Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Bomber
The twits are twittering about the August 1st, 2013 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Moral outrage abounds. Tasteless. Disgusting. The indignity of it all.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23340329

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/17/rolling-stone-slammed-for-boston-suspect-dzhokhar-tsarnaev-magazine-cover-for-issue-that-no-one-has-read-yet/

Here’s the offending cover.

Is it really so different than this cover?

Is this cover less offensive?

How tasteless is this cover?

Does this cover glorify a criminal?

Is this gangster a saint?

My guess is that the article is brilliantly researched and written and, I predict, will win some editorial awards very soon. Given all the buzz and free publicity, I also predict the issue will sell extremely well, particularly in Boston. It’s Rolling Stone magazine…they’ve been covering Patty Hearst, The Black Panthers, The Weatherman, and all sorts of wild and crazy guys for decades. 

All I can say is: Really?

Here’s a tune to remind you…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a7cHPy04s8

- Scott Bullock
About Me
Scott Bullock

 
Scott Bullock is the the creator of Coverssell.com. Bullock has worked as circulation director for both consumer and B2B magazines including Toronto Life and FASHION. If you have a great cover to share, please send all submissions to 
scottbullock(at)rogers(dot)com

Note to readers: some of Bullock's posts may refer to his clients.
Most Recent Blog Comment
Kelly says:
Any news on how it performed on newsstands?...
Blog Archive
2017 (72)
2016 (43)
2015 (86)
2014 (59)
2013 (101)
2012 (81)
2011 (75)
2010 (53)