One look at the current text on the "Politics" page of the Rolling Stone website reveals THAT would never happen. Also, wasn't Jann Wener one of those who helped bail out Salon in early 2004?
BTW, Rolling Stone has as much to do with music as Maxim or MTV do these days. And they certainly don't have any respect for GOOD music. The British magazine Mojo is far better (and has some really good free CDs attached to the cover):
Rolling Stone is a magazine for the members of the 35-to-54-year-old demographic that can't accept that they're living in the past. The world has left them behind, both musically and politically, but Rolling Stone allows them to pretend they're still 18 and hip.
Anyone that needs proof of this need only take a look at the classified ads in the back of the magazine sometime. If Rolling Stone is being heavily read by young, hip people, then why is it full of ads for Viagra knockoffs and hair replacement services?