment, you can just click those little bubbles and see all the stupid shiat people say to each other here. Like this is Google earth or some shiat. Like this is the movie Mask and I am Rocky putting tacks all over everything so you can see where and what I were talking about at any given time.
 
2013-05-20 07:06:51 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-20 07:07:53 PM  

red5ish: Nabb1: Wow.  Let's see, I let my subscription lapse in 1996 or 1997 when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit, which would have put him in kindergarten at the time.

I can't find an image of Spears in her schoolgirl outfit on the cover of Rolling Stone, and certainly not from 1996 when she was 14-years old.

/shakes tiny fist


Trust me, it's a great pic  which gave me plenty of hardons and once you see it you'll "understand".
 
2013-05-20 07:08:19 PM  

Triumph: KhamanV: Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.

Nothing wrong with your conjecture, but It would be nice to know everything that happened in that episode. My memory of it is that the L.A. Times story consisted mostly of pointing out that Hunt's son was a former meth dealer, which is more along the lines of discrediting than debunking.


It would be interesting to have more footnotes on it, but yeah, Hunt was pretty far gone in dementia and the kids were milking him for stoner money.  Also, Barking, it's not the literal property sold.  The only major google hits for the story anymore are the conspiracy nuts.  Sure, it'd be pretty neat for this to be the time they've got something right.
 
2013-05-20 07:08:39 PM  
He looks stoned in that pix.
 
2013-05-20 07:09:06 PM  

FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.


Ditto BUT I've got to say he used swear-words too freely. Seriously, gutter-talk isn't very endearing when you've otherwise written great articles.
 
2013-05-20 07:10:24 PM  
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