Big, stinking heap of phony outrage story of the day: Rolling Stone is printing a cover story about Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev and they have the nerve and lack of good taste (which is always the very first phrase we think of when we think American media, isn’t it?) to put a photo of the subject of that cover story on their cover. Shame, shame, Rolling Stone, now every body knows your name (which was probably the point to begin with, wasn’t it?).
Obvious point millions of “concerned” media members and other nervous nellies are blithely missing while falling all over themselves to feel outrage on behalf of poor, weak, innocent, defenseless, little Boston (Shame on you, Dropkick Murphys!): Rolling Stone has the same right to put on their cover whoever or whatever they want to put on their cover as all of those magazines that chose to give Osama bin Laden his celebrity treatment in the aftermath of September 11th did. What part of First Amendment right do you hypocrites not understand?
(Hey, Boston Herald, why don’t you show Rolling Stone the way and just say no to using the Tsarnaevs’ mugs to sell your cheap rag, huh?)
Grow up, America. The world is a hard place. The news media have a right (and responsibility) to make that unpleasant fact known to us.m
No use spending any more time on this ridiculous waste of a non-story. But if you want to defend the “defenders of decency” and attack Rolling Stone‘s “poor taste” and “bad judgment” in the comments, I will be more than happy to kick your ass down there.
- Rolling Stone puts Boston bombing suspect on cover (aeradioshow.wordpress.com)
- Would Rolling Stone Put George Zimmerman On Its Cover? (spectator.org)
- Rolling Stone Puts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev On Cover – And I Say, “So What?” (roadundiscovered.wordpress.com)
- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Cover of Rolling Stone! Ignites Firestorm (guardianlv.com)