Objections to Rolling Stone’s article about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have ranged from the fact that the coverage humanizes Tsarnaev to the choice of photo to the fact that Rolling Stone usually, though not always, puts a celebrity on its cover. Here, four compelling arguments from those who have voiced disapproval:
1. In a July 17 letter …
To boycott Rolling Stone‘s cover story is to say that we are unwilling, as a society, to cope with difficult questions.
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