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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 07:19:32 PM  
The best part of this for me is all the outraged Dzhokhar Truthers on twitter, who are young women who think he's too dreamy to be guilty.
 
2013-07-17 07:19:37 PM  
 
2013-07-17 07:19:55 PM  

mouschi: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: kevinfra: I don't get the outrage either.  He's not the first bad guy on the cover of a magazine, and won't be the last.

I did find it interesting that Fox News was bloviating in horror that a national publication would use this picture to help tell their story.  Of course to tell their story, Fox News used the same image.

Somehow it's terrible for the Rolling Stone to use the picture, but fair and balanced when Fox does.

People are just upset that an image on a magazine is forcing their reactionary and rigid brains to humanize a human being who is also a terrorist. They can't hold two separate and seemingly (but ultimately not) contradictory thoughts at the same time because it makes them uncomfortable. It's easier if the guy is just a bloodthirsty sociopath, and blows apart their internal philosophy of us good, them bad.

OOOOR  they think making celebrities out of people who do this help in pushing the next psycho who wants his day to do it, but your "people are sooooo stupid" typed with long fancy words works too.


Is your problem that he's a photogenic terrorist? Nobody seemed to think magazines were celebrating Bin Laden when his bearded mug was everywhere.
 
2013-07-17 07:20:20 PM  
Publications should only be allowed to run photos of accused criminals after drawing little mustaches and missing teeth on them with black markers. Also they should have devil horns and digital flames added in for television appearances.
 
2013-07-17 07:20:53 PM  
Here, let's try an image that accurately reflects the importance of this cover to current political events.
 
2013-07-17 07:21:37 PM  
Wups, let's try that again.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-17 07:23:21 PM  
I hear he's gonna buy five copies for his mother.
 
2013-07-17 07:24:08 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.


Trayvon Martin anyone?
 
2013-07-17 07:24:10 PM  
That reminds me I need to renew my subscription to Playboy too.

/Sarcasm
 
2013-07-17 07:25:12 PM  
i'd hit it


/with my fist
//perverts
 
2013-07-17 07:25:23 PM  
And now you're all talking about Rolling Stone which is something you haven't done for 20 years.

Marks.
 
2013-07-17 07:29:45 PM  
It's too sympathetic for my liking. The blurb on the cover coupled with that photo makes it seem like RS is pushing the narrative that its' everyone else's fault, not his.

fark that. He was not 9. He chose to become a monster.

Rolling Stone used to be one of my favorite reads while on the commode, but now I would not even use it to wipe my ass.
 
2013-07-17 07:30:25 PM  

Cagey B: Publications should only be allowed to run photos of accused criminals after drawing little mustaches and missing teeth on them with black markers. Also they should have devil horns and digital flames added in for television appearances.


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2013-07-17 07:30:51 PM  

Rapmaster2000: And now you're all talking about Rolling Stone which is something you haven't done for 20 years.

Marks.


Mission Accomplished by them. Grade A journo-trolling.
 
2013-07-17 07:31:28 PM  
www.nacion.com2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-17 07:33:30 PM  
They want to lure new, young readers who supposedly find him a sexy outlaw.

And this is again why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-07-17 07:35:39 PM  

Owangotang: It's too sympathetic for my liking. The blurb on the cover coupled with that photo makes it seem like RS is pushing the narrative that its' everyone else's fault, not his.

fark that. He was not 9. He chose to become a monster.

Rolling Stone used to be one of my favorite reads while on the commode, but now I would not even use it to wipe my ass.


You know he's a suspect, right? Not yet convicted? Should we portray all suspects as monsters, just because it makes you feel better?
 
2013-07-17 07:36:04 PM  
Trolling Stone
 
2013-07-17 07:37:05 PM  
How long until some PBR drinking hipster douchebag has this pic on Che Guevara style t-shirt?
 
2013-07-17 07:37:11 PM  
I suspect Jann Wenner has a crush on that terrorist f*ck.
 
2013-07-17 07:39:10 PM  

mouschi: Alphakronik: The conservatards played right into RS's hands on this one.

Bravo!

You have nothing better to do than make this a "conservative v liberal" thing or what?  I fail to see how this is a issue to do with either side. Care to enlighten us on how you know every outraged person is a conservative or are you just too dumb that your brain literally can't handle the fact that this has nothing to do with one side being outraged. I presume you say stuff like this just so you can sit there stroking your own cock while looking in a mirror thinking about how superior you are to everyone else.


You should read the comments in that article
 
2013-07-17 07:39:24 PM  

Owangotang: It's too sympathetic for my liking. The blurb on the cover coupled with that photo makes it seem like RS is pushing the narrative that its' everyone else's fault, not his.

fark that. He was not 9. He chose to become a monster.

Rolling Stone used to be one of my favorite reads while on the commode, but now I would not even use it to wipe my ass.


Haha!  Some fan.  FAVORITE READ, huh?  And you'll throw it away for this!?

