Rolling Stone magazine has outdone themselves!

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  1. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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  2. Commissar Smersh

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    Rolling Stone isn't just about music anymore. They've done some great work about topical items and revealed some amazing things through their true journalistic stance. This image isn't glorifying him, it's iconic. Published through social media no less. Like it or not, he typifies a lot of the newly immigrated youth in our country and its far better to reach out and understand them than it is to brush it all under the covers and hope "real America" comes back.
  3. Sparky

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    Yeah, I see it as a statement on American media-as-pop culture. I think of it like Andy Warhol's work, especially his depictions of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell's soup. Those original images, like Tsarnev's, were/are iconic because they've been drilled into the American subconscious through the media.Anyone who paid any degree of attention to the news knows who that person is, ONLY through the depictions given by the media. Making him the cover of the Rolling Stone is like "32 Campbell's Soup Cans," in that the art is in the overexposure.

    I don't know if that really makes sense to you guys, but that's how I see it, beyond the obvious boundary pushing sells magazines angle. Also, look at him. He looks like a regular ol' hipster. That's a scary thing to face as a reader of the magazine.
  4. JZL

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    Rolling Stone is still being published?
  5. Sparky

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    It's normal sized now.
  6. mistawiskas

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    And there's probably 1000's more like him out there. Is it any wonder there's a movement to diss-orm America?
    The media attention to the degree it has shown here, will definitely spawn more cases just like this one.
    Let's make sure we outlaw press-your cookers/canners.....that'll make us safe, by golly.;) [hello NSA]
  7. ninefivezero

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    I don't see what the problem is. I understand the argument about 'giving them the attention they want' but we can't ignore the reality we live in, we can't pretend it's not out there. Instead we have to face it and understand it if we have any chance of improving things. I haven't had a chance to read it, but as Smersh said, RS, while a music mag, also does a lot of serious and important journalism.
  8. mistawiskas

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    It's not really a problem, on the same token, it's not a solution either.
    I'm not saying to ignore it. I'm more like: "acknowledge it and move on. There's no understanding the things that will never make sense anyhow."
    There's no benefit to making a buck off of ever single thing in life. True understanding doesn't come from a magazine or media, it comes from concentrated study
    in a scientific environment. Not from everyday people who will generally seek the easiest possible way to deal with a problem of any kind
    and prefer that someone else do their thinking for them.
  9. tex

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    Rolling stone is kind of like playboy, most people don't realize the "real" articles are actually pretty good. I kind of want to renew my sub now, I had it for probably 8 years, its a damn good magazine. I didn't know its normal sized now though, I always liked the goofy oversized format.

    And on-topic: fuck, I can't find the link to the Boston-something-magazine where they released the police photos, but maybe someone more sober can find it. I'd rather RS didn't glorify him (for the reasons above,) but it is one of those "somebody is going to do it" things
  10. Commissar Smersh

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    Not more sober but more operational !

    http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/07/18/tsarnaev/
  11. mistawiskas

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    I personally, don't see why the cop's job is in jeopardy over this.
    Does becoming a cop negate his freedom of press or freedom to express himself?
    I don't see why it's an issue at all. You'd think he leaked national secrets or something.