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Critics of Rolling Stone cover flock to Web

Even before it hit stands, Rolling Stone's decision to put a photo of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its latest issue, caused an online stir. Some decried the decision, others seemed to not understand what the controversy was about.


  1. Many took the magazine itself to task for running the photo, some wondering why a supposed "entertainment" magazine was covering any aspect of the bombings at all.
  2. Others noted that traditional news magazines don't always feature hard news in their cover stories and that Rolling Stone has covered issues outside of music since its inception.
  3. Some thought the reaction to the cover photo was unwarranted.
  4. Comedian and actor Marc Maron pointed out this wouldn't be the first time Rolling Stone featured someone infamous on its cover.
  5. Even musician/comedian "Weird Al" Yankovic weighed in on the topic.
  6. The cover prompted boycotts and decisions to not carry the issue in certain venues.