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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 94
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2013-07-17 03:44:38 PM
24 votes:

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 04:49:57 PM
14 votes:

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 06:38:08 PM
9 votes:

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 05:14:27 PM
5 votes:
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 06:55:40 PM
4 votes:

master of unlocking: 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.


Especially since the freaking blurb indicates the article is about "just your average, good kid" who went horribly wrong.

"Wah! They should have been more like FOX News and make the guy look as bad as possible! Like THIS!"

images.teamsugar.com

Also, subby: next time, look up "yellow journalism" before you use the phrase; you obviously have no idea what it means.
2013-07-17 06:50:22 PM
4 votes:
Also, I'm gonna buy five copies for my mother
2013-07-17 06:47:31 PM
4 votes:
Oh well.
Rolling Stone is still better journalism than the networks, not that it's a high bar.
2013-07-17 04:55:04 PM
4 votes:

netizencain: How many other RS covers featured mass murders?


was bush ever on the cover?
2013-07-18 02:23:07 AM
3 votes:
Has anyone else read the cover article? It's available on the RS site.I liked it. Shed an eerie light back on us and the well-worn questions we still don't like to ask: how well do we know the people we know? How easily can we snap?The Tsarnaevs did a terrible thing, but dehumanizing them only takes us further away from answers.
2013-07-17 11:15:23 PM
3 votes:
America today is full of pussy idiots.
2013-07-17 07:13:15 PM
3 votes:

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.
2013-07-17 06:57:36 PM
3 votes:
I especially enjoy how you can tell just from the cover that he's totally a victim and had no control over his actions. "failed by his family" and "fell into radical islam". Oh, oops, just fell right in. No control.
2013-07-17 06:57:14 PM
3 votes:
I don't get why people are outraged about this. Especially when the exact same photograph has already been used in other publications.
2013-07-17 06:50:59 PM
3 votes:
You know who else was on a magazine cover?
2013-07-17 06:44:49 PM
3 votes:

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 06:36:06 PM
3 votes:
The conservatards played right into RS's hands on this one.

Bravo!
2013-07-17 05:30:19 PM
3 votes:
nontroversy
2013-07-17 04:36:15 PM
3 votes:

netizencain: How many other RS covers featured mass murders?


I can think of the Charles Manson cover.
2013-07-17 11:09:51 PM
2 votes:
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This is why my generation thinks this generation are a bunch of oversensitive willfully ignorant morons.

Your tragedy is not particularly significant, and doing your best to sweep it under the carpet and not talk about it except in coached approvedspeak only makes it worse.
2013-07-17 10:24:36 PM
2 votes:
ca beach runner:

I view their choice of using a glamorous photo of the murderer instead of the normal looking mug shot on their cover as an insult to those who were maimed and lost family or friends. This choice shows a distinct decision was made to try to cash in on the murderer's notoriety instead of just reporting what may otherwise be an interesting story. Sex sells, fark those poor bastards who were in harm's way is the message the cover image conveys to me, hence I disapprove.

My brother was killed when the rotors of the helicopter he was riding in struck an unmarked power line and the chopper crashed into a mountain. Does this mean Hollywood movies that have scenes of crashing helicopters are sick and an insult to me? Do I get to complain whenever they play the scene in 'The Dark Knight' where the Joker's goons crash a helicopter using steel cables?

No.

Part of the human experience is not carrying around an endlessly updating list of topics that are forbidden from public discourse. Mr. Crazed Bomber is not profiting from the Rolling Stone piece. Rolling Stone is not selling his merchandise. It's a photo on the cover of a magazine, not a giant middle finger to Boston.

We'll. Get. Over. It.
2013-07-17 08:25:29 PM
2 votes:
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Vehicular manslaughter

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Rape and attempted murder

www.mediabistro.com
Serial murder

We'll get over it.
2013-07-17 08:22:53 PM
2 votes:

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 07:37:05 PM
2 votes:
How long until some PBR drinking hipster douchebag has this pic on Che Guevara style t-shirt?
2013-07-17 07:29:45 PM
2 votes:
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 07:16:27 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-07-17 07:05:38 PM
2 votes:

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.


