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(Rolling Stone)   Now that everyone has collectively shiat themselves over a photo of an alleged terrorist, would you actually like to read the article that the photo is for? No? Really? Well fark you then, here it is anyway   (rollingstone.com) divider line 62
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2013-07-18 10:00:12 AM  
7 votes:
"The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. "Wouldn't you say," she asked, "that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?" No, I said, I wouldn't say that. "But what about Basketball Diaries?" she asked. "Doesn't that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machine gun?" The obscure 1995 Leonardo Di Caprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office (it grossed only $2.5 million), and it's unlikely the Columbine killers saw it. The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. "Events like this," I said, "if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn't have messed with me. I'll go out in a blaze of glory.

In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of "explaining" them. I commended the policy at the Sun-Times, where our editor said the paper would no longer feature school killings on Page 1. The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy."

- Roger Ebert
2013-07-18 09:33:26 AM  
7 votes:
It was actually a pretty decent article, it's a shame it will get overlooked because people shiat themselves collectively over dumb crap
2013-07-18 09:35:16 AM  
6 votes:
Boston.com was so infuriated by the cover that they've run 418 articles about it...each featuring a picture of the horrible cover
2013-07-18 09:34:25 AM  
6 votes:
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.
2013-07-18 09:34:22 AM  
6 votes:
Who has time to read? We judge things by their covers in this society
2013-07-18 10:09:00 AM  
5 votes:

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.
2013-07-18 09:36:31 AM  
4 votes:

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


When was the last time they did a study of their readers? 1978?
2013-07-18 01:01:53 PM  
3 votes:

garkola: Rolling Stone: trying to stay relevant in 2013.


Circulation numbers indicate that RS is as relevant as ever, and as long as they try to keep it that way by using ressources on producing in-depth investigative reporting, they deserve success. It's not like there are lots of other journalistic publications lining up to do the same.
2013-07-18 10:56:46 AM  
3 votes:

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.....


But the article is about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev being a real person instead of just some terrorist caricature. That's what responsible journalism should be about as opposed to the red blinking headlines and pictures of blood and explosions and police in body armor that CNN and FOX NEWS were showing.
2013-07-18 09:53:57 AM  
3 votes:
Number of people who would have seen the RS cover without the media poutrage coverage:

15

Number who see it every 15 minutes in the 24-hour news coverage:

15,000,000
2013-07-18 09:50:14 AM  
3 votes:

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


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.
2013-07-18 09:49:05 AM  
3 votes:
These were all so much worse:
assets.rollingstone.com
www.foliomag.com
assets.rollingstone.com
www.dailystab.com

That's not even all of them.

Nauseating.
2013-07-18 09:42:49 AM  
3 votes:

Lexx: Perfect example of the poutrage culture.


Also a perfect example of how most people are absolutely incapable of allowing nuanced concepts to enter their brains, and how tragedy must be packaged such that it confirms existing stereotypes about the nature of evil.

This is a good book on a similar subject:

www.esquire.com
2013-07-18 09:39:27 AM  
3 votes:

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 EDITORS

When was the last time they did a study of their readers? 1978?


Its not who actually reads it but who they tell their advertisers that reads it.
2013-07-18 09:35:15 AM  
3 votes:
I can't believe how stupid some people are about this stupid glammed up cover.  They need to just go fark themselves.  People with emotions are sooooo stupid.  Dead people and kids with missing limbs just need to get over it already.

Also, something about how it is just conservatards getting upset about it.... enlightened liberals are totally hip.
2013-07-18 09:33:06 AM  
3 votes:
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

The article would be more credible without the leading excuses.
2013-07-18 01:06:45 PM  
2 votes:

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.


Wow, I get to C&P my post from less than an hour ago:
Ohhhhh, you're one of those people that has difficulty distinguishing "understand the causes of" and "make excuses for". You could clean up in the next Republican primary.
2013-07-18 11:22:08 AM  
2 votes:

MyRandomName: Not a very interesting article.


Which you clearly didn't read.
2013-07-18 11:03:31 AM  
2 votes:
Very good article.

