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#1 Zod

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:24 AM

http://www.boston.co...olling_sto.html

 

 

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Made him look like a rock star. Pathetic.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:35 AM

The only saving grace is that Rolling Stone hasn't been relevant since they let Tom Wolf pretend he was Charles Dickens back in '84.

 

 

But yes you are correct that while the story may have merit the image of a terrorist on their cover shouldn't be vaguely reminiscent of a Jim Morrison image.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:38 AM

But young girls think he's cute. Can't you let him slide?

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:15 AM

East Coast bias. They had their choice of two top notch Austinite guitarists to put on the front.

#5 Zaximus

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

I usually don't get too upset about things that tick off a large number of people, I just pop the popcorn and watch the show, but I just don't understand the point of giving this guy the cover or any kind of publicity.  Who thought this was a good idea?  I mean, I guess if it gets everyone talking about the magazine which doesn't seem vastly popular anymore, that's a win, but I'm just not sure.

 

 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:14 AM

this is just really fuging stupid on several different levels.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:31 AM

Unfortunately I am not shocked by this.

The media gives endless attention to murderers and barely a mention to victims.

#8 dos poptarts

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:17 AM

and now a passé magazine creams LOOK AT ME!!!! Sadly their circulation #s will probably go up.

 

 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:32 AM

I stopped being shocked at Rolling Stone covers when they put this creature on there:

 

 

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:35 AM

I looked at the Grateful Dead tribute edition they put out last month.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:37 AM

Pathetic.  fug Rolling Stone.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:59 PM

http://www.boston.co...olling_sto.html

 

 

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Made him look like a rock star. Pathetic.

 

Just to be clear ... I pied your comment, NOT the cover. Ridiculous and sickening.
 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:01 PM

I usually don't get too upset about things that tick off a large number of people, I just pop the popcorn and watch the show, but I just don't understand the point of giving this guy the cover or any kind of publicity.  Who thought this was a good idea?  I mean, I guess if it gets everyone talking about the magazine which doesn't seem vastly popular anymore, that's a win, but I'm just not sure.

 

You know how the saying is "any publicity is good publicity." Trust me ... a PR professional ... it's just not true.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

Man in a Black Suit: "Hey have you heard?"

Rolling Stone: "What?"

MIB: "George Zimmerman is innocent."

RS: "Crazy, huh?"

MIB: "Yeah. People are going ape poo."

RS: "Wow... So what are us telling me for? You want us to do an article about it. I mean current events isn't really our--"

MIB: "Not exactly."

RS: "Oh. Good. Because we're not Newsweek. Heh. What then?"

MIB: "We need you to run a glamor shot of the Boston Bomber on your next cover,"

RS: "...wha?"

MIB: "Yeah. Like imagine a Jonas Brothers album cover."

RS: "You can't be serious."

MIB: "Yeah, we are."

RS: "Well we were all set with our 'Jay-Z in Peril' cover."

MIB: "Scrap it. Boston Bomber. I'm thinking 'Sex Bomb-er.'"

RS: "I don't know how people are going to react to that."

MIB: "Oh, they'll go nuts! They'll hate it."

RS: "Then why--"

MIB: "Because right now people are flipping a poo over the Trayvon Martin thing. We've got rioting, beatings, looting. It's a mess out there."

RS: "And the 'Sexy Bomb'--"

MIB: "--'Sex Bomb-er,' go on."

RS: "Bob's your uncle. Well what will this cover do?"

MIB: "Well we need to get people off of race issues, which are tearing apart our citizenry."

RS: "And?"

MIB: "And refocus the public's attention on fearing Muslims, which unifies our citizens."

RS: "Except Muslim Americans."

MIB: "'Terror Cells' is the preferred nomenclature."

RS: "Fine. But this sounds like a really bad idea."

MIB: "Maybe. But you're going to do it anyway."

RS: "Or what?"

MIB: "Curt Kobain. John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Tupac...These names ringin' a bell?"

RS: "Yeah..."

MIB: "Taylor Swift."

RS: "NOT HER!!! Without her we have nothing! NOTHIIIIIING!!!"

MIB: "So who's on the cover this months."

RS: "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev."

MIB: "Who?"

RS: "The Boston Bomber?"

MIB: "Oh. We just call him Crockpot Joe. His real name is confusing, and quite frankly, too 'ethnic' sounding."

RS: "Fine... Are you married to 'Sex Bomb-er'?"

MIB: "Hey, I'm not gonna tell you how to do your job. Be creative."

RS: "Okay. But do you really think it will take people's attention off of the whole racism thing?"

MIB: "Trust us. We know what we're doing. Remember J. Christopher Stevens?"

RS: "Who?"

MIB: "Exactly. And away I Goooooooooooooooooo!"



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:41 PM

If this is the first time you've noticed our society's obsession with mentally unstable murderers, then you havent been paying attention.

 

Just giving the people what they want




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