Rolling Stone mag glorifies Boston Bomber, cover story makes him look like rock star

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    "The cover of the Rolling Stone...."

    now featuring glamour shots of anti-American, child-murdering terrorists!

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    Disgusting and shameful, in my opinion. I welcome yours.
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    My only problem is that Rolling Stone is supposed to be this glamorous mag for bands to get on. When you're in rolling stone, you somewhat have made it in the music scene. Why are they going into political/terrorist stories and furthermore putting him on the magazine for it?

    Couldn't this be a sub-story on one of the articles in there? This was dumb as F.
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    I'm gonna buy a copy and burn it....right after I read the other cover story titled, "On the bus with Willie Nelson." :joecool::smoke:
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    We keep gettin richer but we can't get our pitcher on the cover of the Rollin Stone
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    I had that record.
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    I would like to read the article on Gary Clark, Jr.
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    i.e. the usual routine back in the day prior to step 3, read the articles. Am I right am I right :ninja::smoke:
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    I don't mind the cover and I hope the point of it sparks debate.

    It's a weird magazine for it to be in though.


    It's not glorifying the bomber. It's pointing out that people that appear totally normal and well integrated in our culture can be sleepers or radical Muslim terrorists.
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    What is this kid Russian/Ukrainian?
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    I think the photo was a bad choice, but Rolling Stone has attempted to tackle politics since its inception, with varying degrees of success.
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    not the first time

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    Rolling Stone has never been limited simply to being a 'glamorous mag for bands to get in.' It's covered serious issues for decades.
    And given that the magazine calls Tsarnaev 'a monster,' I don't think it can be considered a positive piece about the guy.
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    Given the cover of Rolling Stone's cool image, I understand why this is more likely to spark debate than a similar cover from, let's say, Time. But ultimately, your points stand above the cool image issue for me.
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    At least Rolling Stone had the balls to call him what he is, a Murderer.
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    Eh. Color me unimpressed by that. It doesn't take balls to say what pretty much everyone agrees with.

    And I'm not sure who wouldn't call him that, privately. I doubt the FBI or CIA would do so publicly, because the guy has plead not guilty and the justice system has not yet played out. That's kind of how it works.
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    On the plus side, I don't think Rolling Stone has been considered cool for 30+ years, so getting your picture on the cover should be cause more shame than elation these days. :)
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    I'd be less embarassed to buy this issue/cover than if Justin Bieber were on the cover. :)
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    i understand the fall out from it as it looks like a bit glamourizing, but from my understanding, they purposely did that to show what we are dealing with these days. Not your average stereotypical terrorist, but homegrown kid.

    intention IS important.
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    Very true. Music magazines in general are pretty much dead/worthless. There was one called Paste a few years back that was decent, but it's now migrated completely to the internet.
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    Homegrown, you say?

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