Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rolling Stone Thinks Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Da Bomb

Lots of outrage about Rolling Stone giving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the "rock star treatment" on its cover. I'm ambivalent about this. I can see their point, But it's not like Tsarnaev isn't newsworthy -- and people are extremely curious to know more about him. The fact that he is young and good-looking and seemed like such an "All-American boy" is a huge part of the story and why people are so intrigued, so RS just went with it. The cover line sort of paints him to be a victim or sorts -- which is insensitive to the actual victims -- but I think we can all agree he was horribly misguided by an evil older brother, and wouldn't have done anything like this if not for him. Thoughts?

Some are demanding that RS pull the issue, but even if I were outraged and wanted to protest by canceling my subscription, I have this autorenew thing that's been going on against my will for over 10 years, so I'm stuck.


Shades of Jim Morrison?

And let's not forget Charles Manson was once a cover man

From a friend's FB: "Boston is probably the only major city that if you fuck with them, they will shut down the whole city...stop everything.. and find you."


Brent said...

Is he considered good looking? Don't see it at all.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

He has teenage groupies, who tend to have the worst taste.

Anonymous said...

I believe this young man was bullied by his older brother to do what has been done. I support an analysis of this act, but not as the cover story: for the victims I long for, not this killer.