UPDATE: THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE ONLINE ROLLING STONE ARTICLE: 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. -THE EDITORS
Rolling Stone magazine is no stranger to controversy, but the latest cover story, profiling the accused Boston bomber, is causing a stir.
FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:
Rolling Stone magazine giving a terror suspect rock star status.
The face of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who's accused of killing four and injuring hundreds in April, now plastered on the magazine's August cover. Triggering firestorm and boycott, especially for readers in Boston.
(Boston Residents) "I never would've expected to see his face on the cover of it.//I don't think it's the right message they're trying to send.//They're doing that to publish their magazine, is why they're doing it."
Rolling Stone hasn't commented on the decision to put Tsarnaev on the cover. A move that some also say glamorizes violence and terrorism.
Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.
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