Skip to comments.Rolling Stone’s strange, dreamy cover of terrorist, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Posted on 07/17/2013 9:49:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
It’s interesting, and infuriating. We’ve already seen the rise of what Twitchy calls the “Jaharem” of admirers of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, in custody since murdering a police officer and engaging in a firefight with law enforcement, then hiding and bleeding in a boat the rest of the day until he was discovered. Now Rolling Stone offers a profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving brother of the duo who killed three and injured hundreds of others at the event, including an eight-year-old boy shredded by their bomb.
Why not give Tsarnaev the soft focus treatment for that, huh?
RS at least notes that Tsarnaev became “a monster,” so why pose him as a sultry dreamboat for the cover? They didn’t need to make him look maniacal or diabolical to get the point across. One of the surveillance photos would have been sufficient to get the point across, or one of the pictures of Tsarnaev with his friends if they wanted to press the innocence-lost angle. Instead, they give Tsarnaev the celebrity treatment, complete with soft focus, sepia wash, and bedroom eyes. That’s why the credit on the cover says “Illustration by Sean McCabe.”
A more minor nitpick comes from the teaser for its cover story. Rolling Stone insists on using the name “Jahar Tsarnaev.” That may be how the first name is pronounced, but his name is spelled “Dzhokhar.” It certainly sounds chummy and intimate to use the nickname version his friends used, but that’s hardly appropriate for a news story about a “monster.” Why not use his actual name? Did Rolling Stone assume its readers couldn’t figure out how to say it?
As Allahpundit notes in the Green Room, the Jaharem isn’t pleased with the magazine despite the soft-focus treatment Tsarnaev gets on the cover. I guess these guys got it all wrong 40 years ago about how to make the cover of the magazine … or maybe they got it right:
Is George Zimmerman going to make the cover of Rolling Stone as a hero?
“Jaharem” Interesting word. I still don’t know what to make out of this very weird phenomenon. Same as the women who marry violent criminals in prison?
Agreed. It’s the same thing the left has been doing with Che for that past few decades.
If Che had a son...
I have seen real pictures of Che, and it is a shocker what a bloated, grungy,brutish-looking troll he REALLY was.
Ah, yes, t-shirts with Dzhokhar’s face on it. The perfect attire for young white Trayvons.
Next week we will be charmed by one Ms. Rachel Jeantel
Reminds me of the Jim Morrison cover..
“He’s Hot, He’s Sexy, He’s Dead”
well, Dzokhar is not dead yet...
They’re enemies of America.
What about Abdul Rahman Ali Al Harbi?
Now he can send five copies to his mother.
Even liberals that I know are outraged at Rolling Stone over this!
Ain't America great, mom?