People need to take notice of this article because what led him into radicalism, losing his support system, which didn't seem like the most stable of support systems to begin with, feeling isolated and turning to a person for support that wasn't very stable himself (his brother) for support, are things that really do affect young people everyday. Whether it be for radical movements, gangs, prostitution, assholes look for these types of people that are going through these things to exploit. All of this outrage about Rolling Stone is giving him the rockstar treatment is just people burying their heads in the sand and ignoring this fact.
2013-07-18 10:43:53 AM  
2 votes:

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.



At least sinister him up a little bit.

jonmwessel.files.wordpress.com
2013-07-18 10:38:31 AM  
2 votes:
Usually, when there is some sort of popular outrage du jour, I can sorta-kinda see where it's coming from. I almost never agree with it, but I can understand it on some level.

This outrage is 100% invisible to me. I do not understand it at all. I do not see a "glam-rock-star" cover shot... I see something closer to a selfie. I see the sort of cover you'd expect for the story.

I am bewildered by people who seemingly never realized that every cover photo on every magazine cover they've seen in the past 20 years has been digitally altered in some way.

I am perplexed that people think this guy looked anything at all like Jim Morrison. A young Syd Barrett maybe, but even that's a stretch.

I am stunned by the people who are lining up to condemn an article they have never read.

And I have absolutely no idea why anyone could possibly care at this point who is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Seriously, is it 1975 already?
2013-07-18 10:33:06 AM  
2 votes:

BAMFinator: I like the use of the word alleged.  I get they whole innocent until proven guilty, but is there much doubt here?


I was going to say this but also:

He's "alleged" until proven guilty which I get a little bit, but when all evidence points to innocent and they are proven so in a court of law like the Zimmerman case, you don't hear them properly calling him innocent.

The other day on the radio they said something about "Zimmerman alleges Trayvon was beating him to death by bashing his head against the ground..." and I'm yelling at the radio "ALLEGES?!?! It was proven with SCIENCE, entered as EVIDENCE in a COURT OF LAW and confirmed by a JURY. There is NO ALLEGING ABOUT IT."
2013-07-18 10:22:27 AM  
2 votes:
I understand why some people (especially those directly affected by the violence of the Boston Marathon bombing) would be disgusted by *any* image of the bomber, but I rather like the photo on the cover because it forces us to perceive the bomber as a human being, and that can help facilitate a discussion on what caused a human being to do such a disgusting act of inhumanity.

It's like the discussion of where to bury his brother.  Many people protested that we should just flush it down the shiatter or some other inhumane act of burial, but I think that is disingenuous to the fact that we have more in common with these terrorists than most of us would like to believe.
2013-07-18 10:13:36 AM  
2 votes:

trappedspirit: BunkoSquad: Who has time to read? We judge things by their covers in this society

Was this the headline you submitted it with?


That would have been a truly awesome headline...
2013-07-18 10:02:20 AM  
2 votes:

abfalter: Terrorism feeds on media exposure. It's SOLE PURPOSE is to get it's message across by creating media exposiure.


I'm pretty sure the point of terrorism is to terrorize, and the fact that by having everyone collectively shiat themselves because of a damn photo has done the damage.

or, you know, we could have a rational conversation about this and thereby nullify the terrorists without having to drone strike their ass
2013-07-18 09:46:12 AM  
2 votes:
Good god, enough already...

Boston was bad. Three people died. The story was sexy and featured a young Bob Dylan look-alike. But honestly, it really didn't rank that far up in the tragedy category, even for that week. A fertilizer factory in Texas blew up, wiped out a small town, killed dozens, and the cause is suspicious and not fully known--that story was pushed to the back page so Mr. Floppy hair jihadi-whiner could take the spotlight. Enough of this, giving Dhzerk-off the press and attention he and his brother what they really wanted.

/rant off
2013-07-18 09:45:59 AM  
2 votes:
Time Magazine Person of the Year (and on the cover)
1938 - Adolf Hitler
1939 - Joseph Stalin
1942 - Joseph Stalin
1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini
1995 - Newt Gingrich

You mean bad guys get cover shots too? This is an outrage.
2013-07-18 09:44:08 AM  
2 votes:
www.gannett-cdn.com
2013-07-18 09:42:56 AM  
2 votes:

Incorrigible Astronaut: When was the last time they did a study of their readers? 1978?


