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BOMBING: Rolling Stone stoops low to sell magazines

Letter by John Roberts Harrison, Shelton on July 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm | No Comments »
July 18, 2013 1:22 pm

Today I awoke feeling insulted, demeaned and used. Last night on the news I saw that Rolling Stone is running a picture on their cover of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon bomber.

I am appalled that a supposedly legitimate publication would stoop so low to sell magazines. This is not journalism, but what I would simply call usury at its worst. The primary focus here is nor whether or not he is guilty, but rather that they glorified the act he is accused of. They even selected a picture that makes him look more like a young rock star, rather than a person accused of a mass murder that took innocent lives.

I am asking your help to protest this in a simple and legal manner that will only impact the perpetrators of this insult by affecting their sales and their reputation. Please watch for this magazine in stores or newsstands and simply pick it up as if you were looking at it, and then replace that top copy backwards. This small act could send a powerful message about the strength of the American people.

It is time we started flexing the muscles of the masses again. I personally am tired of being belittled in this fashion and intend to stand up against it.

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