I don't think it's being "sympathetic" to show how a formerly good kid turned into a murdering terrorist.Before this, he wasn't all that different than most kids his age. I mean, that's the source of everyone's outrage: that he looked like a relatively normal kid. But then something changed and he went full jihadi.

People always want to think that terrorists are, and always have been evil, and look like one of those guys from the THIS IS AN OUTRAGE meme, when pretty much anyone, given the proper motivation can turn into a monster. It wouldn't be any different than doing a story about how Tim McVeigh, went from being a patriotic soldier into one of the worst monsters in American history and showing a picture of him from when he was serving
2013-07-17 06:56:08 PM
2 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: I saw the cover. Please explain why I should be outraged


It makes it seem like if you're a badass terrorist with killer bone structure, you'll end up as a rock star on the cover of the Rolling Stone. Seriously that's pretty much what the guy on CNN just said.
2013-07-17 06:55:22 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-07-17 06:53:41 PM
2 votes:

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 06:53:19 PM
2 votes:
I saw the cover. Please explain why I should be outraged
2013-07-17 06:50:00 PM
2 votes:
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 06:47:49 PM
2 votes:
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 06:44:16 PM
2 votes:

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 06:40:33 PM
2 votes:

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 06:39:01 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-07-18 09:55:32 AM
1 votes:
Fantastic Article

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2013-07-18 07:24:56 AM
1 votes:
The reason, as I understand it, people around the hub are upset about the cover is not just the fact that the photo is apparently a flattering one of Tsarnaev strangely reminiscent of something out of the Almost Famous, because as has been correctly pointed out, the same or similar photos of him have appeared on other publication covers.  It's more the fact that it's on Rolling Stone's cover, which is almost always reserved for celebrities, stars of music and movies, etc.  N.B. to you really old farks here, yes, an unflattering sketch of Charles Manson was apparently on the cover 20 years before 90% of Rolling Stones' current readership was born, but I'd hardly say that makes a trend.

It's not the article anyone's upset about, it's that in magazine racks in malls, book stores, pharmacies, supermarkets etc. this guy responsible for turning a day of sport, celebration and comraderie into a day of death and tragedy has a cover shot in a place where we've all been conditioned to see celebrity and stardom.  That may just sting a little bit if you happen to no longer own a pair of legs courtesy of this c*nt.

I'm not upset or outraged over it.  They can do whatever they want, it's their magazine.  But I'm not going to sit here and pretend I'm baffled at the negative response; pretend I can't at least understand why it might upset some people.
2013-07-18 01:55:45 AM
1 votes:

alabasterblack: oldtaku: 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.

Can we round them up and put them somewhere where they won't be a danger to others?


Clamp their wombs shut. It's for the best.
2013-07-18 01:50:08 AM
1 votes:

freetomato: I wonder how many magazine covers Bin Laden was on?


I don't know how many but for me, this was the last farking straw. Totally canceled my subscription.

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Seriously though, I bet over 90% of the poutraged people threatening to boycott have never subscribed to, or even read R.S. in 30 years (or ever,) and don't even know who the fark Matt Taibbi is.
2013-07-18 01:27:08 AM
1 votes:

ontariolightning: The singer from Disturbed says it's rolling stones fault next time a heinous act occurs but is he responsible for his own lyrics?

Bring the violence / It's significant To the lifeIf you've ever known anyone Bring the violenceIt's significant To the lifeCan you feel it?How do you sleep When you live with your liesOut of your mouth Up from your mindThat kind of thinking Starts a chain reactionYou are a timebomb ticking awayYou need to release What you're feeling insideLet out the beast That you're trying to hideStep right up and be a part of the actionGet your game face on Because it's time to playYou're pushing and fighting your wayYou're ripping it up


That being one of the few Disturbed songs I like, I think you're missing the point of the song.

