Fair Game or Bad taste?

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (aka, Dick Weed) will appear on the cover of the Aug. 3 edition of Rolling Stone magazine.

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Not sure why we are so surprised when stuff like this happens in journalism. This is how it’s always been done (see below). They’ll keep doing it as long as we’re buying.

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3 responses to “Fair Game or Bad taste?

  1. They are. CVS and Walgreens definitely.
    But this is the most relevant Rolling Stone has been for a long time. So high five to whoever made that choice.

  2. I agree with that observation. I hear stores are now banning the magazine.

  3. I think it’s because of the photo/pose/exposure he looks like he could be the lead singer of some rock band. Honestly, when I first saw it, I didn’t recognize him as the bomber. It’s like they made an effort to make him look cool–
    where as the other ones, the guys on the cover are not lit in a flattering manner, are mug shots, are wearing prison garb, or are such iconic faces (Hitler/Bin Laden).