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(CBS Boston)   Rolling Stone magazine responds to outrage over new cover, says it "falls within the traditions of journalism." They apparently forgot the word "yellow" in there   (boston.cbslocal.com) divider line 282
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2013-07-17 03:43:13 PM  
I don't believe the complaints are about the article (which is what subby's quote was about, I am not even sure RS's response references the cover, other than saying it was a cover storyu), it is mainly the "sexified" cover photo.  Which goes directly to what subby is implying ('yellow journalism').
 
2013-07-17 03:44:38 PM  

dletter: I don't believe the complaints are about the article (which is what subby's quote was about, I am not even sure RS's response references the cover, other than saying it was a cover storyu), it is mainly the "sexified" cover photo.  Which goes directly to what subby is implying ('yellow journalism').


It's a stupid f*cking complaint from people who need to be outraged and terrified all the goddamned time.
 
2013-07-17 03:49:47 PM  
How many other RS covers featured mass murders?
 
2013-07-17 04:36:15 PM  

netizencain: How many other RS covers featured mass murders?


I can think of the Charles Manson cover.
 
2013-07-17 04:49:57 PM  

netizencain: How many other RS covers featured mass murders?


Several.

But they were all before crybaby faux outrage became a professional sport in this country.
 
2013-07-17 04:51:28 PM  
The best part of today has been watching parts of Twitter get furious at the Rolling Stones.
 
2013-07-17 04:52:40 PM  

BunkoSquad: The best part of today has been watching parts of Twitter get furious at the Rolling Stones.


Well, to be fair, he was just a lonesome schoolboy, and he just came into town.
 
2013-07-17 04:55:04 PM  

netizencain: How many other RS covers featured mass murders?


was bush ever on the cover?
 
2013-07-17 04:55:55 PM  

FlashHarry: netizencain: How many other RS covers featured mass murders?

was bush ever on the cover?


Look, I hate Sixteen Stone as much as the next guy, but I'd hardly call them mass murderers.
 
2013-07-17 04:56:00 PM  

Aarontology: It's a stupid f*cking complaint from people who need to be outraged and terrified all the goddamned time.


Heh, you sound quite outraged. It is to lol.
 
2013-07-17 05:08:56 PM  
Next month:

imageshack.us
 
2013-07-17 05:14:27 PM  
Rolling Stone is trolling with their covers in an attempt to stay relevant.

Tina Brown and Newsweek magazine did this with some success shortly before they went out of print.
 
2013-07-17 05:15:29 PM  
#RollingStonesMazgazineStrong
 
2013-07-17 05:25:46 PM  

JerseyTim: FlashHarry: netizencain: How many other RS covers featured mass murders?

was bush ever on the cover?

Look, I hate Sixteen Stone as much as the next guy, but I'd hardly call them mass murderers.


they killed music for an entire generation!
 
2013-07-17 05:30:19 PM  
nontroversy
 
2013-07-17 05:41:14 PM  
I hate to be that guy, and I can't believe I am that guy, but something tells me that if that dude was black no one would care if he was on the cover
 
2013-07-17 06:35:30 PM  
you mentally deficient bro?
 
2013-07-17 06:36:06 PM  
The conservatards played right into RS's hands on this one.

Bravo!
 
2013-07-17 06:37:04 PM  
Cover of the only RS I ever bought

por-img.cimcontent.net

Hmmm, metallic boobies
 
2013-07-17 06:38:08 PM  

dletter: I don't believe the complaints are about the article (which is what subby's quote was about, I am not even sure RS's response references the cover, other than saying it was a cover storyu), it is mainly the "sexified" cover photo.  Which goes directly to what subby is implying ('yellow journalism').


This. This POS does not deserve a farking glamour shot. This stupid cover pic plays into the retarded teenage girls who are insisting he's innocent because "he's cute."

It was the same story with that cocksucker from, was it Norway? Brieshniev or something like that? The guy that shot like 40 people last year. CNN insisted on running a professional glamor photo of him for weeks.
 
2013-07-17 06:39:01 PM  
why would you want to read about terrorism in a music magazine?

I don't understand why RS has a story about this. Just write about Bieber and GaGa and crap like that.
 
2013-07-17 06:39:04 PM  
sigdiamond2000:

But they were all before crybaby faux outrage became a professional sport in this country.

Outrage-of-the-day has really been helped along in the last few years by the explosive popularity of facebook, twitter, and youtube.  It makes spreading the outrage so much easier.
 
2013-07-17 06:40:11 PM  
The bomber is cute and thousands of wimmins get hot seeing his face; your objections are dismissed.
 
2013-07-17 06:40:33 PM  

FlashHarry: JerseyTim: FlashHarry: netizencain: How many other RS covers featured mass murders?

was bush ever on the cover?

Look, I hate Sixteen Stone as much as the next guy, but I'd hardly call them mass murderers.

they killed music for an entire generation!


I think you're confusing them with Nickelback.
 
2013-07-17 06:41:48 PM  
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-controversial-rolling-stone-co v ers-20130717,0,3316081.photogallery

As I said on #7.... get rid of the dudes and put in the redhead and Tara.
 
