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Cover story’s ‘dangerous message’

July 21, 2013

Rolling Stone magazine put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its August issue....

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Steiner

Jul-21-13 8:19 AM

What ever happened to free speech in this country ?Answer ? the liberals arrived and took it away. under the guise of sensitivity, fairness and other assorted baloney, we must seek approval for printing the truth. The cover makes those dumb govt employees even worse. Tipped off to the russian brothers, the govt employee goofs the investigation big time. Dont bother us, we are data mining from your phone and internet records. If only the brothers were tea partiers, they could have been arrested. Sarah, sit back, take a deep breath and let free speech operate.Why does that bother you ?

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Christopher

Jul-21-13 8:24 AM

I hate to ALMOST agree with Steiner, but how many national publications have shown pictures of Osama Bin laden in the last 10 years? Most of the negativity on this subject is based on a totally ignorant understanding of what Rolling Stone magazine is all about, and it's NOT JUST about Music! I might add that Rolling Stone had a picture of Charles Manson on it's cover when that case was famous. Why? Because it was NEWS!!!

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Steiner

Jul-21-13 9:25 AM

hey christopher, thanks for the compliments. Disagree with me ?, then you do not know science, facts or history. Was not hitler the man of the year in his time ? The left lionized lenin, stalin etc. we are to worry about the russian brothers? How dumb liberalism has made us.

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Christopher

Jul-21-13 10:17 AM

I said ALMOST agreed with Steiner, emphasis on ALMOST. Rolling Stone is a clearly more Liberal leaning publication, and the largest share of outrage directed at it's cover has been from those staunch Constitutionalist Right Wingers. Ms. Schwab is the exception to that generality.

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localresident

Jul-21-13 10:32 AM

Christopher, wrong. Look to the entertainment community (very much liberal) to see the reactions of musicians and bands alike. They are by and very large disgusted with what Rolling Stone did.

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Christopher

Jul-21-13 11:53 AM

LR, I'd have to see a list of just WHO that might be, and I based my statement on who I've seen complaining on various internet sites. On those sites, the people complaining were NOT Liberals by any stretch.

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stangv8

Jul-21-13 2:41 PM

Actually I could care less what Rolling Stone puts on the cover of THEIR magazine. I don't read it or buy it. Shoot, Time Magazine had Ayatullah Khomeini as their "Man of the Year" right after he ordered his people to take over the US Embassy and hold Americans Hostage for over a year.

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Marcia

Jul-21-13 3:26 PM

Those who call Rolling Stone an entertainment magazine do not read it. It has some of the best articles about politics and areas of importance in our country including the environment, wars, federal spending, etc. I read it as often as I can for their well researched articles. They have had cover stories of presidential candidates for over 40 years. They much more than they vapid celebrity magazines you see everywhere.

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Marcia

Jul-21-13 3:28 PM

I think one of the reasons everyone is so upset about the cover shot is because it depicted Tsaernaev as a normal kid, not like the shots we prefer of terrorists like the famous one of Kalid Sheikh Mohammed. That is the point of the article, what made this kid turn to terrorism? This is missed by many.

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joew

Jul-21-13 6:06 PM

I have but one comment about Rolling Stones magazine(?)it's garbage! At least we now know where Marcia gets her talking points! If that's what someone who has an MBA from Buff state reads--yikes! Did you work as the business manager for the city of Detroit by chance?

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Christopher

Jul-21-13 7:23 PM

JoeW..garbage? How exactly do you define that relative to a magazine? If music is discussed, does that make it garbage? Any entertainment discussion at all? How about just saying anything you don't agree with? Marcia has it right, Rolling Stone at times is at the forefront of good journalism. It's sort of like Playboy used to be, yes, catering to some prurient interests, but also doing some of the finest interviews of anyone, giving many a new author a first look, and annually making one of the best music polls in the country. The T&A didn't make the other stuff any less good.

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joew

Jul-21-13 8:37 PM

Sorry Paul,my idea of a good magazine is National Geographic,Popular Mechanics & Science,Road & Track,Car & Driver,Scientific American,and of course Army Times. Have no need for someone to tell me about what is good or bad music,my ears work just fine. Any magazine that did what Rolling Stoned did glorifying that rat is yes GARBAGE!

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PhilJulian

Jul-21-13 10:19 PM

I have no use for the magazine or the music it promotes. The cover photo was distasteful and insensitive to the families who suffered in Boston. I suspect the reasons for the cover were financial and for national attention. If you feel as I do that it was distasteful and insensitive, just don't buy the magazine.

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localresident

Jul-22-13 12:19 AM

Rolling Stone is foremost a music and entertainment publication. It's content consists mainly information about the music industry and the people involved in The big problem people have with the Boston bomber being on the cover is that RS is putting him in rock star status,as has been noted by many musicians who have worked their whole lives to get on the front page, none of whom have been complicit to terrorist activities. Why not put him on the cover of Billboard, People, or Enterainment Weekly while we're at it.

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Steiner

Jul-22-13 8:15 AM

for information i read history books, science books, rush limbaugh, coulter etc. I never read rolling stone, but they have a right to print it. Did the article mention the welfare his brother collected , to eliminate poverty, the alleged root cause of all terorism ? Christopher, a number of stores have pulled the mag off the shelf. The Boston people were upset over it and bostonians are libs, christopher. Thats why the bombers felt at home there! Libs dislike america. The libs near boston even want to halt hazardous chemical shipments, including fuel to save the planet. It was not just the right that complained. Liberalism has made us all dumb and overly sensitive.

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