DigitalSorceress: I don't question the article - but to give him a front page shot on Rolling Stone looking like a rock star? I can see why some folks are a bit bothered by it.
J.Shelby: The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone's long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens. -THE EDITORS
garkola: Rolling Stone: trying to stay relevant in 2013.
Brew78: I don't really have the capacity to be outraged over something like a Rolling Stone cover, but I certainly do disagree with their choice and agree with the argument that its a mistake to continue publicizing and showing pictures of those that do wrong.....
somedude210: especially for a story about his life before the bombing. It's a "look at this kid. he doesn't look like what you thought terrorists look like" thing
Lexx: Perfect example of the poutrage culture.
Incorrigible Astronaut: J.Shelby: The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone's long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens. -THE EDITORSWhen was the last time they did a study of their readers? 1978?
Owangotang: Failed by his family? Fell into radical Islam? No thanks, I will pass. Excusing away any choice made to embrace ridiculous ancient myths and let them twist you into a bellicose monster is something I can do without.You should to, but to each his own.
MyRandomName: Not a very interesting article.
Mikey1969: DigitalSorceress: I don't question the article - but to give him a front page shot on Rolling Stone looking like a rock star? I can see why some folks are a bit bothered by it.Why? Does he need horns and a pitchfork? Jesus, part of understanding things like this is coming to grips with the fact that these people look like the kid next door. I can 100% understand why they chose that picture. It's supposed to create the "What went wrong?" though in your head, since something obviously did. He didn't pop out of the womb wanting to blow up people at a marathon.
BAMFinator: I like the use of the word alleged. I get they whole innocent until proven guilty, but is there much doubt here?
trappedspirit: BunkoSquad: Who has time to read? We judge things by their covers in this societyWas this the headline you submitted it with?
abfalter: Terrorism feeds on media exposure. It's SOLE PURPOSE is to get it's message across by creating media exposiure.
Incorrigible Astronaut: When was the last time they did a study of their readers? 1978?
IdBeCrazyIf: It was actually a pretty decent article, it's a shame it will get overlooked because people shiat themselves collectively over dumb crap
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MyRandomName: Not a very interesting article. Typical blame everyone but the individual liberal philosophy. The question is, if nobody is responsible for their own actions, how do you blame it on other people who apparently are not responsible for their actions.
Bontesla: Why shouldn't they show us the banality of evil?
Inchoate: Bontesla: Wendy's Chili: Adam Lanza was "the same age as their readers" too. How come he never got the rock star treatment?Since when does the rockstar treatment include an article about how the said rockstar turned from average to monster?Eh, it's still attention.More to the point, Lanza had been perceived for a long time (correctly, as it happens) as having a screw loose. His crime is still a tragedy full of unanswered questions, but the perpetrator hews much more closely to the popular image of the "nutcase run amok". You expect that. You don't expect your chill stoner buddy to start blowing off limbs for the glory of Allah.IdBeCrazyIf: What's so interesting about the article is when you compare it to his statements recently about how he was a loner, had no friends, never fit in, etc.. when the reality is at least on the surface this kid was given nearly every chance you can think of. Good schools, a large circle of people he hung out with, decent family life, etc...And to see what he became is just an amazing transformation, that instead of reading about this and learning more about what radicalizes people, we huff and puff about a god damn photo.Yeah. I felt kind of bad for his friends. They didn't help the way that maybe they could have, didn't know Jahar the way they thought, don't know how to feel about themselves and their buddies now. And on top of that they're getting harried by the Feds.I'd also like to give a shout-out to all the people who've made witty remarks about magazines, print media, and/or Rolling Stone being dead. That kind of humor is fresh, original, and just what this thread needed.
somedude210: Disgruntled Goat: This the third time this thread has appeared. You are NOT getting better at it.Same comments, same photos, same comparisons.But I guess it's generating hits, and that's all Drew cares about.first article was the initial outrage over it. Second was the follow-up to it where all the businesses were pulling it and third (this one) is about the actual article that the outrageous photo is for, possibly in the hopes of generating a rational discussion about the article and the life that lead to all this.
ExpressPork: These were all so much worse:[assets.rollingstone.com image 306x416][www.foliomag.com image 450x549][assets.rollingstone.com image 306x416][www.dailystab.com image 286x385]That's not even all of them.Nauseating.
Disgruntled Goat: This the third time this thread has appeared. You are NOT getting better at it.Same comments, same photos, same comparisons.But I guess it's generating hits, and that's all Drew cares about.
way south: There are lots of gray figures in current events that deserve the benefit of a doubt.A mad bomber with a brother complex who drops explosives at the feet of an eight year old isn't one of them.
abfalter: I don't care what the article is about. It could be in the magazine with any other picture on the front.What I care about is this: Putting him on the cover is basically an invitation saying to any would-be domestic terrorists saying "Look! If you do as this asshole then you, too, will be famous and have your picture on the cover of Rolling Stone!".Terrorism feeds on media exposure. It's SOLE PURPOSE is to get it's message across by creating media exposiure.This is really an example of "Don't Feed The Trolls."
Wendy's Chili: Adam Lanza was "the same age as their readers" too. How come he never got the rock star treatment?
The Crepes of Wrath: DigitalSorceress: Still it doesn't change my statement one whit - this guy on the cover of Rolling Stone looks more like a rock star than a terroristWould you prefer it if they put a turban on his head to conform to your notions of what a terrorist should look like?
DigitalSorceress: So, actually, I haven't been following things that closely so I didn't realize this was the same photo every news outlet has been using... - this guy on the cover of Rolling Stone looks more like a rock star than a terrorist.
p the boiler: Time Magazine Person of the Year (and on the cover)1938 - Adolf Hitler1939 - Joseph Stalin1942 - Joseph Stalin1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini1995 - Newt GingrichYou mean bad guys get cover shots too? This is an outrage.
Snort: Fark you subby! I LOVE being outraged.It is the only way I feel alive in this empty life of mine.
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