Rolling Stone Cover is Spot-On

letter to the Indeoendent about the cover of Rolling Stone featuring the Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a pop-star celebrity pose


I think the Rolling Stone cover is a spot-on piece of cultural analysis.

Freedom of speech issues notwithstanding, those calling for a boycott of the magazine are *exactly* those who have been treating people like the Boston bomber as celebrities for years – drooling over the blow-by-bow coverage of their trials on television and the breathless analysis of every minute facet of their lives.

If they don’t like criminals being treated as celebrities then they should start treating them as criminals instead. Simple.

Kudos to Rolling Stone.

Paul Harper


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