Seriously.  The kid was 19, and if I recall correctly was 18 in that picture.  RS hasn't catered to the 18yo age group in eons.  For fark's sake, 18yo practically never touch physical, printed, magazines anymore.

If anything, the demographic of RS these days is waiting rooms at orthopedic doctor's offices....
2013-07-18 09:37:14 AM  
2 votes:
In defense of the pants shiaters, it might have been nice if they'd at least used a photograph that didn't recall a Adam Levine photo shoot. Let's be honest here: This was designed to generate some rabblerabblerabble.
2013-07-18 09:36:05 AM  
2 votes:

IdBeCrazyIf: It was actually a pretty decent article, it's a shame it will get overlooked because people shiat themselves collectively over dumb crap


sometimes the ignorant tightass club gets you, sometimes you get surrounded by ignorant tightasses

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.


....you understand that it was a photo he took months/years ago and the same photo every news agency has used since they found out it was him, right?
2013-07-18 03:42:45 PM  
1 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net image 698x960]


And the outrage would be "how dare you use the image of a sweet innocent victim to sell magazines!" BOYCOTT!!
2013-07-18 02:44:00 PM  
1 votes:
fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net
2013-07-18 12:27:00 PM  
1 votes:

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.


There is a difference between understanding motive and absolving blame.  Conservatives are too quick to call anyone who does anything wrong an "evil doer" without trying to figure out their motivations.  At no point does Rolling Stone say that Johar is not responsible, but they do explain his history.
2013-07-18 11:51:30 AM  
1 votes:

Bontesla: Why shouldn't they show us the banality of evil?


They could have at least drawn devil horns and a Snidely Whiplash mustache on him. Without them, I have no idea how to feel about this guy.
2013-07-18 11:25:48 AM  
1 votes:

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.


It's exactly that confusion and surprise that makes this important. How does a completely generic kid become a terrorist?

The picture stresses how ordinary this kid is. How moderately, youthful and American he comes across. That he could carry out such horrific acts on the strangers he lived among is noteworthy.

Why shouldn't they show us the banality of evil? Showing a mug shot doesn't illustrate that point as effectively.
2013-07-18 11:18:58 AM  
1 votes:

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.


And yet, as I said (typed), all three comment threads are exactly the same.

"...generating a rational discussion about the article..."  Hahaha. This is FARK.
2013-07-18 11:17:19 AM  
1 votes:

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.


So what your saying is:

na.leagueoflegends.com
2013-07-18 11:12:28 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-07-18 10:57:35 AM  
1 votes:
Haven't read it yet, but you bet I will.

There's something important about having perspective. People do bad things... well WHY? Where did the rest of us fail in stopping them? What did we learn?

Also, I'm glad people are offended. It forces them to think once in a while.
2013-07-18 10:54:38 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Is that the source of the outrage here? Are people actually believing that RS's angle is "this terrorist deserves the benefit of the doubt"? That they're trying to elicit sympathy for him?

I'm being serious... is that what you actually believe is being done here?
2013-07-18 10:49:53 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Because rock stars are all fine upstanding citizens which we should model ourselves after?

What does that even mean, "looking like a rock star?" That's your stuff. No tats and no guitar, no rock star.
2013-07-18 10:44:57 AM  
1 votes:

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."


Uhm if that's all it takes to create terrorism then we've got a much bigger problem on our hands than a Rolling Stone cover.
2013-07-18 10:41:12 AM  
1 votes:

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?
2013-07-18 10:35:50 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Rock star? The photo had been widely circulated for months. It's not like RS called him in for a photo shoot.
2013-07-18 10:23:20 AM  
1 votes:
Here's the headline that might reach some impressionable young males--

See this kid?  He'll never go on a date, eat a non-gross meal, or have a pair of nice warm boobs in his hands EVER AGAIN.
2013-07-18 10:20:32 AM  
1 votes:

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 terrorist

Would you prefer it if they put a turban on his head to conform to your notions of what a terrorist should look like?


