‘Serious and thoughtful’: Rolling Stone issues statement on Tsarnaev cover

http://twitter.com/#!/PetesWire/status/357566273955168257

Many people are justifiably sickened by Rolling Stone’s colossally moronic decision to put the Boston Marathon bomber on the cover. Well, the editors want all you cogs in the “tedious outrage machine” to know that they feel your pain. And after having time to take in all of your concerns, here’s what they’ve come up with:

http://twitter.com/#!/LauraAMolinari/status/357570259600941057

Rolling Stone statement

Since when does depicting a terrorist as some sort of teen heartthrob on the cover fall “within the traditions of journalism”?

Forgive us if we’re not convinced by Rolling Stone’s purported sympathy for Tsarnaev’s victims:

http://twitter.com/#!/rubbermustard/status/357575415541407744
http://twitter.com/#!/JayMaxFeld/status/357574376536801280
http://twitter.com/#!/Andrew_Cassidy/status/357575092831662080

Or by their risible claim that young people make up the bulk of the rag’s readership:

http://twitter.com/#!/BiasedGirl/status/357575254266220544
http://twitter.com/#!/NathanWurtzel/status/357574839478915072
http://twitter.com/#!/trilogyjab/status/357573472286818304

So. Much. Fail.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/07/17/serious-and-thoughtful-rolling-stone-issues-statement-on-tsarnaev-cover/

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