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    Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    I doubt that if he looked like a "Middle Eastern jihadi" that he'd be on the cover...

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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You're right - he does look like a young Bob Dylan. I still don't think there's anything wrong with the cover, unless Bob Dylan is complaining.

    The face of terrorism comes in many forms and if it makes people uncomfortable that in this case it comes in the form of a young Bob Dylan, then so be it.
    Good God! It has nothing to DO with what he looks like and everything to do with making him into a martyr for others with similar thoughts. I don't see how that is hard to understand.

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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?
    Perhaps reading the article will shed light as to it's purpose and objective. It appears to me to be an attempt to show facts, cause and effect. It is what journalism is supposed to do. Refreshing to see from this medium for a change.

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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman909 View Post
    Perhaps reading the article will shed light as to it's purpose and objective. It appears to me to be an attempt to show facts, cause and effect. It is what journalism is supposed to do. Refreshing to see from this medium for a change.
    The issue is not the article itself its how they have presented it! That's why shops are boycotting the magazine and prominent politicians, journalists, celebrities have voiced their disgust at the front cover.


    Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Cover Slammed By Boston Mayor
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Apparently, Rolling Stone Magazine didn't advise it's sponsors in advance that it would be having such a controversial cover story. I guess a lot of the sponsors are very unhappy about that.
    Yes, thanks to the scourge of social media and the gang/mob mentality it generates, spineless sponsors run for the hills and abandon anything even remotely controversial. Instead of torches and pitch-forks, the new mob marches with Twitter and Facebook.

    I'm just the opposite - if a business or company runs from controversy because the mob insists on it, I run from that company and support the abandoned one. I'll be picking up a copy of Rolling Stone today or tomorrow although I've never purchased a copy of the magazine ever before.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Yes, thanks to the scourge of social media and the gang/mob mentality it generates, spineless sponsors run for the hills and abandon anything even remotely controversial. Instead of torches and pitch-forks, the new mob marches with Twitter and Facebook.

    I'm just the opposite - if a business or company runs from controversy because the mob insists on it, I run from that company and support the abandoned one. I'll be picking up a copy of Rolling Stone today or tomorrow although I've never purchased a copy of the magazine ever before.
    The sponsors reflect the feelings of their consumers. So you are in the minority.

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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Good God! It has nothing to DO with what he looks like and everything to do with making him into a martyr for others with similar thoughts. I don't see how that is hard to understand.
    It's hard to understand or credit because it's simply nonsense. People like Tsarnaev have been gracing the cover of magazines for decades - Osama bin Laden, Timothy McVey, Saddam Hussien, Jeffrey Daumer, etc. etc. etc. Did they all become martyrs with huge followings?

    A little less drama and a lot more reason and sanity would be welcomed.
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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    The sponsors reflect the feelings of their consumers. So you are in the minority.
    Some sponsors are worms who make rash decisions in order to save themselves from being the next target of the flash-mob.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It's hard to understand or credit because it's simply nonsense. People like Tsarnaev have been gracing the cover of magazines for decades - Osama bin Laden, Timothy McVey, Saddam Hussien, Jeffrey Daumer, etc. etc. etc. Did they all become martyrs with huge followings?

    A little less drama and a lot more reason and sanity would be welcomed.
    Um, yes. I believe they are martyrs to those with similar mind sets. Did you know some serial killers and other horrible people actually get love letters while in prison, and even get married sometimes? There will always be those who admire these kind of people, obviously.

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    Re: Rolling Stones and the Boston Bomber cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Some sponsors are worms who make rash decisions in order to save themselves from being the next target of the flash-mob.
    Good God! They are BUSINESSES. It is their JOB to cater to their consumers.

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