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“Rolling Stone” gives Tsarnaev the rock-star treatment

posted at 10:17 am on July 17, 2013 by

If you’re writing a story about a disaffected teen descending into murderous sociopathy, you’d think the creepy black-and-white selfie would be a better fit. Nope. They went with the teen-dream selfie instead — and ironically the “Free Jahar” nuts are upset anyway because the magazine insists that he is, in fact, one of the marathon bombers. America, 2013.

Probably time to watch this old British piece on mass murder again. Note the bit about a “nihilistic pin-up boy.”

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Chris of Rights on July 17, 2013 at 10:23 AM

As Michael Graham points out, putting a sympathetic picture of George Zimmerman on the cover is something that would take real guts and courage.

Which is why they would never do it.

Hot Gas on July 17, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Rolling Stone is to the left of Marx.

faraway on July 17, 2013 at 10:24 AM

The fine print calls him a monster, so it’s all good. /s

Fenris on July 17, 2013 at 10:32 AM

It’s not a surprise. Seems like a lot of non-musician guys in the music business like pretty boys. NTTAWWT anymore….

apostic on July 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

In a just world, a contingent of Boston citizens would buy 1,000 copies of this magazine, pack the magazines & themselves into an extended cargo van and embark on a road trip to NYC.

Meanwhile, in a true show of solidarity, a group of NYC citizens would have found, detained and strapped to proctological exam tables, Wehner father & son.

A friendly competition would then ensue over which city’s contingent would be the first to successfully insert 500 copies of said magazine where the sun don’t shine into said father & son.

Unfortunately, we do not live in a just … or even sane, world.

PolAgnostic on July 17, 2013 at 11:06 AM

He does have his groupies.

Red Creek on July 17, 2013 at 11:06 AM

The cover doesn’t cut the young man any slack. On the cover it does say:
The Bomber
How a Popular, Promising Student was Failed by His Family, Fell into Radical Islam and Became a Monster.

Charles Manson did make the cover of Life Magazine.

SC.Charlie on July 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM

He does have his groupies. – Red Creek on July 17, 2013 at 11:06 AM

They all have their sick f’ing groupees.

SC.Charlie on July 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

It appears that some of the musicians are speaking up.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 11:26 AM

My country has become STUPID–and drugs provided a lot of the lubrication down the slopes, libertarians!

Axeman on July 17, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Axeman on July 17, 2013 at 11:45 AM

They have just reclassified the movie “Idiocracy” from dubious comedy to insightful documentary.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Just a desperate ploy to sell more magazines. Libtards can be wack, but not that much so.

michaelthomas on July 17, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Please can we divide this country with the lefties on one side and the rest of us pn the other? You cannot reason with the insane.

neyney on July 17, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Nice post, the video was spot on. I’ve always felt the same but could never express it this well.
They want ratings, everything else be damned.

xdwall on July 17, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Aw, c’mon, he’s cuter than the usual “nihilistic pin-up boys.”

I’m kidding… only, sort of…

Fallon on July 17, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Nice post, the video was spot on. I’ve always felt the same but could never express it this well.

They want ratings, everything else be damned.

xdwall on July 17, 2013 at 3:19 PM

The video was excellent. The Zimmerman Trial Mania sweeping the nation was only the latest newsfest distraction pushed on us by the media in their quest for higher ratings, which equals higher ad revenue. It dumbs us down and tears us apart as a nation… but, as you said, everything else be damned.

Fallon on July 17, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Boston AGENDA: Desensitize the public to a police state run by Homeland Security at the LOCAL level of every city, Martial Law at a moment’s notice and erosion of our Bill of Rights.

We are living in DANGEROUS territory. You MUST become AWARE and FAST of government terror drills that are going live!!!

You may get angry with me, profusely deny this could happen or just call this insane…please listen to these psychologists at

Mo2Do on July 17, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Oh Please. Rolling Stone hasn’t been good OR relevant since PJ O’Rourke stopped doing articles for them.

BlaxPac on July 18, 2013 at 12:27 AM

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