Apparently you can do whatever you want, kill anybody you want, as long as Jann Wenner thinks you’re cute.
As per the hottest magazine of 1974:
In the new issue of Rolling Stone, contributing editor Janet Reitman delivers a deeply reported account of the life and times of Boston bomber Jahar Tsarnaev. Reitman spent the last two months interviewing dozens of sources – childhood and high school friends, teachers, neighbors and law enforcement agents, many of whom spoke for the first time about the case – to deliver a riveting and heartbreaking account of how a charming kid with a bright future became a monster.
Islam? Was it Islam? I’m just speculating here.
Among the “revelations” in the RS piece:
- A plea from Jahar’s former wrestling coach convinced him to surrender. Awwww!
- Tamerlan Tsarnaev told his mom that he thought he had “two people” inside him. Rather than send him to a shrink, she pushed him toward Islam. Great job, Mom!
- Jahar is a very devout Muslim.
- His family is really messed up.
- He thinks 9/11 was justified.
That’s some breaking news, right there.
I guess I have to give RS credit for pursuing this story, even though the Boston Marathon bombing wasn’t perpetrated by teabaggers. If they have to glorify a terrorist on the cover to sell magazines, well… It’s been at least 15 years since I gave them a dime, and I’m not about to break that streak after this.
Update: RS put out a statement about the cover. You can read it if you want.