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July 17, 2013 - 8:47 am

Rolling Stone is glamorizing a man who used a bomb to kill a little kid.

The August issue of the music magazine features a photo of Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover.

The magazine did a feature story on Tsarnaev with a headline of “The Bomber.”

According to Rolling Stone, the story, written by contributing editor Janet Reitman, delivers “a riveting and heartbreaking account of how a charming kid with a bright future became a monster.”

Rolling Stone put out the cover on its Facebook page and it has already received thousands of negative comments.

Rolling Stone is glamorizing a man who used a bomb to kill a little kid. On RS’ cover, he looks like he could be a member of Imagine Dragons.

What else needs to be said, really? A Rolling Stone cover is a big prize in the cultural sweepstakes. RS uses its covers to advance its worldview, promote movie stars and rock stars, and sell issues. Typically, RS covers depict famous men as powerful and virile. It depicts famous women naked or near enough.

When that magazine talks about conservatives and Republicans, it’s only to denounce them.

But the surviving Boston terrorist needs to be “understood” as a “charming kid with a bright future” who “became a monster.”

Update: Retailers are telling Rolling Stone they can keep their terrorist cover.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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When the Boston bombing first happened there was a lot of accusations that this was a false flag. The official story is filled with holes and those holes have only grown over time. Months later those voices have grown quiet. Articles like this, while unpleasant, can help fill the gaps of unanswered questions. If you actually read the article it was more about finding out how a young man who was doing so well and seem to be well adjusted could do such a thing. This is important to know. We have many Muslims among us -- if this can happen with one - it can happen with others. And spare the religious radical talk. According to the official story this was about retribution for the Muslim lives America has taken - not religion. The truth is sometimes the hardest to take, but we must know the truth of how this was able to happen.
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I just got off the phone with customer service at Barnes and Noble and the nice lady gave me an email address we can all hit urging them not to carry this issue. A link to the BostonMagazine.com site talking about other retailers dropping it was suggested by her.

Anyway...

service@barnesandnoble.com

Going to do that right now.
40 weeks ago
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Of course.
The muslim terrorist is a hero and Zimmerman is a monster.

Latin subvertere, to subvert, to turn upside down.

40 weeks ago
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Rolling Stone put out the cover on its Facebook page and it has already received thousands of negative comments.

THAT explains today's American ideological and sociological landscape in a nutshell. In another PJM thread I remarked that the majority of Americans are being marginalized one way or another for any of a number of "incorrect" views. As long as comment sections are allowed, the twisted version of the "establishment" we have now will find itself at odds with a majority of Americans.
40 weeks ago
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I haven't read the RS article yet, but I'm going to take a guess as to who is really at fault for Tsarnaev's crimes...

It's Bush, isn't it?
40 weeks ago
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Probably "American society."

" delivers “a riveting and heartbreaking account of how a charming kid with a bright future became a monster.”"

How about a riveting account of how a charming kid who now never has a future because a scumbag blew him up.
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But that is the point, isn't it? If you want to prevent things like this from happening again then we must know the truth. And if it was retribution, then I'm guessing that somewhere in a far far land a Muslim parent may be mourning the life of their child as well -- wouldn't you think?
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