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Rolling Stone’s strange, dreamy cover of terrorist, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Hotair ^ | 07/17/2013 | Ed Morrissey

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?

tsarnaev-rollingstone

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:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: again; boston; dzhokhartsarnaev; hessodreamy; jihadinamerica; radicalislam; rollingstone; rollingstones; sympathizers; terrorism; tigerbeat; tsarnaev

1 posted on 07/17/2013 9:49:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Is it really so strange? Is it such a mystery?

Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The MSM are enemies of the people!

2 posted on 07/17/2013 9:52:13 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is George Zimmerman going to make the cover of Rolling Stone as a hero?


3 posted on 07/17/2013 9:54:06 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“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?


4 posted on 07/17/2013 9:55:19 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: TigersEye

Agreed. It’s the same thing the left has been doing with Che for that past few decades.


5 posted on 07/17/2013 9:56:26 AM PDT by ruiner
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6 posted on 07/17/2013 9:58:12 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: ruiner

If Che had a son...


7 posted on 07/17/2013 9:58:40 AM PDT by Catmom
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To: Catmom
If Che had a son


8 posted on 07/17/2013 10:04:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I have seen real pictures of Che, and it is a shocker what a bloated, grungy,brutish-looking troll he REALLY was.


9 posted on 07/17/2013 10:08:19 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: ruiner

Ah, yes, t-shirts with Dzhokhar’s face on it. The perfect attire for young white Trayvons.


10 posted on 07/17/2013 10:08:58 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Interesting! Kind of a male/female look about him.
11 posted on 07/17/2013 10:09:53 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SeekAndFind

Next week we will be charmed by one Ms. Rachel Jeantel


12 posted on 07/17/2013 10:10:17 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reminds me of the Jim Morrison cover..

“He’s Hot, He’s Sexy, He’s Dead”


13 posted on 07/17/2013 10:11:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

well, Dzokhar is not dead yet...


14 posted on 07/17/2013 10:12:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They’re enemies of America.


15 posted on 07/17/2013 10:14:27 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What about Abdul Rahman Ali Al Harbi?


16 posted on 07/17/2013 10:15:16 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Che's TRAYVON Moment!




This Message Not Approved by the NSA

17 posted on 07/17/2013 10:21:11 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: SeekAndFind

Now he can send five copies to his mother.


18 posted on 07/17/2013 10:28:44 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even liberals that I know are outraged at Rolling Stone over this!


19 posted on 07/17/2013 10:29:10 AM PDT by rochester_veteran (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey mom! Ain't America great! Look, I made the cover of the RS! If I, a terrorist who kills people, can make the cover, anyone can.

Ain't America great, mom?

5.56mm

20 posted on 07/17/2013 10:31:19 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: TBP

21 posted on 07/17/2013 10:32:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: BenLurkin
Now it's all designed to blow our minds
22 posted on 07/17/2013 10:34:10 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: SeekAndFind
Can you say Jim Morrison 2013?


23 posted on 07/17/2013 10:35:24 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: ruiner
Agreed. It’s the same thing the left has been doing with Che for that past few decades.

This is a pretty crummy job. Perhaps somebody can do a better version.


24 posted on 07/17/2013 10:36:27 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: nascarnation

There’s a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin’ like a toad


25 posted on 07/17/2013 10:42:24 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Bratch

Aww dats beautiful!


26 posted on 07/17/2013 2:19:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

What’s next, pics of him shirtless and softball questions about his favorite foods and TV shows? Un-fricking-believeable!

Why not do a story on Martin Richard, the innocent 8-year-old child watching the marathon who was murdered by one of the bombs? His picture and life story warrant the cover more than this stoner-terrorist does.


27 posted on 07/17/2013 3:45:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of tolerance, life,and peace, and if you don't agree, they'll murder you)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Rolling Stone also had the murderer and cult leader, Charles Manson on its cover... they'll do anything to sell...

28 posted on 07/17/2013 6:03:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; justiceseeker93; GeronL; darkangel82; Viennacon; randita; ..

Oh the poor baby, he was “failed by his family” (to be fair they do sound like dumb a-holes but that’s no excuse) and “fell into radical islam”.

They are treating this like he’s some rock star that got arrested for drugs. Unbelievable. F rolling stone.


29 posted on 07/17/2013 8:41:18 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

yep


30 posted on 07/17/2013 11:16:17 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Impy; All

This sh*tzipper should have been killed; no reason to keep him alive.


31 posted on 07/18/2013 4:21:58 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy

midnight at the oasis
83 degrees in the shade
even in the middle of the night

yours truly surrendered
put an AC in zee window
politics being dragged along
by the storyline of history
certainly not by the citizenry!

does the God of history even receive
a redress of grievances anymore?
baseball must be the sport of the gods
a necessary diversion ... a pastime for heaven?
for the federal courts make the gods ill
they stopped reading the morning papers


32 posted on 07/18/2013 9:13:41 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Yeah it’s freakin hot. First couple heatwaves this year I was too lazy to put the AC in but week or so ago I couldn’t take it anymore.


33 posted on 07/19/2013 12:46:11 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

First off, I’ll take this weather over fridgid winter. But, a break for a day or two would be most appreciated.

OTOH, I find refuge in getting in front of the AC, popping a Oxy or two, chasing that with red wine and sailing away...heat don’t bother me then.


34 posted on 07/19/2013 3:33:42 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: SeekAndFind

35 posted on 07/19/2013 3:35:36 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Yeah I hate cold (and snow) even worse. I hate having to spend 5 minutes putting on coats and boots and crap just to step outside.


36 posted on 07/19/2013 5:18:01 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Agreed. Throw in the danger that ice poses when traveling and yeah, I’ll take the heat.


37 posted on 07/19/2013 5:22:20 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

at home last night, I was able to connect to WiiFii with my laptop ... it found a Wiifii connection called NETGEAR which was unsecured.

Is it possible that this is the pizza restaurant 4 doors down from me? or could it be something even further away than that?

I’m planning on switching away from DSL to prepaid wireless internet ... and use my service only when I cannot get a freebee wiifii. I am currently paying for DSL in 2 locations which is Costly $$$$.


38 posted on 07/19/2013 6:28:41 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; All

Good move Pete!


39 posted on 07/19/2013 7:21:33 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA

I don’t know how much the usual wifi range is, 4 doors down sounds too far.

My dad was stealing wifi for a time.

It’s their own fault, if you leave your door open someone is gonna come in.


40 posted on 07/20/2013 12:23:01 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; campaignPete R-CT

“I don’t know how much the usual wifi range is...”

Me either.


41 posted on 07/20/2013 5:42:34 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I think using someone else’s unsecured WiFi connection is illegal.

Just FYI.


42 posted on 07/20/2013 5:47:01 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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