I was going to sit on this story for at least a day and wait for my blood to stop boiling, but Rolling Stone released an official statement and I have to respond.
Here is Rolling Stone official statement:
"Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. 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 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."
They don’t get it. They just don’t get it.
I can tell you how this tragedy happened: this guy is a fucking loser who hated America and kept it a secret from all his friends. Thats it. There is no need to paint this asshole as the victim of some sort of brainwashing or as a guy who slipped through the cracks.
He was a fucking asshole who, along with his America hating asshole brother, decided to kill innocent people. Its not that fucking hard to comprehend.
Rolling Stone questioning how this guy turned into a terrorist makes them no different than those Tsarnaev supporters that we saw outside the Moakley courthouse on the day of his arraignment. The bottom line is, anyone who gives a shit about how he turned into a monster should shut the fuck up. We dont want to hear it.
And there's another layer to him being on the cover of Rolling Stone. Did those friggin morons think for a second that making him look like a rock star may inspire other wannabe jihadists out there? Not one editor thought of that?
They are basically telling wannabe jihadists that if you do what this guy did, you too can be on the cover of Rolling Stone. That is borderline treasonous. I really hope the FBI pays everyone on their payroll a visit and asks them what the fuck they were thinking glorifying this piece of shit
And sympathetically wondering how he became a terrorist isnt journalism. That is propaganda. Rolling Stone deserve every last ounce of outrage that they are getting right now.