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    Thank you RS for having 'moral clarity' n honoring the 4 dead Victims of the Boston bombing by putting them on the cover
    he said it better than me.

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    I remember years ago reading of some guy that was trying to get every issue of Sports Illustrated autographed by the cover subject.

    Wonder if there's some dude out there that collects RS in that way?
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    They got away with it in 1970 with the Manson cover (which I think was a bad move).

    In 2013, with Facebook, Twitter, and forums such as this? It doesn't go over as well. And it didn't go over well then.

    Classless move on their part.
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    There is no such thing as bad publicity.

    What's the other one... The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about?

    Everyone seems to be talking about Rolling Stone this evening. I'd have to say mission accomplished then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    There is no such thing as bad publicity.

    What's the other one... The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about?

    Everyone seems to be talking about Rolling Stone this evening. I'd have to say mission accomplished then.
    It's so funny to me that people will get up in arms that RS or any magazine for that matter would do something like this. It's wishful thinking to think that they would have a conscience. I'm not even remotely shocked that they would have done this. One could have almost predicted it. Victims sadly do not make for good copy and that is a sad fact. Criminals, terrorists, murderers and thieves are what sell newspapers and make people tune in to the news.

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    Well said.

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    Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. 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


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    Rolling Stone’s Boston Bomber Cover Is Brilliant

    Rolling Stone has unveiled its next cover, featuring a dreamy photo of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and many people have erupted in outrage. Some critics say the image depicts Tsarnaev as a kind of celebrity; others believe it turns him into a martyr. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick called the cover “out of taste,” while CVS has banned the issue “out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones.” A smaller chain of New England stores is also boycotting the magazine for “glorify[ing] evil actions.” Never mind that the picture itself once appeared on the front page of the New York Times; when Rolling Stone uses it, they’re “tasteless,” “trashy,” and “exploitative.”

    As the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple points out, the image is exploitative—but it isn’t just exploitative: It’s also smart, unnerving journalism. By depicting a terrorist as sweet and handsome rather than ugly and terrifying, Rolling Stone has subverted our expectations and hinted at a larger truth. The cover presents a stark contrast with our usual image of terrorists. It asks, “What did we expect to see in Tsarnaev? What did we hope to see?” The answer, most likely, is a monster, a brutish dolt with outward manifestations of evil. What we get instead, however, is the most alarming sight of all: a boy who looks like someone we might know.

    Judging from the article itself, the image is disconcertingly apt. The story, a two-month investigative report by Janet Reitman, tracks Tsarnaev’s tragic, dangerous path from a well-liked student to a monster, focusing on the increasing influence of radical Islam. (The headline on the cover suggests as much; those immediately outraged by the picture might do well to read the accompanying text.) That slide from likable teenager to troubled murderer is a potent narrative—and not a new one. Time magazine profiled the Columbine shooters through a similar lens, calling them “the monsters next door” on their cover and asking, “What made them do it?”

    Few people complained, however, when the Columbine shooters graced the cover of Time, perhaps in part because that magazine is devoted primarily to news, whereas Rolling Stone devotes more space to music and culture. And it’s certainly true that Rolling Stone’s cover is prime celebrity real estate; many forget that the late Michael Hastings’ explosive piece on General Stanley McChrystal was tucked in an issue featuring Lady Gaga on the cover.

    But Rolling Stone has published several other terrific works of journalism, and its editors have stood by their cover. And they are right to do so. They are not “glorifying” anyone. Whatever “glory” this cover brings is more in line with infamy than celebrity; after all, the text of the cover describes him as “the bomber” and “a monster.” Yes, the editors were surely aware that Tsarnaev has attracted a bizarre fan base of young women professing their crushes and asserting his innocence. But it’s ridiculous to assume that the magazine was playing off his strange cult following—an assumption we would never make for Time or the New York Times.

    We may want the media to reconfirm for us that psychopaths are crazed, nutty, creepy recluses whom we can easily identify and thus avoid. But, as this cover reminds us, that simply isn’t the case. Some psychopaths point guns at cameras; others snap selfies in T-shirts. As Tsarnaev’s many friends could attest, we aren’t as good as we’d like to believe at spotting the evil beneath the surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. 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

    And that right there is the problem with RS. They've turned in to the MTV of magazines. I personally can't stand the magazine. Every writer on their staff seems to be a liberal hack and they are more about social issues than music.
    Yes, people are talking about RS but how many will not purchase an issue ever again because of this cover?

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    I went and did something that a lot of people everywhere commenting on this cover photo probably will never do. I read the story on the inside. It's a well written piece. Saying Rolling Stone sucks, is a piece of shit, blah, blah, blah! may be an opinion of many, but it's also just a cop out and holds about as much validity as Whoopi or Chris Brown commenting on the Zimmerman acquittal via twitter. Sorry if I seem to be soap boxing, but a good, well written story is just that... a good, well written story, regardless of the left turn at the fork in the road media bullshit that would rather focus on such a non issue as a stupid photo.

    Question: Would the same photo get as much outrage if it was featured on Time or Newsweek? It really is just a photo of the person who commited these terrible crimes.



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    July 17, 2013 11:00 AM ET

    He was a charming kid with a bright future. But no one saw the pain he was hiding or the monster he would become.

    >>>http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/...world-20130717

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    I stopped reading this mag years ago. No reason now for me to pick it up again.
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    I'm w/ Raldo...I can't honestly remember the last time I picked this magazine up. I gave up a while ago - because it seemed they were celebrating 'artists' with no talent - and it was clear the covers were bought. The writing was poor at best, and shamelessly biased towards whoever was paying them the most.

    If Rolling Stone wants to increase sales, they need to get back to basics and offer thoughtful, independant writing, celebrate unknown artists - and help introduce them to a world of fans that are hungry for something new and fresh - and keep us abreast of pop culture news. Putting a homeland terrorist on the cover - making him seem 'dreamy' is not a business model for long term prosperity.
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    I'm sure Jann Wenner was staring down at this pic the last time his boyfriend was giving him a full bore reach around. What a bunch of sorry smart ass fuckers at rolling stone. Line the bird cage with this one or wipe with it.

    And fuck their shitty magazine.

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    Lousy music rag always has been get more info here on links about the biz.
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