I’m sure I’m in the minority feeling this way, but peoples’ outrage over the Tsarnaev Rolling Stone cover seems to be entirely based on context. I don’t have a problem with it at all. Journalism is journalism, no matter how you slice it.
The photo chosen for the cover is not “glammed-up”, in fact it is the same photo seen countless times in the media already. When you do a prominent story, whomever you are, you put a picture of the central figure on the cover of your publication and this is nothing new. I have to wonder how many people have taken the time to actually read the article, which carries an important message. Rather, people are content to blabber on about the disrespect they see on the surface. Too bad so few people look beneath the surface. We are truly a nation dominated by childish ignorance. I have nothing but respect and admiration for those who survived and responded to the Boston attack, but as a thinking man I have to say this latest “outrage” just goes too far. Continue reading