Dzokhar Tsarnaev, currently under arrest for the Boston Marathon bombings, is the cover photo and lead article in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. Reaction to this has been overwhelmingly negative. Many people feel this coverage serves to glorify him and keep him in the public eye. Others feel he is an interesting study in psychology and want to read the author's speculation on why this young man allegedly performed this horrible act of domestic terrorism. As a lifelong Bostonian, I just want him to be thrown in a hole somewhere, never to be heard from again.
What do you think about the magazine's decision to run this controversial piece?
(I tried to post a link to the article, but couldn't. You can Google it, or check Facebook, as it's all over the place there). My apologies.
Here is the link: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Jahar's World | Culture News | Rolling Stone
The story is fine, the way he's glorified on the cover is not. As a fellow lifelong Bostonian, I want him to spend the next 60 years rotting in jail and then eternity rotting in Hell.
Interestingly, CVS and Tedeschi's, both with strong roots in New England, have announced that they will not carry this issue:
Last edit by KelRN215 on Jul 17, '13
Well, I live not far from Boston, and I still can't believe that monsters like those two were in my midst, but I am sure there are unfortunately more to follow them. I am all for talking about what happened and trying to prevent another set of Tsarnaev brothers from killing and maiming more innocents. It's just that I know without a doubt that that waste of my oxygen is sitting in his cell, smiling right now, saying to himself, "Damn Son, I made the cover of Rolling Stone." That's what ****** me off. They could have done the story without making him look like a rock star on the cover. The only photo of him I want to see is the one of him sitting on a pressure cooker bomb as it goes off. That would've made a good cover.
Last edit by mama.RN on Jul 17, '13
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Jul 18, '13
Agree with you all. I think opinion is about 99 to 1 against. What really gets to me is the reaction of the people of Boston and environs. I don't think any of us, including "edgy" publishers can know how deep that trauma cuts. It's bad enough if they misjudged the outrage that would ensue, but I can't help but suspect they did know and knew it would put their name front and center.
Just thought I'd post this link to letter to Rolling Stone from Boston Mayor Tom Menino.
Mayor Menino Pens Letter to Rolling Stone Publisher
Last edit by nursel56 on Jul 18, '13
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