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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 08:07:26 PM
People are only outraged because the media is telling them to be outraged, but you smart people already knew that.
 
2013-07-17 08:08:20 PM
First thing I thought of:

www.pinkfloydz.com
 
2013-07-17 08:10:50 PM

cowgirl toffee: Nothing new.

[img5.imageshack.us image 419x499]


And, in a like vein, the man hadn't convicted of anything, merely accused.

/still hasn't, iirc
 
2013-07-17 08:13:21 PM

Owangotang: 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.


You've invested way too much emotion in that. I don't have the slightest idea of what you two are going on about and, frankly Scarlet, I don't give a damn.

I rather enjoyed the comment. It was unexpected.
 
2013-07-17 08:14:23 PM

NorthVentricle: First thing I thought of:


Wow, Michael Jackson looks angry.
 
2013-07-17 08:14:56 PM

Tommy Moo: This. This POS does not deserve a farking glamour shot.


I agree in principle. The other side of this is that exposes our bias toward 'attractive' people.

However his face is rendered, I am still full of the deepest contempt for him.
 
2013-07-17 08:16:07 PM
Huh.

Rolling Stone is still a magazine. That's nice for their reader.
 
2013-07-17 08:17:31 PM

NorthVentricle: First thing I thought of:

[www.pinkfloydz.com image 300x450]


At least Syd could have pleaded insanity.....
 
2013-07-17 08:18:44 PM

Bontesla: Owangotang: 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.

You've invested way too much emotion in that. I don't have the slightest idea of what you two are going on about and, frankly Scarlet, I don't give a damn.

I rather enjoyed the comment. It was unexpected.


We are in agreement, you definitely do not have the slightest idea about what is going on.
 
2013-07-17 08:20:28 PM

Bontesla: ArcadianRefugee: shoegaze99: At the very least it's a sympathetic cover.

As noted, the blurb on the cover seems to indicate the article is sympathetic. Be kinda silly to say "he really was a good kid before..." and then only portray him as a monster.

Well, was he considered a good kid prior to the Boston Marathon bombings? If so, I'm still not sure why there's outrage.


Because outrage is fashionable, profitable, and isn't fattening.
 
2013-07-17 08:22:53 PM

JonnyG: People are only outraged because the media is telling them to be outraged, but you smart people already knew that.


Or, now follow me here... maybe people are getting fed up with fictitious writing done in the classic douchebag "blame society" style while it is posing as journalism.
 
2013-07-17 08:23:23 PM

ArcadianRefugee: cowgirl toffee: Nothing new.

[img5.imageshack.us image 419x499]

And, in a like vein, the man hadn't convicted of anything, merely accused.

/still hasn't, iirc


Yep... just like the new cover.
 
2013-07-17 08:23:47 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
folks kinda lost the point of this movie didn't they?
 
2013-07-17 08:24:13 PM
I was always taught to judge a book by its cover. It's the American Way.
 
2013-07-17 08:24:35 PM
People are still giving a crap about print media?
 
2013-07-17 08:25:29 PM
assets.rollingstone.com
Vehicular manslaughter

assets.rollingstone.com
Rape and attempted murder

www.mediabistro.com
Serial murder

We'll get over it.
 
2013-07-17 08:26:13 PM

sigdiamond2000: 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.


Ya get that with liberals!
 
2013-07-17 08:26:23 PM
Here's how I imagine it going down at Fox News:

Producer 1: Guys, guys, guys.  What if instead of caring about this non-issue we just ignored it and focused on real issues?
Producer 2: What?  You mean pass up a perfectly good opportunity to be outraged?
Both producers in unison: Bwahahahaha!
 
2013-07-17 08:27:41 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-17 08:29:03 PM
Meh.  Those of you pissed about the cover should actually be happy.

The kid - despite his newfound infamy and the legions of babes wanting him to 'blow up their bellies with babies' (true twitter) will never breathe free air again until the day the authorities inject him and watch him twitch and die... or twitter and die.  lol

So smile and don't be so butthurt.  He'll never get to actually enjoy any of this 'fame.'
 
2013-07-17 08:29:35 PM

Darth Macho: [assets.rollingstone.com image 413x500]
Vehicular manslaughter

[assets.rollingstone.com image 413x500]
Rape and attempted murder

[www.mediabistro.com image 358x482]
Serial murder

We'll get over it.


No, cuz my conservative overlords are demanding that I am upset about this!  Because Terrorism!  Let's ignore how much my favorite network of choice did it's own brand of sensationalism about that tradegy.
 
2013-07-17 08:31:41 PM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: You know who else was on a magazine cover?


i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-17 08:31:45 PM
What is it about people that they get freaked out every time something is labeled terrorism? Good god, Americans need to get a grip.
 
2013-07-17 08:32:53 PM
THX 1138: These are the This is in the same people 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.

FTFY
 
2013-07-17 08:34:34 PM
Why not use his mug shot as the cover photo? That would still fit the good kid gone bad narrative. But obviously not sensational enough. Giving a murderer the Jim Morrison treatment is farked up.
 
2013-07-17 08:36:32 PM

ca beach runner: Why not use his mug shot as the cover photo? That would still fit the good kid gone bad narrative. But obviously not sensational enough. Giving a murderer the Jim Morrison treatment is farked up.


IDK, haven't read the article but the gist seems to be "look at this normal seeming kid, WTF happened?".
 
2013-07-17 08:36:39 PM

ca beach runner: Why not use his mug shot as the cover photo? That would still fit the good kid gone bad narrative. But obviously not sensational enough. Giving a murderer the Jim Morrison treatment is farked up.


Because he had a bullet hole in his face or neck and I'm sure his head was pumpkined.

Have they even released his mugshot?
 
