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#1    BiffSplitkins

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:30 PM

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New York (CNN) -- Rolling Stone magazine's decision to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, on the cover of its latest issue has ignited a firestorm of outrage online.
The cover picture is one that Tsarnaev himself posted online and has been published widely by other media outlets in the past.
But many took exception to its prominent play in Rolling Stone, where the space is more often than not reserved for rock stars and celebrities.
Suspect pleads not guilty
"Oh look, Rolling Stone magazine is glamourizing terrorism. Awesome," Adrienne Graham commented on the magazine's Facebook page. "I will NOT be buying this issue, or any future issues,"



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It's not the first time they've put a murderer on the cover...

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

It's a selling point, it is likely to grab the attention of many readers...

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:49 PM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 17 July 2013 - 01:36 PM, said:

It's a selling point, it is likely to grab the attention of many readers...
While at the same time it portrays 'The Bomber' as a rock star.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:00 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 17 July 2013 - 01:49 PM, said:

While at the same time it portrays 'The Bomber' as a rock star.

I know...I don't get it, but then again this planet is filled with so much backwardness..   Do you know, that this same bomber has a lot on his side? all saying things like - Aww poor guy, he is young, and didn't know better?     He only helped kill a few people including a 6 year old boy..At 19, you know exactly what you are doing, and you are fully responsible for your actions...

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:29 PM

Cults of personality are alive and well.....  human beings can be so damned stupid sometimes.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:37 PM

That's insane!! So... Completely normal by todays standards.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:06 PM

View PostJeffertonturner, on 17 July 2013 - 02:37 PM, said:

That's insane!! So... Completely normal by todays standards.

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Sad so but so VERY TRUE, right?  !!  Sheesh...

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:17 PM

This magazine has been irrelevant for years, though this is in part to the crappy music scene that it follows.

I am another anonymous face in the crowd. I am just another tiny wheel in the machinery of the world I live in.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

View Postand then, on 17 July 2013 - 03:06 PM, said:

Sad so but so VERY TRUE, right?  !!  Sheesh...

Yes indeed it is most true...  It has gotten to a stage, where if you condemn or say anything negative about people who kill, bomb, destroy etc, YOU become the bad person...That's what I meant by - This planet is filled with so much backwardness

We are now glamorizing killers and terrorists... This is what it takes to be on the cover of Rolling Stone !!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:00 PM

I'm not shocked, considering how liberal that rag is.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:09 PM

Ya, know...I think he's cute too. He looks so much like my surrogate Arab family and I think it's a real shame the path he chose in life. That doesn't mean I think he's innocent.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

I'm torn on this one, which is the idea, I suspect.

Is it good to be torn again by this guy?

Not really ....

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

I heard from one of my sisters that CVS has pulled the magazine off of its shelves. =/ I don't blame them either.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:22 PM

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The close-up of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone hitting shelves Friday looks more like a young Bob Dylan or Jim Morrison than the 19-year-old who pleaded not guilty a little more than a week ago in the Boston Marathon bombing, his arm in a cast and his face swollen in court.

Has the magazine, with its roundly condemned cover, offered the world its first rock star of an alleged Islamic terrorist?

The same image of Tsarnaev was widely circulated and used by newspapers and magazines before, but in this context it took on new criticism and accusations that Rolling Stone turned the bombing defendant into something more appealing.

“I can’t think of another instance in which one has glamorized the image of an alleged terrorist. This is the image of a rock star. This is the image of someone who is admired, of someone who has a fan base, of someone we are critiquing as art,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a communications professor and the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Public outrage was swift, including hard words from the Boston mayor, bombing survivors and the governor of Massachusetts. At least five retailers with strong New England ties — CVS, Tedeschi Food Stores and the grocery chain the Roche Bros. — said they would not sell the issue that features an in-depth look into how a charming, well-liked teen took a dark turn toward radical Islam. Stop & Shop and Walgreens followed suit.
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I can understand the outrage at this, however we need to understand the reason for it. We need to find out why this man was radicalized, why he did what he did. We as a society (North American, not just the United States) need to find out what we can do to prevent others following down the same path. We can not just sweep it under the rug and deal with it in a few years as some suggest. We need to deal with this now, if we dont we run the risk of other youth (the most vulnerable) doing similar or more severe attacks on innocent people.

I am glad there was a magazine brazen enough to do it.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:36 PM

View PostRaptor Witness, on 18 July 2013 - 06:32 PM, said:

I'm torn on this one, which is the idea, I suspect.

Is it good to be torn again by this guy?

Not really ....


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