What a delicate, precious little flower you are.  Can I call you Daisy?

/"Lawds, sir, let me gather up my petticoats and leave, for you have offended my delicate sensibilities "
 
2013-07-17 07:39:42 PM  
I am sure Willie Nelson's bus is a much better place to hang out than a land bound boat with snipers circling overhead in choppers.

We may not know why he did it, but he was doin' it wrong.
 
2013-07-17 07:39:55 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


None of us are surprised that you are a racist.

Really.

/Pity the poor, poor oppressed white man.
 
2013-07-17 07:40:13 PM  
Nothing new.

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2013-07-17 07:41:31 PM  
Same pic the NYT had on its front page, FYI
 
2013-07-17 07:42:12 PM  
I really think this comes down to the fact that people are really uncomfortable with how Tsarnaev is an attractive guy. You put Zimmerman in the same pose, with the same clothes, the same lighting, etc., and no one would claim it was "glorifying" him.  I mean, it says "The Bomber" right on him--that's not an honorrific. The kid looks like he could have been a member of The Strokes or something--and that really bothers people.

Which is why it's now a really interesting cover.
 
2013-07-17 07:42:20 PM  
Time magazine put Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot on its covers. Oh and CVS, which banned Rolling Stone's "offensive" cover, is charging 450 percent above retail prices for prescription drugs. How's that working for you, America?
 
2013-07-17 07:42:50 PM  

mikebdoss: Owangotang: It's too sympathetic for my liking. The blurb on the cover coupled with that photo makes it seem like RS is pushing the narrative that its' everyone else's fault, not his.

fark that. He was not 9. He chose to become a monster.

Rolling Stone used to be one of my favorite reads while on the commode, but now I would not even use it to wipe my ass.

You know he's a suspect, right? Not yet convicted? Should we portray all suspects as monsters, just because it makes you feel better?


The term monster shouldn't even be up for debate since its' on the cover. We know what he is, there is no disagreement there.

So what is your real issue with my opinion? What would make me feel better is not relevant since I never called for a boycott of RS, silly me I just choose personally to object to glorifying suspected terrorists.
 
2013-07-17 07:46:05 PM  
They got what they wanted, we are talking about them.  RS is run by a bunch of old farts that don't think anything good was made after the 70s.  Tomorrow they can go back to being irrelevant.
 
2013-07-17 07:46:07 PM  
This will fly better in uppity hip places than it will in Boston or flyover country. Just sayin.
 
2013-07-17 07:47:11 PM  

mikebdoss: Owangotang: It's too sympathetic for my liking. The blurb on the cover coupled with that photo makes it seem like RS is pushing the narrative that its' everyone else's fault, not his.

fark that. He was not 9. He chose to become a monster.

Rolling Stone used to be one of my favorite reads while on the commode, but now I would not even use it to wipe my ass.

You know he's a suspect, right? Not yet convicted? Should we portray all suspects as monsters, just because it makes you feel better?


That's the court's burden, not ours.  We don't have to pretend we don't know anything when we actually do.
 
2013-07-17 07:49:41 PM  

Brick-House: Don't buy the fookin mag.

Problem Solved


Well totally acurate but:

rambly-ramblings.2308065.n4.nabble.com
 
2013-07-17 07:49:42 PM  
I just read that Walgreen's has said they are not going to carry this issue of Rolling Stone.

But, you can just go across the street and get it at CVS.
 
2013-07-17 07:50:49 PM  

dletter: I just read that Walgreen's has said they are not going to carry this issue of Rolling Stone.

But, you can just go across the street and get it at CVS.


And now my joke bombs, just read that CVS is dropping it as well.
 
2013-07-17 07:50:54 PM  

Fentanyl Bomb: I am sure Willie Nelson's bus is a much better place to hang out than a land bound boat with snipers circling overhead in choppers.

We may not know why he did it, but he was doin' it wrong.


On Willie's bus your only problem is getting a chuff, he's a fargin bogart.
 
2013-07-17 07:51:46 PM  

jakomo002: Owangotang: It's too sympathetic for my liking. The blurb on the cover coupled with that photo makes it seem like RS is pushing the narrative that its' everyone else's fault, not his.

fark that. He was not 9. He chose to become a monster.

Rolling Stone used to be one of my favorite reads while on the commode, but now I would not even use it to wipe my ass.

Haha!  Some fan.  FAVORITE READ, huh?  And you'll throw it away for this!?

What a delicate, precious little flower you are.  Can I call you Daisy?

/"Lawds, sir, let me gather up my petticoats and leave, for you have offended my delicate sensibilities "


I suppose I could choose not to exercise discrimination of taste but why? The cover does not claim to have any new facts exonerating this asshole, why should I be ok with an obvious attempt to make him a sympathetic figure? Should I stick around for next issue's cover story featuring Jerry Sandusky: misunderstood lover of kids?
 