/I bet you think "Stoopid" by Snot and "God Given" by NIN are racist songs
2013-07-18 12:35:53 AM
1 votes:
There are lots of people in this country who need to get a damn hobby.
2013-07-18 12:23:12 AM
1 votes:

jayphat: Brainsick: jayphat: The problem is nobody wanted to emulate Manson, IMO. Bomberboy there will be given rockstar status by being on the cover, and you'll get people who want to copycat that to some extent. Much like with mass shootings. They are tragic, no doubt about that. But if they were regional stories that stayed that way with a little blurb on the nightly news, people would stop trying to do the exact same thing, again to an extent.

Yeah! Because no one was ever tortured, killed, or abused by their fellow humans until the rise of national media.

/getting hats to fit must be a chore, for you

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I thought your point was that national media coverage leads to copycats, which is dumb. Please, enlighten me
2013-07-17 11:17:22 PM
1 votes:

oldtaku: 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.


Can we round them up and put them somewhere where they won't be a danger to others?
2013-07-17 11:15:23 PM
1 votes:
The problem is nobody wanted to emulate Manson, IMO. Bomberboy there will be given rockstar status by being on the cover, and you'll get people who want to copycat that to some extent. Much like with mass shootings. They are tragic, no doubt about that. But if they were regional stories that stayed that way with a little blurb on the nightly news, people would stop trying to do the exact same thing, again to an extent.
2013-07-17 10:54:04 PM
1 votes:

PiffMan420: Bullshiat. They made a terrorist and a murder look like he was posing for the cover of Tiger Beat.


See, this is just childish.

They "made" him look like that, did they? Show a single lick of proof that the photo was locally retouched in any way, shape, or form.

If you're just pissed that the only publicly-available photos of him where he's not beat to shiat look like any other normal kid, then grow the fark up. He looked like any other normal kid, so it's an accurate representation. What do you expect, that nobody noticed anything wrong with him prior to the attacks but he was wandering around with devil horns and a shirt that says "Jihad, baby!"?

Short of retouching him to make him look like the devil, running a photo of him beat to shiat and placing it in plain sight of kids on store shelves, or not having anything related to their cover story on the cover, what, precisely, would've made your raging hate boner go away?
2013-07-17 10:37:36 PM
1 votes:
You want true magazine outrage? Olivia Munn once appeared on the cover on Playboy AND DID NOT GET NAKED. WHAT THE FARK IS THIS BULLSHIAT. (throws chair)
2013-07-17 09:54:12 PM
1 votes:
Is this another thread where we mock Rolling Stone? Has anyone used the term "relevant" yet?  Or made a snarky comment about a print magazine's circulation numbers? 'Cause that makes you cool.
So very, very cool.
2013-07-17 09:17:24 PM
1 votes:

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 09:16:09 PM
1 votes:
reminds me of this guy

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2013-07-17 09:08:47 PM
1 votes:
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 08:52:03 PM
1 votes:

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 08:44:38 PM
1 votes:
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2013-07-17 08:42:11 PM
1 votes:
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 08:39:31 PM
1 votes:
So every other form of media can capitalize on this tragedy  except the Rolling Stone?  Fake outrage is fake.
2013-07-17 08:34:34 PM
1 votes:
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 08:32:53 PM
1 votes:
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 08:31:45 PM
1 votes:
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 08:23:47 PM
1 votes:
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folks kinda lost the point of this movie didn't they?
2013-07-17 08:14:56 PM
1 votes:

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 08:07:26 PM
1 votes:
People are only outraged because the media is telling them to be outraged, but you smart people already knew that.
2013-07-17 07:53:09 PM
1 votes:
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 07:51:46 PM
1 votes:

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 07:42:50 PM
1 votes:

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 07:42:12 PM
1 votes:
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 07:39:55 PM
1 votes:

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 07:24:08 PM
1 votes:

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 07:20:20 PM
1 votes:
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 07:18:32 PM
1 votes:

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: "coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day"

Two idiots who made some homemade bombs and blew shiat up for no real reason whatsoever (except for the rampant stupidity in their own heads) is in no way one of the "most important political and cultural issues of our day".