2013-07-17 08:39:31 PM
So every other form of media can capitalize on this tragedy  except the Rolling Stone?  Fake outrage is fake.
 
2013-07-17 08:39:43 PM

ongbok: ca beach runner: Why not use his mug shot as the cover photo? That would still fit the good kid gone bad narrative. But obviously not sensational enough. Giving a murderer the Jim Morrison treatment is farked up.

Because he had a bullet hole in his face or neck and I'm sure his head was pumpkined.

Have they even released his mugshot?


Yes, I did GIS of it, looks very normal. Not sexy enough though.
 
2013-07-17 08:40:17 PM
ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2013-07-17 08:40:31 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: objective


HAhhAhhaHAhhAHahahaHahahAH. You're funny.
 
2013-07-17 08:42:11 PM
Its not Rolling Stone's fault that he's good looking... Should they have attempted to find a less flattering picture, since he's the bad guy?
 
2013-07-17 08:44:38 PM
www.unrealfacts.com
 
2013-07-17 08:46:05 PM

jso2897: Bontesla: ArcadianRefugee: shoegaze99: At the very least it's a sympathetic cover.

As noted, the blurb on the cover seems to indicate the article is sympathetic. Be kinda silly to say "he really was a good kid before..." and then only portray him as a monster.

Well, was he considered a good kid prior to the Boston Marathon bombings? If so, I'm still not sure why there's outrage.

Because outrage is fashionable, profitable, and isn't fattening.


If I only understood derp enough to cash in on manufactured outrage - I'd have a fabulous indoor swimming pool.
 
2013-07-17 08:46:30 PM

Cerebral Knievel: folks kinda lost the point of this movie didn't they?


...spittin and frothin at the mouth...
 
2013-07-17 08:47:37 PM

shoegaze99: 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.


What did you expect them to do, draw a pointy goatee and some menacing Satan eyebrows on him?
 
2013-07-17 08:51:46 PM

Bontesla: jso2897: Bontesla: ArcadianRefugee: shoegaze99: At the very least it's a sympathetic cover.

As noted, the blurb on the cover seems to indicate the article is sympathetic. Be kinda silly to say "he really was a good kid before..." and then only portray him as a monster.

Well, was he considered a good kid prior to the Boston Marathon bombings? If so, I'm still not sure why there's outrage.

Because outrage is fashionable, profitable, and isn't fattening.

If I only understood derp enough to cash in on manufactured outrage - I'd have a fabulous indoor swimming pool.


Talk to Drew, he's got it down to a science.
 
2013-07-17 08:52:03 PM

sharpie_69: 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.


Probably not, but if you ever get body parts blown off while you were minding your own business at some nondescript sporting event, because someone thinks they'll make the cover of Rolling Stone (or insert irrelevant media outlet here) in a glamor shot, you may change your mind...
 
2013-07-17 08:56:13 PM

ca beach runner: Why not use his mug shot as the cover photo? That would still fit the good kid gone bad narrative. But obviously not sensational enough. Giving a murderer the Jim Morrison treatment is farked up.


Why?

It's an image. Not an argument for terrorism, not a screed justifying anti-Americanism or murder. An image is a visual depiction that engages the viewer on emotional levels. Any intellectual point that comes out of an image is entirely the creation of the viewer's brain.

upload.wikimedia.org

Stripped of context, there are many ways to interpret an image. If you immediately jump to charging blasphemy you might want to take a deeper look at your own subconscious instead of attacking external stimuli.

I'm not afraid of falling for a mass murderer because of a pretty photo.
 
2013-07-17 08:58:38 PM
Don't get why people are upset about this. It's not like they are glorifying what he did!

I for one am actually interested in how a relatively normal person turns into a farking Allah Akbar nutjob. Maybe there is some truth there about people or about society - maybe there is nothing. But I'm curious!

I would have thought most people would be curious about this...
 
2013-07-17 09:00:17 PM
Fake outrage.....
 
2013-07-17 09:07:39 PM

TwistedFark: Don't get why people are upset about this. It's not like they are glorifying what he did!

I for one am actually interested in how a relatively normal person turns into a farking Allah Akbar nutjob. Maybe there is some truth there about people or about society - maybe there is nothing. But I'm curious!

I would have thought most people would be curious about this...


The outrage is because the picture they used of him makes him look like any other normal white suburban late teens early 20's male. They didn't use a picture of him dressed in terrorist garb looking sinister.

More than likely the only pictures of him, besides the ones of him all bloody and being taken away, are probably all of him looking like a typical white suburban teen.
 
2013-07-17 09:08:47 PM
Should put on a photo of him crying like a biatch after the cops shot him up and he surrendered. Not afraid to kill the innocent, but too chickenshiat to die himself.
 
2013-07-17 09:09:35 PM
bostonherald.com
 
2013-07-17 09:10:26 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-17 09:12:03 PM
www.poynter.org
 
2013-07-17 09:12:48 PM
Maybe Rolling Stone could have been more reasonable and photoshopped him holding an ak47 in the air, while wearing a suicide vest, reading the Koran and wearing one of those long beards.

/I think that was what the people complaining wanted.
 
2013-07-17 09:16:09 PM
reminds me of this guy

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-17 09:17:24 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.


Bullshiat. They made a terrorist and a murder look like he was posing for the cover of Tiger Beat.
 
2013-07-17 09:17:34 PM

Enemabag Jones: Maybe Rolling Stone could have been more reasonable and photoshopped him holding an ak47 in the air, while wearing a suicide vest, reading the Koran and wearing one of those long beards.

/I think that was what the people complaining wanted.


Yep. They defiantly didn't want a picture of somebody that looked like he could be the kid down the street, which he did look like.
 
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