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I would hope that the latest issues of "Rolling Stone" rots on the news stands. Look as like they are trying to make Tsarnaev look like a celebrity rock star. Shows people will sell their soul for the almighty dollar. Better they put a pile of dog crap on the cover. People would still know who it represents.

http://now.msn.com/rolling-stone-dzhokha......iticized
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What's the focus of the article?

Surely you aren't condoning judging a book by its cover.
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Yes, because an article titled "The Bomber: How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a MONSTER." (emphasis mine) is pulling at America's heart strings and trying to evoke sympathy. Or do you have a different definition to the word "monster" that I am unaware of? Perhaps you thought he was going to one of those big truck rallies?

Did you even read the article? Or did you base your opinion solely by the pretty picture on the cover?

Rolling Stone is known for its in depth coverage of stories and issues glossed over or ignored by the main stream media. It's coverage of the recent financial crisis and it's causes and ramifications were particularly good reading.

I look forward to reading this article as well as it looks to delve into the reasons why this individual became radicallized and what steps might be taken to keep this from happening in the future.

I'm going out to purchase a copy right now.
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Yes, because an article titled "The Bomber: How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a MONSTER." (emphasis mine) is pulling at America's heart strings and trying to evoke sympathy. Or do you have a different definition to the word "monster" that I am unaware of? Perhaps you thought he was going to one of those big truck rallies?

Did you even read the article? Or did you base your opinion solely by the pretty picture on the cover?

Probably at least some of the offended people think that Rolling Stone is profiling Tsarnaev's band or musical tastes or something like that.
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On 2013-07-17 11:04, Payne wrote:
Yes, because an article titled "The Bomber: How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a MONSTER." (emphasis mine) is pulling at America's heart strings and trying to evoke sympathy. Or do you have a different definition to the word "monster" that I am unaware of? Perhaps you thought he was going to one of those big truck rallies?

Did you even read the article? Or did you base your opinion solely by the pretty picture on the cover?

Probably at least some of the offended people think that Rolling Stone is profiling Tsarnaev's band or musical tastes or something like that.

some folks seem to believe it's important to have an opinion and express it in public... A civil right even... Perhaps even when it would take too long to have an informed or considered opinion. ??
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Magazines have been putting monsters on the cover of their publications since there have been magazines. I'm sure that the news publications of Lincoln's time had pictures of John Wilkes Booth on their covers too.
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Breitbart has been using glamorous photos of one or the other Tsarnaev to illustrate its lead stories for months, e.g.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/......Islamism

Where is the outrage?
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some folks seem to believe it's important to have an opinion and express it in public... A civil right even... Perhaps even when it would take too long to have an informed or considered opinion. ??

Sounds like an apt description of the Tsarnaev brothers. Though they obviously took it to an extreme.
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HA HA HA
Thank you John

OK WHAT IS THE NEXT BOONDOGGLE?????
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I seriously suspect that those who are screaming the loudest about this have never bothered to read Rolling Stone (including those who are claiming to cancel their non-existent "subscriptions.")

It's usually a good idea to actually read an article before condemning it.
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It's usually a good idea to actually read an article before condemning it.

But less efficient and, if you had to buy a copy of the magazine, less economical.
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First off I did not read the article. So yes I judged the book by its cover. However it looks like he is definitely made to look...how should I say, rock starish (a new word). As an example posted here look at the cover of George Manson. Not really glamourized is he? Although some may find it appealing. A negative view (such as Manson was depicted) of the bomber would have been much better in expressing what he is. Of course they are trying to sell papers any way they can.

I am also guilty of purchasing Playboy by many of its covers only to find interesting articles months later. Smile

Jonathan sorry to say, yes I was judging a book by its cover. Having said that, I do hope the article does not show him as a person who was pushed into his way of thinking and had no choice and should be forgiven.

Payne, no I did not read the article. After you read it would you please let us know what you think of it. By that I mean do you feel the article was in any way biased. I just don't want to buy it because of the cover...I know I should not feel that way but that is jut me on this issue. I can only ask how would you feel if Zimmerman was shown in this same light on the cover?
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I think that the high school year book style photo used on the cover depicts a rather normal and good looking guy. But it perfectly illustrates the banality of evil. And that, I think, was the intent.

IMO, of course.
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On 2013-07-17 14:07, mastermindreader wrote:
It's usually a good idea to actually read an article before condemning it.


I disagree. What you suggest may grossly interfere with my prejudices.
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If you don't want to read the article here's a nice quick summary in 50 seconds for you.

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/......ne-Piece
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I think I'll wait until Friday when the Rolling Stone hits the news stands and then I'll read the actual article.
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It was reported that the picture was a selfie, not what I'd call a glamour shot. I really don't care for the "family failed him" line. I don't want to take it out of context without seeing the article but my knee jerk reaction is irritation.
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