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Via: CBS News

The new Rolling Stone magazine cover features Boston Bomber suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, causing a huge controversy leaving them to defend the honor of their magazine. The cover contains the caption “The Bomber: How A Popular, Promising Student Was Failed By His Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster.”

Many people are upset by the cover and think that it justifies the crime and praises a man who should be punished instead of revered. Rolling Stone magazine defends their decision despite the angry Facebook comments on their page and commercial outlets refusing to carry the issue on their stands.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families,” Rolling Stone said. “The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day.”

The magazine added that “the fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens.”

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What is your opinion on the magazine cover? Are they elevating Tsarnaev to rock star status and making kids look up to him? Is it fair or foul?


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