2013-07-17 07:52:27 PM  

BravadoGT: mikebdoss: Owangotang: It's too sympathetic for my liking. The blurb on the cover coupled with that photo makes it seem like RS is pushing the narrative that its' everyone else's fault, not his.

fark that. He was not 9. He chose to become a monster.

Rolling Stone used to be one of my favorite reads while on the commode, but now I would not even use it to wipe my ass.

You know he's a suspect, right? Not yet convicted? Should we portray all suspects as monsters, just because it makes you feel better?

That's the court's burden, not ours.  We don't have to pretend we don't know anything when we actually do.


A public hanging in Fenways center field is all I want. I'd pay money to pull the lever.
 
2013-07-17 07:53:09 PM  
The problem I have is that his family didn't fail him. There was one uncle who spoke out against the little jackass. Hell, his brother was his wingman.
 
2013-07-17 07:53:19 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').


If they locally retouched it to "sexify" it, then yes. If it is straight out of the camera (or at least, a scan of a family photo or whatever) with no more than global adjustments then this is people biatching just for the sake of it.

I'm guessing it's the latter.
 
2013-07-17 07:54:27 PM  
This kid's still a thing?

Very timely, RS.
 
2013-07-17 07:55:05 PM  

mikaloyd: This will fly better in uppity hip places than it will in Boston or flyover country. Just sayin.


I'm sure there is a need for bird cage liners even in fly over states.
 
2013-07-17 07:55:26 PM  
He'll look better with a full lethal dose in him. Run that pic, RS. I'd buy that edition.
 
2013-07-17 07:56:01 PM  
Anyone outraged over DHS, NSA, TSA, Patriot Act?
Nah.
No one cares about Dick Farking Cheney making enough money to Johnstown Flood Scrooge McDuck's vault into panning gold downstream off of 2 illegal wars, then whacking off to the dead returning.
A virtual Death Star was built on 9/11 and no one gets rich but lawyers and politicians.
Time put Bin Laden on the cover.
Sold copies.
It's what print media does to survive.
Yellow? Nah.
The only yellow I see is the stripes on the backs of people flying commercial airlines.
Voting for more war machines.
And counting the days since they had Liberty.
 
2013-07-17 07:56:14 PM  
This is in the same league as being outraged over the Batman movie having Bane in it because Bane was a villain and people might associate his evil ways with Bain Capital during the election.
 
2013-07-17 07:58:36 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: The problem I have is that his family didn't fail him. There was one uncle who spoke out against the little jackass. Hell, his brother was his wingman.


I do have to say, there are a lot of people (my wife included) who, while horrified by the fact that he did this, felt like he was probably heavily influenced by his older brother to go down this path.   Reading some of the article online, I'm inclined to agree.   While he is ultimately responsible for his own actions, I do wonder if he personally would have done it without his brothers influence.
 
2013-07-17 07:59:17 PM  

jakomo002: Owangotang: It's too sympathetic for my liking. The blurb on the cover coupled with that photo makes it seem like RS is pushing the narrative that its' everyone else's fault, not his.

fark that. He was not 9. He chose to become a monster.

Rolling Stone used to be one of my favorite reads while on the commode, but now I would not even use it to wipe my ass.

Haha!  Some fan.  FAVORITE READ, huh?  And you'll throw it away for this!?

What a delicate, precious little flower you are.  Can I call you Daisy?

/"Lawds, sir, let me gather up my petticoats and leave, for you have offended my delicate sensibilities "


That was pretty spectacular.
 
2013-07-17 08:00:10 PM  

THX 1138: This is in the same league as being outraged over the Batman movie having Bane in it because Bane was a villain and people might associate his evil ways with Bain Capital during the election.


That is the dumbest thing I have seen today, congratulations!

Not everything is partisan.
 
2013-07-17 08:06:14 PM  

Bontesla: jakomo002: Owangotang: It's too sympathetic for my liking. The blurb on the cover coupled with that photo makes it seem like RS is pushing the narrative that its' everyone else's fault, not his.

fark that. He was not 9. He chose to become a monster.

Rolling Stone used to be one of my favorite reads while on the commode, but now I would not even use it to wipe my ass.

Haha!  Some fan.  FAVORITE READ, huh?  And you'll throw it away for this!?

What a delicate, precious little flower you are.  Can I call you Daisy?

/"Lawds, sir, let me gather up my petticoats and leave, for you have offended my delicate sensibilities "

That was pretty spectacular.


Yes because objecting to softening the narrative concerning a terrorist qualifies me as a fragile dandy of a man. Perhaps later I can have a case of the vapors after I mow the lawn. Maybe I can sit crosslegged on the couch and daintly dab a handkerchief at my brow after I hang some drywall.
 
2013-07-17 08:06:43 PM  
Meanwhile, in Brazil, Rolling Stone continues its traditional of 'yellow' journalism.

i44.tinypic.com
 
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