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(July 18) Today's Top Headlines - Rolling Stone defends cover featuring Boston bombing suspect

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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:56 am

In response to backlash over its upcoming issue, which features Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, Rolling Stone magazine has issued a statement defending the decision to feature Tsarnaev in a space usually reserved for rock stars and celebrities.

"Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families,'' the statement from the magazine's editors reads. "The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone's long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens."

The August 3rd issue has sparked debate online, as some wonder if it glamorizes the actions of the suspected terrorist. It also has resulted in multiple national chains announcing they will refuse to sell the issue and numerous local businesses following suit.

CVS announced via its Facebook page that the pharmacy chain would not be selling the issue in its stores.

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  • John Flanagan posted at 1:12 pm on Thu, Jul 18, 2013.

    John Flanagan Posts: 380

    I am no fan of Rolling Stone. Their apology for glamorizing a killer of innocent people on the cover of the magazine deserves a strong response, including boycotting this publication throughout the United States. Perhaps, in the future, the careless, insensitive, and callous staff that put this cover together may realize it was a stupid editorial decision. Yes, no one is questioning their journalistic freedom and Constitutional right of free speech, but we, as the public, also have the freedom to avoid buying their magazine.

     

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