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How do you get on the cover of Rolling Stone? Plant a bomb next to a little kid.

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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: Vocalist David Draiman of Disturbed destroys ‘ultra-liberal’ Rolling Stone in epic rant.

Update: RS put out a statement about the cover. You can read it if you want.

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Jim Treacher