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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I'm torn. I think that a "real" pic of the bomber like that puts a face on terrorism, and it's not the face people imagine when they hear the term "terrorist". And the pic fits the story based on the description: a seemingly normal kid turns into a mass-murdering monster.

    At the same time, I think that the venue (Rolling Stone) is a bad one for that kind of pic and it's insensitive to the people of Boston to give even the slightest appearance of glorifying the bomber.
    Your point is perfect - people need to see that not all terrorists have beards to their bellies and turbans round their heads - some look like one of your kid's friends in school.
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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Your point is perfect - people need to see that not all terrorists have beards to their bellies and turbans round their heads - some look like one of your kid's friends in school.
    Yeah, and they just love the recognition. It makes them into martyrs for the others who are like them.

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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Rolling Stone's Boston bomb suspect cover sparks outrage


    pretty disgraceful front cover in my opinion which glorifies Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, nothng like exploiting a tradegy isnt that right rolling stone?
    I looked at that cover. I see no glorification of somebody clearly labeled as a monster.
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    Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Good points made by both sides, for and against.

    The thing is, Rolling Stone has to try to remain relevant and edgy in some way, and showing a picture of Marilyn Manson in his penis-less costume or a picture of Justin Bieber and his new haircut just doesn't make headlines anymore. Rolling Stone is an outfit on its last gasp and trying to stay noticed in some way.

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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yeah, and they just love the recognition. It makes them into martyrs for the others who are like them.
    Really? What's the alternative? Star Chamber trials for uncomfortable defendants and crimes?
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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Really? What's the alternative? Star Chamber trials for uncomfortable defendants and crimes?
    How about not doing a story about him in a fairly popular magazine? There are other ways to learn about these people without putting their faces in 8 x 10 glossies on magazine and newspaper covers.

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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    How about not doing a story about him in a fairly popular magazine? There are other ways to learn about these people without putting their faces in 8 x 10 glossies on magazine and newspaper covers.
    Did you hold the same views and speak out when Time was raking in $millions covering him and his brother?

    Is it because the pic makes him look like tens of thousands of other average American teenagers and there's a growing number of Tsarnaev groupies in the US?

    I appreciate the pic on the cover - it tells us that evil can live in the calmest, gentlest looking among us.
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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Did you hold the same views and speak out when Time was raking in $millions covering him and his brother?

    Is it because the pic makes him look like tens of thousands of other average American teenagers and there's a growing number of Tsarnaev groupies in the US?

    I appreciate the pic on the cover - it tells us that evil can live in the calmest, gentlest looking among us.
    And it helps him become a martyr for their "cause."

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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    And it helps him become a martyr for their "cause."
    I'm guessing Rolling Stone isn't a big seller in Chechnya, Pakistan, Somalia, etc.

    If you're suggesting that impressionable young Americans are going to become radicalized because of this pic on the cover of this magazine, I'd say if you really believe that, then you've got far bigger problems to deal with than a magazine cover.
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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'm guessing Rolling Stone isn't a big seller in Chechnya, Pakistan, Somalia, etc.

    If you're suggesting that impressionable young Americans are going to become radicalized because of this pic on the cover of this magazine, I'd say if you really believe that, then you've got far bigger problems to deal with than a magazine cover.
    What are you talking about, this wouldn't be the first "traitor" to America. There have been others in the past and will be more in the future. Terrorism is spreading around the world. It isn't just confined to Afghanistan and the like anymore.

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