2013-07-17 06:42:27 PM  
Magazine huh? There's an industry that's on the rise.
 
2013-07-17 06:44:09 PM  

cman: I hate to be that guy, and I can't believe I am that guy, but something tells me that if that dude was black no one would care if he was on the cover


yea. I think that's sort of the point, that evil bastards don't always look like the scary people some people expect. I also think understanding what makes someone do something so heinous is worth looking into.
 
2013-07-17 06:44:16 PM  

Aarontology: dletter: I don't believe the complaints are about the article (which is what subby's quote was about, I am not even sure RS's response references the cover, other than saying it was a cover storyu), it is mainly the "sexified" cover photo.  Which goes directly to what subby is implying ('yellow journalism').

It's a stupid f*cking complaint from people who need to be outraged and terrified all the goddamned time.


Agreed. Somebody I don't like is on the cover of a magazine. Whoopty-farkin-do
 
2013-07-17 06:44:16 PM  
PETERGRIFFITH_OHMYGODWHOTHEHELLCARES.JPG

*sigh*

/pancakes or waffles?
 
2013-07-17 06:44:33 PM  
I wonder how many magazine covers Bin Laden was on?
 
2013-07-17 06:44:49 PM  

dletter: I don't believe the complaints are about the article (which is what subby's quote was about, I am not even sure RS's response references the cover, other than saying it was a cover storyu), it is mainly the "sexified" cover photo.  Which goes directly to what subby is implying ('yellow journalism').


i don't see as sexy but as showing him as what he in many ways is- a baby faced young man. Its the old "face of evil" thing- these guys aren't all a bearded mullah wearing a turban and an AK strapped across the chest.
 
2013-07-17 06:45:06 PM  
I love when people double down on their screw ups.
 
2013-07-17 06:47:31 PM  
Oh well.
Rolling Stone is still better journalism than the networks, not that it's a high bar.
 
2013-07-17 06:47:49 PM  
I was listening to the outrage all day on WEEI in Boston and haven't rtfa, I've given it enough thought to say "Don't Buy The Effn Periodical"

Like the cover or not there's a story to be told and people who wanna be told it.

Victims have their rights of course but victims have been compensated from all ends of the world.
 
2013-07-17 06:48:51 PM  
Here's a simple idea -- if you don't like it don't buy it.  Boom, problem solved.

I don't see anything wrong with the cover, but I suppose I don't have the metric shiat-tonne of sand in my underwear that others seem to have.
 
2013-07-17 06:50:00 PM  
On one hand, I can see things from the point of view of people who are outraged by this. Putting him on the cover only serves to give him attention at the expense of the victims of his crimes. It only serves to fuel the fire of obsession we, as a society, seem to have for terrorists, mass murderers and serial killers.

On the other hand, I realize that I just don't give a fark and that in the grand scheme of things this magazine cover is beyond irrelevant.
 
2013-07-17 06:50:22 PM  
Also, I'm gonna buy five copies for my mother
 
2013-07-17 06:50:59 PM  
You know who else was on a magazine cover?
 
2013-07-17 06:51:00 PM  
That Jonas Bomber should have thought about how boyishly attractive he was before bombing the marathon. The nerve of some people.
 
2013-07-17 06:51:01 PM  
I didn't realize RS's target audience was tumblr fan-girls.
 
2013-07-17 06:51:26 PM  

cman: I hate to be that guy, and I can't believe I am that guy, but something tells me that if that dude was black no one would care if he was on the cover


Or if he looked more like what people expect a Islamic terrorist to look like.

This is the "OMG! He looks like he could be Johnny from next door! How dare they show that!" type of outrage.
 
2013-07-17 06:51:32 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: netizencain: How many other RS covers featured mass murders?

I can think of the Charles Manson cover.


Now can you think of how many people Manson actually murdered?
 
2013-07-17 06:51:52 PM  

dletter: other than saying it was a cover storyu), it is mainly the "sexified" cover photo.


This is 'sexified'?

abcnews.go.com
 
2013-07-17 06:51:58 PM  
I can't believe they let the Boston Bomber come in and get professional wardrobe, hair, and make-up.
 
2013-07-17 06:52:10 PM  
Walking dead man problems.

Wenner is still a dick.
 
2013-07-17 06:53:19 PM  
I saw the cover. Please explain why I should be outraged
 
2013-07-17 06:53:41 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: cannotsuggestaname: netizencain: How many other RS covers featured mass murders?

I can think of the Charles Manson cover.

Now can you think of how many people Manson actually murdered?


You actually are going to go with this dumbass argument? But coming from you, what else should we expect.
 
2013-07-17 06:53:42 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks he looks a little like Kit Harrington?
 
2013-07-17 06:53:50 PM  
That Tsarnaev fellow should get an agent, he's got solid eyebrows and probably has a huge chunk of penis. With a little push from a talented svengali I could totally see him being Beiber's next girlfriend.
 
2013-07-17 06:55:22 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: This is 'sexified'?


At the very least it's a sympathetic cover.

I'm not particularly outraged by putting him on the cover, but it's hard to argue against the idea that the presentation makes him look cool young dude. If you didn't know any better, you'd think it was a profile of some new musician.
 
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