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Rolling Stone 'Boston Bomber' Issue Is a Hit on Newsstands

How sad for the harpie frau cunts, with their faux outrage, and their "think of the children" routine. Save it for the trial when his mug is on every magazine cover in the world.


Despite boycotts and retailers pulling the issue from shelves, controversy doesn't seem to have hurt sales.

Rolling Stone's “Boston Bomber” issue got a rash of bad publicity, and retailers like CVS and Stop & Stop pulled it from shelves after a “Boycott Rolling Stone” campaign gained steam on Facebook. But the controversy doesn't seem to have hurt newsstand sales.

Retail sales of the issue jumped 102 percent over average per-issue sales for the past year, according to Magazine Information Network. Figures are based on point-of-sale data from 1,420 retailers from July 19 to July 29. Among those retailers, 13,232 copies were sold, more than double the magazine's average sales for the prior year.

Critics accused Rolling Stone of being insensitive and glorifying a notorious criminal when it put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's photo on the cover. The photo was actually a self-portrait by Tsarnaev and had previously appeared on the cover of the May 5 edition of The New York Times, to considerably less criticism.

The boycott alone wouldn't have had a big impact on the bottom line anyway, given that only 5 percent of Rolling Stone’s total circulation is sold at retail. But the early sales estimates just go to show that once again, controversy can be a major selling point. Take the magazine’s 1970 cover featuring notorious murderer Charles Manson: Not only was it a best-seller, it also garnered accolades in the industry when it won a National Magazine Award.

by Anonymousreply 4008/27/2013

of course. All the cunts (including the OP) who love this terrorist cunt bought up the issue of their hero. These straight girls and gays are pathetic and they would feel differently had they known any of the deceased, crippled or injured victims.

by Anonymousreply 107/31/2013


by Anonymousreply 207/31/2013

r2, your yelling penetrated the border of the DL CSS parameters..

by Anonymousreply 307/31/2013

R1 doesn't seem to realize that the more Faux and Breitbart blogs decry sonmething, the more the general public *including* the supposedly "morally outraged" rush to buy it. Pushes for banning= rushes for buying. Basic economics that works time and time again.

by Anonymousreply 407/31/2013

Dzhokhar is circumcised, thankfully

by Anonymousreply 507/31/2013

Rolling Stone has a long history of investigative journalism—and of putting all kinds of people on the cover. The story examined the circumstances by which an intelligent and open—and attractive—young man became a radical Islamic monster. The word "monster" accompanied the image and the photo was appropriate for the story angle. The same photo had appeared, quite large, on the front page of the New York Times.

I'm pleased to see the issue sold well. The article was excellently researched and written. I have zero love for Tsarnaev.

The outrage, and it was limited, was only because the typical incapable-of-critical-thinking right-wing blowhards have some old Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show image of Rolling Stone magazine. Tough shit.

R1, you even type stupid.

by Anonymousreply 607/31/2013

Selecting his best photo and putting it on the cover is giving him all the publicity he wanted

by Anonymousreply 707/31/2013

again all you idiots who support this issue and cover would feel differently if you knew a bombing victim. RS has no credibility-this was about sales and controversy.

by Anonymousreply 807/31/2013

[quote]Selecting his best photo and putting it on the cover is giving him all the publicity he wanted

That subjective. You find him hot in that particular photo, which is just a head shot. Thanks for outing yourself.

by Anonymousreply 907/31/2013

r8 what part of r6's first paragraph were you unable to comprehend? You dumbfuck.

by Anonymousreply 1007/31/2013

[quote]again all you idiots who support this issue and cover would feel differently if you knew a bombing victim.


What are you gonna do when his face hits every magazine cover worldwide when the trial begins?

People just want an ugly face to go with an evil act. There was an excellent piece done about this on Think Progress' web site. I love the old farts that not only think that Rolling Stone is a "cool" magazine with kids, but that it's still a music magazine. Stupid shits. This is the Tipper Gore crowd.

Americans are so fucking predictable.

by Anonymousreply 1107/31/2013

I was in Barnes & Noble yesterday, they didn't put it on display, a note on the shelf tells you to go ask the front desk if you want to buy this issue.

by Anonymousreply 1207/31/2013

no, it is his best photo, R9 everyone knows it and it is his most "rocknroll"-seeming one - they have an art department and think about such matters

by Anonymousreply 1307/31/2013

Rolling Stone has won a number of awards for investigative reporting, including a Polk Award in 2011.

"I don't like it" does not equal "no credibility", R8.

I do not know any bombing victims. If I did, my ability to comprehend the concept of "journalism" would not disappear.

by Anonymousreply 1407/31/2013

The ones who are outraged are just pissed because they find him "attractive." They prefer the darkened OJ-type covers.

by Anonymousreply 1507/31/2013

They certainly aren't credible when it comes to music reporting. When were they last relevant regarding music? 1973?

It is possible to write a serious article about it. But whatever seriousness may exist in the article disappears by giving him a cover shot (his goal), with a certain kind of photo, a certain kind of framing of the photo, basically meant to celebrate him and to sell copies.

