From my friends at LBN Elert:
Rolling Stone has released a photo of their August cover with Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev looking more like a teenage rock star than the terrorist he’s accused of being. The cover story reports “how a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster.” The Internet appropriately reacted to the disturbing image with thousands calling the publication out on Twitter. Tsarnaev, charged with 30 criminal counts related to the bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 260, has also attracted a gaggle of female supporters organized as the “Free Jahar” movement.
My partner, Tim Bryant, didn’t see the big deal and if you focus on the title of the article, “How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster,” it looks like the Rolling Stone told the right story about the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. People, however, especially in Boston, are offended by the “rock star like” picture of Tsarnaev on the cover.
Not only is he accused of participating in the bombing on April 15, but also, of killing a campus police officer and causing the shut down of a major American city until he was found wounded in a boat in a suburb of Boston.
CVS Pharmacies have said they won’t carry the magazine with that cover in their stores in Boston.