‘Serious and thoughtful’: Rolling Stone issues statement on Tsarnaev cover
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:
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:
Or by their risible claim that young people make up the bulk of the rag’s readership:
So. Much. Fail.