But two idiots who made some homemade bombs and blew shiat up for possibly politically reasons and held a city hostage to fear and captivated a nation with the spectacle is.

Especially when their is an ongoing FBI investigation into the death (while in questioning) of a "Tsarnaev associate".

But hey. Opinion, man.
2013-07-17 07:13:50 PM
1 votes:

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: "coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day"

Two idiots who made some homemade bombs and blew shiat up for no real reason whatsoever (except for the rampant stupidity in their own heads) is in no way one of the "most important political and cultural issues of our day".

Nice attempt at trolling for attention, Rolling Stone.  Enjoy your ride down to online-only and then oblivion.


For a country that's involved in a war on terror, I'd think a piece examining what leads someone to become a terrorist is clearly one of the most important political issues of the day.
2013-07-17 07:08:46 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-07-17 07:06:10 PM
1 votes:

untaken_name: I especially enjoy how you can tell just from the cover that he's totally a victim and had no control over his actions. "failed by his family" and "fell into radical islam". Oh, oops, just fell right in. No control.


That is why you need to hold on to the handrails at all times.

It is a pathetic cover and the text only makes it worse.

How about "Why did this farkward decide to kill and injure so many people?"

Next up, some politician commenting that the child could have been his son.
2013-07-17 07:05:29 PM
1 votes:

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

was bush ever on the cover?


Looks like it...
assets.rollingstone.com

And they have Obama covered too...
assets.rollingstone.com
2013-07-17 07:05:02 PM
1 votes:
That cover is just as bad as this:

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Damn it Rolling Stones, we all expect better from you!
2013-07-17 07:03:47 PM
1 votes:
You know, not everything in the world has to make you feel good. It's ok to have things out there you don't feel so great about.
2013-07-17 07:02:42 PM
1 votes:

untaken_name: I especially enjoy how you can tell just from the cover that he's totally a victim and had no control over his actions. "failed by his family" and "fell into radical islam". Oh, oops, just fell right in. No control.


God forbid we take a nuanced and objective look at how average people can be turned to radicalism.

I'm sure his first words were a cry for Chechan freedom.
2013-07-17 06:57:06 PM
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No one is more about freedom of the press than I am, but isn't putting the face of an attempted mass-murderer on an influential magazine a bad choice?  There was a decent video for the media that came out a few years back from Britain that pretty much spelled out that after a mass shooting you do not show police cars with sirens on and you do not put the alleged killer's face all over the news and TV screens. Things of that nature. Their reasoning was images like that getting wide attention serve to inspire the next round of psychos.

Whether if that's true or not I have no idea.
2013-07-17 06:53:50 PM
1 votes:
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 06:53:42 PM
1 votes:
Am I the only one who thinks he looks a little like Kit Harrington?
2013-07-17 06:52:10 PM
1 votes:
Walking dead man problems.

Wenner is still a dick.
2013-07-17 06:51:52 PM
1 votes:

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 06:51:32 PM
1 votes:

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 06:51:01 PM
1 votes:
I didn't realize RS's target audience was tumblr fan-girls.
2013-07-17 06:51:00 PM
1 votes:
That Jonas Bomber should have thought about how boyishly attractive he was before bombing the marathon. The nerve of some people.
2013-07-17 06:48:51 PM
1 votes:
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 06:42:27 PM
1 votes:
Magazine huh? There's an industry that's on the rise.
2013-07-17 06:41:48 PM
1 votes:
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 06:39:04 PM
1 votes:
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 06:37:04 PM
1 votes:
Cover of the only RS I ever bought

por-img.cimcontent.net

Hmmm, metallic boobies
2013-07-17 05:41:14 PM
1 votes:
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 05:08:56 PM
1 votes:
Next month:

imageshack.us
2013-07-17 04:56:00 PM
1 votes:

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 04:52:40 PM
1 votes:

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 03:49:47 PM
1 votes:
How many other RS covers featured mass murders?
2013-07-17 03:43:13 PM
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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').
 
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