And if they did have serious articles in the past, when did they get covers? They don't. They are buried in the magazine. They give the covers to "celebrities."

by Anonymousreply 1607/31/2013

It's Rolling Stone that wants to make him appear attractive. That is why they put him on the cover.

why didn't they use this photo?

by Anonymousreply 1707/31/2013

R6 - please. Ten examples in the last three years of Rolling Stones investigative journalism. Or even 3 examples in the last year. Don't get me wrong they run some great pieces - just not covers.

Their big investigative piece on McChrystal had Lady Gaga in her underwear with rifles pointing out from her breasts on the cover.

This cover was all about "sex sells".

Clearly it worked.

by Anonymousreply 1807/31/2013

For r16:

by Anonymousreply 1907/31/2013

Yes, exact same thing going on there, R19.

by Anonymousreply 2007/31/2013

R19 - so you go back what 40 years?

You want to claim this is a serious cover and not about celebrities sell?

Read your history bud.

by Anonymousreply 2107/31/2013

He goes back 40 years and proves the same thing. They do not put serious issues on the cover but they are willing to make celebrities out of killers and they pick their photo and framing of the photo carefully. Sensational and meant to sell.

by Anonymousreply 2207/31/2013

R22 - not exactly. Show me one ugly murderer they put on the cover. It is about sex.

by Anonymousreply 2307/31/2013

Seriously, r19? I don't recall that issue...Fake.

by Anonymousreply 2407/31/2013

yes, it is about sex. They even change the Manson photo, kind of airbrush him a bit, get rid of the context of arrested criminal, and add a kind of halo/spotlight to add to his "celebrity"/sex appeal. Same thing!

by Anonymousreply 2507/31/2013

Have any of you read the article? R1, is full of the same type of self righteous hatred that triggered the atrocity in Boston. Tamerlan Tsarnaev felt the same way about Americans as R1 feels about him and his brother. Kill, kill, kill, dehumanise, dehumanise, dehumanise and everything will be better.

BTW R1, several bombing victims have stated that they view Dzhokar Tsarnaev as a victim of his brother's insanity and are waiting for all the evidence to be heard. One woman who lost her leg even referred to him as a 'poor kid'. There is lots more to learn about this case and the Waltham killings. Every week brings something new.

by Anonymousreply 2607/31/2013

How can you not remember the Rolling Stone Manson issue? Of course it's not fake.

by Anonymousreply 2707/31/2013

In fact if you look at these top 20 covers, we're lucky the bomber wasn't nekkid ass nekkid.

by Anonymousreply 2807/31/2013

Most Americans missed the point, jumped to conclusions and didn't bother *reading* the article. Quelle surprise.

by Anonymousreply 2907/31/2013

wow such insensitive assholes in this thread. No surprise it's DL. May none of you have to suffer like the victims of any bombing or terrorist act.

Anyone shouting "Mary" in this thread is pathetic. Such detachment but it's not a surprise in this selfish world.

by Anonymousreply 3007/31/2013

R30, a little critical thinking wouldn't hurt.

by Anonymousreply 3107/31/2013

R30 what do you think of the generations of Boston Irish catholics who financed the IRA in it's campaign of car bombings,knee cappings and assassinations?

The IRA couldn't have done it without the Boston catholics.

Bostonian pubs,bars and of course many of the catholic clergy were up to their necks financing the murder and maiming of innocents so don't get all hand-wringy on us.

by Anonymousreply 3207/31/2013

R32 you fucking troll, that has nothing to do with happened in April. Plenty of people who were victims weren't even born back then, or were young kids. Plenty of the victims were not Boston Irish Catholics either.

by Anonymousreply 3307/31/2013

"BTW R1, several bombing victims have stated that they view Dzhokar Tsarnaev as a victim of his brother's insanity and are waiting for all the evidence to be heard. One woman who lost her leg even referred to him as a 'poor kid'."

Link please!

by Anonymousreply 3408/01/2013

That boy is going to look like every other ugly Abdullah in 10 years.

Osama bin Laden was considered cute by 70s standards in his youth. He wore bell bottoms and baseball caps. Look how that turned out.

by Anonymousreply 3508/01/2013

Although we don't seem to be willing to learn this lesson - you finance global terrorism, like the Boston Community did, one day the bombs come home.

This doesn't absolve the bombers of responsibility - but since 9/11 we've been learning a hard lesson about blow back.

by Anonymousreply 3608/01/2013


by Anonymousreply 3708/01/2013

Some cop leaked a collection of photos from the manhunt, including photos of Dzhokhar on the boat. I provided a link to my favorite photo. Lifting up his shirt, his cute little Bambi face full of blood.

by Anonymousreply 3808/27/2013

Rolling Stone Magazine hasn't been relevant since 1969. I can't imagine anyone reading it. The magazine is about as rock 'n' roll as Modern Bride. I love many different forms of rock music but I have always loathed that magazine. Horrible.

by Anonymousreply 3908/27/2013

Well said, r39. Just sorry this latest stunt of theirs helped sell their shit rag.

by Anonymousreply 4008/27/2013
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