I'm with DigitalSorceress. Why not post rock-star pictures of the victims instead and write the article about the bomber too?  Is the money really worth it compared to irreperably hurting those victims who are still alive that are looking for a little hope in our society? The problem with the American media today is that it forgoes common sense for shock value and profit 99% of the time... Promoting themes of racial division during the Trayvon case is another recent example.  They just seek to divide us all to make more $, and we swallow it whole.  They, likewise, take zero responsibility for it; it's always someone else's fault but their own.

/Fark em.
2013-07-18 10:18:10 AM  
1 votes:
We sing about beauty
and we sing about truth
At ten thousand dollars a show.
2013-07-18 10:17:54 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Yeah, they're called idiots.
2013-07-18 10:08:05 AM  
1 votes:
HailRobonia, you have one of the best logins on the planet.

As for this cover shot, I haven't heard this much outrage in the Boston area since Bill Buckner blew the World Series for the Sox.  I just wish everyone was talking about the root causes of this kid's actions instead of the stupid cover.  We don't want more of these little monsters running around.
2013-07-18 10:07:34 AM  
1 votes:

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 EDITORS

When was the last time they did a study of their readers? 1978?


To be fair, "many" is one of those weasel words.
2013-07-18 10:04:28 AM  
1 votes:
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, especially when its a glamour shot, since it only serves to reinforce the idea that doing wrong will get you publicity and attention.

Some (twisted) people really do see the world as depicted in "Natural Born Killers" and encouraging them is not exactly helping prevent future tragedy.  Regardless of the content of the article, there are some people looking at the news stand, wondering what it would take to get their own photo there.

I support the first amendment and their right to publish as they see fit, but I would prefer it if more media outlets would use thought, discretion, and responsibility.

But what do I know, I'm probably just a something-wing butthurt so-and-so.
2013-07-18 10:02:55 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Wait are you telling me that terrorists might not look like this...
altrapoint.com

But look like this...
blogs.tribune.com.pk
  or this...

3.bp.blogspot.com

Maybe, just maybe, that's kind of the point.
2013-07-18 10:02:05 AM  
1 votes:
This whole controversy is ridiculous. If they were fellating him in the article and praising his motivations, that would be one thing, but merely talking about what may have led to this kind of act, and the man's background is totally different. And the victims have gotten plenty of press(That's the next argument people whip out).

Jesus, the world isn't unicorns farting rainbows, bad people are out there, and we're just as interested in their motivations as we are in what happens to the nice people. Of course, some people are just shiatting their pants because the guy is on Rolling Stone for some reason.
2013-07-18 10:01:35 AM  
1 votes:

Wendy's Chili: Adam Lanza was "the same age as their readers" too. How come he never got the rock star treatment?


No fan girls.
2013-07-18 09:59:28 AM  
1 votes:
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."
2013-07-18 09:59:17 AM  
1 votes:
Congratulations, you all fell for the generate outrage to put your magazine name in the headlines ploy.
2013-07-18 09:52:12 AM  
1 votes:

p the boiler: Time Magazine Person of the Year (and on the cover)
1938 - Adolf Hitler
1939 - Joseph Stalin
1942 - Joseph Stalin
1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini
1995 - Newt Gingrich

You mean bad guys get cover shots too? This is an outrage.


You left out the absolute worst "person of the year": 2006.
2013-07-18 09:50:10 AM  
1 votes:
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...I tend to keep far away from most of the mainstream media. 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 terrorist - I get that they want to tell the story, I get that this is a pic of him from before he did this, but it just seems kind of insensitive to put this pic of him on the cover of this magazine... it's a context thing.

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.

....you understand that it was a photo he took months/years ago and the same photo every news agency has used since they found out it was him, right?
2013-07-18 09:46:00 AM  
1 votes:

Snort: Fark you subby!  I LOVE being outraged.

It is the only way I feel alive in this empty life of mine.


/FAVORITED
2013-07-18 09:42:36 AM  
1 votes:

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.


Hey, Stop being reasonable! We don't cotton to that 'round here!
2013-07-18 09:41:17 AM  
1 votes:
This is the same quality as most of the other non-music related articles in Rolling Stone.  Excellent.  It is an honest look at Johar from his time in high school as a good kid followed by the problems caused from his parents going back to Russia, his brother's turn to radical islam and his loss of friends and purpose in college.
 
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